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Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Advocating for the Rights of the Wrongfully Injured

Were you injured in Kansas City? Did you suffer from medical malpractice at the hands of a negligent doctor? Suffering unexpected harm due to a car accident, animal attack, defective product malfunction, or another mishap can cause a slew of sudden challenges, such as having to take time off work, spend time recovering in a hospital, and paying for your treatment. This can be especially frustrating when such harm was caused by the negligence of someone else.

If you have been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or entity, Wood Ikram Law Firm can help. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys understand the legal procedures and challenges associated with such cases and how to best fight for your right to the maximum amount of compensation available. We will do whatever it takes to obtain the funds you need to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, attorney fees, and more so you can get back on your feet as quickly and successfully as possible.

Contact our Kansas City personal injury attorneys at (816) 597-5966 today to schedule your free consultation or learn more. 

What Is Personal Injury?

Personal injury is a field of law that encompasses accidents in which harm is caused to one or more individuals due to the negligence of an individual or company. Unlike criminal cases, personal injury falls under civil law, meaning that the plaintiff (the injured individual) can seek monetary recompense from the defendant (the at-fault party) rather than jail time or other penalties.

Monetary damages in a personal injury cases include compensation for all the following, if applicable to your claim:

  • Medical expenses, both past and future, including hospitalization, surgery, treatment, and ongoing care and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages from having to take time off work for recovery or quit your job
  • Property damage costs, such as repairing or replacing your damaged vehicle
  • Pain and suffering the accident victim has endured
  • Legal and attorney fees
  • Other reasonable accident-related expenses

If you have suffered injuries due to the negligent or careless actions of another, by law you can file a lawsuit against the at-fault party for damages. Our attorneys can help you collect evidence and fill out the required paperwork to set your claim in motion.

Types of Personal Injury Claims

Our legal team is equipped to represent wrongfully injured clients throughout Missouri and Kansas, regardless of the circumstances. While we will attempt to negotiate a fair settlement with whoever caused your accident and their insurance provider, we are experienced trial lawyers will go to court on your behalf if that’s what it takes.

Personal injury cases our firm can represent injured clients in include:

  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Defective product accidents
  • Premises liability injuries
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Animal attacks and dog bites
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is one of the most complicated fields of personal injury law. This is because when people enter a medical facility such as a hospital, they have typically already suffered injuries or an illness, so it can be difficult to distinguish what harm is naturally occurring versus what was caused by a doctor’s negligence. Additionally, as long as a doctor upholds their “duty of care” to patients—meaning they weren’t negligent in providing treatment—they cannot be sued even if the patient’s condition worsened because they did their best to treat them under the circumstances.

In order to bring a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit against a medical practitioner, you must be able to prove the following:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed between you (the plaintiff) and the doctor (the defendant)
  • The defendant breached their duty of care during the treatment of the plaintiff
  • This breach caused the plaintiff to suffer harm

Types of Medical Malpractice Offenses

For example, if a patient visits a doctor for cancer treatments, but despite the doctor’s best efforts the cancer remains, the patient cannot sue for medical malpractice. However, if the doctor fails to diagnose the patient with cancer despite witnessing several obvious signs and decides not to run important tests despite such evidence, the patient may be able to sue because the doctor’s negligence (refusing to test and properly diagnose) resulted in their cancer worsening before they could finally seek treatment.

Let’s take a look at some more examples of medical malpractice:

  • Conducting a surgical procedure on the wrong body part
  • Conducting a surgical procedure on the wrong patient
  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
  • Failure to provide follow up treatment or aftercare
  • Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
  • Prematurely discharging a patient from the hospital
  • Surgical errors (such as leaving a medical instrument inside a patient’s body)

Our medical malpractice attorneys can help you navigate these sensitive matters. Take your life and your health back. Schedule a free consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer in Kansas City today.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

If you have been hurt in accident due to the negligence of someone else, it is crucial you contact the attorneys at Wood Ikram Law Firm immediately to avoid any issues with the statute of limitations. The following are the statute of limitations for Missouri and Kansas:

Missouri Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury

  • Negligence Actions (Motor Vehicle Accidents and Slip & Falls) - 5 years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 years
  • Medical Malpractice - 2 years

Kansas Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury

  • Negligence Actions (Motor Vehicle Accidents and Slip & Falls) - 2 years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 years
  • Medical Malpractice - 2 years

How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

A personal injury attorney can provide valuable assistance if you've been injured due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party. Here are several ways a personal injury attorney can help you:

  • Legal Advice and Guidance: A personal injury attorney can provide you with legal advice based on their expertise in personal injury law. They can explain your rights, evaluate your case, and advise you on the best course of action.
  • Investigation: Attorneys have the resources and experience to thoroughly investigate your accident or injury. They can gather evidence, interview witnesses, and work with experts to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Determining Liability: In many personal injury cases, determining who is at fault can be complex. An attorney can help determine liability by examining the circumstances of your injury and identifying the parties responsible.
  • Calculating Damages: Personal injury attorneys can assess the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. They can help you understand the potential value of your claim.
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies: Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging. An attorney can handle all communications with insurance adjusters and negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. They can also advise you on whether a settlement offer is fair or if you should pursue further legal action.
  • Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, a personal injury attorney can represent you in court. They can file a lawsuit, prepare your case for trial, and advocate for you in front of a judge and jury.
  • Legal Representation: Throughout the entire process, a personal injury attorney will serve as your advocate, protecting your rights and interests. They will handle all legal aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
  • Contingency Fee Basis: Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if you win your case. This arrangement can make legal representation more accessible to individuals who may not be able to afford upfront legal fees.

Overall, a personal injury attorney can provide you with the legal expertise and support you need to pursue fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Trust our Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys to Get the Just Compensation You Deserve

Dealing with an unexpected injury can be immensely challenging, especially if that injury is severe, debilitating, or permanent. Regardless of the severity of your injury or how uncooperative the defendant is, our Kansas City personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers Randell K. Wood and J. Lindsey Ikram understand how to fight for and obtain the maximum compensation you are owed. We will do whatever it takes to help you obtain compensation so that you can make the best and most comfortable recovery possible and move on with your life.

Call Wood Ikram Law Firm now at (816) 597-5966 or contact us online to set up your free consultation. 

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