Local Tips For Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney in The Kansas City Metro

Hello and happy Thursday KC! The team at The Law Office of David S Adams wanted to share 3 basic tips and facts about Personal Injury Law for KC this week. See our facts below, especially if you are looking at hiring a personal injury attorney in Overland Park, Lenexa, Olathe, KS or in the Kansas City metropolitan area sometime in the near future.

  1. Loss of enjoyment of one’s life is a part of so-called “non-economic” damages allowed in an injury claim.  A conservative juror often does not like placing a value on something so difficult to value.  Sometimes someone receives a painful injury right before a long-planned vacation trip or family excursion (often overseas).  Being unable to enjoy such a trip (or summer vacation), or participate in all that was anticipated, and planned out, will be valued only if the juror can be properly helped to see that they would want to be fairly compensated if it happened to them.
  2.  A school district in Kansas is liable for injuries to a student during a sporting or recreational activity only if the negligence of the school is deemed “gross and wanton.”  K.S.A. §75-6104(o) Kansas Tort Claims Act.  Other injuries to students during school hours would likely be subject to a general negligence assessment.
  3. Slip and fall cases are very tough in the state of Kansas as there is no recovery unless the property owner was more than 50% at fault for the fall.  Even when a store has a slippery condition on the floor, if a jury finds both parties 50% at fault for the fall, there is no recovery.  The State of Missouri does not have this threshold.

If you are needing a personal injury attorney in the Kansas City metro, and especially in the Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, and Olathe, KS area, we encourage you to give us a call at 913-782-5500 or visit the website for The Law Office of David S. Adams today for more information at http://www.olathelaw.com/. We offer free initial legal consultations and would be happy to meet with you to see if we can help. Have a great day KC!

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Local Tips For Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney in The Kansas City Metro

Auto Accident Attorney in Overland Park, Lenexa, Olathe and Kansas City

The Law Office of David S. Adams hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend KC! We know that with the holiday season starting, often times life can get quite busy, and unfortunately the rate of automotive accidents tends to increase. If you find yourself needing representation from a professional and experienced auto accident attorney in Overland Park, Lenexa, Olathe, Shawnee or Kansas City, we want you to know that The Law Office of David S. Adams is here to help, even during this busy time of year. David has over 25 years experience serving locals in KC metro as a licensed Olathe attorney and lawyer, and he also offers free initial legal consultations to new clients. We hope you have a memorable holiday season and safe travels over the next month and into the new year, and we encourage you to contact us at 913-782-5500 or visit our website at http://www.olathelaw.com/ if you find yourself needing legal consultation from a local car accident attorney in the KC metro.

Auto Accident Attorney in Overland Park, Lenexa, Olathe and Kansas City

October 2016: Legal Tips for Bankruptcy & Personal Injury

Bankruptcy Tip- A court imposed fine or penalty is normally not dischargeable in bankruptcy unless it is considered “pecuniary in nature.”  A recent federal court has found that incarceration costs imposed on a criminal defendant are pecuniary and thus are dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Personal Injury Tip – Slip and fall cases are very tough in Kansas as there is no recovery unless the property owner was more than 50% at fault for the fall.  Even when a store has a slippery condition on the floor, if a jury finds both parties 50% at fault for the fall, there is no recovery.  Missouri does not have this threshold.

Have a great week Kansas City and visit The Law Office of David S. Adams today at http://www.olathelaw.com/ for more information on personal injury and bankruptcy. David has over 25 years experience in legal service and offers free initial consultations to new clients in Olathe, Lenexa, Overland Park, Shawnee and Kansas City.

October 2016: Legal Tips for Bankruptcy & Personal Injury