Accidents happen and can cause very serious injuries. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence or misconduct, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the damages you are facing. A personal injury can leave you in significant financial distress and you should not be left struggling with the financial consequences of an injury caused by another person’s wrongdoing. At Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe, we have decades of experience holding people accountable for their wrongdoing. For more information about your rights after a personal injury and how we can help you, contact us toll-free today at (877) 816-2600.
- With over a century of experience resulting in over a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements, we have been the voice of victims.
- We are committed to our client’s cause and fight passionately to get the best outcome possible for every client.
- Our nationally recognized lawyers strategically pursue all avenues of liability to demand accountability and maximize compensation for you and your loved ones.
If you have been injured as a result of someone’s negligence or misconduct, Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe can help you. Call us toll-free today at (877) 816-2600 to speak with one of our Olathe personal injury attorneys. We offer free consultations.
What is Negligence?
One of the most common grounds for filing a personal injury claim is negligence. Negligence is the failure to act with the standard level of care that a reasonable person would under the same circumstances. For a person’s failure to act to result in liability for another person’s injury, the injured person must prove all the elements of negligence:
- The defendant had a duty to follow a standard of conduct to protect the victim from unreasonable risk of harm
- The defendant breached their duty
- The defendant’s breach was the proximate cause of the victim’s injury
- The victim suffered actual damages
To succeed in a personal injury claim based on negligence, the victim must prove all the elements. Failure to prove any element can be fatal to your claim.
What Type of Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
If you have suffered an injury due to another person or entity’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are tangible economic losses that can easily be quantified. Economic damages include medical expenses, lost wages, and lost earning capacity. Non-economic damages are intangible losses such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, inconvenience, disfigurement, and loss of capacity to enjoy life. The measure of your damages will depend on several factors including the severity of your injury and the conduct of the defendant. An experienced Olathe personal injury attorney will assess your case to account for all your damages, and fight for you to get full and fair compensation for your damages.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Case?
In Missouri, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case is five years. With the passage of time, critical evidence and witnesses in your case can get lost, making it more difficult to prove your claim. It is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after you have suffered an injury. At Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe our personal injury attorneys in Olathe work tirelessly to get a quick resolution for our clients without compromising their interests because we know how difficult the aftermath of an injury can be.
Contact an Olathe Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you have been injured as a result of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe can help you. Call us toll-free today at (877) 816-2600 to speak with one of our experienced Olathe personal injury lawyers.