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Personal Injury

Personal Injury Law

Most of us will be involved in an accident at some point in our lives. These can range from car accidents, slip and falls, animal bites, and any other injury caused by someone else’s negligence.  There are numerous difficulties you can face when you suffer an accident.  You may incur financial damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and lost future earning capacity.  You may also suffer emotional distress or a permanent impairment.  The KDDK personal injury team is experienced in pursuing compensation for all of your damages.

When you first sustain an injury, it is important to seek necessary medical care as soon as possible.  It is also crucial to report the incident immediately, but avoid discussing any details until you talk to a KDDK lawyer.  We are here to guide you through the entire process, from the pre-litigation claim, through the filing of the lawsuit, trial and any necessary appeals, as well as provide practical advice for decisions that arise along the way.

Once you first come to us with a claim, we will fully investigate the incident to determine the best course of action.  Typically, an insurance company is involved in defending the negligent person.  KDDK attorneys have decades of combined experience in dealing with insurance companies from both a plaintiff and defense perspective, and therefore are well-equipped to engage in negotiations, anticipate the defensive strategy, and bring the case to trial.

At KDDK, our attorneys will give you the personal attention you deserve.  You and your case will not simply be one in a sea of others.  Because we recognize that you and your case are unique, we develop personalized strategies to handle your case.  We have relationships with multiple investigators, medical experts, and accident reconstructionists who can provide specialized consulting, as well as trial testimony, for your claim.

Most cases resolve with a settlement agreement, which is either reached before a lawsuit is filed, or at mediation if the case has already been filed.  With all of the issues surrounding an accident, navigating a personal injury case can be tricky.  Many factors are considered in reaching a settlement, including the amount of medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent impairment, and property damage.  KDDK attorneys strive to obtain the best possible outcome considering all these factors.

Wrongful Death

In addition to personal injury, KDDK attorneys also handle claims of wrongful death.  These claims arise when a loved one’s death is caused by the negligence of another, such as in a hunting or automobile accident.  Wrongful death claims are subject to specific laws on which the KDDK injury team is well-versed.  Here at KDDK, we devote our time to develop innovative strategies to recover what is deserved, and are dedicated to counseling and supporting you through this process.

When your life is changed because of an accident, you may need to update your will or plans for your financial future.  As part of our comprehensive approach to the law, KDDK attorneys are available to provide counseling on estate planning. Please see our estate planning section for more information.