Overland Park Personal Injury Lawyer
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Has your loved one been injured in an accident?

Accidents with injuries are an every day occurrence. Many times injury causing accidents are not simple happenstance but are the direct outcome of someone making a poor decision. Whether it be an unattended spill at the supermarket, an improperly maintained stairway in an apartment building, or a negligently constructed sidewalk in a park, most hazards that injure people are someone's fault. The burden of an unsuspecting injury should not be the responsibility of the innocent victim to bear. The attorneys at Copley Roth and Davies LLC can devote the resources and knowledge necessary to discovering who made the error that injured you and hold them accountable for their actions.

If you find yourself or a loved one the victim of a slip-and-fall accident you need the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. You may need to act quickly to preserve evidence and protect your rights. Only a short window exists for you to assert a claim for damages under the law and failure to promptly file your suit may result in an absolute bar to recovery. Contact our office to talk about your case and come in for a free consultation.

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Personal injury claims and lawsuits include slip and fall accidents. Accidents that are due to a negligently maintained property or an injury due to a hazard on that property often cause damage to unsuspecting people. The laws in each state, and in each situation, vary; however, all personal injury claims and lawsuits have similar elements which the claimant or plaintiff must show before they can recover. Only an experienced Kansas City personal injury attorney can assist you on determining whether you have a valid claim or lawsuit. If you have been injured or damaged as a result of someone else's negligence or carelessness, call the attorneys at Copley Roth & Davies, LLC.

In all personal injury cases, the plaintiff must prove liability. Liability depends on a number of factors. Generally speaking, proving liability in a personal injury case turns on discovering facts necessary to establish negligence on the offending party.

In Kansas, negligence is defined as the lack of ordinary care. It is the failure of a person to do something that an ordinary person would do, or the act of a person in doing something than an ordinary person would not do, measured by all the circumstances then existing. [Pattern Instruction in Kansas 103.01]

In Missouri, negligence as applied to the driver of a motor vehicle means the failure to use that degree of care that a very careful person would use under the same or similar circumstances. The term negligent or negligence as applied to a passenger in a motor vehicle or pedestrian means the failure to use that degree of care that any ordinarily careful person would use under the same or similar circumstances. [Missouri Approved Instruction 11.08 -Negligence - Different Standards of Care]

Our experienced Kansas City personal injury attorneys can evaluate your particular situation to determine if someone else's negligence caused your injuries and damages for which you should be compensated. If you have been injured as a result of a truck accident, care accident, slip/trip and fall, product liability, and medical malpractice, call the personal injury attorneys at Copley Roth & Davies LLC for a free case evaluation. One of our attorneys will schedule a personal appointment to meet with you and discuss your specific matter and answer any questions you may have.


Simply put, the law allows a person to recover for the harms and losses caused by someone else's negligence. Whether it is an individual, a trucking company, a product manufacturer, a landowner, or a medical care provider, if they are negligent and caused you harm, you are entitled to full and fair compensation.

Kansas Personal Injury Damages:

In Kansas, a person is allowed the following damages in a personal injury action:

MEDICAL EXPENSES The reasonable expenses of necessary medical care, hospitalization, and treatment received by reason of plaintiff's injuries. This includes medical expenses in the past, and those which a person is reasonably expected to incur in the future.

ECONOMIC LOSS: The loss of time or income and losses other than medical expenses incurred by reason of plaintiff's injury. Again, this includes past economic loss and that which a person is reasonable expected to incur in the future.

NONECONOMIC LOSS:This includes pain, suffering, disability, disfigurement and any accompanying mental anguish suffered by reason of plaintiff's injuries. [Pattern Instruction in Kansas 171.02]

Missouri Personal Injury Damages:

In Missouri, the categories of damages for which a person can be compensated in a personal injury action are practically the same as those identified above in Kansas' Jury Instructions. The Missouri Jury Instruction regarding damages reads: If you find in favor of plaintiff, then you must award plaintiff such sum as you believe will fairly and justly compensate plaintiff for any damages you believe plaintiff sustained and is reasonably certain to sustain in the future as a direct result of the occurrence mentioned in the evidence. [Missouri Approved Instruction 4.01]