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Overland Park Personal Injury Lawyer

Overland Park Personal Injury Attorneys

Helping Injured Victims in Kansas

When you are injured in an accident, you may be left with many questions and concerns. How will you pay for your medical bills? What if you can't work? How will you support your family?

At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, we understand the challenges you are facing, and we are here to help. Our Overland Park personal injury lawyers have been serving the needs of injured victims and their families for more than six decades. We have the experience, resources, and skills to effectively advocate for you, both in and out of the courtroom.

Call (816) 542-5999or contact us onlineto request a free consultation with our team today.

What is Personal Injury Law?

Personal injury is a legal term that refers to situations where an individual sustains harm, whether it be physical, mental, or emotional, due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party. Personal injury cases are typically handled in civil courts, and the injured party may seek compensation (damages) for the losses they've suffered.

The following are some of the common types of personal injury cases:

  • Car Accidents: Injuries resulting from collisions involving automobiles, often due to negligent driving or failure to follow traffic rules.
  • Truck Accidents: Similar to car accidents but involving larger vehicles, such as trucks. Truck accidents can result in more severe injuries due to the size and weight of the vehicles.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: Injuries sustained in accidents involving motorcycles, often due to the vulnerability of motorcyclists on the road.
  • Pedestrian Accidents: Injuries suffered by pedestrians who are involved in accidents with vehicles, typically at crosswalks or on roadways.
  • Medical Malpractice: Injuries caused by the negligence or misconduct of healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, or hospitals. This can include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, or medication mistakes.
  • Nursing Home Abuse: Harm inflicted upon elderly residents in nursing homes, including physical abuse, neglect, or emotional mistreatment.
  • Catastrophic Injuries: Severe injuries that result in long-term or permanent disabilities, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or severe burns.
  • Premises Liability: Injuries that occur on someone else's property due to unsafe conditions, such as slip and fall accidents, inadequate security, or building code violations.
  • Product Liability: Injuries caused by defective or unsafe products, including design defects, manufacturing defects, or inadequate warnings.
  • Insurance Bad Faith: Cases where an insurance company unfairly denies or delays valid claims, acts in bad faith, or engages in deceptive practices.
  • Wrongful Death: Cases where someone dies due to another party's negligence, and surviving family members seek compensation for the loss of their loved one.

What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

One of the most common questions we receive from clients is, "What is my case worth?" Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. The value of your personal injury case will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the extent of your damages, and the impact the injuries have had on your life.

Some of the most common types of damages available in personal injury cases include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Disability

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Kansas or Missouri?

If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to act quickly. In both Kansas and Missouri, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is two years from the date of the injury. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this time frame, you will likely lose your right to recover compensation.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you were injured in a car accident and the at-fault driver is a government employee, you may have as little as 90 days to file a claim. Additionally, if you were injured by a defective product, you may have more than two years to file a lawsuit, as the statute of limitations may not begin to run until the date you discovered the defect.

What is Comparative Fault?

In some personal injury cases, the injured victim may be partially at fault for the accident. For example, if you were injured in a car accident and you were speeding at the time of the crash, you may be found to be partially at fault for your injuries. In these cases, the rules of comparative fault will apply.

Under comparative fault rules, the amount of compensation you are entitled to will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault for the accident and your total damages are $100,000, you will only be able to recover $80,000.

Keep in mind that if you are found to be more than 50% at fault for the accident, you will be barred from recovering any compensation at all. Insurance companies often try to shift as much blame as possible onto the injured victim in order to reduce their own liability.

Why Choose Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman?

At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation. We understand the challenges you are facing, and we are here to help. Our Overland Park personal injury lawyers have recovered $750 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. We have a proven track record of success, and we are prepared to put our extensive experience to work for you.

Our team can help you understand your legal rights and options, and we can guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim. We are prepared to fight for you in settlement negotiations, and we are not afraid to take your case to trial, if necessary.

Contact us today at (816) 542-5999to let our firm help you recover your entitled compensation.


We've Helped Thousands of People Just Like You
  • “I highly recommend this practice. Richard Budden was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and realistic with my expectations. He and his team were always quick to respond and handled all of my concerns ...”

    - Sarah B.
  • “After our son’s birth injury, it was our ultimate goal to determine what had really happened during his delivery. With the help of Shamberg, Johnson, & Bergman, we were able to get some answers and ...”

    - Katy Brown
  • “Highly recommend this firm. They were professional and helped us understand the whole process while working with them. David was very down to Earth and excellent to work with.”

    - Amanda H.
  • “David Morantz and his team were so very helpful and compassionate during an extremely difficult time in my life. They were very knowledgeable regarding laws governing our situation and gave perfect ...”

    - Deanna B.
  • “This firm, specifically, David Morantz, was a huge help in the case that I had over the past few years. All the members of the law firm that helped with everything put in tireless hours to give the ...”

    - Jeff K.

What Makes Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Different?

  • Highly Respected in Our Field

    Our attorneys are well-established in various areas of practice, including Attorney Lynn R. Johnson, who is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates.

  • A Legacy of Excellence

    We have a longstanding history of exemplary legal representation dating back to 1949, but are committed to leveraging forward-thinking practices and technology for the benefit of our clients.

  • Trial-Ready Legal Advocacy

    While most of our cases result in successful settlements, our willingness to go to trial enables us to secure more favorable outcomes.

  • A Network of Support

    We work to ensure that you receive the resources you need after an injury, including medical care, access to experts, emotional and financial support.

  • Committed to Our Community

    Our advocacy does not stop in the courtroom - it extends into our support for various local organizations that benefit our community.

  • Personal, Hands-On Attention

    All members of our team, including partners, associates and paralegals, are committed to providing direct contact and clear communication.

Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Bringing Dedication & Determination To Every Case

There are many very good reasons for choosing the attorneys of SJB to represent you. Law firms have different skills, different areas of expertise and different ways of approaching cases. Find out about our firm’s strengths, successes on behalf of our clients, and more importantly, the five reasons why you should hire us.


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