Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys
Do you have questions about a personal injury case?
The attorneys at DiPasquale Moore understand that you may have a number
of questions concerning your
personal injury case. We invite you to check out our frequently asked questions to learn
what you should know and as always, contact our offices directly for more
- Do I need to hire a personal injury attorney?
- Should I hire an attorney even if my insurance company says I don’t need one?
- What can I recover from my lawsuit?
- How long do I have to decide to file a lawsuit?
- How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?
- How much will a personal injury lawsuit cost me?
- How long can I expect my case to take?
Do I need to hire a personal injury attorney?
A personal injury lawyer is important when you have been injured due to
someone else’s negligence. Our Kansas City personal injury lawyers
know of your rights, and can help you determine whether you are entitled
to recover compensation for your injuries. When you have been harmed due
to no fault of your own, it is imperative that you hold the responsible
parties accountable, both to prevent them from harming anyone else, and
to prevent you from a financial and emotional burden.
Feel free to schedule a consultation with DiPasquale Moore to learn what
we can do for you.
Should I hire an attorney even if my insurance company says I don’t need one?
Yes. Yes, yes, yes. The interests of any insurance company, including yours,
is to recover the least possible amount on your behalf in order to protect
their profits. When you work with an attorney, you can be confident that
our interests are getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
The insurance adjuster or representative will most likely offer you a
much smaller settlement amount than you would be able to recover with
an attorney by your side. Our lawyers in Kansas City know how appealing
it may be to take the money without taking a stand, which is why we offer
our services free of charge if you do not win your case.
What can I recover from my lawsuit?
No two personal injury cases are the same, so it is impossible to predict
exactly what you can recover from your claim. We know that you have suffered
an injury and have needed medical attention as a result. When you work
with DiPasquale Moore, we will stop at nothing to recover a financial
award to cover your present and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain
and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and inconvenience.
In some cases, you may also be entitled to recovering punitive damages
from the person that hurt you, or a financial award aimed at punishing them.
How long do I have to decide to file a lawsuit?
Each state has a statute of limitations, or the amount of time that you
have the right to bring a lawsuit against the responsible party. If your
injury falls outside of this allotted time frame, you may be unable to
bring charges against the negligent party unless the injured person was
under the age of 18 or the injury was not discovered until a later date.
Under Missouri law, someone that has suffered an injury has five years
to seek action against someone that has harmed them. If you are wondering
if your case falls within the allowed time period, be sure to speak with
a Kansas City personal injury lawyer at our firm.
How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?
Have you been hurt or harmed in some way that was not your fault? You may
have a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury operates under the concept
of negligence, meaning that everyone has a responsibility to exercise
care in their interactions with other people. When they are unable to
maintain this standard of care and does not take the time to prevent harm
to other people, then they are considered negligent. Some common examples
of negligence include things like
slip and falls,
pedestrian accidents, or
There are other ways people can be held accountable for injuries too. Under
the idea of strict liability, someone that is harmed can hold someone
accountable even if they are not found to be negligent. Two examples of
strict liability involve
dog bites or
defective products- while nothing in particular may have happened that was dangerous, someone
can be held liable due to the inherent dangerousness.
As always, an experienced personal injury attorney at DiPasquale Moore
is helpful in determining if you have a case and how to recover your deserved
How much will a personal injury lawsuit cost me?
We understand that it may seem easier to settle with an insurance company
than work with a personal injury lawyer. We want to make sure that you
know the numerous benefits that working with our firm can provide at little
cost to you. When you work with DiPasquale Moore, your legal representation
is at no cost to you:
- We offer free case consultations to sit with a member of our legal team
to discuss your options in this case.
- Contingency fee agreement means that the only way you will have to pay
money to our personal injury lawyers is if you win your case.
- Court costs and experts fees are covered by your attorneys if you do not
win your case, meaning that we are invested until the end!
How long can I expect my case to take?
There is no way of saying for sure how long your case may take. As a general
rule of thumb, the more complex the case may be, the longer it will take
to resolve. In many cases, settling a case will take less time than taking
the case to trial. No matter what options turn out to be in your best
interests, you can know that DiPasquale Moore is by your side until the
completion of your case.
There are many questions you may have concerning your personal injury case
and how best to proceed during this difficult time. If you need more information,
contact the trusted Kansas City personal injury lawyers at DiPasquale
Moore. Our firm is here for you during this difficult time and we promise
to fight your case until the end.