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4 Injuries You Might Not Notice After a Crash

|Posted on November 27, 2020 in Brain Injury,Car Accident,Personal Injury |

Most people picture traumatic injuries such as broken bones and lacerations when they think of car accident injuries. It may be hard to imagine suffering an injury that you do not notice right away. The average person’s adrenaline after a car accident, however, can be powerful enough to mask injury symptoms. You may not notice… read more

Can a Delayed Medical Diagnosis Affect My Claim?

|Posted on November 15, 2020 in Car Accident,Personal Injury |

Not all accident injuries are immediately apparent. Some have delayed symptoms that lead to delayed medical diagnoses. It is important to wait until you have verified whether or not you have an injury before settling your accident claim with an insurance company. While it is natural to want to resolve your case as quickly as… read more

What Is Loss of Consortium?

|Posted on October 20, 2020 in Car Accident,Personal Injury |

The definition of consortium is an association between two parties, such as two spouses or a parent and child. In civil law, loss of consortium refers to the benefits, advantages and rewards a plaintiff can no longer receive from an injured or deceased accident victim. Loss of consortium damages may be available in a case… read more

What Is Considered Essential Evidence in a Car Accident Claim?

|Posted on October 6, 2020 in Car Accident,Personal Injury |

A car accident claim is a civil liability lawsuit, not a criminal case. It is a means for a victim to become whole again after negligence causes a car accident. Before you can recover compensation as an injured victim, however, you or your car accident attorney must prove the defendant’s fault based on a preponderance… read more

Sam Wendt of Wendt Law Firm recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®

|Posted on September 15, 2020 in Awards & Recognitions,Firm News,News Headlines,Personal Injury |

Kansas City, Mo.—September 15, 2020—Wendt Law Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce that Kansas City personal injury attorney Sam Wendt has been named in the 2021 edition of the prestigious legal publication The Best Lawyers in America® as a Best Lawyer in Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiff’s.  Sam’s Best Lawyers profile can be found here. Best Lawyers was… read more

How Can I Prove an Injury Is From a Defective Product?

|Posted on July 14, 2020 in Personal Injury,Product Liability |

Defective products cause thousands of injuries and hospitalizations every year. Although product manufacturers should ensure the safety of their products, many release products that contain dangerous defects. If a defective item injures you, you may be able to file a claim seeking damages from the manufacturing company. To receive compensation, however, you or a Kansas… read more

What Are the Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents?

|Posted on July 7, 2020 in Personal Injury |

Bicyclists face serious risks when they have to share the road with motorists. Despite only accounting for about 1% of total traffic, bicyclists make up a disproportionate percentage of injuries and deaths. In 2018 alone, traffic accidents killed 857 bicyclists in the US, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Recognizing the most common… read more

What Is an Assumption of Risk?

|Posted on June 9, 2020 in Personal Injury |

Personal injury claims involve many complicated civil laws. Your understanding of these laws can significantly impact your case. One of the laws that may affect your right to recover financial compensation after an accident is the assumption of risk. This is a common affirmative defense defendants raise in negligence claims. The assumption of risk defense… read more

Is a Midwife Liable for a Birth Injury?

|Posted on June 3, 2020 in Personal Injury |

Many birth injuries that affect infants for life are preventable with reasonable and prudent care by those overseeing the pregnancy, labor and delivery. Health care providers and birthing professionals, including midwives, could be liable if an infant sustains a preventable birth injury in Kansas City. Understanding midwife liability for a birth injury may take a… read more

What Is a Soft-Tissue Injury?

|Posted on April 6, 2020 in Bus Accident,Car Accident,Distracted Driving,Personal Injury,Product Liability |

In an accident such as a slip and fall accident or auto wreck, the body can sustain many different injuries. These injuries can affect multiple systems of the body, including the musculoskeletal system. A soft-tissue injury can describe any damage to the soft parts of the musculoskeletal system: muscles, joints, cartilage, connective tissues, ligaments and… read more

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