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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

How to Prove Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Case

|Posted on March 9, 2020 in Personal Injury |

A personal injury can lead to many different damages, including lost wages. Having to miss time at work, take unpaid time off, lose out on promotions, take a lower-paying job, move to part-time or stop working completely due to your injury could lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost wages over time. Recovering… read more

Is My Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

|Posted on February 7, 2020 in Personal Injury |

You might think a personal injury lawsuit ends at the resolution of the case. Even after you achieve a successful settlement, however, you must deal with the complications of tax liability. Come tax time after receiving a settlement, you may have to hire a professional to help you fulfill your financial obligations to the Internal… read more

Missouri Moped Laws

|Posted on June 10, 2019 in Car Accident,Personal Injury,Safety Tips |

Every state has different traffic laws. Missouri residents who own and use mopeds should understand the state’s laws as they pertain to these vehicles. “Mopeds” are single-rider motorized bikes and Missouri applies the definition of motorized bikes to mopeds; a vehicle qualifies as a moped in Missouri if it is a single-rider vehicle with two… read more

Can I Sue for Emotional Distress?

|Posted on February 13, 2019 in Car Accident,Personal Injury |

Most states, including Kansas and Missouri, allow accident victims to seek financial compensation not only for physical and financial damages but for emotional ones as well. Emotional traumas associated with a severe accident or injury can be debilitating for survivors. Filing a claim may not erase emotional distress, but it can bring justice to the… read more

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