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Accident Injury and Wrongful Death Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury caused by the negligence of another person or entity in a car, truck, slip and fall, work-related accident or medical malpractice, then you need an experience personal accident injury attorney. Our firm handles serious injury claims involving head, neck, back and spinal cord injuries.

Have you suffered a serious injury due to an accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else? You may have been injured in a traffic accident involving a motorcycle, auto, bus, or truck which was caused by another driver’s recklessness, aggressive driving behavior, intoxication, or other misconduct. Or you may have lost a loved one in such an accident, which caused his or her wrongful death. In either case, you may have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. It is important to consult with an accident injury and wrongful death lawyer at our firm about the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Wrongful Death Claims

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another in an accident, you and your family may be able to file a wrongful death claim. You may receive compensation for any medical expenses incurred by your family member before the death, funeral expenses, for the loss of financial support that your family member provided, and for the pain and suffering involved with this sudden, unexpected, and premature loss to you and your family. It is vital that you speak with our office about the accident and surrounding circumstances that resulted in the death of your family member.

A wrongful death happens when a person is fatally injured because of the negligence of some other person, business or organization.  Wrongful death may be caused by the fault of a doctor, a careless driver, a defective product, a hazardous premises, a sports accident, a car accident, a work injury, a job injury, a nursing home, or other medical professional.

This type of claim is different from a normal negligence lawsuit, which is filed by the person injured for the resulting damages.  The persons who often may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim may include the surviving spouse, children of the deceased, and parents of the deceased.    Statutes of limitation may limit the amount of time that you have to file your claim.  A wrongful death lawsuit can’t bring the person you love back, but they can help you get compensation for your loss and ensure whomever was responsible can’t hurt anyone else. We have experience in wrongful death lawsuits. A knowledgeable wrongful death attorney can make all the difference.

It is important to have a wrongful death lawyer who can also handle the probate of the deceased’s estate. Our office can gather financial information which is used to help wind up the estate, as well as to establish the financial loss that the family has suffered and will suffer as a result of the incident and its aftermath.  If a family member was fatally injured due to someone else’s carelessness or negligence, contact the office of Gary D. Rappard, P.A. today.

The law office of Gary D. Rappard, P.A. assists accident injury victims and wrongful death and fatally injured clients in many area cities including Overland Park, Leawood, Prairie Village, Olathe, Lenexa, Shawnee, Kansas City, Gardner, Spring Hill, DeSoto, Paola, Lawrence, Baldwin, Ottawa, and many more. We assist clients in areas including Johnson County, Wyandotte County, Miami County, Douglas County, and many more.


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