Kansas City Personal Injury and Negligence Attorneys
Gorny Dandurand concentrates its practice on the representation of individuals who have been physically or financially harmed by the negligence or misconduct of others. Located in Kansas City, we assist clients throughout Missouri and Kansas and around the country. We maintain a comprehensive personal injury practice, including all the following types of cases:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
Why You Need a Lawyer to Represent You in Your Personal Injury Matter
Our country’s laws promote the idea of personal responsibility and the duty of every individual to act with the proper degree of care towards others. This principal applies whether the person is a doctor performing surgery on a patient, a nursing home caregiver looking after a resident, a store owner inviting the public onto the premises, or an individual driving a car or truck. In any situation where an individual or business breaches its duty of care to another, and that person is injured because of the other’s negligence, the responsible party is liable for all the damage caused. Damages recoverable in a personal injury action include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Recovering this compensation, however, is rarely a simple matter.
Insurance companies employ lawyers and insurance adjusters who try to minimize the liability of the insurer. They do this in many ways. For instance, they will typically undervalue what a claim is worth, failing to take into account all of your damages. They may also claim that their insured is not responsible for causing the accident, or that you yourself caused or contributed to the accident. If they can convince a jury that you were at least partially to blame, this can lessen the amount they will be forced to pay or even prevent you from recovering any compensation at all.
If you are not represented by an attorney, the insurance company will simply not offer you an amount equal to what your claim is worth. At Gorny Dandurand, we start right away preparing your case for litigation. Insurance companies know we mean business, and they are much more likely to deal fairly with us than they would with an unrepresented person. We work hard to settle your case for the appropriate amount, but if a settlement cannot be reached, we are ready to go to trial, backed by a record of impressive successes in car and truck accidents and other personal injury matters.
Attorneys Paying Special Attention to Catastrophic Injuries
Gorny Dandurand is particularly experienced in helping injury victims who suffered the most serious and catastrophic injuries. If you have been seriously injured, it is especially important to have an attorney experienced in catastrophic injury cases. The needs of the individual often last for years or a lifetime, and the attorney must be able to identify and assess all of those needs, and prepare and present a persuasive case to the jury or insurance company that includes the full amount of compensation needed. We help people injured in any of the following ways, among others:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Burn Injuries
Dedicated, Compassionate and Experienced Legal Representation
If you or a loved one has been harmed by the negligence or misconduct of another, call Gorny Dandurand at 816-756-5071 for a free consultation regarding your potential claims.