Burgess Law Firm - Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney

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Kansas City's Car Accident Lawyer

Sometimes a car accident is just that – an accident that is no one's fault. Yet unfortunately, many car accidents are the result of careless driving and result in injuries that could and should have been avoided.

At some point in your life, it is likely that you will be involved in some type of auto accident. However, you are not alone. Every year, more than 6 million people are involved in car accidents. Personal injuries from these accidents can be sustained not only from initial contact with other vehicles, but from the secondary impact with your own vehicle.

What to do if you are Involved in an Auto Accident.

You can protect yourself and your rights with these four steps:
  • Report the accident.
    Obtain prompt emergency care for yourself or any other injured parties by dialing 9-1-1. Report the accident and make sure to make note of any injuries that may have occurred. If emergency care is not necessary, call the police and file an accident report.
  • Gather info.
    Gather information at the scene of the car accident. Exchange information with all parties involved (i.e. driver's license information, license plates, insurance information, etc.). Be sure to note the names and telephone numbers of any witnesses.
  • Seek medical treatment.
    If you did not seek emergency treatment at the scene, get checked out by your doctor or local hospital. Many times latent injuries do not show symptoms immediately after the car accident.
  • Call a car accident attorney.
    Do not give statements to any insurance company representatives prior to speaking with a car accident attorney. Any information you give an insurance company can be detrimental to your case.

Car Accidents

If you are in a car accident, you should contact a well-established law firm specializing in auto accidents as soon as possible. Even if you are unsure who was at fault, an accident attorney may be able to help you with your personal injury.

At Burgess Law Firm, we specialize in assisting people who have been injured in car accidents. We know all too well that the personal injuries and costs associated with car accidents can wreak havoc on the lives of victims and their family members. That is why we focus on making the process easy for our clients while we utilize the skills, knowledge, and legal resources necessary to obtain maximum results. If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for property damage, personal injury, lost wages, lost time with family members, and pain and suffering.

A car accident can be a traumatizing event, both emotionally and physically. Some common personal injuries associated with car accidents include: We investigate every car accident case to determine any and all sources of liability, which can include third party drivers, road and highway defects, improper signage, and defective products, among others. In the tragic event of a fatal wreck, we can represent the deceased victim's family in a claim for wrongful death.


In a Car Accident? Contact Us Today.

Mitch Burgess is an experienced personal injury attorney with a proven record of success in representing clients throughout Missouri and Kansas in automobile accidents. This success has led to him being recognized in Missouri Weekly among Missouri's Winningest Plaintiff Attorneys, Super Lawyers of Kansas City, Best of the Bar in Kansas City, and Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.

If you believe that you or a loved one is entitled to compensation for a personal injury case related to a car accident, please contact Mitch Burgess at 816-471-1700 for a free case evaluation.

We are conveniently located near I-35 and I-70 in Downtown Kansas City at 1000 Broadway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64105.

Truck Accidents

Passing a semi-truck on the highway or interstate can be an unnerving experience, especially when the thought of being involved in an accident races through your head. Unfortunately that anxiety is felt for good reason, as semi-truck accidents and tractor trailer accidents often result in violent collisions and serious injuries.
In 2010 alone, more than 140,000 injuries occurred due to truck accidents, and over one third of those injured in a truck accident suffered catastrophic injury.
While they may seem like similar occurrences, truck accidents are very different from car accidents due to another set of laws that govern truck driving and the trucking business. Unfortunately, not every lawyer knows how to properly proceed with a claim against a trucking business. =At Burgess Law Firm, we are experienced in litigating truck accidents. We know the many laws and regulations that govern the trucking business, as well as the logs and records trucking companies are required to keep. Knowing how to gain access to these records and utilize them effectively can be the difference between success and failure when litigating truck accident claims.


In a Truck Accident? Contact Us Today.

Mitch Burgess is an experienced personal injury attorney with a proven record of success in representing clients throughout Missouri and Kansas in truck accidents. This success has led to him being recognized in Missouri Weekly among Missouri's Winningest Plaintiff Attorneys, Super Lawyers of Kansas City, Best of the Bar in Kansas City, and Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.

If you believe that you or a loved one is entitled to compensation for a personal injury case related to a truck accident, please contact Mitch Burgess or Blake Green at 816-471-1700 for a free case evaluation.

We are conveniently located near I-35 and I-70 in Downtown Kansas City at 1000 Broadway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64105.

Motorcycle Accidents

The popularity of motorcycle riding has increased steadily over the last decade. Unfortunately, the increase in motorcycles on the road has led to the tragic reality of more motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle riders face countless dangers on the road, and are extremely vulnerable to serious injuries due to the lack of protection a motorcycle offers beyond a helmet and goggles.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorcycle rider is 8 times more likely to be injured and 37 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than an occupant of a car in a car accident. Additionally, the number of motorcycle crash-related fatalities has doubled in the last 10 years.
Many motorcycle accidents occur when a motorist fails to see a motorcycle until it is too late to stop, or until the accident has already occurred. Distracted driving is the main cause of motorcycle accidents. Distractions like a motorist talking on a cell phone, texting and driving, or eating and drinking can result in motorcycle accidents with tragic consequences.


In a Motorcycle Accident? Contact Us Today.

Mitch Burgess is an experienced personal injury attorney with a proven record of success in representing clients throughout Missouri and Kansas in motorcycle accidents. This success has led to him being recognized in Missouri Weekly among Missouri's Winningest Plaintiff Attorneys, Super Lawyers of Kansas City, Best of the Bar in Kansas City, and Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.

If you believe that you or a loved one is entitled to compensation for a personal injury case related to a motorcycle accident, please contact Mitch Burgess at 816-471-1700 for a free case evaluation.

We are conveniently located near I-35 and I-70 in Downtown Kansas City at 1000 Broadway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64105.

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Do you have a personal injury case relating to an auto accident?

Auto accidents can be the result of, but aren't limited to:
  • Speeding Accident
  • Hit By a Car
  • Drinking and Driving Accident
  • Drinking While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Drinking Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Bicycle Accident
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • Commercial Vehicle Accident
  • School Bus Accident
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Construction Vehicle Accident
  • Construction Zone Accident
  • Semi-Truck Accident

Missouri Traffic Accident Statistics (2011)

  • Total Auto Accidents: 142,966
  • Auto Accident Injuries: 51,060
  • Auto Accident Fatalities: 786

Kansas Traffic Accident Statistics (2011)

  • Traffic Accident Fatalities: 386
  • Speeding-Related Fatalities: 109
  • Motorcyclist Fatalities: 45

Kansas City Traffic Accident Statistics (2011)

  • Total Auto Accidents: 2,155
  • Auto Accident Injuries: 534
  • Auto Accident Fatalities: 10

Truck accidents can be the result of many causes, including but not limited to:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Tailgating
  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Trucks without blind spot mirrors
  • Faulty brakes, tires and lights
  • Overloaded trailers
  • DUI

Who May Be Responsible for your Accident?

  • Negligent Drivers
  • Agencies and Organizations
  • Automoble Manufacturers
Beyond negligent drivers, city and state government agencies or organizations that do not properly maintain or design roads can be held accountable for automobile crashes.

Additionally, auto manufacturers may have put the vehicle you are in at risk by creating defective parts and/or not properly recalling a vehicle.

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We've provided legal representation for class action, consumer protection, and personal injury cases that have yielded over $30 Million in settlements & judgments for our clients.

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