Archive for October, 2017

Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys Offer Three Reasons Why You Want a Skilled PI Attorney By Your Side After an Accident

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Accidents happen every day. Some small, like bumping into a wall or tripping over a child’s toy left on the floor. Other times accidents happen on the roadways or from a product that you thought was safe, but turns out was not. Accidents of this nature are often very serious and even life-threatening. Sometimes, you may not even realize that you were in an accident until you wake to realize that you are not at home in your bed, but rather in a hospital room and in a tremendous amount of pain. Your accident may leave you worrying about things like will you ever be able to walk again and if you will be able to return to your job. You may feel conflicted, with people telling you to rest and focus on getting better when part of your brain is worried about your health insurance, long-term disability insurance or lack of insurance altogether. Your stress level may build as you think about the cost of your hospital stay, medical treatment, prescriptions, therapy and time away from work. You wonder how you are going to pay your bills, your mortgage and provide for your family’s needs. Trying to recover from an accident when a person is grappling with the financial and medical aftermath of an accident can feel impossible. That is why it is important to reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. If you are hesitant to hire an attorney, consider all the ways an experienced injury attorney can help you:

  • Evaluate your case. Depending on the type of accident, it is not uncommon for insurance companies to make a victim a quick offer of settlement. Sometimes accident victims are so worried about the costs adding up around them, that they jump on these initial settlement offers. The problem is that these initial settlement offers are often extremely low ball offers. If you are working with an injury attorney, he or she can properly evaluate your case and determine what a fair offer would be.
  • Guide you through the process. When you have an attorney working for you, you no longer have to worry or second guess yourself as to if what you are doing is the right or in your best interest. Your attorney will be with you every step of the way. He or she can answer your questions and help you make any decisions you need to make.
  • Fight through the red tape. When you are trying to recover from a serious accident, the last thing you want to do is deal with the headaches that can from trying to deal with insurance companies and court procedures. Hiring a seasoned personal injury attorney means that you have someone that will fight through all the red tape for you. Remember, the insurance company just wants you to go away. Your attorney will help you through the process and make sure you get everything you deserve.

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in an accident, it is important to know that you may have legal recourse for the injuries you suffered. The attorneys at the Hubbard & Kurtz, L.L.P. have helped countless injury victims, in both Kansas and Missouri, obtain compensation for their injuries. Our compassionate team of attorneys will fight for your rights and make the wrongdoers pay. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys, contact Hubbard & Kurtz, L.L.P. today at (816) 472-4673. We look forward to helping you obtain the justice you deserve.

Kansas City Injury Attorneys Warn Thanksgiving Travelers to Stay Alert

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Thanksgiving is a holiday where what you eat is almost as important as whom you eat it with. Most often, it is a day for families to spend the day together. So unless you are hosting this year’s celebration, you will probably need to travel to the big event. When it comes to Thanksgiving travel, you could leave the driving to someone else and purchase a ticket for a train, plane or a bus. However, each year, the majority of Americans choose to drive. Moreover, if you are like over 30 million Americans, your drive to the T-Day feast will take you at least 50 miles from home. Before you head out, do yourself and your family a favor that they will thank you forever, and that is to prioritize safe driving and never to drive drowsy.

Just before Thanksgiving is a good time to remember to think about the dangers of driving drowsy because it is the kick off to the holiday season and a time when most people are starting to feel a bit overwhelmed. When people get busy, the first thing they tend to give up is sleep. Too little sleep because their schedules are filled to the brim with holiday-related items or inability to sleep because they are stressing about their holiday to-do list. Either way, the holidays often leave drivers sleep deprived at a time when the roadways are at their busiest and the days are shorter and darker earlier—not a good combination!

Drowsy driving may not sound all that risky to some people, being tired while at the wheel is a huge safety concern. A driver that is drowsy is much like a driver that is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Fatigue affects various parts of a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. For example, drivers who are tired are less able to pay attention the road and recognize roadway hazards. A drowsy driver also has slower reaction times. In other words, a fatigued driver may not realize that a lane is ending or another driving is merging in front of him or her. Fatigue also interferes with a driver’s ability to react, whether that be needing to brake suddenly, blow the horn, or make a quick tactical maneuver.

The good news is that there are ways to prevent drowsy driving. Sure, the obvious answer is for every driver to get more sleep. However, even simple things, like keeping a bedtime routine can help. Try to go to sleep at the same time every evening and wake at about the same time every morning. If you have to drive and become drowsy, it is important to realize you have options. Pull over and if you do not think you can make it to your destination safely, consider an overnight stay at a hotel. Also, try not drive at times when your body is usually asleep. Breaking up the drive into two days may take a bit longer, it can also make for a fun road trip!

If your loved one was seriously injured or killed after being involved in a car crash with a drowsy driver, it is important to contact an experienced Kansas City Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorney right away. The seasoned Kansas City Injury Attorneys at Hubbard & Kurtz, L.L.P. will evaluate your case and determine whether you hold another party liable for your injuries and suffering. Our team of skilled Attorneys is prepared to fight until justice has been served. Trust the Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys at Hubbard & Kurtz, L.L.P. to work for you, just as they have worked for countless injury victims around the area, both in Kansas and Missouri. To schedule a consultation with one of our compassionate Injury Attorneys, contact Hubbard & Kurtz, L.L.P. today at (816) 472-4673.