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By Rocky Cannon, Mar 6 2020 08:00AM

Kansas City Highway Car and Truck Accidents Lawyer


Here lately, every morning, there seems to be some type of accident that slows traffic down drastically in the Kansas City area. In this busy world, it is easy to come distracted while driving. Newer vehicles are now coming equipped with driver assist features that may help avoid an accident. If you have these features on your vehicle, then you may wish to study up on them to see if they may be right for you. Some drivers might find them helpful, while others might find them distracting.


If you have been in an accident caused by a driver that may have been distracted, then you may wish to consult an lawyer about the matter.



By Rocky Cannon, Mar 3 2020 10:37PM

Accident Lawyer KC Metro Bus Rider


Have you been injured as a rider on a KC Metro Bus recently? Is so, then you should contact an accident lawyer to assist you in the matter. There are cameras on the these buses but it is very difficult to obtain them without the help of a lawyer willing to spend time on it. There are lawyers in Kansas City willing to do that. Call to find out about one today.


By Rocky Cannon, Feb 17 2020 11:48PM

Explaining Pain and Suffering to a Jury


Attorneys for Defendants usually try to down play the pain and suffering of injured persons. This is particularly true in cases where the injuries are unusual and not easily explained without medical testimony. A good plaintiff’s attorney will be able to make sure a jury understands the nature and severity of his or her client’s injuries. The Plaintiff’s attorney, depending on the case, may have a number of friends and family, as well as doctors, testify concerning the nature of a client’s pain and suffering. The attorney may present the jury with a day in the life of an injured plaintiff to show the jury what the plaintiff faces daily. This type of demonstrative evidence can be very useful to a jury. A creative attorney can find any number of ways to explain or demonstrate the client’s pain and suffering to a jury.



By Rocky Cannon, Sep 20 2019 07:00AM

Car/Truck Accident Kansas City Freeway system


Have you been involved in a car or truck accident on the Kansas City freeway system that was not your fault and for which you received serious injury? If so, then you may need to seek legal assistance even while you are in the hospital to protect your rights to compensation. Insurance companies may attempt to contact and settle your case before you are at medical maximum improvement. Consequently, it is at times like this that an attorney can help keep the insurance company off your back while you recover. You or a loved one should contact an attorney to discuss your situation.



By Rocky Cannon, Aug 2 2019 08:00AM

Insurance Companies Keep Secrets V


Insurance companies are not going to tell injured persons all the various types of damages they may be able to make a claim on. These damages regarding a personal injury claim could include compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, unpaid medical bills, and future medical expenses. A claim for pain and suffering can be the hardest claim to put forward but could also be the biggest category of damages that an injured person may be able to make. Therefore, Insurance companies will not bring up pain and suffering or if brought up, they will try to minimize it. In order to get the secrets, an insurance company is keeping from an injured person, the injured person will need the help of a good personal injury attorney.


By Rocky Cannon, Jul 31 2019 07:00AM

Insurance Companies Keep Secrets IV


Insurance companies are not under a duty to tell injured persons about all the potential defendants or responsible parties there may be for their injuries. This could include persons that have negligently entrusted their vehicle to an “at fault” driver. The insurance company does not have to tell you about prior accidents that involved their insured’s vehicle. Insurance companies will not tell an injured person about any possible claim for diminished value that the injured person may have for his or her vehicle. The insurance company does not have to tell injured person what they really think their case is worth. Insurance companies will seek to get injured persons to sign overbroad medical authorizations that will allow them to find out about prior injuries that can be used to devalue an injured person’s claim is worth less. An insurance company will not tell an injured person that they will be looking for prior injuries. Consequently, seek out a personal injury attorney before you sign any medical authorization forms.


By Rocky Cannon, Jul 15 2019 07:00AM

Insurance Companies Keep Secrets


In this five-part series, I will discuss how insurance companies seek to keep secret information that is harmful to them and helpful to injured persons’ seeking compensation for their injuries. Insurance companies owe no duty to volunteer information to injured persons not insured by them. What this means is the insurance company is not obligated to give an injured person information that would make their case worth more than the insurance company is offering to pay.


Insurance companies want injured persons to be uninformed when it comes to settling their personal injury cases. Insurance companies do not want to be transparent when it comes to policy limits, types of insurance coverage such as first party coverage, history of the insured’s car, driving history of its insured, types of claims available, or how uninsured or underinsured coverage works. That is why it is important to seeking the counsel of a good personal injury attorney.


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