Personal Injury Attorneys in Pittsburg, Kansas Fights for Injured Clients
More than 25 years of experience helping victims of negligence
Personal injury law exists to “make victims whole again.” It’s impossible to turn back the clock and undo a devastating accident, but if you’ve been injured due to someone’s negligence, you deserve ample compensation. For more than 25 years, Patrick C. Smith, Attorney at Law has fought to deliver justice for victims of serious auto accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe products, dangerous drugs, slips and falls, and unsafe work conditions. I have built a strong reputation for professionalism and ethics and have a long track record of success at trial and in settlement negotiations. If you’ve been seriously injured in the Pittsburg area or anywhere in southeastern Kansas, I am prepared to fight for the maximum compensation possible.
Seeking just compensation for all types of physical and emotional harm
Patrick C. Smith, Attorney at Law takes a pragmatic, professional approach to help ensure you can obtain a full and fair recovery for your injuries. Damages in a personal injury case include:
- Present and future medical bills related to the injury
- Present and future lost income due to the injury
- Emotional distress
- Physical pain
- Mental suffering
- Loss of quality of life and enjoyment of life
I use my extensive civil litigation experience, my knowledge of insurance company tactics, and my negotiating skills to obtain the best possible recovery for you.
Experience with a wide variety of injury cases
To recover damages for a personal injury, the victim must prove someone acted carelessly, recklessly or deliberately to cause harm. Winning a case often depends on an attorney’s ability to prove two key elements:
- Negligence — This means a person failed to exercise proper care in the performance of some action. Proper care depends on the person and the activity. A driver is required to drive as carefully as a reasonably prudent person does, while a surgeon is expected to perform at a professional standard. To prove negligence, an attorney must show a failure to meet the required standard of performance.
- Causation — It is not enough to show that a person made a careless mistake; an attorney must prove the mistake caused the injury. If the injury had a separate or intervening cause, the negligent person is not liable for the harm.
When choosing an attorney to represent your case, you should look for one with a record of success proving cases similar to yours. I have successfully represented clients in various types of car accidents, medical malpractice cases, slip and fall accidents, defective products cases and workers compensation claims.
I consult with knowledgeable experts to help prepare your case. With the assistance of physicians, trauma specialists, pharmacists, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics and accident reconstruction analysts, I am able to strengthen my client’s case and negotiating position. At trial, these experts are available to deliver clear, professional testimony.
Personalized legal guidance every step of the way
At Patrick C. Smith, Attorney at Law, the client’s interests are my priority. From our initial consultation onward, I provide personalized legal guidance at every stage of your case. I update you on progress and keep you fully informed of settlement offers. I am accessible throughout the legal process, so you always understand your legal options.
How soon should you file a personal injury claim?
Kansas law sets limits on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. For a standard personal injury claim, such as an auto accident, the Kansas statute of limitations allows one year from the date of the accident. For a medical malpractice or defective product case, the plaintiff has two years to file. Certain factors can extend the statutory period, but there are even shorter deadlines if you have to sue a government entity. You should consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. By investigating your claim immediately, I help ensure that valuable evidence remains available and witnesses’ memories remain fresh. Finally, since personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, it doesn’t cost you anything to have an attorney evaluate your case, and you pay no attorney fees until you win compensation through a trial or settlement.
Contact a knowledgeable Kansas personal injury law firm to schedule a free consultation
Patrick C. Smith, Attorney at Law is conveniently located in 708 N. Locust, Suite B, Pittsburg. If you or a loved one has been injured, call 620-308-6692 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation. I am eager to put my skills and experience to work for you.