Personal Injury: Accidents and Injuries

Accident Car Crash With Bicycle On Road

When someone injures you, it interrupts your life, and you may be unsure how to get help. It is important to know that an experienced Kansas personal injury attorney can protect your right to collect payment for your injuries.

The lawyers at Sloan Law Firm understand that you are probably overwhelmed right now. You and your family can rely on the firm to fight relentlessly for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, and pain and suffering. Let us help you today.

The firm's personal injury practice includes Kansas cases such as:

  • Wrongful Death – Let us help you get compensation for the most tragic of losses.
  • Car Accidents — Get compensation from all types of car accidents, including pedestrian accidents.
  • Trucking Accidents — Accident with a semi or other commercial truck? You will need considerable compensation for your losses.
  • Distracted Driving Let us help you deal with the distracted driver’s insurance company, and help you win your case.
  • Premises Liability/Dangerous Property Accidents — Injured by dangerous property? You should hold the property owner accountable for your injuries.

When you meet with our Kansas personal injury attorney team, you will discuss your goals for the outcome of the case. Litigation is like chess, not checkers. Negotiation is like poker. The attorneys at Sloan Law Firm are skilled negotiators who know how to handle insurance adjusters and knows when they are bluffing.

But if the insurance company will not offer you a fair settlement, the attorneys at Sloan Law Firm are not afraid to take your case to trial. Sloan Law Firm has a talented group of aggressive trial lawyers that will not back down.

Wrongful Death

If you have lost a loved one due to the carelessness of another, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit.

In Kansas, any eligible heir can file a wrongful death suit. In most cases this includes a wrongful death case filed in Kansas State court by:

  • Husband or wife
  • Children
  • Parents (if no spouse or children)
  • Brothers or sisters
  • Parents if a young child is killed

Wrongful death claims are complex and require a skill set that is unique. The personal injury attorney team at Sloan Law Firm will ensure the proper legal requirements are met to ensure you receive compensation for the death of a loved one.

Let one of the attorneys at Sloan Law Firm help you obtain compensation for things like funeral costs, medical bills, mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of marital or parental care, loss of future earnings and wages and retirement benefits. Not every wrongful death case is a case in which compensation can be recovered. That is why it is important to ask a lawyer for help. The attorneys at Sloan Law Firm are skilled Kansas lawyers that know how to correctly calculate potential compensation in a wrongful death case.

The attorneys at Sloan Law Firm treats each client with care, just as if you are part of our family. We will shield you from insurance companies hoping to short change you. We will investigate your claims and secure all evidence, photographs, and complete an accident reconstruction at critical stages of your case. We begin gathering evidence early and often, and document each and every phase of your case.

Let us help you. Talk to one of the attorneys at Sloan Law Firm today.

Auto Accidents

An auto accident can change your life.

Auto accidents are so common that nearly every American will be in at least one accident during their lifetime. When it happens to you or a family member, however, it doesn't feel like a common occurrence; it is a unique experience that can change your life permanently.

The Kansas personal injury attorney team at Sloan Law Firm treat each car accident case with individual care. They understand that every case has distinct elements and that every client is different. You can be certain that your attorney will provide personalized representation throughout your case. Please speak with one of our attorneys today to learn more about how we can assist you.

We represent injured passengers, drivers and pedestrians.

Car accident cases usually involve issues such as:

  • Car-car accidents
  • Car and truck collisions
  • Cars hitting pedestrians
  • Collisions with motorcycles or bicycles Rollover accidents
  • Multi-car pileups
  • Drunk and distracted driving accidents

At Sloan Law Firm, our attorneys have the experience and skill to represent you in any of these types of accidents. Let one of our tenacious litigators and negotiators help you today.

A car accident case will involve an investigation into the accident, and your medical history. After the investigation is complete, your lawyer may send financial demand to an insurance provider and attempt to negotiate a settlement before litigation. If litigation ensues, your attorney prepares for trial from the beginning. You can rely the attorneys at Sloan Law Firm to help you reach your goals and obtain compensation for your injuries.

Truck Accidents

Between Topeka and Kansas City truck accidents along I-70 caused by careless drivers are all too frequent. These accidents are often deadly, and unfortunately are almost always avoidable. If you have been injured by a truck accident, you need a lawyer on your side immediately.

Trucking companies and their insurance companies respond to accidents within 24 hours. They have their team of lawyers and insurance adjusters investigating the accident and reviewing evidence as soon as possible. It is critical that you have an attorney working for you before evidence disappears. Speak with a lawyer at Sloan Law Firm today about getting compensation for your losses from a trucking accident.

The Injuries Can Be Severe

Due to the size and weight difference between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles, the injuries in truck accidents are often catastrophic. Some of the most common truck accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Broken bones
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal organ damage

These types of injuries can leave you with temporary or permanent disability as well as scarring and disfigurement. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may be unable to return to your job or to care for yourself and your family.

The Kansas injury attorneys at Sloan Law Firm are ready to help. Our attorneys are prepared to do battle for the compensation you need. Contact us today for help.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving caused by any number of factors, including texting while driving, is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Kansas today, accounting for nearly 1/5 of all auto accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 400,000 people are injured each year due to a distracted driver. Research shows that a person reading a text message may take his or her eyes of the road for nearly five seconds. At 55 mph, that is like driving the length of an entire football filed, blindfolded. Some of the main causes of distracted driving include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Cellphone use
  • GPS and other Navigation devices
  • Passenger distractions

Distracted drivers are liable for their actions, and if you are injured by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at Sloan Law Firm are adept at investigating distracted driving cases. Your attorney must know the intricacies of the legal system to prove a distracted driving case. Your attorney may need to subpoena cell phone records, obtain vehicle “black box” information, locate and review roadside cameras and police reports to prove your case.

The attorneys at Sloan Law Firm have experience with distracted driving cases. Let us help you deal with the distracted driver’s insurance company, and help you win your case. Call our office today to discuss your rights.

Dangerous Property

Fall injuries can happen anywhere. Property owners must exercise reasonable care under the circumstances to ensure the premises is safe. But you may be walking through a grocery store, a Walmart, a restaurant, up a poorly lit staircase and you take one wrong step and fall. The attorneys at Sloan Law Firm have experience winning compensation from negligent owners that cause dangerous conditions.

In Kansas, most fall injuries require early attention and analysis to determine who is required to pay for your injuries. The attorneys at Sloan Law Firm can help you. We work with accident reconstruction experts, interview eye witnesses and investigate what caused your fall as soon as we take your case. If you have been injured due to an unsafe condition on property, let us help you today.

Some common fall injuries occur on:

  • Stairways
  • Areas with construction defects
  • Construction sites
  • Apartment hallways
  • Swimming pools
  • Sidewalks leading up to a business
  • Bars and restaurants

Our Kansas Personal Injury Attorney Team Can Help

If you've been injured in an accident or faced the wrongful death of a loved one, then call us at (785) 357-6311 or contact our team of attorneys at Sloan Law Firm. We bring hard work, experience, and dedication to all of our cases. We serve clients across Kansas with offices in Lawrence and Topeka.