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How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injury law covers a lot of legal areas. It includes everything from simple slips and falls to complicated medical cases. Any time that a person is injured because of the fault of another person, the injured person likely has a cause of action for a lawsuit. Realizing that you could bring a lawsuit is not enough, however. You also need to find just the right personal injury attorney for you and your specific case. If you are considering hiring a lawyer for your case, read on for some tips regarding how to choose a personal injury lawyer. As you read, we think you’ll find that Dempsey & Kingsland is your best option if you live in Missouri or Kansas.

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Learning how to choose a personal injury lawyer may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. If you dedicate some time to finding the right attorney for your particular case, you’re far more likely to have a positive experience during your lawsuit.

Initial Considerations

Find an attorney that specializes in plaintiff’s cases. If you have been injured in an accident and are considering filing a lawsuit, you need to speak with a “plaintiff’s attorney.” Usually, lawyers specialize in a specific side of the law—there are plaintiff’s attorneys and there are defendant’s attorneys. Some attorneys will do both, but most do much more work in one area than the other. By working in just one area, attorneys can become very skilled in that particular role. Defendant’s attorneys are generally only used if someone thinks that they are about to be sued or has already been sued. At Dempsey & Kingsland, we specifically practice as plaintiff’s attorneys. That’s why it’s important to give us a call at (816) 484-3776 if you’ve been injured in an accident.

Look for a lawyer that handles cases like yours. Lawyers tend to specialize in a particular area of law. Because personal injury is such a large sector of the law, attorneys will sometimes specialize even further within that particular field. For example, some attorneys will only do automobile accident cases. Medical malpractice cases are extremely technical and difficult, so some lawyers will avoid taking those types of cases at all, even if they practice personal injury law generally. That’s where Dempsey & Kingsland really shines. We have experience in many areas of personal injury and medical malpractice, so it’s highly likely that we can provide the representation you need.

Seek an attorney who currently practices in your geographic area. Attorneys must be licensed in your state before they can take a case in the state where you live or the state where the accident happened. If you live in Missouri or Kansas, working with Dempsey & Kingsland is an excellent choice because:

  1. All of our attorneys are licensed and actively practicing in Missouri and Kansas.
  2. We have successfully resolved numerous cases in both states.

If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer in Missouri or Kansas, look no further than Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. We are plaintiff’s lawyers, and we specialize in medical malpractice cases and general personal injury cases. Call us today at (816) 484-3776 to schedule a free initial consultation. During your consultation, we will address your concerns, go over our experience in handling them, and discuss fee arrangements.