Frequently asked questions

If you or a loved one have been involved in a serious accident or personal injury, you will no doubt have questions and be feeling stress both emotionally and financially. What happens next is important to your well-being. It is imperative that you act fast to mitigate the losses and receive the compensation that you are due. Whether you were injured through negligence, an accident, or any reason, you need to know your rights.

QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT BE ASKING INCLUDE:


“What if I don’t have money to visit with an attorney?”

“The injury I sustained doesn’t seem to be affecting me now, but might be heinous later in life. Do I still qualify for compensation?”

“I was injured at a publicly owned property: How does this change my case?”

It is important to know that none of the information on this site constitutes real legal advice, and no client-lawyer relationship is formed in the reading of this website. There is no substitute for speaking with a qualified personal injury attorney, especially one who is familiar with the judicial system, the law, and the community of Kansas City.

If you have been involved in a serious injury or accident, call me immediately. Time is essential to your case and delaying could affect your compensation.

Personal Injury FAQs

Yes. Whenever a loved one suffers a fatal accident due to the misconduct or negligence of others, you can seek compensation for monetary and psychological damages. Companies in particular have certain responsivities to ensure employees aren’t killed on the job. If companies have failed to uphold their obligations of employee safety via misconduct or negligence, you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.

Yes. Continued harassment should not go ignored. The pain and suffering caused by harassment can cause lasting emotion and mental distress. This distress can negatively affect your career, your personal life, and outlook on life. Victims of harassment can become despondent, depressed or suicidal. If you are the victim of harassment you should seek justice. Collect as much information as possible, and consult with a personal injury attorney.

Yes. Employers are held to strict safety regulations when it comes to introducing employees to dangerous environments, equipment or chemicals. If an employer failed to meet required safety standards, through choice or neglect, they can be held responsible for damages. Personal injuries are common on the worksite, and workers are due fair workers compensation when accidents occur. Infractions such as insufficient training, broken equipment or exposure to toxic/carcinogenic chemicals can all be used to support a personal injury lawsuit.

Yes. Slip and fall cases are classified as premises liability lawsuits. Property owners have the responsibility to ensure safe premises. If a property does not adhere to current safety codes, or if the property owner’s negligence created a dangerous situation, they are responsible for damages inflicted.

Yes. Nursing home abuse should never be tolerated, yet it is still common and often untreated. Nursing home abuse can cause physical, mental and emotional damages. If you or someone you know has been the victim of nursing home abuse, you need a personal injury attorney to fight for your rights and fair compensation.

Yes. Prescription errors can be life-threatening, yet occur far too often. Doctors and pharmacies must be held to strict practicing standards. If the misconduct or negligence of a doctor or pharmacist resulted in a prescription error, you may be due compensation. Filing a personal injury lawsuit with a trustworthy personal injury attorney may be your best bet in getting the compensation for damages.

Yes. Accidents in hospitals and emergency rooms can be devastating. Victims of incompetent or negligent doctors or nurses can suffer tremendous levels of pain and discomfort, both from not being treated for the ailment that brought them to the hospital and again for the side effects of receiving poor treatment. Filing a personal injury lawsuit could get you the fair compensation you deserve.

Yes. Victims of medical negligence can suffer from a lifetime of pain caused by careless of incompetent medical treatment. If you are the victim of medical negligence, you should seek the compensation you are rightfully due.

Yes. Companies are required to follow strict consumer safety standards. If a product has caused you harm due to the negligence of a company, you may deserve compensation for physical and psychological damages.

Pedestrian accidents can be catastrophic and lethal. If you, or loved one, have been injured as a pedestrian, you are due fair compensation for your pain and suffering.

Yes. Bicyclists are subject to the same laws and regulations as any driver. As such, other vehicles must respect the rights of bicyclists as another vehicle on the road. If the reckless behavior or negligence of another driver forced you into a bicycle accident, you may be due compensation for damages.

Depends. Semi-truck accidents are common and severe. If you have been injured by a negligent truck driver, you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Negligent drivers, and companies that hire these negligent drivers, can be held accountable for the pain and suffering from your injuries.

Yes. Motorcycles accidents can result in bodily harm, emotional distress or mental damage. Motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic in nature with physical and psychological damages that could last a lifetime. If your motorcycle accident resulted from the misconduct or negligence of another, you may be due compensation for damages, pain and suffering. You need a skilled and qualified personal injury attorney who has experience with motorcycle accidents. The Law Office of Brent Hankins specializes in motorcycle accidents and has winning strategies to get you the compensation the law demands.

Yes. Bodily injuries, emotional pain, and mental harm from car accidents are all legitimate reasons to seek justice. Car accidents can be traumatic, life-altering events. The nature of car accidents subject individuals to whiplash, back and neck injuries, brain injuries, burn injuries, as well as visits to the hospital or emergency room. Catastrophic car accidents can be fatal. These physical injuries can cause pain and suffering in the short and long-term, for yourself and loved ones, some physical and emotional pains lasting a lifetime. Alongside the bodily harm possible from a car accident, individuals are subjected to high levels of emotional distress. The traumatic scene that is a car accident may lead to shock, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression. All of these damages can negatively impact your social life, home life, work life, and personal life. If you have received personal injuries from a car accident, you should seek immediate consultation with a trustworthy personal injury attorney with experience in car accidents. The Law of Office of Brent Hankins is ready to take your case.

Yes. Personal injuries can be special (measurable amount like a medical bill) or general (less measurable like potential earnings lost). Either way, both special and general injuries can be awarded compensation through settlements or in court. Just because your pain and suffering may be difficult to quantify, does not exclude you from seeking fair compensation for damages received from others by misconduct or neglect.

Yes. Personal injury can be due to the action (wrongdoing/misconduct) or inaction (neglect) of others. Neglect can result in bodily injury or emotional distress. If the responsible party is found guilty of negligence, the injured party may be due monetary compensation. If you are the victim of neglect, you need an experienced personal injury attorney making the best possible case.

No. Personal injury can be physical or psychological. If you have been the victim of mental or emotional damages, you may be due monetary compensation for pain and suffering. Psychological pain may negatively impact your career, productivity, behavior, outlook, happiness, and even your behavior and personality. In other words, psychological injury is a real injury, and its severity should not be understated. If you have suffered psychological damages, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to maximize your chances of receiving the fair compensation you rightfully deserve.

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