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How are Damages Calculated in Personal Injury Cases

Life can sometimes take an unexpected turn due to the actions or negligence of others. In these scenarios, you may ask, “How are damages calculated in personal injury cases?” At Schmitt Law Firm, we are entirely devoted to answering this question and fighting for the rights of individuals who have suffered due to another’s negligence. With over 75 years of combined experience, our team of personal injury attorneys in Kansas City is adept at handling personal injury cases. We leverage our knowledge and resources to guide you through how damages are calculated in personal injury cases, ensuring you get the full and fair compensation you deserve. What is Personal Injury Law? Understanding “How are damages calculated in personal injury cases?” starts with comprehending personal injury law. Personal […]

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Is Emotional Distress a Personal Injury?

When it comes to personal injury, we often think about visible, physical injuries first. However, the emotional distress that comes with these injuries is a significant part of the victim’s journey and deserves attention. Emotional distress can have long-lasting effects on a person’s life. In fact, emotional distress is a personal injury in itself and can significantly impact a victim’s quality of life. This blog will guide you through understanding emotional distress in the context of personal injury law, its impact, and legal recourse. Schmitt Law Firm is a personal injury firm dedicated to fighting for people who have been injured by another’s negligence. When you’re facing significant loss, our attorneys fight for your rights and get you the compensation you need to recover. Talk to our

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What is a Cause of Action?

Personal injury law is an essential aspect of the legal system that allows victims of negligence or wrongful acts to seek compensation for their injuries. For Kansas City residents, understanding what is the cause of action in a personal injury case is crucial to achieving a successful outcome. Schmitt Law Firm put together this comprehensive guide providing valuable information about what is a cause of action, how to prove it, and selecting the right cause of action for your case. If you need to discuss your personal injury case and what your cause of action is, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. What is a Cause of Action, and What are the Types? A cause of action refers to the basis for a lawsuit. In

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