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On your side
since 1975

Since 1975 we have helped clients through difficult times and complicated legal issues.

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We provide
personalized attention

We are very selective in taking on new clients and cases, providing personalized attention to every client.

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Experienced in personal
injury & employment law

We focus our practice on serious personal injury and employment law.

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We are bar and
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Our seasoned team of professionals has earned the respect of our clients, peers, and community.

Kansas City
Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injury law deals with accidents and injuries caused by the careless actions of another party or corporation.

SUPPORTING YOU IN CASES OF PERSONAL INJURY

Places like restaurants, retail stores, and shopping malls, have a duty of care to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. If there is a defect or dangerous condition on their property, they must fix it, warn customers and visitors of the danger, and/or barricade the area or condition to prevent customers and visitors from encountering the danger. If a person gets injured on their premises, they may be held liable for the injuries if an investigation reveals negligence on their part.

Road users, including drivers and operators of all kinds of cars, trucks, and other vehicles, have a high duty of care to operate their vehicles and use the roads in a reasonably careful, safe manner. This includes obeying all traffic signs and rules of the road, avoiding driving under the influence, and keeping a careful lookout while operating their vehicles or equipment.

Medical practitioners have a duty to follow the appropriate standard of medical care when treating their patients. Likewise, product manufacturers, sellers, and distributors who place their consumer goods, commercial goods and equipment, or medical devices and drugs on the market, have a duty of care to make sure their products do not endanger those who use them.

If you or your loved one has suffered an injury as a result of another party’s carelessness, negligence, or neglect, we can help you.

At Siro Smith Dickson PC, we are dedicated to helping injured people and their families through the difficult times, and unfamiliar or complicated legal issues they face. We have been doing this since 1975, fighting to protect and enforce our clients’ rights, and working hard to obtain fair compensation for their injuries. Reach out to us from this website, or call us at (816) 471-4881.

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What you need to know about filing a personal injury lawsuit in Kansas

A personal injury lawsuit is a lengthy process that involves filing lots of paperwork, scheduling meetings, and negotiating with the other party’s insurance providers and/or lawyers. The process generally involves the following steps:

Filing a complaint

The complaint is a legal document in which you state why you are suing the other party and why you believe they are at fault. You have to ensure that your allegations are clearly stated and that they are backed up with facts. The complaint should also state what kind of compensation you are demanding for your injuries.

Waiting for the complaint to be served

The other party needs to be served because without this, the lawsuit cannot proceed. The complaint must be officially served by a designated process server. This may take some time as some people, to avoid being served, employ different tricks to evade the service.

Receiving a response from the other party

Be it denial or a counter-claim, the other party must send you a response. He or she may even request for the dismissal of your suit. It’s normal; don’t let it get to you. The judge will most likely deny the request for dismissal if the statute of limitations has not passed and if there is no acceptable ground for requesting dismissal.

Luckily, you don’t need to burden yourself with all these. Our personal injury lawyers at Siro Smith Dickson PC will handle everything for you. All you need to do is schedule a consultation with us and let us take care of the rest.

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“I know how hard you worked for me. Thank you. I will always be grateful especially for your kindness and concern. You (all of you) helped carry me through some hard times. God Bless.”

S.H.
“The whole experience was pleasant and professional.”

“At a health facility, I went to the restroom. There was water on the floor and no caution signs. I fell, breaking my hip and shoulder. Mr. Siro came to my home to get the necessary information to file suit. After the suit was filed, I was kept informed by phone and mail. The whole experience was pleasant and professional.”

B.U.
“Very professional and effective, highly recommend.”

“As a professional, I worked with many attorneys over the years and Rik was the exception to some commonly held views of lawyers. He communicated well, was on time for meetings, met deadlines, and returned phone calls. No staged drama during depositions or court. Very professional and effective, highly recommend.”

D.A.
“They listened to my needs and followed through.”

“I would highly recommend Raymond Dake (or Siro Smith Dickson) and his team. They were extremely helpful. They talked me through the process and communicated well along the way. They listened to my needs and followed through. They are the ones to get the job done for you. Thank you for all your hard work.”

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“If you are looking for attorneys with a great reputation and commitment...”

If you are looking for attorneys with a great reputation and commitment you should call the team at Siro Smith Dickson.

B.B.
“...my life has greatly been changed because of your dedication.”

“When I initially contacted Siro Smith Dickson, I was not sure that there was enough evidence to support my case. They were able to find information that I never knew existed. They believed in my case and more importantly believed in me. Thank you, Siro Smith Dickson, for the amazing result; my life has greatly been changed because of your dedication.”

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Our Results

$4.3 million
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$325 thousand
Medical Malpractice
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$8.1 million
Product Liability
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$4.3 million
Traumatic Brain Injury
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$325 thousand
Medical Malpractice
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$8.1 million
Product Liability
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Meet our Team

Rik N. Siro
Partner
Rik N. Siro
Eric W. Smith
Partner
Eric W. Smith
Athena M. Dickson
Partner
Athena M. Dickson
Raymond Dake
Partner
Raymond Dake
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“One of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing a qualified attorney who will keep you informed and put your needs first making sure that justice is served.”

What compensation should you expect when filing a personal injury lawsuit in Kansas?

Compensation (also known as damages) for personal injury falls under two broad categories: economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages refer to compensation for quantifiable losses that resulted from your injury. They include medical treatment (past and future), loss of income (past and future), and other losses.

Non-economic damages refer to compensation for losses that can’t be quantified such as for ‘’pain and suffering’’ and emotional damage. Because this damage can’t be quantified, Kansas in Kansas Statutes section 60-19a02 placed a statutory limit on the amount that can be awarded for it. The award is limited to:

  • $250,000 for injuries that occurred after July 1, 1988, but before July 1, 2014
  • $300,000 for injuries that occurred on or after July 1, 2014, and before July 1, 2018
  • $325,000 for injuries that occur on or after July 1, 2018, and before July 1, 2022; and
  • $350,000 for injuries that occur on or after July 1, 2022.
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Is there a time limit on filing personal injury lawsuits in Kansas?

Kansas Statutes Section 60-513 provides that you have two years from the date the accident occurred to file your personal injury lawsuit. Note that this does not mean that you have to conclude the case within two years. It just means that you must have started the process before the lapse of two years from the date of the accident. If you do not file your lawsuit within this time, you will most likely be unable to get a legal remedy for your accident as the courts will dismiss your case.

Contact a Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney For Help

With our proven track record of returning favorable awards for our clients, you can rest assured that when you entrust your case to us, you are entrusting your case to the best. Schedule a consultation with us today and let’s get started on your case.