Injuries can affect not only your emotional and physical health but also your financial wellbeing. Following an injury, the last thing you should have to deal with is worrying about how you’ll stay on top of your growing pile of medical bills. Sadly, this is the reality for many personal injury victims.
The personal injury lawyers at Langdon & Emison are ready to support you and your family during this difficult time and seek justice on your behalf to set things right.
Dedicated Advocates for Lafayette County Injury Victims
At Langdon & Emison, we have over 30 years of dedicated experience in advocating for Lafayette County victims and helping them heal following a severe personal injury. We have one simple principle that guides our work: we put the needs of our clients first.
All of our clients deserve the best representation possible, and we are proud to go the extra mile. As a nationally recognized, award-winning personal injury law firm, Langdon & Emison has established itself as a firm known for its determination, compassion, and perseverance.
Langdon & Emison’s team of trial-tested lawyers are not afraid to hold large corporations and other negligible parties accountable for their harmful actions. Our lawyers’ negotiation and litigation skills serve our clients both in and out of the courtroom.
Our Firm Has Recovered $750 Million in Verdicts and Settlements
Over the past 30 years, Langdon & Emison has recovered more than $750 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients. Our lawyers are never afraid to step up to the plate, and, unlike many personal injury firms, we will take a case all the way to trial if necessary to seek maximum recovery for our clients.
Contact our Lexington firm today at (660) 259-6175. Our team can help you get started on your personal injury case and evaluate how much you may be able to recover in damages.
Our Case Results
Our firm has been at the forefront of several notable and newsworthy cases over the years. We present these case results as examples of what our firm can do on behalf of our personal injury clients in Lexington and around the nation.
- $59 million Kumar v. Toyota—Defective Vehicles
- $43.1 million Heco v. Midstate Dodge LLC et al.—Defective Vehicles
- $26.4 million Wasilik v. Ford—Defective Vehicles
- $7 million Reagan v. Dunaway Timber—Trucking Accidents
- $6 million Mason v. Wal-Mart—Defective Products
- $2 million Case against a confidential water heater manufacturer and HVAC service company—Gas Explosions
“We didn’t know which way to turn… the staff at Langdon & Emison were awesome. The outcome of my case I was extremely satisfied with. I would recommend Langdon & Emison to anyone who has had a car accident. If I had to do it all over again, I would do it with Langdon & Emison.”
Our client testimonials demonstrate the commitment and dedication of our Lexington personal injury lawyers. When you work with us, you’re guaranteed to have a capable, experienced representative handling your personal injury claim.
No matter the size, we will ensure your case is handled properly.
Our Personal Injury Practice Areas
Personal injury law is an umbrella for several types of injuries. However, at the heart of all personal injury cases lies one common denominator: an innocent person suffered an injury due to the negligent action or inaction of another.
In our 30 years of practice, nearly every case we’ve taken on has involved a defective product or some type of negligence that caused otherwise preventable harm.
Our Lexington lawyers have extensive experience in a wide range of personal injury practice areas:
- Auto defects
- Consumer product defects
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Passenger vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Roadway defects and signage hazards
- Railroad accidents
- Slip and falls
- Premises liability
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Dangerous drugs
- Spinal cord and brain injuries
- Gas explosions
- Medical device defects
- Airbag defects
- Driver fatigue accidents
- Defective workplace products
- Child car seat defects
Causes of Injuries in Lafayette County
Western Missouri is home to many beautiful places and is a great place to live. However, it’s a sad fact that auto accidents involving cars, commercial trucks, and other vehicles are one of the major causes of death, property damage, and injury in Lafayette County.
The wide expanse of rural and county roads and state highways that make up Lexington and the surrounding area often prove to be quite dangerous.
The vehicle crash fatality rate in Lafayette County is 21 per 100,000 residents—much higher than the state’s rate of 14 per 100,000.
Many of these accidents were caused by:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Commercial vehicles
- Inexperienced drivers
Our firm handles serious injury cases caused by auto crashes and other types of accidents that could otherwise have been prevented. Let us investigate the cause of your accident and pursue maximum recovery on your behalf.
What kind of personal injury damages can I recover?
As the victim of a personal injury, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries, property damage, and other losses.
There are two main types of personal injury damages: compensatory and punitive. Oftentimes, personal injury victims recover compensatory damages, which are separated into general or special damages.
Special Damages (Economic)
Special damages aim to make injury victims whole for the expenses they’ve incurred due to the accident that caused their injuries. Special damages cover specific expenses such as:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Hospital bills
- Prescription medication costs
- Cost of future medical care
- Household expenses
- Physical therapy, rehabilitation, and other recovery bills
- Property damage
Special damages are easily quantified with the use of bills, invoices, and receipts.
However, even if two victims suffer from the same type of accident, their special damages may look drastically different from one another depending on the extent of their injuries and the treatment needed to recover.
General Damages (Non-economic)
General damages compensate injury victims for non-monetary damages resulting from their injury.
General damages can include:
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium or companionship
Without the use of bills or invoices, general damages can be more difficult to evaluate which is where a personal injury lawyer can be of service.
After you’ve sustained an injury, a personal injury lawyer at Langdon & Emison can provide an evaluation of the damages you may be entitled to recover. To schedule your free case consultation, call 866.931.2115.
Why choose Langdon & Emison?
Our award-winning firm has been recognized nationally and in the state of Missouri for its passion for advocacy and commitment to justice. Additionally, many of our attorneys have been honored as Lawyer of the Year and Top Lawyer in their respective personal injury practice areas.
Not all personal injury lawyers are built the same. Work with a Lafayette County personal injury lawyer who is not only well-versed in your specific case’s practice area, but also has extensive trial experience if your case needs to go to court.
You can place your confidence in Langdon & Emison’s Lexington personal injury lawyers, who have proved themselves time and time again by:
- Serving as lead counsel in nationally important personal injury cases
- Winning trials at every level—including the U.S. Supreme Court
- Obtaining million-dollar and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients
When clients need us to fight for them, we’ll be there every step of the way. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Langdon & Emison today by calling (660) 259-6175.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Are Ready to Help
Personal injuries, regardless of their severity, can significantly impact a person’s life. Not only is the victim affected, but usually their family and loved ones are as well. It can take a whole team to help a person get back on their feet after an injury. This is where Langdon & Emison steps in to help.
Work with our firm to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions in civil court. We can investigate the cause of your accident, gather evidence, and establish the elements of negligence to show that your injury could have been prevented.
Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation Today
If you have suffered injuries at the hands of another’s negligence, you may have the right to recover compensation for your damages. Our experienced Lexington lawyers are ready to help you get started on the road to recovery.
Contact us today to schedule your risk-free case evaluation. We’ll learn more about you and your case, assess the impact of your injuries, and outline your options to seek justice. Call us at 866.931.2115 to schedule your free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the personal injury statute of limitations in Missouri?
It’s never too soon to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury in the Lafayette County area due to another party’s negligence, contact Langdon & Emison. Under Missouri Code §516.120, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is five years.
However, we advise our clients to contact us quickly after an accident so we can file the claim on their behalf as soon as possible. If you fail to file your lawsuit outside of the five years, it’s unlikely that the court will hear your case at all and you will lose your chance to recover damages needed to cover your injury-related losses.
What can a personal injury lawyer do for me?
Your lawyer will provide guidance, counsel, and serve as your fiercest advocate. If you choose to work with a lawyer at Langdon & Emison, they will:
- Seek a complete understanding of your injury, what caused it, and how it has impacted your life.
- Outline your different options and help you weigh the pros and cons of each potential solution.
- Provide compassion and empathy as they handle your case.
- Conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of your accident and gather the necessary evidence to build your case.
- Negotiate on your behalf to reach a settlement that fully compensates you for your losses.
- Take your case to trial if it’s clear that the other party will not negotiate in good faith.
Lastly, a personal injury lawyer should pledge to put your interests above their own. At Langdon & Emison, we guarantee that we will put clients first, always.
How much does it cost to hire a Lexington personal injury lawyer?
Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid if your case has reached a successful conclusion, either through settlement or a trial. When you work with us on a contingency fee basis, you can breathe easier knowing you can focus on recovery and healing rather than worrying about how you’ll afford your legal fees.
What are Missouri’s personal injury damage caps?
Personal injury damage caps limit the amount an injury victim can collect in a lawsuit. In 2015, Missouri passed Senate Bill 239 which placed a damage cap of $400,000 on noneconomic damages that can be recovered in medical malpractice claims or $700,000 for catastrophic injuries or death from a malpractice claim.
To see if damage caps may affect your personal injury case, contact Langdon & Emison today.