Personal Injury Law and Wrongful Death

Mark Murphy and Mishell Sander handle most of the personal injury claims for The Murphy Law Firm.  Mark Murphy has been practicing in this area in private practice since 2000.  Prior to joining The Murphy Law Firm, Mishell Sander worked as a civil clerk for Ray County, Missouri where she gained in-depth experience and training that she uses to assist our clients.  We also employ outside nurses and doctors to help us best understand our client’s needs. This team approach as led to exceptional results for our clients.

The Murphy Law Firm represents plaintiffs, or victims, in matters of personal injury and wrongful death. Personal injury is an area of law covering a wide variety of situations that share one common occurrence – one party is injured by the actions of another. Wrongful death law deals with damages resulting from the loss of life due to the fault of another.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases arise from various causes. Examples include:

  • Automobile and Truck Accidents
  • Off-the-Road Vehicle Accidents
  • Injuries on property; falls and dangerous conditions
  • Product Liability (dangerous and defective products)

The plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit seeks financial compensation for the harm he or she has experienced, including physical, emotional, and financial loss. The compensation in a personal injury suit may cover past, present, and future medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages. In the case of wrongful death, the victim’s family may bring legal action to seek compensation for the death of a loved one.

If the victim’s injuries in a personal injury or a wrongful death case are caused by intentional or malicious acts, then punitive damages may be awarded in addition to the compensation for injuries. Punitive damages are designed to punish the responsible party and deter others from acting in a similar manner.

The plaintiff must prove two things to succeed in a personal injury lawsuit. First, the person or party being sued is legally responsible for causing the injury or loss. Second, the plaintiff in a personal injury suit must prove the damages sought accurately reflect the scope of the injury or loss experienced by the victim or the victim’s family. As these facts become established, both sides in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit might agree to a financial settlement instead of going to trial. If a trial is necessary to obtain the best result for the client, The Murphy Law Firm trial team will be prepared to skillfully guide the case through the trial and, if necessary, the appeal.

Laws regarding personal injury and wrongful death cases are complex, and they differ from state to state. But all states place a statute of limitations on such matters. This means that a victim has only a certain amount of time following an injury or loss to file the personal injury or wrongful death suit.

Whether or not your situation fits specifically into one of the categories detailed, please do not hesitate to call us. There is no cost incurred for talking to us and obtaining our opinion about whether you have a personal injury or wrongful death suit. The personal injury attorneys at The Murphy Law Firm have in-depth experience in personal injury and wrongful death law. We will protect your legal rights and pursue your claim aggressively to achieve a successful result for you and your family.

Call today: 913.871.9800


Liberty, MO: 816.781.8587
Leawood, KS: 913.871.9800

Mark J. Murphy

Mishell R. Sander

Personal Injury Law

Personal injury is an area of law covering a wide variety of situations that share one common occurrence – one party is injured by the actions of another.

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