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We care deeply about every one of our clients and we fight vigorously to achieve full and fair results. Throughout our combined 70 years of personal injury practice, we have developed deep ties to the Kansas City community and many of our friends have been clients at some time or other. We are honored to serve our community by providing support and advocacy when it is most needed.
We know that you are enduring a time of great personal upheaval. You want to put your life back together, and we want to help you. This may be a new and daunting experience for you, but we have been here before. We have decades of experience and we know how these matters unfold. We will guide you through with expertise and compassion.
We have a strong reputation in the Kansas City community as knowledgeable and committed advocates. We relentlessly pursue full and fair results for every one of our clients. It has taken us a combined 70 years of hard work to forge this reputation. We are proud of it and our entire business is built on it.
We have been working with personal injury claims for decades. We know the insurance industry and the tactics insurance adjusters use to try to minimize the payout you receive.
When the amount of your loss exceeds the insured party’s liability limit, insurance adjusters will not tell you where additional coverage may be located. But we know where to look and what to do in order to maximize your recovery.
Both of our attorneys, Ed and Philip, have been rated by the prestigious legal publication Martindale-Hubble as AV Attorneys. This sets them at the top of the profession in both legal ability and professional integrity.
Victims of brain injuries are often confused and unaware of their symptoms. We work with medical and rehabilitative experts as necessary to investigate the full range of any injuries. We make sure your symptoms are recognized, documented and taken seriously by the defendant and its insurer.
Take advantage of our combined 70 years of experience with motorcycle accidents. We can preempt what is going to unfold. We will present all of your options to you and will empower you to take control of your situation.
In the aftermath of an accident you are likely to be confused, overwhelmed and frustrated. You may be in physical and psychological pain. You may have medical issues to deal with. You may also be unable to work, and this can lead to financial stress. These are understandably going to be some of your most difficult times.
We strive to provide more than just legal advice. We will support you, educate you and inform you. We will take you by the hand and guide you through this process, and piece by piece you will put your life back together.
Our firm was hired to represent an individual visiting a national hotel chain due to a fall that occurred in their hallway. The hotel designed a raise in the hallway floor just outside the elevator entrance which was difficult to detect due to the lack of lighting and materials used in the design. Our client was coming out of the elevator when he tripped over the raised portion of the hallway. He fell on his left shoulder and tore his rotator cuff requiring surgery and substantial rehabilitation. The matter was resolved in mediation prior to trial for a significant confidential amount.
The matter was resolved in mediation prior to trial for a significant confidential amount.
On January 17, 2014, wrongful death claims for two young men were resolved with Bartlett Grain, arising out of a grain elevator explosion two years before. The amount of the settlement is confidential.
The amount of the settlement is confidential.
A line of motorcycles manufactured in China and sold through a United States distributor led to a wreck causing a severe shoulder injury and fractured arm. The cause of the accident was a designed defect in the throttle cable assembly causing the throttle to stick in certain situations. Our client was thrown from the motorcycle, receiving severe injuries. A lawsuit was brought against the Chinese corporation and the American distributor. A verdict was entered against the Chinese corporation in the amount of $200,000.
A verdict was entered against the Chinese corporation in the amount of $200,000.
On May 28, 2014, a six-year-old boy’s head injury claim was settled with an inflatable company for injuries sustained by the boy when he was at a school carnival and was playing on one of the inflatables. The amount of the settlement is confidential.
The amount of the settlement is confidential.
Being with Ed Dougherty and the law firm of Dougherty & Holloway has been a great experience for me. Due to my accident, in the past ten years I have had several interactions with other attorneys and law firms. This has been by far the best experience and I would recommend this firm to anyone.
I have a great amount of confidence in my lawyer and friend, Phil Holloway. I was involved in a severe accident while at work. The thought of sorting through all the confusion related to medical care, bills, and a Workers Compensation claim was overwhelming. I hired Mr. Holloway to help me and my wife understand the process and piece our live back together after my serious injury.
In May, 2009, I was riding my motorcycle in rural Missouri when I was involved in a head-on collision. A volunteer fire truck crested a hill in my lane and I had no time to react and nowhere to go. I was fortunate to survive, and also fortunate to have Phil Holloway to represent me in the claim for my injuries. He came highly recommended for my type of case, and I was impressed with his knowledge and skill as my lawyer.
Through a friend at church, I spoke with a lawyer in Kansas City and told him what I needed. This lawyer told me that I should hire Ed Dougherty, and that’s what I did. Even though his office was hours from my home, he worked with me as if he officed in our small town. Mr. Dougherty and Mr. Holloway worked on our case aggressively, always returned my phone calls and always helped me understand every aspect of the death case against the health care provider.
There are often a number of ways to drive a matter towards a positive resolution. Out of court settlements are possible and in the right circumstances they can provide swift and satisfactory results with less cost or stress to you. But sometimes a lawsuit is necessary.Whether your matter is settled in or out of court, your outcome will be a direct result of your chosen strategy and how it is implemented by your attorney.
Every case is different but our unrivalled experience and expertise in relation to Missouri personal injury matters allows us to provide valuable insight that very few attorneys can match.
Less accomplished or experienced attorneys might present you with one or two options and then push you in that direction. But we know what is likely to unfold and how best to deal with it. We will present you with all of your options. We will empower you to make intelligent decisions and to seize control of your situation.
Attorney Peter Goss of Wendt Goss law firm in Kansas City has reached a $905,000 settlement with an Arkansas-based manufacturing company on behalf of 75-year-old Gary McQuillan of Arkansas.