Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney

Pedestrian Accident

Data released by the Missouri Department of Transportation indicates important trends and statistics pertaining to pedestrian deaths and accidents in Missouri. This highly coveted information will be of enormous help in the ultimate reduction of pedestrian deaths and injuries in future years to come. Be that as it may, if you were a pedestrian who was injured by the negligent driving or conduct of another, contact a Kansas City pedestrian accident lawyer as you may be able to seek compensatory damages for your injuries, past and future loss of income, medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, property damage and other expenses. The Kansas City Law Firm of Janelle Bailey provides a free case review to discuss the options available to you.

Pedestrian involved accidents

  • Of all fatal crashes, 10.2% involved a pedestrian
  • A total of 75 persons were killed and 1377 were injured in traffic crashes involving a pedestrian
  • One person was killed or injured in a pedestrian related traffic crash every 6.0 hours
  • Approximately 79% of the pedestrian traffic crashes occurred in an urban area
  • Approximately 21% of the pedestrian traffic crashes occurred in a rural area

Factors in pedestrian accidents

For pedestrian 14 years and under:

  • Approximately 16% were crossing the street from behind a parked vehicle
  • Approximately 10% were playing in the road

For pedestrian 15 through 64 years of age:

  • Approximately 25% were crossing with no signal in the road
  • Approximately 6% were crossing the street from behind a parked vehicle

For pedestrian 65 years and older:

  • Approximately 13% were crossing the road within a marked crosswalk and also diagonally
  • Approximately 36% were crossing with no signal in the road

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If you take a moment to reflect at the statistics above, each number represents an individual who was badly harmed or who lost their life in a pedestrian accident. Pedestrians have absolutely no protection against a 3,000 lb. car or 20,000 lb. truck. Many pedestrian accidents occur when the pedestrian is following the law and crossing at designated crosswalks. Drivers who lose control of their car and crash into multitudes of people or who speed through school zones or who just do not pay attention to the rules or who drive while intoxicated should of course be held accountable for their negligence in a wrongful death or personal injury claim. The Kansas City accident lawyer Janelle Bailey offers professional, attentive and aggressive legal counsel, seeking the highest amount of damages possible for pedestrians and other clients who have been injured by negligent drivers. There are no legal fees unless your case is successfully settled prior to trial or if it is successfully litigated in a court of law. To schedule your complimentary case review, contact The Kansas City Personal Injury Law Firm of Janelle Bailey at 816-286-3625.

Bicycle Accident

By the thousands, more and more people are turning to bicycles as a primary way to meet their daily transportation needs. In addition, bicycling is a popular sport for recreational purposes, often putting bikers on a collision course with car drivers who don’t always willingly share the road or yield the right of way. Unfortunately, the hazards caused by hostile or inattentive motorists and debris-filled roadways result in many riders experiencing serious personal injury.

The Kansas City Personal Injury Law Firm of Janelle Bailey offers a complimentary case review with our experienced Kansas City bicycle accident lawyer to discuss the legal options that may be available to you.

Common Bicycle Accident Injuries

Victims of bicycle accidents may suffer severe physical injuries that may include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Lacerations, Contusions and Abrasions
  • Bone Dislocation
  • Amputation
  • Cosmetic Disfigurement
  • Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Traumatic Head Injuries
  • Death

Compensation for your Bicycle Accident Injuries

With exorbitant medical expenses, loss of wages and your livelihood dramatically impacted, a bicycle-related accident can be detrimental to your health and family. In some extreme cases, wrongful death may be the result and you or your family members may be faced with excessive funerary costs. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries as a result of a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:

  • Payment for current and ongoing medical expenses
  • Payment for emotional and psychological distress
  • Payment for loss of wages and income earning ability
  • Payment for pain and suffering

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An understanding of case specifics is crucial to the outcome of your lawsuit and it is important to clearly know your legal rights. At the Kansas City Law Office of Janelle Bailey, we can assist you in recovering compensation for your bicycle accident. For a free consultation, contact Kansas City bicycle accident attorney Janelle Bailey at 816-286-3625.

Boating Accident

According to a compilation of boating statistics from the Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard and the Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety, entitled “2014 Recreational Boating Statistics,” this 56th annual report contains statistics on recreational boating accidents and state vessel registration. The data is relevant to all states, The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and elsewhere. If you were injured in a boating accident that was due to the negligent conduct of another, including another boater, it is essential to protect yourself with the help of a Kansas City boat accident lawyer so that you may have the right to proceed in a personal injury claim which will seek compensation for your injuries, lost income and other related costs. The Kansas City Law Firm of Janelle Bailey provides aggressive and experienced legal representation to their boating and other clients and offers a free consultation with a Kansas City boating accident lawyer to discuss the details and options of your case.

Boating Data for 2014:

  • Fact: in 2014, the Coast Guard counted 4064 accidents that involved 610 deaths and 2678 injuries
  • The cost to property was approximately $39 million dollars of damage
  • The fatality rate was 5.2 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational boaters
  • Approximately 78% of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, almost 84% were not reported as wearing a life jacket
  • Approximately 23% of all deaths occurred on boats where the operator had received boating safety instruction.

TOP FIVE Causes OF Boating Accidents in 2014:

  1. Operator inattention
  2. Improper lookout
  3. Operator inexperience
  4. Excessive speed
  5. Alcohol use

Alcohol Use and Boating Accidents:

  • Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents
  • It was listed as the leading factor in 21% of deaths

Children’s Boating Deaths:

  • 24 children under the age of 13 lost their lives boating in 2012
  • Ten children or approximately 42% of the children who died in 2012 died from drowning
  • Two children or 20% of those who drowned were wearing a life jacket as required by state and federal law

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The facts are harsh and hard to swallow. Deaths of little children and adults, even when life jackets were worn and even when they were innocent passengers out for a cruise on a friend or relative’s boat to cool off during the warm summer months. Nevertheless, if you were injured in a boating accident or if a loved one lost their life, it is absolutely vital to speak to a Kansas City boating accident attorney immediately in order to preserve your rights to compensation. When a death occurs that was due to another’s negligent conduct, they must be held accountable for their actions. Kansas City accident attorney Janelle Bailey represent victims of boating accidents and all other types of accidents. There are no legal fees unless the case is successfully settled out of court or victoriously litigated in court. To schedule your complimentary case review, contact The Kansas City Personal Injury Law Firm of Janelle Bailey by calling 816-286-3625.

Construction Accident

Elevated working conditions, dangerous equipment and an array of workers on a job site at any given time can make construction work a dangerous occupation, even when everyone on the job site follows safety standards. Construction is among the most dangerous of all occupations. In 2011, 17.6 percent of all worker fatalities in the United States—738—happened in the construction industry. Nearly every construction worker experiences at least one, and often more, work-related injuries or illnesses in a lifetime, in addition to being at a higher than average risk of premature death, according to the American Public Health Association. The U.S. Bureau of Labor reports that there are about 150,000 construction sites accidents every year.

When someone is negligent, the conditions become exponentially hazardous and can result in life-altering injuries, such as brain injuries, paralysis, back and neck injuries, and even fatal injuries. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, contact Kansas City construction accident attorney Janelle Bailey today.


Every contractor, carpenter, foreman, electrician, plumber, pipefitter, welder, cutter, heavy equipment operator, mechanic, painter and finisher knows that the construction industry is one of the most treacherous out there. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011, laborers accounted for the highest proportion of workplace injuries and illnesses throughout the country. Construction site accidents happen every day and we know can they involve any number of hazardous scenarios:

  • Falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs
  • Broken bones from ‘caught-between’ hazards
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Forklift, bulldozer and crane accidents
  • Excavators and loader backhoes that tip over
  • Severe head injuries from falling objects
  • Back injury from building collapse
  • Malfunctioning power tool injuries
  • Hoisted loads that break free and fall
  • Faulty rigging, cables or ropes
  • Defective machinery accidents
  • Electrocution accidents
  • Welding burns
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Heavy lifting injuries
  • Construction site death
  • Fires and explosions


At The Law Office of Janelle Bailey, we know the catastrophic affects construction accidents can have on your life. We also know Kansas City construction law and workers compensation law, and that workers compensation insurance companies will often downplay construction site injuries. But building site accidents can result in any number of life-changing injuries, including paralysis, coma, spinal cord injury such as a crushed spine, shoulder and neck injury or traumatic brain injury, and a long list of injuries requiring surgery.

Safety Violations on Construction Sites Can Mean Debilitating Injury, Even Death

Dangerous safety violations and lack of protective gear on construction sites can mean severe construction site injuries. Employers should provide every form of safety gear needed to protect workers, including hard hats, goggles and other eye protection, earplugs, headphones and other ear protection, steel-toed boots and utility insulated gloves. With lack of basic protective gear, as well as poor safety training at so many building sites, we are never surprised at the construction site accident cases we see.

If it’s a power tool accident or heavy machine injury, it doesn’t matter what brand or equipment manufacturer was involved—Link-Belt, DeWalt, Caterpillar, Bobcat, Komatsu, Volvo, Case, Makita, Kubota, Black & Decker or any of the hundreds of power tool companies that exist. Heavy equipment accidents and fatalities can happen, particularly due to disrepair if proper inspections and scheduled maintenances have not been followed according to OSHA regulations.


In most cases, workers’ compensation laws prohibit workers from suing their employers for injuries suffered on the job, including construction accident injuries. Instead, medical bills and lost wages are paid through workers’ compensation. As experienced construction accident lawyers, we recognize that for most injured construction workers, this will not be enough. Therefore, we go to work investigating other avenues of liability, such as a negligent subcontractor or defective equipment manufacturer. Our ability to identify and pursue these third-party claims enables us to maximize the financial recovery each client receives.

Complimentary Case Review with Kansas City Construction Accident attorney

At the Kansas City Law Firm of Janelle Bailey, we understand the limitations of Workers’ Compensation and look for ways to ensure that you will recover enough to take care of your needs and those of your family when you’ve been sidelined by a construction accident injury. If you have questions about your rights or would like experienced legal guidance after a serious construction accident in Missouri, call the Kansas City personal injury attorney Janelle Bailey today for a free case consultation at 816-286-3625.

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