Kansas City, Missouri Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Potts Law Firm represents victims of personal injuries, medical malpractice, car accidents, truck accidents, consumer and business fraud and defective drugs. We help injury and accident victims in Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Overland Park, Kansas; Olathe, Kansas and all surrounding communities.
After a serious accident or injury, it’s important to know where you stand. Pick up the phone and contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney at the Potts Law Firm. For a free initial consultation regarding your legal rights, contact a committed personal injury lawyer toll free at (866) 311-2230 or use our online contact form.
A Closer Look at Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri, anchor of the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area, is the largest city in the state of Missouri and the second largest metropolitan area in Missouri. Population for the metro area is 2.1 million, of which Kansas City, MO, claims 459,787. Kansas City’s 318 square miles is mostly in Jackson County, but extends also into Clay, Cass, and Platte counties.
Founded in 1838 as the “Town of Kansas” (the name changed to Kansas City in 1889), Kansas City claims the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers. The Battle of Westport, as well as other Civil War battles occurred directly across the river here.
Kansas City’s suburban development began after World War II, and as part of the Renaissance, the downtown area is seeing a major reconstruction. Residences occupy a large percentage of downtown vertical real estate. Neighborhoods are being developed with particular attention to their history; other neighborhoods are being renewed with new purpose. Music and entertainment venues are in the Westport entertainment district. The Irish-themed bar, Kelly’s Westport Inn, is in the oldest building remaining in Kansas City, built in 1850.
The U.S. Government is the largest employer in the Kansas City, MO, metro area, with 146 individual federal agencies represented. A nearly 1.4-million-square-foot IRS facility in Kansas City, Missouri, employs 2,700 full time workers (which almost doubles with temporary hires during tax season). The Government’s General Services Administration maintains offices at the Bannister Federal Complex in South Kansas City, employing over 800 workers. The Federal Complex is also home to the Kansas City Plant, a National Nuclear Security Administration facility run by Honeywell for the U.S. Government. The Kansas City Plant employs almost 2,700 people who produce and assemble about 90 percent of the non-nuclear components used for the U.S. nuclear bomb arsenal. The Social Security Administration is represented at the Mid-America Program Service Center (MAMPSC) in downtown Kansas City.
Kansas City, MO, is renowned for contributions to the musical styles of blues and jazz, haute cuisine, and Kansas City-style barbecue and steak. The 39th Street District boasts Kansas City’s largest selections of independently owned restaurants and boutique shops.
The Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics are consistently ranked among the leading children’s hospitals nationwide. Children’s Mercy is also a leader in providing pediatric medical education to student physicians and nurses from across the nation. In a five-mile radius of center city, Kansas City has 8 full-service hospitals and Medical Centers.
The Kansas City Municipal Court maintains jurisdiction over matters related to violations of city ordinances. A defendant in this court may appeal a finding of guilt to the Jackson County Associate Circuit Court. The Kansas City Municipal Court is a division of the Jackson County Circuit Court of Missouri. Hearing civil and criminal cases, the Jackson County Circuit Court is a State trial court where issues involving Missouri law are litigated. Judges hear everything from small claims cases, medical malpractice, environmental and toxic exposure, to death penalty cases.
The Kansas City International Airport is a direct destination and or point of demarcation for flights to over 50 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This generates tremendous potential for traffic and aviation accidents. The 12 eateries ringing the terminal building represent a variety of cuisines to satisfy the almost one million passengers a month that pour in and out of Kansas City International. An FAA memo in the early 1960s stated that the Charles B. Wheeler Kansas City Downtown Airport was “the most dangerous major airport in the country.” Now the renamed ‘Kansas City Municipal Airport’ is used only for charters, corporate aircraft, and private recreational aviation.
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908 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Phone: (816) 931-2230