More Than 20 Years of Experience in Olathe – Kansas City and Johnson County Personal Injuries, Auto Accidents, Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13)
At the Law Office of David S. Adams, I offer clients timely and helpful legal advice to handle life’s most pressing legal concerns. Clients rely on me for guidance in their cases. I am an lawyer with more than 20 years of legal experience. I owe my success to ethical practices and solid values.
No matter what the issue, the sooner you speak to a lawyer, the more effectively you can begin to resolve your legal matter. Contact my law office. I offer a free initial consultation to review your case, and would be happy to see if I can be of help to you.
My firm handles a wide range of legal issues, including:
- Personal Injuries : I represent clients who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Insurance companies want to settle your personal injury or auto accident claim as cheaply as possible. I work hard to ensure that my clients are appropriately compensated for injuries they suffered in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, from the use of defective products, slip and falls, on-the-job accidents or because of the negligence of medical professionals. I also represent clients who wish to bring a wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one. If you are in or near Olathe or the Kansas City Area contact me.
- Bankruptcy : I understand the decision to file for bankruptcy is difficult and personal. Whether you have credit card debt or medical bill debt, you can rely on my experience as a bankruptcy lawyer to educate you about your options. I will give you the necessary information to decide if Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is the necessary option.
- General Practice : From simple wills to step-parent adoptions, I handle a variety of needs for families and individuals. If your matter needs more specialized attention, I am happy to give referrals.
I serve all of Johnson County (including Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Leawood, Merriam and Prairie Village Kansas) and the Kansas City area including Johnson, Wyandotte, Miami, and Jackson counties.
I have been practicing in the Kansas City area (and Olathe specifically) since 1991. I have handled hundreds of personal injury and bankruptcy cases over the years, resulting in millions of dollars of verdicts and settlements. Even smaller value cases are important. On December 8, 2015, a jury in the Johnson County District Courthouse in Olathe returned a verdict for my client in an auto accident claim for $55,000.00 for her soft-tissue injuries. The insurance company had offered only $10,000.00. The accident occurred on Highway 169 south of Olathe and just north of Spring Hill. My client suffered soft-tissue injuries to her neck, back and right arm. This represented the fourth straight jury trial outcome in Johnson County in the recent past, where my client’s soft-tissue injury was valued several times higher by the jury than was offered before trial.
An auto accident can occur to anyone at anytime. The amount of distracted driving is increasing, and many lives are being forever changed because of the resulting accidents. A person’s good health is valuable, and the loss of it should be fairly valued by those that take it, whether by negligence or something worse.
Whether an accident occurs in Olathe, Shawnee, Lenexa, Overland Park, or Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Douglas or Miami counties, or in Missouri, it is virtually certain that the insurance company will undervalue what you have been through. Whether the claim is for an auto accident, motorcycle or truck collision, the other side is not likely to quickly or generously address your injuries – even in wrongful death situations. A skilled lawyer is necessary to help protect your interests that no one else will fully value. An attorney can pin down witnesses, document injuries, assess liability issues and find all related insurance coverages. Some cases can be resolved without filing suit, but many times, to get full value suit may need to be filed in the county courthouse where the accident occurred. This is Olathe in Johnson County; Kansas City, Kansas in Wyandotte County; Paola in Miami County; Leavenworth in Leavenworth County; Lawrence in Douglas County; and Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri.
Our office handles car accidents, slip and fall cases, as well as other negligence causes of action including medical and legal malpractice. My office is located two blocks north of the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kansas. There are many lawyers serving Johnson County and Kansas City generally. It is important to find an attorney that will actually try your case if necessary, and who has a record of getting successful outcomes at trial. Recent clients include a mother of four in Leawood, a grandfather in Overland Park, a college student in Lenexa, a single mother in Olathe; and a construction worker in Lenexa. I have a number of reviews on Google – just search the term “Olathe Personal Injury attorney” and you can read what others have said about my practice and the help they received.
I am a member of the Kansas Bar Association, and the Johnson County Bar Association. My office has been located in Olathe, Kansas since 1991. I am a lawyer with experience in a number of areas of the law in addition to personal injury and bankruptcy cases, (including family law, probate law and general practice). For the past ten years, my practice has focused on helping individuals with injury cases and bankruptcy situations. I have appeared in district courts in all surrounding counties to Johnson County, including Wyandotte County, Leavenworth County, Miami County, Douglas County, Linn County and Jackson County, as well as all city courts in this area including Olathe, Lenexa, Overland Park, Leawood, Shawnee, Merriam, Mission, Kansas City, Leavenworth, Lansing, Lawrence, DeSoto, Spring Hill, Paola, and Edgerton.
My bankruptcy practice is concentrated on helping individuals that need relief from creditors and a fresh start. A chapter 7 bankruptcy is a clean “start over” that discharges all unsecured and credit card debt (except student loans, child support obligations, and taxes less than 3 years old). A chapter 13 bankruptcy requires monthly payments over a 3-5 year period and is most helpful to catch up on a deficient mortgage or auto obligation, or to slowly address a delinquent tax obligation. A chapter 7 bankruptcy can only be filed once every 8 years. Kansas bankruptcy laws apply equally to all residents regardless of city, county or state. A resident in Lenexa has the same property rights as a citizen in Lawrence and Overland Park. An attorney is needed to help protect you from losing assets unnecessarily in the bankruptcy process. A lawyer can advise how to turn non-exempt assets into exempt assets if a bankruptcy is advisable. A bankruptcy case has to be filed in a federal district court which usually means the federal court in Kansas City, Kansas for residents in the Johnson County area, but in some instances a case will be filed in Topeka. There are only three federal courthouses in Kansas and the third is in Wichita. Most residents that live in Johnson County will chose the Kansas City, Kansas court over the other two options.