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  • Associate Profile: Matt McCoy

    What do you enjoy most about being an attorney and working at Presley & Presley? Being an attorney allows you to be challenged and to encounter new and interesting scenarios almost every day. Each client’s case brings its own challenges; providing some level of peace and finality to each client is rewarding. Working at Presley & Presley magnifies everything above. A significant portion of our work ...
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  • Presley & Presley’s Matt McCoy named to National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

    Kansas City, Mo. – February 6, 2019 – Matt McCoy, attorney with Presley & Presley, was recently chosen for National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region under the age of 40. Membership into the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only to a select ...
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  • Presley Wins $3.5M for Family of Man Killed in Power Plant Explosion

    Attorney Kirk Presley helped recover $3.5 million for the family of a 54-year-old man who died in a power plant explosion near Weston, Mo. Presley acted as lead counsel for the plaintiffs, who won nearly $12.21 million in combined verdicts. The very technical case largely came down to a debate about whether the blame for the explosion lay with a poorly made valve or the managing of the Iatan, Mo. ...
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  • Presley & Presley Wins $6.5M Verdict in Police Brutality Case

    Presley & Presley LLC has secured a more than $6.5 million verdict for Bryce Masters, whose life nearly ended when a police stop escalated dangerously out of control. Despite the legal difficulty of such cases, a jury in federal court in Kansas City didn’t hesitate to side with Masters. After the weeklong trial, jurors took a matter of hours to return the hefty verdict. “Unfortunately, because of ...
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  • Meet Attorney Sean Brown of Presley & Presley, LLC

    Associate Profile: Sean Brown What do you enjoy most about being an attorney and working at Presley & Presley? I would say the best part is being able to help people whose lives were changed by physical injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one. You meet people who are at a real low point and try to help them recover and get back on their feet. I like that I get to learn from the best working ...
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  • Why Have a Lawyer to Help with the Insurance Company?

    There are many different concerns that you may have when navigating the legal matters following a car accident. Far too often, individuals find themselves in serious and complicated situations where they are unsure of what their rights are. As such, one of the most important things you can do after a car accident is hire a lawyer who can help you navigate the process, especially when it comes to ...
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  • Presley & Presley Win $15M Settlement for Teen Accident Victim

    Presley & Presley reached a $15 million settlement for a teenage boy who was injured in a devastating car crash. This amount ranks among the largest single claimant recoveries in the history of Kansas, where state law applies. The Accident In February 2016, a pickup truck driver allegedly ran a red light and crashed into the vehicle transporting Aundre Hobbs, Jr. (15). He sustained a massive head ...
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  • What Not to Say After a Car Accident

    We have discussed things that people should do after sustaining an injury in a car accident; however, it’s important to understand there are things and phrases that should also be avoided. These are things that, if said, may be used against you by the negligent party’s insurance company to try and limit liability. Knowing what not to say can help you protect your rights to pursue legal action. The ...
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  • Who Is Considered At Fault In a Car Crash?

    In any case involving a car accident, there are a number of things you want to ensure you have before filing a lawsuit seeking compensation. However, one of the most confusing factors may be determining who is considered at fault in the accident. It is the at-fault party who is often responsible for the damages that you sustain, and their insurance company may be liable for paying out ...
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  • Steps to Take Following a Car Accident

    In the aftermath of a car accident, there are a number of questions that may arise, and victims can feel as though they have no way to move forward. Getting the answers to these questions can be peaceful to the anxiety that a person feels after sustaining an injury. Far too often, the problems that present themselves after a car accident are a result of individuals not knowing what to do after ...
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  • Presley & Presley lands $11M verdict against massive insurer

    Presley & Presley has won an $11 million verdict for its client in a bad-faith lawsuit against American Family Insurance Co. Kirk Presley, founder of the law firm, represented an Excelsior Springs man, Paul Skow. The four-day trial ended with the jury awarding $1 million in actual damages and $10 million in punitive damages. In August 2012, Skow had failed to yield and crashed into a Kansas City ...
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  • How a Serious Injury Impacts a Victim's Life

    What makes catastrophic injuries so serious that it impacts a person’s entire life? Unfortunately, countless individuals sustain serious injuries and are left to endure the long-term effects of the damage they have experienced. For anyone who has suffered a serious injury, understanding the impact can help when determining if and why they should consider legal action against the negligent party ...
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  • The Lifetime Costs of Paralysis

    Suffering a spinal cord injury can be very difficult and the experience can be daunting for anyone who has been harmed. Many individuals are unsure of whether or not they should file a lawsuit after a negligence-related accident, but a spinal cord injury can lead to a lifetime of issues. Paralysis is one of the most catastrophic injuries and it comes with plenty of costs to consider. This is an ...
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  • How Negligence Causes TBI

    For many individuals, suffering even the slightest injury is difficult to endure. Imagine how difficult it is to suffer a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone’s negligent actions? This is the difficult situation many individuals face, and the causes are often very preventable. One thing to understand is that when there is negligence involved in the cause of a traumatic brain injury, ...
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  • Serious Injuries: What Are They and What Can You Do?

    What would you do if one day, someone’s negligent actions forced you to deal with an injury? Unfortunately, this is the daunting reality that countless individuals face each and every year. As a result, they must deal with a number of potential issues that arise. One of the things that can make this even worse is when the injury sustained is considered serious or catastrophic. These are the most ...
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