Which personal injury attorney should I hire in Kansas, Wichita, Kansas City, Omaha, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Springfield, or Chicago? Every year, thousands of serious accidental injuries and hundreds of accidental deaths occur in the state of Kansas, many of which could easily have been prevented.
The most common causes of injuries include car crashes, slip and fall accidents, unsafe construction site conditions, accidental poisonings, medical malpractice, and defective/dangerous products.
Whenever someone fails to show a reasonable regard for the safety of others and an accidental injury results, an instance of negligence has occurred. In such cases, a Kansas personal injury attorney can help you collect full compensation from the negligent party for all wrong inflicted on you.
Can't I Save Money by Representing Myself?
Most people destroy their case so rapidly on their own it is hard to fix it later because they are afraid of incurring medical bills and do not understand their car insurance provides medical insurance for your accident so you need to go to the hospital first thing. While it is entirely legal to represent yourself in a personal injury lawsuit, you will be in a much stronger position if you avail yourself of the assistance of a skilled Kansas personal injury attorney. There are a number of reasons why, including the following:
- It takes a deep and detailed knowledge of Kansas tort law to satisfy the legal requirements of filing and pursuing a lawsuit. If all is not done in a specific order and within a limited time frame, your suit will fail. Professional attorneys are familiar with these processes.
- Personal injury lawyers typically work on a contingency basis, meaning they do not get paid unless you collect on your claim. They can do this, despite the high costs of litigating a case because they can draw on large funds set aside for this very purpose. Litigating on your own, is often nearly impossible.
- By using a Kansas personal injury attorney, you stand a much greater chance of maximizing your claim. What you gain from a higher settlement amount will easily outweigh the costs of hiring a good lawyer.
How Much Compensation Can I Expect to Collect?
The specifics of your individual case will determine how much compensation you receive. But, there are certain Kansas compensation laws that you should be aware of:
- The economic damages, which are the actual costs of your injury, such as medical bills and loss of income, have no limit. They are simply calculated and submitted as a claim.
- The non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and psychological distress, are capped in Kansas at $250,000 per person per case. Your lawyer can help you maximize this part of your claim, but you cannot exceed the limit.
- It is also possible to collect punitive damages, which apply if the judge determines that the at-fault party acted with ill intent or somehow profited from the injury. The cap here is five times the annual income of the defendant, but never over $5 million.
- Kansas is a modified comparative fault state. If you are deemed at least partly at fault for your own injury, your compensation is reduced proportionally. Also, if you are found 50% or more at fault, then you cannot collect.
Contact Us Today
Brad Pistotnik Law has decades of experience in winning personal injury settlements across a wide range of case-types and can assist you in obtaining full and fair compensation for all losses caused by your injury.
Brad Pistotnik can be contacted 24/7 by calling 1-800-241-BRAD, 316-684-4400, or 316-706-5020 (his personal cell number). You can also reach him for help by filling out the online contact form.
Pistotnik Law is based out of Wichita, Kansas and serves clients across the entire state, including such municipalities as Liberal, Dodge City, Garden City, Hutchinson, Hays, Salina, Colby, Topeka, Kansas City, Great Bend, Newton, Augusta, Pittsburg, Junction City, and Abilene. We also serve the yellow brick road and the Santa Fe Trail and serve clients in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Illinois.