If you or someone you love lives in Liberal, Kansas, Ulysses, Kansas, Satanta, Kansas, Lakin, Kansas, Garden City, Kansas, Dodge City, or any town nearby and has been severely injured in an accident, getting legal assistance as soon as possible will be critical to receiving the compensation you are entitled to by Kansas law. Many insurers and/or defendants will attempt to ignore or minimize your claim. Unless you find an experienced accident attorney in Liberal, KS who has operated in the area for a long time, it will be difficult to secure a fair settlement.
But how can you find a reputable accident attorney in Liberal to that you can confidently trust with your case?
Finding Viable Options
In one form or another, forming a list of viable accident attorney candidates in your area will be done through referrals.
You can get referrals from past clients of a lawyer, which often happens when you know a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor who has had a good experience with him/her. However, instead of simply "taking their word for it," it is best to also research the lawyer's credentials and call/meet with him before making a final decision.
Next, you can use online directories of accident attorneys operating in your area. These will inform you of each lawyer's educational background, years of experience, philosophy of practice, and fees. At minimum, you can use these tools to ensure that a lawyer has a valid state license and a good standing with the state bar association.
Finally, other lawyers (not in competition in the specific practice area) will often refer cases. You may want to ask a "non-accident attorney,"if he/she can recommend to you a good accident attorney.
Evaluating Your Options
Once you have compiled at least 2 or 3 valid options, it is time to sift through those options to find which one is superior. You can explore the lawyers' websites, but a phone call/personal meeting will ultimately be needed to help you decide if an accident attorney is "right for you."
Here are some questions to get answers to regarding each candidate you consider:
- Does he/she offer free initial consultations?
- Does the attorney work on a contingency basis?
- How long has the lawyer been practicing law?
- What portion of the lawyer's cases are accidental injury cases?
- Will your case be handled by a top accident attorney or passed along to a less experienced lawyer on the law firm's staff?
- How big of a settlement does the attorney think you should pursue? How likely does he think it is you can win your case?
Look for an accident attorney in Liberal who passes this kind of basic scrutiny and who has a history of obtaining high settlement amounts in his past cases.
Contact Us Today
Brad Pistotnik Law has been taking up the causes of Kansas accident victims for many years and has a long track record of securing maximized settlements. We will fight for your right to be fully compensated for all wrongs and losses you have suffered due to the negligence of others.
For a free legal consultation on the details of your case, call Brad Pistotnik 24/7 at 1-800-241-BRAD, 316-684-4400, or on his cell phone at 316-706-5020. You can also contact Brad Pistotnik by filling out our online contact form.
Pistotnik Law is based out of Wichita, KS, but serves clients all over the state, including in Liberal, Hays, Dodge City, Garden City, Emporia, Arkansas City, Topeka, Kansas City, Wellington, Winfield, Pratt, El Dorado, Manhattan, Junction City, and Abilene. We also serve Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, and Oklahoma.