Brad Pistotnik Law
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Personal Injury Lawyer and Accident Attorney advise you to seek medical care immediately after your Wichita, Kansas accident.

If you are in an automobile accident in Wichita, Kansas or surrounding Cities Garden City, Liberal, Hays, Goodland, Dodge City, Salina, Newton or Hutchinson it is important to pay close attention to how your body feels. Just because you think you may not be hurt and don’t want to hassle with the emergency room, you may be injured. Often I have car wreck victims come in and they failed to seek medical treatment for many days and possibly weeks after their accident. These people are all injured and they simply have hoped that they would get better, without proper care you will not get better. The other important factor in not getting medical treatment right away is that the insurance company will use it against you if you seek damages.

Keep in mind that there is very little correlation between your car accident damage and the amount of pain you may be in. Minor vehicle damage can result in substantial injuries to your body. Do not be afraid to seek medical treatment. If you have questions about what to do after your car accident call Brad Pistotnik and ask him. Brad Pistotnik is available on his mobile phone at 316-706-5020 or at his office 316-684-4400. You can also call 1-800-241-BRAD for your free consultation after your wreck. Minor vehicle damage often results in injuries. Accident attorneys at Brad Pistotnik Law understand all the aspects of the injuries from your car accident. We will be on your side and believe you have suffered injuries. The insurance company will do everything they can to prove you don’t have injuries to lessen your recovery. Do not be afraid of the insurance company, call us and we can guide you in the right direction.

There are many types of injuries that you can sustain in a car accident. Most likely you will have an adrenaline rush right after your accident, but then after the body calms down, you will start noticing soreness. Auto accident injuries include head trauma, neck and spinal trauma, wrist, knee, ankle and facial fractures. Often people will have some type of neck and head trauma that is often referred to as “whiplash.”People make jokes about “whiplash” but it is a very serious injury. When a persona in a car accident their head can be moved rapidly in the wrong direction causing the neck to tense up and cause severe pain. It is important to stabilize the neck to make sure you don’t end up having more damage to the neck area.

If you are involved in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident you should not be afraid of the cost of seeking immediate medical attention. Here is some information you may not know about your insurance coverage.

Personal Injury Protection Benefits (PIP) are mandatory health insurance coverage required on every motor vehicle in the State of Kansas. By the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparations Act (KAIRP) and arise from K.S.A. 40-3113a et. seq. that provides a minimum of $4,500.00 in medical benefits for the driver and each passenger in a car subject to very few restrictions. The legislature in Kansas which is highly friendly to the insurance lobbyists provided for a motorcycle policy to have a right to reject this medical coverage. Never reject it. You should always increase it to the higher limits. Some companies, like American Family, State Farm, Farm Bureau, Allstate, Travelers, Safeco, AAA, Progressive, GEICO, USAA Farmers Alliance and many other companies like Hartford allow you buy as high as $50,000 of PIP medical benefits like a P7 limit of PIP under State Farm coverage. You must ask your agent to buy the higher level. Otherwise, it is only $4,500.00 per person.

PIP allows you to go to the hospital by ambulance and see a real doctor. Stay away from doctors that are not medical doctors and go to first level tertiary care hospitals like Wesley Medical Center at their big hospital and Hillside and Central or Via Christi St. Francis in downtown Wichita where you get better trauma care.

Brad Pistotnik, the original founder of Pistotnik Law Offices is now on East 21st Street at Brad Pistotnik Law. Brad Pistotnik Law has a team to fight for you after your accident. Brad has a team of Lawyers and paralegals who enjoy what they do and would like to help you with your car wreck case. Brad Pistotnik Law knows how to deal with the insurance company and would like you to focus on getting better. Let us handle the stress for you.

Bradley A. Pistotnik © 2016

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