Need an Injury Lawyer for a Personal Injury Case in Kansas?
Unfortunately, the amount of fatalities from traffic accidents has been increasing over the years for Kansas, telling many officials that something is very wrong. In 2017, Kansas hit almost 100 fatalities in accidents by December, which was a lot for that year. In 2016, there were only 68 fatalities the entire year, so this was a huge and unexpected jump. One of the biggest themes that officials discovered is that many of these accidents leading to fatalities involved people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In fact, at least half of the accidents involve some type of impaired driver. If you were lucky enough to walk away from a traffic accident in Kansas but you know that another party has acted negligently in some way, you never want to hold off on your claim. You deserve justice and that’s where we come in.
In fact, you should never handle a personal injury claim on your own when you have sustained more than minor injuries. Sometimes, it is difficult to handle a case when you’re fighting up against the other party’s insurance company who tries to twist a case against you or another attorney that wants to defend their client’s rights no matter what. There are many complicated procedures you must abide by, laws you have to follow, and deadlines that you have to meet when filing your petition and more. For this, you never want to fall behind, because you could be risking so much when it comes to your claim. You want to leave your options open, which is why it is vital to have a Kansas personal injury attorney on your side. Call us for the help you deserve in your time of need.
What a Personal Injury Attorney Does For You
Perhaps you want a more in-depth conversation about what exactly an attorney can do for you. Many people believe that they 1. Don’t need to bring a personal injury claim because their injuries are not ‘severe enough’ or 2. Believe they can handle in on their own. This is not always the case, though, when you miss out on your chance to file or attempt to negotiate a settlement only to find that it isn’t always as easy as it looks. If you have been seriously injured and now the medical bills are piling up against you, you have missed out on many weeks or months at work, or you are suffering emotionally as well as physically, you have a right to a claim and the compensation that will get you back on your feet during this difficult time.
An attorney can show you the best ways to preserve your case from start to finish – because from the moment your accident occurs, you want to start collecting data that will allow you to gain compensation later on down the road. We will also apply our knowledge to your case as we have experience on the many laws that dictate how your case should be handled and help you retain the most informational evidence. Some of the evidence most helpful in personal injury claims include photographs of your injuries and damage to your vehicle, contact from all parties who were involved in or witnessed the entire accident, and medical bills that outline all the services you have received after you have been involved in your accident.
If you have suffered severe injuries, are faced with extensive medical bills, or have a significant loss of income, then it’s time to file. These are the 3 rules that dictate whether or not you should file a claim with an attorney on your side. Call us as soon as possible to get started, no matter how big or small your claim.
Just Some of the Claims We Handle
We handle a variety of cases, from those involving DUI drivers, motorcyclists, ridesharing vehicles, and more. Here is a brief overview of some of the cases we handle and how we can help:
Auto Accidents: Traffic fatalities are up in Kansas, which means you could easily become a victim in one of these catastrophic accidents that change lives every day. You only have limited time to file your case according to the statute of limitations (2 years in Kansas), so you want to act as soon as possible. If you don’t act, you could find out in no time that you are being barred from bringing a claim. We can help you with every aspect of your case, such as determining liability, how to settle your claim to get the most out of it, and so much more.
Bicycle Accidents: Bicycle accidents can lead to serious injuries like fractures, lacerations, broken bones, head injuries, and more. They can be deadly in the worst cases because bicyclists are not offered the same protections as those in motor vehicles. Drivers tend to ignore the safety of bicycle riders, which is why we want to be there for you in your time of need. Common accidents include intersection-related accidents, left-turns in front of bicyclists, or drivers opening a door into riders. If a driver failed to watch out for your safety, you may have a claim and we want to speak with you.
Bus Accidents: Bus accidents fall under common carrier law, which are entities who drive passengers from point A to point B for a fee. If you utilize the services of a bus, you are expecting to experience safety on the ultimate level. If a bus driver breaches their duty of care to you and you are injured as a result, they as well as the bus company could be held liable for your injuries. However, you should act quickly, as the statute of limitations might be shorter in these cases – especially if the bus is owned by a government agency.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents: The same could be said in commercial vehicle accidents, where drivers are working for businesses. Technically, if a commercial vehicle driver was working within the scope of their employment when the accident occurred, the employer (company) could also be responsible for covering your injuries. This depends on whether or not the driver is an independent contractor or an actual employee. We can help you in any type of case involving a commercial vehicle driver.
Truck Accidents: Because large trucks are some of the biggest vehicles on the roadways, there is a greater likelihood that you will sustain life-threatening injuries in these catastrophic cases. Trucks, in fact, can be tens of thousands of pounds more than a passenger vehicle. If you have been injured, there are many people who could be liable in your accident, such as a driver, company, cargo loader, or maintenance company. There are many regulations put in place by the FMCSA that dictate what a driver can and can’t do and, if these regulations are broken, you may have a case.
As you can see, there are many cases that we handle from start to finish, as well as the many not listed here. We want to help you every step of the way if you have been injured in an accident in Kansas and wonder where you can turn. You are not alone and have a right to compensation, so contact us as soon as possible for more information. Let’s get started so you don’t miss your chance to file!