In many cases of personal injury, the law permits victims and families to seek compensation from at-fault parties. This can include car accidents, dangerous conditions on commercial or residential property and medical malpractice. In most cases, this results in a claim against a negligent party's insurance carrier.
At Riedmiller, Andersen and Scott LLC, our veteran Wichita personal injury lawyers believe victims and families deserve immediate access to experienced legal help without concerns over upfront costs or other barriers that would otherwise put them at a disadvantage when dealing with large insurance corporations and their attorneys. That’s why we offer confidential consultations and accept clients on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid only when we are successful in winning compensation for you and your family.
To succeed in a personal injury lawsuit under Kansas law, a victim must prove four elements:
However, that does not make it a straight-forward process. From the moment you report a claim to an insurance carrier, your case will be assigned to a team of insurance adjusters, investigators, attorneys and medical experts who are focused on limiting the cost of your claim and your ability to collect all of the damages to which you are entitled. Additionally, your Wichita personal injury law firm must have the necessary experience and resources to not only prove an at-fault party is to blame, but also to determine all of the damages to which you are entitled.
Under Kansas law, victims are entitled to collect both economic and noneconomic damages.
In many cases, the total economic cost of injury may not be known at the time of settlement or trial. This is particularly true when serious injury may result in long-term medical complications and/or disability. Having a law firm experienced in determining these costs can have a major impact on your ability to collect all of the damages to which you are entitled under the law.
Common types of personal injury lawsuits include:
Most cases will settle without the need to go to trial, provided your Wichita personal injury law firm builds a solid case for negligence and damages. Put simply, if you have a strong case, and a law firm known for taking cases to trial, the at-fault insurance carrier would rather settle than expose itself to the expense, publicity and uncertainty of a trial. However, it is up to victims and families to seek experienced legal help as early as possible when an injury accident occurs.
The veteran Wichita personal injury lawyers at Riedmiller, Andersen and Scott LLC represent injury victims and their families in Wichita, Kansas and the surrounding areas, including Valley Center, Park City, Kechi, Bel Aire, Eastbourough, Andover, Derby, Newton, El Dorado, Arkansas City, Winfield, Haysville, Goddard and Maize. For a confidential consultation to discuss your rights call 316-648-1369.