Wichita Personal Injury Attorney
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An accident in Wichita is expensive, harmful, and can cause years of emotional and physical pain and suffering. Personal injury lawsuits are thus available to help injured victims get financial compensation to help with their medical costs, property damage, lost wages, and everyday expenses.
At Beall & Mitchell LLC, our Wichita personal injury lawyers represent clients in a variety of personal injury cases, including:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Car or truck accidents
- Product liability
- Assaults or battery
- Medical malpractice issues
Remember That You Have Rights. Let Our Law Firm Guide You Through Your Personal Injury Claim. Call (316) 842-4014 or Contact Us Online Today to Discuss Your Situation. We Speak Spanish!
What is the Statute of Limitations for Injury Cases in Wichita, KS?
Kansas statute 60-513 states that you have exactly two years to file a lawsuit for a personal injury case. The clock starts on the day the accident occurred. You may still file for the suit if you miss the deadline, but the KS court will most likely reject it.
Is Kansas a No-Fault State for Car Accidents?
Yes, Kansas is a no-fault state for car accidents. No fault state means drivers must purchase personal injury protection (PIP) insurance to cover their medical bills after an accident, regardless of who was at fault.
The statute of limitations for personal injury in Kansas also applies to a car accident. To give context, you will have no more than two years to prove:
- The driver or the passenger(s) was hurt in the crash
- The vehicle or property was damaged
The only condition where the statute deadline may differ is if the car accident caused someone’s death. The clock will not start until the day the victim dies, which may occur sometime later.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
An injury victim can pursue three types of damages in a personal injury claim: economic, non-economic, and punitive. Monetary damages compensate the injury victim for financial losses, such as medical expenses or missed wages due to the inability to work. Non-economic damages compensate for non-financial suffering, such as pain and suffering or mental anguish. The last type of punitive damages is not often awarded since they punish the negligent party instead of compensating the injured party.
Should I Hire an Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?
Unlike insurance companies, the personal injury team at Beall & Mitchell LLC will act as advocates on your side. Our injury lawyers are committed to fighting for justice and the maximum compensation you deserve. On the other hand, insurance companies are businesses at heart and are not looking out for your best interest. Instead, they focus on what will save them the most time or money.
Additionally, many people find that their injuries worsen the following days or weeks after an accident. If you accept an insurance offer before you know how serious your injuries are, you may find your settlement amount no longer covers all your expenses. Our injury attorneys can fight to protect your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call today to get started on your personal injury case.
Responsibility in Personal Injury Lawsuits
Not every person who has been injured is entitled to compensation. You must prove that negligence occurred and were responsible for your injuries. This comes from actual and legal causation based on the injury’s circumstances, the damage’s extent, and whether there was intent to cause harm on the perpetrator's part.
Our Wichita personal injury attorneys will look at the facts of your case to find evidence to prove your personal injury claim. Our injury attorneys are diligent in our approach and compassionate to your needs. Beall & Mitchell LLC is committed to seeing justice is served, and all parties are held accountable for their actions to help prevent future injuries from occurring to others.