Wichita Personal Injury Attorneys
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Accidents are expensive, harmful, and can cause you 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 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 firm guide you through your 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?
Kansas statute 60-513 states that you have exactly 2 years to file a lawsuit for a personal injury case. The clock starts on the day the accident occurred. If you happen to miss the deadline, then you may still file for the suit, but the court will most likely reject it.
Does this apply to car accidents?
Yes, the statute of limitations for personal injury in Kansas applies to car accidents as well. To give context, you will have no more than 2 years to prove:
- The driver or the passenger(s) was hurt in the crash
- The vehicle or property was damaged
The only condition in which the statute deadline may differ is if the car accident caused someone’s death. The clock will not start until the day the victim deceased, which may occur sometime later.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
There are three broad types of damages an injury victim can pursue in a personal injury claim: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. Economic damages compensate the injury victim for financial losses, such as medical expenses or missed wages to the inability to work. Non-economic damages compensates for non-financial suffering, such as pain and suffering, or mental anguish. The last type of damages, punitive damages, are not often awarded since their main purpose is to punish the negligent party instead of compensating the injured party.
Should I Hire an Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?
Unlike insurance companies, the legal team at Beall & Mitchell LLC will act as true advocates on your side. We are committed to fighting for the justice and maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Insurance companies, on the other hand, are businesses at heart and are not looking out for your best interest. Instead, they are focused on what will save them the most amount of time or money.
Additionally, many people find that their injuries become worse in the following days or weeks after an accident. If you accept an insurance offer before you know how serious your injuries actually are, you may find your settlement amount no longer covers all your expenses. Our attorneys can fight to protect your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call today to get started on your case.
Have You Been Injured while on the job?
Our attorneys can help your claim for compensation when you are injured on the job or while in the line of duty. This can include accidents involving heavy machinery or the repetitive strain injuries of an office worker. Any time proper safety precautions are not taken, your employer may be liable and we can help you hold them accountable for your injuries. To learn more about this topic, read our workers' compensation page.
Responsibility in Personal Injury Lawsuits
Not every person who has been injured is entitled to compensation. You must prove that negligence occurred and was responsible for your injuries. This comes from both actual causation and legal causation based on the circumstances of the injury, the extent of the damage, and whether there was intent to cause harm on the part of the perpetrator.
Our Wichita personal injury attorneys will look at the facts of your case to find evidence to prove your claim. We 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 injury occurring to others.
Let us help you. Call (316) 842-4014 today or contact us online to schedule a free fifteen minute consultation. Se habla español.