If you have been involved in a car accident, in Overland Park, Kansas, or anywhere in the state of Kansas, you are likely wondering how long it will take to resolve your claim. The answer is, it depends on the facts of your unique case. Typically, a car accident claim will settle between three and nine months from the date of the accident and the completion of your medical care. Should your case go to trial, it may take your case one or two years to resolve. In some instances, a case may take much longer than another (ex. where multiple defendants involved).
You should be careful when considering a settlement offer from the insurance company, immediately following your accident. The insurance company will take advantage of your circumstance and desire to settle quickly and, for that reason, offer you less than you would otherwise be entitled to. Our office has settled claims that increased 3 to 15 times when we began representing our clients. You have more questions and we have the answers. Call us today, Attorney T. Morton, at 913-602-7288 or complete this FORM for your free consultation.
The number of drivers in Overland Park, Kansas City and across the state of Kansas continues to grow. As a result, the number of semi-trucks /16 wheeler trucks, company vans, construction trucks and regular cars has greatly increase; therefore, so have the number of car accidents. In addition, there are more drivers from out-of-state, that are also involved in wrecks, as they travel through our state. Our office has handled both Kansas drivers at fault for the accident involving an out-of-state driver and, out-of-state drivers at fault for the accident involving a Kansas driver. Although these claims are often more complex, we have resources and connections, nationwide, that can help you too. Your accident is unique and you have more questions. We, at Attorney T.Morton, have the answers. Get the compensation you deserve and call us today 913-602-7288 or complete this FORM.
If you are injured in a car wreck, in Kansas, you are somewhat covered. That is because all Kansas car insurance policies must have no-fault benefits, called personal injury protection (PIP); therefore, regardless of whether the other driver has insurance you first file the claim with your personal insurance. Uninsured and underinsured motorist protection will also cover you if the other driver has some insurance, but not enough to pay for the full cost of your injuries. Similarly, if you are involved in an accident, with a hit-and-run driver, and that driver is never found, you can claim your uninsured motorist benefits (a driver who cannot be found is considered uninsured by default). While this may seem simple, making sure your claim is quickly resolved, your medical bills are paid and your all of your damages are covered can quickly become complex. Call us today at 913-602-7288 or complete this FORM. We are here to answer your questions.
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Yes, you can. Kansas is unique in its approach to car accident compensation. It is a "no fault" state. That means that you first file a claim with your personal insurance company. The initial claim is then processed through "personal injury protection (PIP)" coverage. If your damages exceed your PIP coverage, then you are able to pursue a claim against the other party.
Comparative Fault, in Kansas, is then used to determine each person's negligence and total damages. What you are entitled to for the car crash will be reduced by the percentage you were at fault. If you are found to have contributed 51% or more to the accident you will be barred from receiving damages from the other party.
While this process may seem simple, receiving payment for damages and necessary medical care, is a difficult and complex process. Each accident is unique and requires a skilled Kansas attorney. We have successfully recovered tens-of-thousands of dollars., for others who have been in car accidents. Call us today with your auto wreck questions at 913.602.7288 or complete this FORM.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Overland Park, or anywhere in Kansas, you likely are wondering how you will get our medical care paid for. You will first need to exhaust your personal injury protection (PIP) offered through your car insurance. Your PIP covers your children, members of your household and passengers in your vehicle. Once you have exhausted the policy limit, you then are able to pursue a claim against the at-fault party's insurance. The process of getting the bills paid, after your PIP coverage options have depleted, can be difficult. Many are forced to use their personal health insurance when the insurance company delays or denies assuming liability. It is a fact that those with an attorney often have this issue resolved more quickly. Call us now 913.602.7288 or complete this FORM, we can help make sure you get the medical attention you need and your medical bills paid.
Typically any individual or organization whose negligent acts caused you injury can be held responsible for your expenses and the related damages. In some instances it is not simply the other party on the Kansas roadways that caused your injury. Some other parties who can be held responsible include:
Far more than any other question we get, the question of the value of your Kansas car accident, is asked most often. Many believe an accident is an accident but, that couldn't be further from the truth. Every accident is unique, as is the value of your damages. That being said, here are some things you may be entitled to because of your accident:
1. Economic Damages (objective damages tied to a specific dollar amount)
2. Non-Economic Damages (subjective damages not tied to a specific dollar amount)
3. Punitive Damages (consequence related damages, ex. accident caused by a drunk driver)
So you got in a car accident, in Kansas, and tried to handle it on your own. At first, the insurance company seems to be doing everything fairly and quickly - answering your phone calls, taking care of your medical needs, putting you in a rental car, etc... You've almost gotten to the finish line (i.e. completion of your claim) and then the entire process comes to a sudden halt. No more returned phone calls, your authorized time in the rental car has ended, your medical needs are still present, you've missed time from work which makes you short on cash, etc... To add insult to injury, a settlement letter arrives, offering you far less than you think you are entitled to (perhaps even, the offer attempts to take advantage of your desperate situation), gives you no more medical care and asks you to waive all future claims. Sadly, this happens, far to often, when honest people try to take on the insurance giants alone.
You are probably wondering what to do next. You may already be in the middle of a claim and your reading this blog because you are debating calling us. Here's the statistical fact, Kansas car accident victims who have attorneys recover, on average, 3 times more money than those who don't have an attorney. Our office is excited to tell you that we just beat that average. We recovered 15, yes 15, times more money than the insurance company had offered our client before they called our office. Whether you just got into an accident, are in the middle of a claim or, at the end of a car accident claim, you need an attorney. The sooner, the better.
You have questions and we have answers. Our office has recovered tens-of-thousands of dollars for our clients. The accident wasn't your fault and you deserve to be treated fairly! Call us today at 913.602.7288 or complete this FORM.
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