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.
You've seen them on the Kansas roads. You've even had to dodge and honk at them. The texting driver is a sad reality. More than just annoying, this type of distracted driver is dangerous. If you have reason to believe that the driver, that just hit you, was texting, you may have a case. Here are some things that often prove liability in distracted driver cases:
In order for your claim to be successful, you will need proof of negligence (ex. eyewitness statements noting the other driver was, in fact, texting and driving) and proof of the damages suffered (ex. broken leg), among several other things. We have successfully represented clients, across the state of Kansas, and recovered tens-of-thousands of dollars for them. We can help you too. If you are in a car crash, caused by a negligent driver, call us now at 913.602.7288 or complete this FORM.
Here are five quick tips, for what you should do at the scene, if you are in a car accident in Kansas:
Accidents happen. Although our office handles car accidents, I learned some things I’d like to share with you when I was personally involved in one recently. If you are in an auto accident in Kansas, here are some things you can learn from my accident:
We are excited to share the news! Our firm has been nominated for the "Lawyers of Distinction" 2017. This nomination acknowledges our special knowledge, skill, proficiency, as well as our professionalism and ethics in the field of personal injury law. We are proud of the work we have been able to do with you - Kansas car accident, Worker's Compensation and other injured parties. Thank you to our current and former clients for being part of this journey with us! If you are a potentially new client, and injured in an auto accident, don't hesitate to call us at 913.602.7288.
It is impossible to notice how quickly the temperature has dropped, the trees have changed and the holiday decorations are already in stores. Winter will be here soon and we want you to be prepared. Here are some of our tips:
1. Now is the the time to have your car checked out - tires, anti-freeze, windshield wipers, etc... A car in good repair is safer on the road;
2. Double-check your emergency car safety kit. Be sure that all your items are present and/or unexpired;
3. Make sure you have the insurance coverage you need, should you be in accident;
4. If you have children, make sure their car seats are properly secured, age/weight appropriate and have not been recalled; and
5. Print out our accident quick tips and put it in your glove box.
Being prepared for the season change is the best thing you can do. If you or your loved one do get in a car accident, call us right away 913.602.7288.
Today’s blog topic is how you’re going to pay for an attorney if you’ve been injured in a car accident. Let me help address your concern. Attorneys who represent injury victims, and I, typically do not charge any fees upfront. Your consultation is free. Additionally, during the claim, we cover the expenses related to preparation for settlement/trial, to include:
How are the charges, for a car accident attorney, calculated then? No upfront costs means you don't have to worry about paying an hourly rate along the way. The attorney's fees in Kansas are typically one-third to fifty percent of your award amount, depending on the type of case and its complexity. Your attorney/client contract will clearly outline what you can expect to be charged. It's that simple. Don't forget that those who have an attorney, almost always, get more for their injury and damages. This is important because you can afford an attorney to get what’s fair for you.
Why am I telling you this? Because you probably have been involved in an car accident, in Kansas, and have questions. I have answers. I want you to pick up the phone and call me, Attorney T. Morton, at 913.602.7288. Let me help you with your case.
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