You’ve been in a car accident in Kansas and the other driver fled the scene. Today we are going to talk about a situation that happens all to often. You are in a car accident and injured and the at-fault driver leaves without exchanging information. What are you suppose to do? Who's going to pay?
First, we will want to identify any witnesses to the wreck and gather information that will help identify the driver who left. Second, with that information we can pinpoint the appropriate insurance companies who will be responsible for paying for the accident. In Kansas, your initial claim goes through your car insurance company. Thereafter there are a couple of possibilities for recovering:
You may need surgery, ER visits, physical therapy, medicine, etc…In addition you may have medical coverage, such as MediCare, that must be notified to make sure they are aware of the claim and can be reimbursed for any medical expenses paid. Finally, after care is completed we send a demand package to the insurance company. A demand package is simply all of our evidence placed together, with a letter telling why its insured is legally responsible. Shortly thereafter we have been able to recover all the money legally available, to include six figure settlement for our clients in the past.
Why am I telling you this? You’re probably reading this blog because you have been in an accident or know someone who has. We have answers to your questions and would like share those with you. I want you to pick up the phone right now and call me, Attorney T. Morton at 913.602.7288.
You’ve been in a car accident in Kansas and you need to know how long you have to bring a lawsuit. I’m Attorney T. Morton and today we will discuss how long you have to bring a lawsuit, following a car crash in Kansas City, Overland Park and across the state of Kansas. The time limits on filing your claim is known, in legal terms, as the statute of limitations. In Kansas you have two years to bring a suit. This information is good as of the date of this blog and has been for several years. However, you cannot rely on this information forever. Laws are always changing and if you miss the deadlines you may miss out on compensation you deserve. Here’s why you need to know this. The only way you are going to know how long you have to file in your particular case is to pick up the phone and call me at 913.602.7288 or complete this FORM. Let me help you with your questions.
You’ve been in a car accident in Kansas and I have to tell you something extremely important. Contributory negligence is an ancient principal, still around in Kansas, that basically says that if you contributed to your accident you can be barred from recovery. Why is that important? It is important because a lot of times the person who is at fault, or their insurance company, will try to point the finger at you to avoid paying for your injuries.
I want to share with you an example of contributory negligence and how it can be used against you in Kansas. If you’re driving down the highway and someone turns in front of you and hits you, most people believe the person that hit you is at fault. However, the insurance company tries to say that you failed to stop fast enough, failed to react fast enough, you could have swerved into a ditch, etc....Why might this be an issue? That is the argument based upon contributory negligence. Why is that important to you? Because many times, if you have been hurt in an auto accident in Kansas, this defense is brought up and can be difficult to overcome.
You’re reading this because you have questions. Pick of the phone and call me and let me help answer those questions. I’m Attorney T. Morton call me today at 913.602.7288.
You were in a car accident in Kansas and went to the hospital. Now you may be wondering who is going to pay your hospital bills or, you may have gotten a notice of lien from the hospital. Here's how it works. When you went to the hospital, even if you presented it with your insurance information, the hospital can elect not to bill your insurance. Shocking as that may be, it is legal. Most of the time the hospital will simply bill your insurance company and you never hear anything else about a bill again. However, sometimes, it may elect not to bill your insurance and instead bill you directly. This occurs particularly in cases involving car accidents. The hospital may do this in an effort to collect a higher rate than the pre-negotiated rate it would otherwise bill your insurance company. For instance, you settle your Kansas car accident claim for $100,000 and you then get a hospital bill/lien notice for $10,000 but, if it had billed your insurance company it would only be able to collect $3,000. On the other hand, if you did not provide proof of insurance, you can be certain that a bill/lien will be coming. It happens. Do you just pay it? Do you have options? Shouldn't the person at-fault pay or your insurance company? You need an attorney to answer the many questions you may have when this happens to you. Pick up the phone and call us today 913.602.7288 we have the answers.
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