Personal Injury Law in Kansas
The very cool thing about music lyrics is that they seem to apply to whatever situation you're in - especially difficult ones. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Kansas accident, consider these lyrics from your state's namesake.
Carry on my wayward son
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more
This is exactly what your Kansas personal injury lawyer would tell you, although likely in less poetic terms.
When you hire a personal injury lawyer, you have professionals in your corner who know how to handle legal procedures, legal proof elements, insurance companies, and evidence gathering.
You can rest and heal, while your lawyer, and his or her team, takes care of business.
If you or a loved one has been injured, this article will help you. We'll summarize:
- The kinds of cases that Kansas personal injury lawyers handle.
- What you need to prove in a personal injury case.
- Why you should call a lawyer immediately.
- How to find a Kansas personal injury attorney.
Would a Kansas Personal Injury Attorney Handle My Case?
If you don't see your type of accident or injury below, that doesn't mean that you can't get help. This is just a listing the most common accidents and injuries.
- Example motor vehicle cases include truck, car, motorcycle, airplane, scooter, pedestrian, bicycle, golf cart, RV, ATV, boat, cruise line, and amusement park ride accidents.
- Cars, tires, chemicals, equipment, medical equipment, medical appliances, hair dryers, power tools, medicines, vacuum cleaners, machines, appliances, kitchen tools have all been found to be defective at times.
- Example injuries include medical mistake injuries, brain injuries, birth injuries, death, dog bites, adverse drug reactions, burns, scars, lacerations, bruises, broken bones, nursing home abuse injuries, slip and falls injuries, food poisoning injury, medical malpractice injuries, and Mesothelioma (i.e. cancer).
How Do I Prove My Kansas Personal Injury Case?
To obtain a favorable settlement or have a jury award you money, you must be able to prove negligence (in most cases).
To prove negligence,
- Show the defendant had a duty to you and failed to fulfill that duty.
- Show duty failure caused your injury.
- Show you suffered legal damages because of those injuries (i.e. medical bills, lost wages, lost benefits, pain and suffering, and for family members, loss of consortium).
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately?
- You shouldn't talk to anyone about the accident until you consult with an attorney because you may make a mistake that costs you money.
- Evidence is easily lost and needs to be preserved as soon as possible.
- Insurance companies will descend on you, tape conversations, and try to use your words against you.
You must file any lawsuits, if at all, before the statute of limitations runs.
Here are some example Kansas statute of limitations for personal injury cases:
How Do I Find a Kansas Personal Injury Attorney?
To find a Kansas personal injury lawyer, search our site, www.attorneys.org, or ask the bar association or a loved one for a referral. You will likely feel more peaceful as soon as you make the call.