Each year in Kansas, there are over 130,000 people who are involved in a car accident, either as the driver or passenger of a car—or as a pedestrian. While the majority of these people are physically unharmed, they still must contend with insurance companies if there was any property damage.
A lot of accident victims delay or fail to get medical attention because they believe their injuries are minimal and will heal over time. However, even if you feel fine after the incident, you should still visit a doctor.
Being injured in an accident entails many hurdles and legal issues, including questions regarding liability and uncertainty about the payment of medical bills. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), accidents in Kansas and Missouri account for nearly 1,300 combined traffic fatalities per year.
Unfortunately, car accidents are an all-too-common occurrence in today’s world. In Kansas alone, over 47,000 people a year are involved in a car crash that results in damaged property, not to mention over 13,000 people who sustain bodily injuries.
Expert witnesses such as doctors, crash reconstructionist, and life care planners are crucial to winning an injury claim. Insurance companies rely on the United States Supreme Court case, Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to challenge injury claimant’s expert testimony.
Car wreck, auto accident, crash – call it what you want, these unfortunate events can cause serious injuries and serious financial heartache. But you don’t have to face it alone. The experienced injury lawyers at Biesterveld & Crook are here to help guide you through the injury claim process. We help find the right doctors, gather the necessary evidence and make a demand for compensation from the negligent driver’s insurance company.
Kansas law has long recognized causes of action for negligent hiring and negligent retention. Negligent hiring and retention run in a similar vein and create liability for an employer for injuries to a third party which result from “the unfitness or incompetence of the employee.”
If you have suffered an injury, either physically or psychologically, that was caused by the negligence of another person or business, you have a right to compensation for the injury.
Insurers are denying business interruption claims related to COVID-19 for a number of reasons, citing policy language that excludes coverage for “natural disasters” and “acts of God”.
Personal injury attorneys charge a contingency fee for their work. That means their fee is a percentage of what they are able to recover for their clients – usually between 30% or 40% depending on a number of factors.