Overview of the Injury Claim Process

By Pyle Law, March 24 2021 7:11 pm
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Overview of the Injury Claim Process

By Pyle Law, March 24 2021 7:11 pm
Overview of the Injury Claim Process

There are the steps that you would want to follow if you have been injured in an accident and want to receive financial compensation for your injury. An experienced Kansas personal injury lawyer can help. 

The personal injury claims process can take time. Following the steps below can help you receive financial compensation, so you should get started today if you have been injured.

Contact a Kansas Personal Injury Attorney

It is important to have the right Kansas personal injury attorney at the outset of the legal process. Your attorney would do a number of things to help improve your legal position, including:

  • Investigating the facts of your case to help you establish liability
  • Learning the exact value of your claim, so you cannot be lowballed by the insurance company
  • Reviewing your medical records
  • Helping gather all the necessary documentation

The personal injury claim process is difficult to handle on your own, especially when you are dealing with significant injuries.

File an Insurance Claim

Normally, those who suffer accidental injuries will at least try to resolve the case with the responsible party’s insurance company. While you may receive less than you would if your case went to a jury, you would get your money quicker. This would spare you from having to go through a full trial and waiting years for your money. You need to prepare your claim beforehand and be able to demonstrate who was at fault and how much you should receive.

Negotiate a Settlement

Even if the insurance company decides that someone else was liable, it may take time to negotiate a settlement. They will start out with their own figure, and you can expect that it will be far less than your claim is worth. Your personal injury lawyer will need to counter them with a demand letter that states exactly how much you feel you deserve. You can count on having to exchange multiple offers with the insurance company to reach a settlement. 

File a Lawsuit

If the insurance company does not want to reach a settlement, either because they think you are at fault or they will not offer enough, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who you believe to be responsible in Kansas civil court. The fact that you have filed a lawsuit does not guarantee that your case will go to trial. In fact, very few cases end up going in front of a jury. Chances are that you will continue to negotiate towards a settlement agreement.

It is important to remember that the personal injury process takes time. Nothing happens instantly, and if the process is over quickly, it might mean that you have accepted a low offer for your injuries. The insurance company has every incentive to slow down the process, which is why you need an aggressive attorney fighting for your rights. 

Contact a Kansas Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you need an experienced Kansas personal injury attorney to guide you through the personal injury claims process. Call an attorney at Pyle Law at (620) 241-9000 or contact us online to schedule your free no-risk consultation, so we can get started helping you. 

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