Wichita Personal Injury Lawyers Seek Recovery for Injured Clients
Strong representation to help secure justice for victims of negligence
When someone’s carelessness causes you to be hurt, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Peggs Wheeler, LC provides clients with the skilled, determined representation necessary to enforce their legal rights. We have the experience in Kansas courts to argue your case effectively while ensuring your requested damages include everything available under Kansas law. The attorneys of Peggs Wheeler, LC understand the devastating impact that accident injuries have on our clients and their families, which is why we investigate relevant leads to maximize your chances for the best settlement or judgment possible.
Lawyers pursuing recovery for harm resulting from motor vehicle collisions
If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident which resulted in lost work time, medical bills, and impaired your ability to support your family, you deserve to seek compensation from the responsible party and to hold that person accountable. Our attorneys will work to discover the facts of your accident to determine what factors, such as simple carelessness, or drinking or drugs, may have been involved. We will also help ease your stress by clearly explaining the legal issues involved, such as the following:
- Statute of limitations — If you’ve been injured, prompt action is necessary, not just because of the state’s two-year statute of limitations, but because evidence becomes more difficult to obtain as time passes. A two-year limit on filing of any suit usually applies to both injury and property lawsuits. Calculation of this time limit varies under certain circumstances; therefore, it is necessary to timely obtain legal advice regarding how the time limitation applies in your situation.
- Insurance responsibility — Kansas vehicle accident cases have a “no fault” aspect resulting from Kansas law requiring drivers to carry liability insurance. This “no fault” aspect allows your own insurance carrier to pay your medical expenses immediately regardless of which driver caused the accident. However, you may assert a claim for injuries against a party at fault if you meet certain criteria.
- Majority fault — Kansas is a modified comparative fault state, meaning that even if you bear some responsibility for an accident, you may still be awarded damages if the other party is found to bear a larger share of the fault. The award, however, is reduced by your share of fault. So if your fault is 30 percent and 70 percent of the fault is the other party’s, you’d be entitled to $7,000 on a $10,000 claim.
Seeking compensation for the damage done by pedestrian accidents
When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the injuries can be life-altering. Our lawyers will research the incident to develop a full legal assessment of your case. From there, we will negotiate when we can and litigate if necessary to hold the responsible party accountable.
Contact a Kansas law personal injury firm for a free initial consultation
Peggs Wheeler, LC is a Kansas law firm with an office in Wichita that handles personal injury matters as well as estate planning and civil litigation. Call 316-512-7853 or contact us online to schedule a meeting.