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Personal injury cases often stem from injuries sustained as the result of a car accident. The other common types of personal injury cases are medical malpractice, workers' compensation, assault, defective products, toxic exposure, slip-and-fall accidents and harassment. In any instance when you have been physically or psychologically injured or harmed by the negligence of another party, you have the right to recover medical losses, lost wages, property damage costs, pain and suffering and permanent disability payments.

Negligence is defined as the failure of a person, company, government agency or other entity to operate or function with the same level of care that another responsible party would use in the same circumstances.

The best thing to do when you have been injured due to the negligence of another person or a company is to hire a personal injury attorney and attempt to recoup your costs and estimated future costs.

In product liability cases you are not only recovering your losses, but also protecting future consumers from harm. Most companies will respond to a lawsuit against their product by making it safer or including a more detailed warning. When hospitals face high medical malpractice suits they begin to more vigorously insist that specific procedures are closely followed. This protects all people when they are ill and at their most vulnerable.

Another area of personal injury law includes wrongful death cases, in which the family members or other dependents of the deceased can recover money for loss of income, both past and future. They may also be able to recover for loss of constortium or pain and suffering.

If you have been injured in a personal injury case, it's in your best interest to contact a skilled, qualified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. There are statutes of limitations that prevent people from bringing lawsuits years after the initial exposure or accident, so it's important to contact an attorney early and get the ball rolling. Statutes of limitations vary from state to state, and to a lesser extent, depending on the type of personal injury you have sustained. Some personal injury statutes do not begin running until the discovery of the injury or illness is made, which could be years after the initial accident or exposure.

In most cases, you will not even need to pay any money up front. Personal injury attorneys will usually take your case on contingency, meaning that you pay nothing unless your case is won. Once you have been awarded a settlement or damages, your attorney will take a percentage of your winnings.

Your attorney can also locate expert witnesses to testify on your behalf and find doctors who will wait for payment. A personal injury lawyer will handle all the court documents and paperwork, deal with the insurance company, and fight for you in court if your case happens to go that far. It is not wise to disclose any medical records, or medical information, to the insurance adjuster without the counsel of a personal injury lawyer.

Review your case with an attorney as soon as possible so you can concentrate on recovering from your injury, while your attorney handles the legal end in order to get you all the compensation to which you are entitled after your personal injury, accident or illness.

There are many components that determine the length of a lawsuit. Severity of the injury, compensation and the willingness of the defense to settle for full compensation are some of the factors that can prolong a personal injury case. A personal injury case can take as long as several years before an agreement is made.

Don't try to go at it alone. The law is complicated and the insurance company will not help you figure it out. Only a qualified Kansas personal injury attorney can help you do that, and can fight to ensure that you receive the proper compensation to which you are entitled.


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