Every registered vehicle in the state of Kansas must have, at minimum, liability insurance coverage. Such policies are mandated to carry what is called Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits. These benefits are sometimes known as no-fault benefits. There are certain minimum dollar amounts mandated by law that must be included in each policy. These benefits will cover under appropriate circumstances payments for medical services and lost wages.
After the injured person has reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), the attorney for the injured person will issue a demand letter with settlement brochure. Randy Stalcup never issues a demand letter and settlement brochure without first consulting and obtaining approval from his client.
The demand letter and settlement brochure is then sent to the insurance adjuster that has coverage for the at fault driver. Fault is a factual determination and is case specific, meaning that each case must be analyzed on its own factual elements.
If settlement negotiations do not result in a satisfactory conclusion, then the injured person may authorize his attorney to proceed with the filing of a lawsuit in a court of competent jurisdiction.
Litigation does require time but it is impossible to generate a specific deadline by which a case, once filed, will be tried.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Kansas
There are certain time lines known as statute of limitations imposed by law, and an injured person should seek legal advice immediately following any motor vehicle accident to learn his rights. Contact us today at 316-213-9247.