Personal Injury

Bretz Injury Law: Your Personal Injury Lawyers in Olathe, KS

Have you been injured in Olathe, KS, or any of its nearby communities? You don’t have to go through the insurance or claims process alone! The Olathe personal injury lawyers at Bretz Injury Law are here to help.

Contact us online for a free consultation, or call our Olathe office at 913-392-6845 to speak with a legal team who will listen and take your case to trial if that’s what’s necessary to obtain a fair financial recovery.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Olathe

Being seriously injured can be one of the most challenging times of your life. You are likely in pain, and you may be missing out on work and income while facing medical bills and other expenses related to your injury.

It’s little wonder that medical bills and income loss account for most personal bankruptcies in this country. Trying to pay the costs of a serious injury out of pocket can put Kansas residents in serious financial distress.

The high stakes are why it’s important to consult with Olathe personal injury lawyers if you’ve been injured in a traffic accident, a slip and fall incident, a workplace injury, or any situation where someone’s negligence may have caused your injuries.

Personal injury attorneys can find liable parties, investigate your case, and help you understand what options you may have for pursuing recovery. They can represent you at the negotiation table and in the courtroom and work in your best interests to help you recover physically and financially.

The Impact of Car Accidents on Your Life

There are many kinds of personal injury claims, including those that arise from dangerous products or premises liability issues. Most claims, however, stem from car accidents.

In 2021 alone, there were over 5.4 million injuries and over 46,000 deaths caused by traffic accidents in the United States.

Car accident lawyers in Olathe and across Kansas see car accident victims with serious injuries such as spinal cord and brain trauma, broken bones, amputations, scarring, and other serious injuries.

Such injuries not only cause pain and suffering, but they can be very expensive to treat. A spinal cord injury, for example, may require long-term hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, and medication. A patient may also need at-home care, which can total millions of dollars over a lifetime for a serious spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis.

Many injuries also require car accident victims to take time away from work. This not only means lost income but can affect opportunities for promotion and advancement. And, of course, car crash victims may lose income just as their bills increase and they need money the most.

Victims may need to pay for car repairs or car replacements. Anything inside the car during the collision, such as cell phones, may need replacing. Let’s not overlook incidental costs, either. For example, you may need to rely on rentals or taxis to get around while your car is in the shop. The small changes you must make to adjust to life after your accident can add up.

There is an emotional and social toll with car accidents, as well. It’s common to experience flashbacks, mood swings, sleep disturbances, personality changes, depression, and trauma after a serious collision. In the civilian population, car accidents are one of the most common causes of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), which can have debilitating symptoms. The emotional upheaval of a collision can lead to self-isolation and difficulties in relationships, as well.

Few areas of life remain untouched by a serious car crash, so it’s important to consult with a car accident lawyer in Olathe if you’ve been injured in a car collision. Unfortunately, you might immediately overlook an accident’s full impact on your life. Still, by pursuing recovery now, you will have the resources to pay for bills when they arrive and for medical care and therapy or counseling if you need it weeks or months from now.

Understanding Insurance Claims for Personal Injury

You pay your insurance premiums faithfully and expect your insurance company to be there when you’re injured. Unfortunately, this often doesn’t happen. Many injured people who come to speak to us at Bretz Injury Law have reported lowball offers, denied claims, lack of communication, confusing forms, and many other problems with their insurers.

The reality is that no matter how hard insurance companies work to portray themselves as compassionate in ads, they are ultimately in business to make money for their shareholders. One way they can do this is by collecting high premiums and paying low amounts for claims.

After an injury, remember that insurance companies do not have a legal obligation to work in your financial interest. However, they have a financial incentive to pay you less because this can result in higher profits.

If you’re injured, filing an insurance claim right away is important. Now that you understand how insurance works, you’ll also want to consult with a personal injury lawyer. An attorney works for you and can help you avoid some of the pitfalls of insurance claims. For example, your lawyer can present proof of your injuries and use their experience to negotiate so you don’t accept the first offer.

How Bretz Injury Law Can Help You

If you’ve suffered an injury in Kansas, Bretz Injury Law can help. Our experienced Olathe lawyers fight for every dollar you deserve. We’ve already secured over $300 million for injury victims and their families, winning over 98% of the cases we’ve pursued, so you can rest assured we have the experience to make a difference.

We review your situation’s details and work with investigators and other professionals to build a strong case. We then negotiate with insurers or take your case all the way to court if that’s what it takes to get you financial recovery.

We’ve worked with many injury victims, so we understand how much injuries cost. We’re tireless in pursuing financial recovery that covers your costs because we know the tremendous financial burden of paying injury expenses out of pocket.

The Benefits of Working with a Contingency Fee Lawyer

At Bretz Injury Law, we work on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay us until we win a settlement or court win for you. Then, we collect a fee from the proceeds of the settlement.

The Bretz Injury Law team believes in contingency fees and free initial consultations because we know cost can be a barrier to seeking justice and recovery and that’s not fair. If you have a legitimate case, we take on the financial risk by working on a contingency basis, so you don’t have to absorb the risk yourself.

The benefit of this approach is that you don’t have to accept an initial offer from an insurer. Instead, you can work with an experienced Olathe personal injury lawyer and pursue fair compensation, regardless of your ability to pay upfront.

Our Approach to Personal Injury Law

When you first contact Bretz Injury Law, we listen to you as you tell us about what happened and answer your questions. Then, we will build a strategic approach, relying on expert witnesses and investigators to prove the extent and cause of your injuries. Finally, we methodically go after every dollar possible through negotiation with insurance companies or a trial that lets us present your case before a judge.

Bretz Injury Law has been helping Kansas families for over three decades, and we’ve built a reputation with clients and insurance companies. Insurers know we’re relentlessly pursuing compensation, and families know that our compassionate approach means we’re always here to listen and make a difference.

You have a future after a serious injury, and Bretz Injury Law ensures your future is protected, no matter what. If you’ve been injured, don’t delay. Insurers start taking action to reduce their costs as soon as you file a claim. You deserve someone on your side, making sure you get a fair shake. After all, you’re the one who’s injured. Bretz Injury Law is here to make sure you get the representation you deserve.

After an injury, make us one of the first numbers you call. You can always reach us 24/7 online or by calling our Olathe office at 913-392-6845.

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