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Common Personal Injury Questions and Answers

Helpful advice from a Kansas personal injury attorney who delivers results

We routinely receive personal injury questions from injury victims and their families throughout Kansas and across the country. We even get questions from other, less experienced lawyers! Some of the most common ones we receive include:

Whatever questions you might have, no matter how simple or complicated they might seem, make sure you contact Bretz & Young in Hutchinson, Salina, Wichita, Garden City, Dodge City, Liberal, and Hays as soon as possible if you were injured or you lost a loved one because of negligence. We are honored to be able to provide people with useful information they can use to make smart legal decisions.

How much is my case worth?

There is no set dollar amount for the value of your personal injury case. Some cases can be worth millions, especially when you take into account the true cost of an accident. This includes not just short-term medical expenses, but also recovering lost income, lost future income, physical therapy, pain and suffering and more. To get started with finding out the value of your claim, call us or complete the case evaluation form on this page. Tell us what happened to you. We want to help.

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How long will my case take?

No two cases are ever alike. Some personal injury cases can be settled in a matter of hours. Others might take weeks or months or even years in certain cases. The important thing is to contact our law firm as soon as possible. That way, we can get straight to work on your case and start gathering the evidence you need to build a strong legal case.

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How much time do I have to file a claim?

In most situations, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit or take legal action in Kansas. This time period is known as the statute of limitations. Two years might seem like a long time. But the sooner you decide to take legal action, the better. Otherwise, you and your legal team might have a hard time finding the evidence you need for your case.

In some situations, you have only one year to take legal action. Contact our office today to make sure you don't miss the deadline for seeking the justice you deserve.

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Will my case go to court?

Most cases are settled, but we are not afraid to take cases to court if that is the best way to get our clients what they deserve. That's why we prepare each case as if it's going to be heard by a judge and jury. It's important to have a lawyer with experience handling courtroom cases. We are well-versed in state and federal laws. We are very familiar with how insurance companies for negligent parties operate. And we know how to navigate the justice system. At Bretz & Young, our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys have presented and won many court cases in Kansas and in other states throughout the country. We know what's required to get the results clients need. We have the case results to prove it.

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What are wrongful death claims?

If a loved one dies in an accident caused by someone else's negligence or reckless behavior, you might have grounds to take legal action against the person or corporation responsible for the death of your loved one.

Surviving family members who file a wrongful death claim in Kansas or another state often seek to obtain compensation for a variety of expenses associated with the accident, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost future income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of services
  • Emotional loss

Wrongful death cases can be extremely complicated. Don't try to deal with the death of a loved one on your own. Contact our law firm and find out how our legal team can help you. We have extensive experience handling cases involving fatalities. Our firm includes two of only eight Kansas attorneys who are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. And our case results include a $50 million settlement in a wrongful death case.

Nothing will make up for the loss of your loved one. But we can help you to secure a future for those who are left behind.

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3 Compound Dr, Hutchinson, Kansas 67502
Hutchinson (620) 662-3435
225 N Market St, Ste 345, Wichita, Kansas 67202
Wichita (316) 266-4111
100 N 7th St., Ste 207, Salina, Kansas 67401
Salina (785) 268-4968
1511 Fulton Terrace #5, Garden City, Kansas 67846
Garden City (620) 312-3938
108 N 14th Ave, Ste D3, Dodge City, Kansas 67801
Dodge City (620) 349-5770
150 Plaza Drive, Suite 109, Liberal, Kansas 67901
Liberal (620) 349-5878
205 East 7th Street, Suite 335, Hays, Kansas 67601
Hays (785) 329-0019
Toll Free (866) 881-0103
Kansas City (913) 251-9303