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I have a personal injury claim in Kansas, but I don’t want to go to Court. What can I do?

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Most of the time, your personal injury claim can be settled out of court without needing to have a trial. However, insurance companies will try to deny your claim or offer you an unfair settlement prior to a lawsuit being filed or prior to trial. If this is the case, you need an experienced Kansas injury attorney to prevent you getting taken advantage of.

Lots of attorneys talk about how they settle your case or how the insurance company wants to settle when they are involved. It’s true, if an insurance company knows a lawyer never takes a case to trial they want to settle…for forty cents on the dollar. An attorney with a reputation of going to trial can settle cases just as often as an attorney who does not go to trial but with one big difference; injury trial attorneys get you the full value of your case even without going to trial.

At Ray Hodge and Associates, we routinely get referrals from other lawyers because the insurance company has made a low ball offer. Other lawyers know our reputation in and out of the Court room. So does the insurance company. Many times we are able to get two or three times the original offer on the case. And if the insurance company still does not make a good offer and our client wants to try the case, we will take the case to trial. No other lawyer representing injury victims in Wichita, Kansas has tried as many personal injury cases as Ryan Hodge in the last twenty years. We don’t take cases to trial rather than settle just because. We take cases to trial that have bad offers or no offers. Because of this we get better offers on cases that settle.

You should start building your case early and hire an attorney to avoid costly mistakes that could ruin your case. You and your attorney will decide if you want to take your claim to Court. This is the only option if you can’t reach a fair settlement. For more information on how a lawsuit works, visit our FAQ here.

Attorney Ryan Hodge is experienced in the Wichita Courtroom and will help you fight the big insurance companies. Never tell an insurance agent that you desire an early settlement, this will result in small settlement offers that won’t be big enough to cover all your losses. For more reasons why you should never talk to the insurance company without a lawyer, read our article here.

If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recover. Call us today at 316-269-1414. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.

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Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.