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Should I see a Chiropractor or an Orthopedist after my accident?

A common question with varying answers, we have found that our clients benefit greatly from Chiropractor treatment. Most sudden back pain and neck pain can … Read More »


Will a prior injury affect my case?

Sometimes. Recent or chronic injuries can affect your case. Older injuries, such as a neck injury from ten years ago, most likely will not affect … Read More »


Is there a limit to compensation on a workers comp claim?

Is there a limit to compensation on a workers comp claim?

Yes. Irregardless of your earnings, the highest amount for a permanent total disability is … Read More »


Can I file multiple workers compensation claims?

Can I file multiple workers compensation claims?

Yes. You can file a new claim if you re-injure the same part of your body. In addition … Read More »


Will my insurance company cover my attorney fees?

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In some cases, such as litigating certain benefit denials or termination under an employer-sponsored plan, the Court has the power to award attorney fees. … Read More »


Will a personal injury attorney reject my claim?

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It’s possible. The attorney may decline your case if they believe they don’t have a good chance at winning. Examples of red flags include … Read More »


I was injured on the job, but I don’t have insurance. What are my options?

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When you’re injured on the job, you can file for workers compensation. If you don’t file for workers compensation, injured workers can exhaust their … Read More »


My case is settled, does that mean I’m done?

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No. Sometimes insurance companies that paid for your medical expenses or wage loss will demand to be reimbursed. There are several situations where you … Read More »


Is it bad to talk about my accident on Facebook?

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Unfortunately, mentioning your accident on any kind of social media could be used against you later on. Insurance adjusters aren’t looking out for your … Read More »


I was in an accident and the other guy fled the scene! Who pays for the damages?

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Even though you don’t know who to file a claim against, your insurance coverage will include uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. This means that … Read More »


Can I fire my attorney?

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Yes. Just because you’ve hired an attorney doesn’t mean you’re stuck with him or her forever. If you feel that your personal injury attorney … Read More »


Does having a prior injury affect my Wichita personal injury case?

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Yes, having a prior injury can affect your case. This doesn’t mean you can’t win your case, or that your damages will be lowered, … Read More »


When can I sue for emotional distress?

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Just because your feelings were hurt, doesn’t mean you have a case for emotional distress. However, several factors can result in emotional distress damages.

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My boss wants me to come back to work, but I’m not ready after my injury. Can I refuse to return to work?

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After taking time off work for an injury, some bosses may try to pressure their employee to return quickly, even if their injury isn’t … Read More »


After a Wichita auto accident, do I file my accident with my insurance or theirs?

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As soon as you have been evaluated by a medical professional, it’s important that you contact your insurance company to report the accident promptly. … Read More »


What are the Statutes of Limitation in Kansas?

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Every state has Statutes of Limitation and it varies from state to state. Before pursuing your case, it would first be helpful to understand … Read More »


What is the difference in settling and going to trial?

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When looking for compensation for you or a loved ones personal injury, whether it is from being hurt on the job, being bitten by … Read More »


My doctor was negligent, but it didn’t result in injury, do I still have a case?

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The terms medical negligence and medical malpractice are believed to be different but in the legal world they mean the same thing. A doctor … Read More »


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 … Read More »


What is a non delegable duty and how does it affect my driving?

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Suppose you’re driving down Oliver and you stop to make a left turn across traffic. The oncoming traffic is heavy and backed. Suddenly there … Read More »


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