Kansas Personal Injury Guide

KS personal injury case & accident info

Kansas, even though it is beautiful and rural, has its fair share of negligence cases, personal injuries and car accidents. Perhaps it was you who was hurt in a life-changing way, or maybe it was a friend or family member who needs help right now.

Whatever happened, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris has the answers.

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Kansas personal injury law: the basics

Kansas statutes online

This is where you’ll find Kansas's laws. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, damage caps on personal injury cases, and other important information that you will need.

Kansas Code Online

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Kansas's car accident statutes of limitation

In Kansas, you have two years to bring a personal injury claim and a property damage claim. That doesn't mean the whole personal injury lawsuit has to be completed in that time frame; it just needs to be filed with the court.

Kansas's Statute of Limitations

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Accident worksheets

Your First Meeting with an Attorney
A worksheet to prepare for your first meeting with a personal injury attorney – what to bring, what they'll ask
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Documents & Evidence Checklist
Checklist of 30 items to help you prepare for making a personal injury or accident claim
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Personal Injury Attorney Interview Sheet
Worksheet with questions to ask a personal injury attorney to help determine if he or she will be a good fit for your case
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Damages/Expenses Worksheet
Damages worksheet to track expenses for your injury claim (medical treatment, property damage, lost wages, prescriptions)
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Post-Accident Journal Form
Sample accident journal/diary to help you document the effect on your daily life
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Accident Report Form
Sample post-accident report form to keep in your glove box - fill out at the scene or as soon as you can after a car accident
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Hiring a lawyer in Kansas

The initial meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as criminal defense law or intellectual property law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will receive a third of the eventual reward or settlement, plus whatever office expenses they incurred.

If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't set by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.

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Is time ticking on your personal injury case?

What are the time limits for personal injury compensation claims?

Generally, from 1-6 years, most commonly 2 years, starting from the time you were injured. Read more

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Law libraries in Kansas

There are lots of issues you can solve without the help of a lawyer, surprisingly enough. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.

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