Although it was a close call, Justin was able to avoid bankruptcy, and he did not lose his house. A couple of problems result from this situation. I specifically told him that anytime he got a bill, a collection notice, or any correspondence related to his medical bills, he should immediately send it to me so my office could deal with it appropriately. Sometimes your insurance company will try to deny payments based on a review of your medical records alone.Read More
Kansas Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Kansas
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Serving Kansas
- Andrew Hutton
- Mark Hutton
- Andrew L. Speicher
- Richard W. Morefield
- Dustin Crook
- Matthew J. Brooker
- Michael C. Rader
- David S. Adams
- Kala A. Spigarelli
- Scott J. Mann
- Michael J. Wyatt
- Michael C. Helbert
Andrew (Andy) Hutton is the founding partner of the personal injury litigation law firm of Hutton & Hutton, LLC, in Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Hutton is licensed to practice law in Kansas and Missouri. His major appointments include plaintiff counsel by the federal court in personal injury claims of national significance, including Temporomandibular Joint Litigation, MDL 1001; Ford Motor Company vehicle paint litigation, MDL 1063; and diet drugs products litigation, MDL 1203. Hutton & Hutton, LLC, is currently a member of the Castano Plaintiffs Litigation Committee, which places Andy in a unique position to remain active in tobacco litigation nationwide. He is certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the American Board of Trial Advocates.Andy has received several selections to the prestigious list of Best Lawyers in America, most recently in 2010. He has been selected by his professional colleagues throughout Missouri and Kansas to be listed among Missouri & Kansas Top Lawyers five consecutive years, 2005 through 2009. Andy received his Bachelor of Business Arts degree from Washburn University in Topeka, magna cum laude in 1976. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1979.
8100 E. 22nd Street North #1200, PO Box 638,, Wichita KS 67201
Mark B. Hutton cofounded and serves as the managing partner of Hutton & Hutton, LLC, a Wichita personal injury litigation firm representing victims of negligence in local courts and nationwide. His extensive experience includes personal injury and wrongful death litigation involving automobile and trucking accidents, medical malpractice, defective products (product liability law) and class actions. Mark is licensed to practice in Kansas, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington D.C. He has also been appointed by federal courts to serve as plaintiffs counsel in national mass products liability litigation involving silicone gel breast implants and Norplant contraceptive products.Mark is a graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, earning a Bachelor of Business Arts degree, in 1976, and a Juris Doctor degree, in 1979. Mark is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and numerous other legal associations. He is certified in civil trial advocacy by ABOTA, selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America publication every year since 1999 and received the 1986 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award bestowed annually by the prestigious Trial Lawyers for Public Justice organization.
8100 E. 22nd Street North #1200, PO Box 638,, Wichita KS 67201
Andrew L. Speicher
As a founding member of the Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC law firm, Andrew is passionate about representing individuals, in Kansas City, Overland Park and throughout Kansas and Missouri, who have suffered traumatic brain injuries or other personal injuries, or suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, from car, truck and motorcycle accidents, or product or construction defects. He also represents individuals and businesses in cases involving civil litigation, premises liability, business and contracts litigation, construction litigation, trucking litigation and insurance law. Andrew also regularly provides advice and guidance to individual and business clients seeking to resolve personal or corporate disputes without filing a lawsuit.Prior to helping establish MSB, Andrew spent 10 years with a small Leawood, Kansas firm where he gained invaluable litigation experience. Before that, Andrew gained immediate hands-on trial experience right out of law school as a trial attorney for the Missouri Public Defenders Office before moving to a large Kansas City workers compensation defense firm. Prior to earning his law license, Andrew graduated Magna Cum Laude from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 1998, and then went on to graduate with honors from Drake University School of Law in December 2000 when he was named Whos Who Among American Law Students. In recent years, Andrew has been named a Top 40 Attorney Under 40 in the fields of both personal injury law and litigation, by mulitple national legal organizations. He has also been named a Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney and received the Avvo Clients Choice Award for personal injury.In addition to providing high quality legal representation to each and every client, Andrew and his partners are committed to conducting themselves, and operating their firm, based on the principles of Integrity, Stewardship and Community Service. One way they seek to live out these principles as attorneys is through vounteering up to 10% of their total annual billable hours to free legal-aid, serving clients who can not represent themselves and who can not afford to hire thier own attorney. In keeping with his core commitments to high-quality client representation and public service, Andrew is an active member of the Kansas, Missouri, and American Bar Associations, as well as the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Johnson County (KS) Bar Association. He also actively serves his community through his local church where he enjoys working with the youth and children, is a trustee and member of the church board, and plays guitar and sings with the worship band. Andrew also serves with his wife, Jill, on the Board of Directors for the BRIDGES Sports Program in Olathe, Kansas, which offers NFL Flag Football and soccer for youth, and outdoor summer volleyball for adults.
Richard W. Morefield
As one of the founding members of Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC, Richard W. Morefield is dedicated to representing clients in the Kansas City metropolitan area as well as throughout Kansas and Missouri. He focuses his practice on business litigation, wrongful death, and personal injury, handling cases that include the following issues: brain injuries; car, truck and motorcycle accidents; dangerous or defective products; and a wide variety of business disputes.In 1983, Mr. Morefield graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and legal studies. He earned a full merit-based scholarship to The University of Kansas School of Law and graduated in 1986. While in law school, he was a member of the schools national moot court team. Later, Mr. Morefield pursued additional training in mediation through the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is on the list of approved mediators for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.Litigating on behalf of someone who has been injured requires strong legal skills as well as compassion, and Mr. Morefield gives both of these to his clients. Following law school, he gained valuable experience representing insurance companies and large corporations allowing him to bring a unique perspective to the plaintiff cases he now handles. Through his commitment to pursuing justice he has obtained many settlements and verdicts for his clients, including a nearly $2.5 million award in a wrongful death suit that is one of the areas largest verdicts.Mr. Morefields successes have earned him the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. In 2013, The National Trial Lawyers inducted him into its distinguished invitation-only Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization, which limits membership to a select number of attorneys from each state. In 2014, he was named one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyersin the State of Kansas by the American Society of Legal Advocates. In 2015, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys named him one of the top 10 personal injury attorneys in the State of Kansas.In an effort to share his experience with others, Mr. Morefield has spoken to his peers on many occasions and has given lectures on tort law, trial techniques, trial advocacy and appellate advocacy. In 2019, he will serve on the faculty for the TIPS/ABOTA National Trial Academy in Reno, Nevada. He will be training less experienced lawyers in how to succeed in the courtroom. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas state and federal courts, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Throughout his career, Mr. Morefield has provided leadership in several organizations, including the Lawyers Association of Kansas City, where he served as president, and the American Bar Association where he has served in a variety of leadership roles. AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Attorney Dustin Crook of Biesterveld & Crook, LLC in Olathe, Kansas, practices personal injury law and business litigation. Mr. Crook has several years of experience representing clients in the Kansas City metropolitan area and throughout Johnson County who have been injured because of car wrecks or dangerous properties or products. He also represents individuals in business disputes.After earning a bachelors degree from the University of Kansas, Mr. Crook obtained his law degree from the University of Washburn School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Kansas and Missouri and has obtained significant compensation for his injury clients throughout his career.
8801 Ballentine St, Ste 300,, Overland Park KS 66214
Matthew J. Brooker
Mr. Brooker graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri — Kansas City School of Law. He was a published member of the UMKC Law Review and a member of the National Moot Court and National Trial Advocacy competition teams. He was awarded the Practitioners Award for outstanding advocacy during the national trial competition. Mr. Brooker has actively defended trucking companies and their drivers for almost all of his legal career in lawsuits throughout Missouri and Kansas and the Midwest. He has a specialized knowledge and understanding of the unique issues that arise in the field of trucking litigation. Furthermore, Mr. Brooker has presented about the impact of The Affordable Care Act (i.e. Obamacare) on damages in civil litigation; relevant topics at safety meetings for the transportation industry; initial case filing, discovery, experts and evidence; and about creatively using motions in limine.
Michael C. Rader
Michael C. Rader has seen how a motor vehicle accident can turn someones world upside-down. As an attorney at Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader, he represents people in Kansas City, Missouri, and Johnson County, Kansas, who are dealing with personal injury incidents such as trucking accidents, wrongful death, product liability and class actions. He understands how serious these events can be and, the toll they take on the victim and his or her loved ones.Approaching his clients with compassion, Mr. Rader makes it a priority to understand their experiences and concerns. He knows this time of their lives is one of the most difficult, which is why he works diligently to advocate for their rights. Through negotiations and litigation, he has time and again obtained justice and compensation for those he represents.Mr. Rader has earned a number of recognitions throughout his career, including holding the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell; getting listed as one of Kansas City Magazines Top 100 Lawyers in Missouri and Kansas; and earning recognition as one of Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Attorneys. He also was named as one of Ingrams magazines 40 Under Forty, and he is a recipient of the Lon O. Hocker Award from The Missouri Bar Foundation for his skill and integrity in the courtroom.Active in the legal community, Mr. Rader is a member of the Kansas Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, The Missouri Bar Foundation, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C.In 1995, Mr. Rader received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 1999, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
David S. Adams
Attorney David S. Adams of The Law Office of David S. Adams in Olathe, Kansas, practices bankruptcy and personal injury law. Mr. Adams has several years of experience representing clients in Olathe, the Kansas City metropolitan area and throughout Johnson County who have been injured due to motor vehicle accidents, premises liability accidents, slip and falls or who are victims of wrongful death. He also represents individuals in Chapter 7 bankruptcy matters.After earning a bachelors degree in finance from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, Mr. Adams obtained his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in the state of Kansas since 1991 and has attained many significant settlements and verdicts for his clients throughout his career.As a passionate and dedicated entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Adams has served as president of his firm since he became licensed in 1991. That same passion and drive has led him to make several meaningful contributions to the legal profession including authoring an article for the Journal of the Kansas Bar Association.Outside of his law practice, Mr. Adams strives to stay actively involved in his local legal community. Professional organizations that he belongs to include the Johnson County Bar Association and the Kansas Bar Association. He has been a dedicated member of both organizations since 1991. He is also a member of the Christian Legal Society, a nondenominational, national group comprised of leaders from the legal, governmental and religious fields.
Kala A. Spigarelli
Kala A. Spigarelli is an attorney and the managing partner of The Spigarelli Law Firm in Pittsburg, Kansas. Ms. Spigarelli handles general civil litigation matters with a focus on personal injury law and has experience with cases involving automobile accidents, defective products, insurance claims, premises liability, professional negligence, workers compensation and wrongful death. She serves clients throughout southeast Kansas in Pittsburg, Coffeyville and all cities within and around Crawford and Montgomery counties.Ms. Spigarelli became a licensed attorney in 1990 and has more than 25 years of experience. She is admitted in Kansas and Missouri, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.Over the course of her career, Ms. Spigarelli has earned a reputation as a highly skilled negotiator and litigator. She has been included on the list of the top 100 trial lawyersmultiple years in a row by The National Trial Lawyers and also holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.Outside of the office, Ms. Spigarelli stays involved in her legal community through membership in various professional organizations. She is a member of the Crawford County Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.Ms. Spigarelli graduated cum laude from Arizona State University with a bachelors degree in justice studies. She went on to earn her law degree from Washburn University School of Law, located in Topeka, Kansas. While attending law school, she was a member of the Washburn Law Journal from 1989 to 1990.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Scott J. Mann
Scott J. Mann is an attorney and partner at Mann, Wyatt & Rice, located in Hutchinson, Kansas. Mr. Mann practices personal injury law, serving plaintiffs in matters involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, trucking accidents and workers compensation. Committed to assisting injured individuals with receiving compensation, he practices throughout all major Kansas and Missouri metropolitan areas.Mr. Mann has been a licensed attorney since 1986 and has more than 30 years of experience. Over the course of his career, he has litigated and settled numerous personal injury cases. His success has resulted in inclusion in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only organization comprised of attorneys who have attained million or multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements. He was also named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyersby The National Trial Lawyers.Along with his practice, Mr. Mann has published various writings and is active in his legal community. He belongs to the Reno County Bar Association, the Wichita Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association and the Kansas Association for Justice.Mr. Mann earned a bachelors degree in business administration from Kansas State University. He went on to receive his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law and is licensed before all Kansas state and federal courts.Before partnering with Michael Wyatt and Mitchell Rice to form Mann, Wyatt & Rice, Mr. Mann spent 14 years as a partner at a private Kansas based firm practicing insurance defense. He also spent several years as a solo practitioner focusing on personal injury law.
201 East 1st Avenue, PO box 1202,, Hutchinson KS 67504
Michael J. Wyatt
Attorney Michael J. Wyatt is a partner with the Mann, Wyatt & Rice law firm in Hutchinson, Kansas. Licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri, Mr. Wyatt serves clients throughout both states adversely affected by someone elses negligence or wrongdoing, and he is fully committed to helping his clients recover the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries and losses from insurance companies.A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 10 years of legal experience, Mr. Wyatt has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those in need, successfully litigating numerous multimillion-dollar cases for his clients.In addition to handling personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from car accidents, he also represents injured and disabled workers with their efforts at securing workers compensation benefits, and he leads a successful general civil litigation practice where he represents clients with all types of tortious claims. A former insurance defense attorney, he has invaluable insight into the industry, which helps him build the strongest case possible for those he serves.Personable and compassionate, Mr. Wyatt has earned a reputation for making his clients feel as if they are the only ones he is representing. He is able to achieve this by providing personalized legal counsel tailored specifically to each clients unique circumstances and by remaining in regular contact with his clients in order to address their questions and concerns and provide updates as to the status of their cases.A 2004 summa cum laude graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, Mr. Wyatt returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor, with honors, from Washburn University School of Law in 2007. The Kansas Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, as did the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The Missouri Bar admitted him in 2014.
201 East 1st Avenue, PO box 1202,, Hutchinson KS 67504
Michael C. Helbert
Michael C. Helbert is a member and co-founder of Helbert and Allemang in Emporia, Kansas. Focusing his practice on plaintiffs personal injury litigation, he represents clients throughout the area who have been harmed by the negligence of others in a variety of matters, including automobile accidents, professional malpractice, defective products and wrongful death. Mr. Helbert also handles workers compensation claims for those who have been injured on the job and provides representation in hearings if a claim is disputed or denied.Prior to attending law school, Mr. Helbert obtained his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Kansas, graduating in 1972. He then went on to attend the University of Kansas School of Law, from which he graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1975. Admitted to practice before all of the state courts of Kansas, Mr. Helbert is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Highly regarded by his peers, he has been listed in Whos Who in American Law and named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Mr. Helbert is also a member of The International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi, a legal organization that was founded in 1869 to promote high standards of professional ethics.Dedicated to his community, Mr. Helbert is an active member of the Emporia Unified School District 253s school board. A former president of the Kansas Association for Justice, he is currently an active member of that organization as well as the Kansas Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
519 Commercial Street, PO Box 921,, Emporia KS 66801