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When an accident occurs, your life can change in an instant. The careless, reckless, or negligent actions of another person or entity can result in permanent, life-changing consequences for yourself and your family. While these accidents may be out of our control, you do have the right to take action when someone else’s negligence causes you harm. A personal injury or wrongful death claim cannot undo the pain and suffering you have been through, but it can allow you the ability to heal and move forward from the accident without the weight of unexpected financial burdens.
At Roger Fincher Attorney at Law, we provide compassionate, personalized legal representation for victims of negligence and their loved ones. Whether you were injured in a serious car crash, harmed by a defective product, or lost a loved one due to a work-related accident, we can help you understand your legal options and fight for the justice and recovery you are owed. Our Topeka personal injury attorney, Roger Fincher, has more than 25 years of legal experience and has handled thousands of complex cases. We understand how to navigate the legal system, as well as what it takes to win. While we strive for swift settlements on behalf of our clients, we are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. In every instance, our goal is to help you obtain the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
What Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
While the specific amount of compensation you can recover will vary depending on your unique circumstance, there are three main types of compensation that remain consistent in all personal injury claims. These categories of compensation an injury victim can pursue when pursuing a personal injury claim are also referred to as damages. These damages are:
Economic damages exist to compensate the injured party for the financial losses they suffer that directly result from their injuries. These expenses typically include medical expenses or missed days at work due to the inability to work. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, exists to compensate the injured party for non-financial suffering such as pain and suffering. By nature, these damages can be more difficult to quantify. An experienced attorney from our firm will be able to help you.
Because both economic and non-economic damages seek to compensate the injured party for a loss, they both fall under the umbrella of what is called compensatory damages. That is, damages that seek to compensate for a loss. The only type of damages that does not do so is punitive damages. Punitive damages seek to punish the negligent party for the injuries they inflicted. Because of this they are not often awarded.
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What are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?
While we cannot guarantee a specific outcome for your case, we can assure you that we will do everything in our power to help you recover the compensation you are owed for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Roger Fincher, Attorney at Law will help maximize your injury claim by assisting with the following:
- Negotiating with Insurance Companies
- Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
- Maximizing Your Financial Compensation
If you have been injured in an accident in the workplace, contact our Topeka personal injury attorney to discuss the specific details of your case to receive maximum compensation!
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Kansas Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury
According to the Kansas Statutes section 60-513, you have two years to file a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations ends. If this time period runs out before you file a claim, you will lose your legal right to file a personal injury claim along with your right to recover compensation.
The statute of limitations is a law that dictates how long an individual has to file a claim before they are legally unable to do so. Every state has their own time period. There are exceptions that can extend or shorten the amount of time you have to file so don’t delay in contacting an attorney from our firm right away for a free consultation.
Working With a Lawyer is Too Expensive
This is one of the most common misconceptions around. If you ask someone why they didn’t choose to pursue justice and hire a lawyer, it’s nearly always because they think they’re too costly. And to be fair, who would really want to work with a lawyer and pay tons of fees, only to lose your case or your trial? That feels like a lose-lose, and an expensive one at that. With our personal injury lawyer, you only pay if you win. We’ll say that again: you only pay if you receive a settlement, and win your case. We don’t require any upfront costs or fees until then, meaning you get to focus more on your trial, and less about your bank account.
Common Attorney Misconceptions
Many people are interested or curious about working with a lawyer. They feel that they’ve been wronged, they are pretty sure that justice has yet to work in their favor, but they don’t reach out to an attorney. This is all too common, because people tend to be swayed by the many misconceptions that exist when it comes to pursuing your case with an attorney.
Lawyers Are Just Out to Get Your Money
The number of jokes that are associated with lawyers often paint us in this greedy, money-hungry light, when the truth couldn’t be further from it. Nearly every person who goes into law wants to make a difference, and want to help represent people in a just and fair manner. For Roger Fincher, we go back to our previous point, in that we don’t receive anything from you in terms of payment until you receive a settlement. We would not pour our hearts into your case and work so diligently for you to feel some semblance of justice if we were solely looking for money.
Additionally, Roger Fincher has been listed as one of the best lawyers in America, and is active in both the Kansas and American Associations for justice. A personal injury lawyer who’s only in the job for money would not dedicate themselves to law and the courts themselves, or devote hours outside of their workday to being involved in the legal community.
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