Wichita, KS asked in Car Accidents for Kansas

Q: How much should I settle for with an insurance adjuster for a car accident. My medical bills were over $5000.

I'm from Kansas and was not at fault. I was a passenger. I was not employed at the time.

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David Adams
David Adams
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Olathe, KS
  • Licensed in Kansas

A: You are allowed to recover pain and suffering damages above and beyond the medical expense. The exact amount is very hard to pin down - depends on many factors and the facts of the case. A good lawyer will generally be able to get that number set well above what you can get out of them if you are unrepresented. Insurance companies are pretty good at not paying anything more than they have to, and they often are very unwilling to give a fair value (it seems especially to the unrepresented.)

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Contact a member of the Kansas Assn for Justice in your area--they give free consults.What your case is worth depends on the type of injuries you have, their effect, many other variables including the language used in the medical records.

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