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Palmer Law Group, a dedicated and experienced group of personal injury attorneys, wants to help you recover. A personal injury accident often has serious or even devastating consequences for those that have been harmed. When personal injuries are caused by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another, the victim is entitled to recover money to compensate him or her for the damages resulting from those injuries. Palmer Law is committed to obtaining the highest amount of compensation for each and every client and we don’t get paid until we win your case.
Palmer Law has successfully litigated and resolved thousands of personal injury cases. Our lawyers have built reputations as top-flight trial attorneys with over 80 million dollars recovered for our clients. The Palmer Law Group aggressively seeks compensation for our clients no matter the obstacles or the hurdles as we are dedicated to making our client’s lives easier and better after they have suffered an injury.
The Palmer Law Group, LLP is a dedicated group of experienced Kansas attorneys ready to help with your personal injury case.
If you have suffered harm in an accident that was caused by another’s fault, you may be entitled to bring a claim against the responsible party for damages, but the dispute is quite likely to end in a negotiated settlement. In fact, though many laypeople believe (perhaps due to the ubiquity of law firm television shows that romanticize the litigation process) that their case will ultimately proceed all the way through to trial, the vast majority of cases are resolved before the dispute ever advances to trial litigation. Industry observers often peg the number of settlements at roughly 95 percent.
Litigation can be time-consuming and uncertain. Even if you have a legitimately strong argument, there is a chance that you could lose the case or be awarded fewer damages than you expected. The time-consuming and uncertain nature of trial litigation can be eliminated through a negotiated settlement. In a settlement compromise, both parties agree to an amount of damages that fairly reflects the probability of the plaintiff “winning” the case and securing maximum damages. For example, if you estimate that you have an 80 percent chance of securing $100,000, and the defendant estimates that you have a 50 percent chance of securing $100,000, then the settlement compromise will likely be somewhere in the middle: between $50,000 and $100,000.
At Palmer Law Group, you do not have to pay for legal representation out-of-pocket. We represent clients on a contingency basis. What this means is that we pay for all expenses associated with litigation (i.e., cost of retaining experts, cost of performing a thorough investigation, procedural costs such as filing fees, and more).
We only collect fees if and when you succeed in obtaining compensation for your injuries, as a percentage basis of your total recovery. Thanks to the contingency fee arrangement, it benefits us to maximize your damages and to secure a favorable result in a timely manner.
Damages vary significantly from case-to-case. In personal injury law, damages can be separated into several different categories: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.
Economic damages provide for compensation relating to the financial losses that you suffer as a direct result of your injuries. This includes medical expenses (past and future), wage loss (past and future), loss of earning capacity, and property loss.
Non-economic damages provide for compensation relating to your physical, emotional, and social harms, including pain and suffering, mental anguish, humiliation, loss of companionship, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Punitive damages, by contrast, are not meant to act as “compensation.” Instead, courts infrequently award punitive damages when they wish to punish defendants and discourage others from similar misconduct. Punitive damages are only available in cases where the defendant acted maliciously, in reckless disregard of others’ safety, or with particular egregiousness. Punitive damages are multiplicative of the compensatory damages (economic and non-economic) that you are entitled to recover.
Yes. In Kansas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two (2) years from the date you either knew or had reason to know you’ve been injured. This date can change depending on the type of case and you should consult with an attorney regarding deadlines on your specific case.
If you fail to bring an action against the defendant before the deadline passes, then you will have relinquished your claims and will no longer be entitled to damages under the law. As such, it’s important that you seek out the assistance of a qualified attorney as soon as possible.
Call us! It can be confusing after an accident to sift through all of the medical and insurance paperwork. Our law firm specializes in determining if you have a valid claim and you can start here, with the FAQ page.
We always offer a free case evaluation where you will speak to one of our lawyers on the phone. Palmer Law is here to help you through the process, and we don’t get paid until we win your case. We have helped thousands of people navigate their personal injury cases in the state of Kansas and we have won over 80 million dollars for our clients.
LJ Leatherman passionately believes in fair and dedicated representation for individuals who have been affected by automobile negligence, electrical injuries, firearm litigation, wrongful death, and third-party claims against insurance companies and all other areas of personal injury litigation. [Read More]