Personal injuries can occur as the result of incidents including car accidents, collisions with large commercial trucks, and work injuries. Injuries can range from mild to life-changing. But no matter how severe your Wichita personal injury might be, your top priority is getting your life as close to normal as possible.
Although it might be easy to believe that insurance will cover costs, in actuality, insurance companies want to pay as little as possible. That makes consulting a personal injury attorney vital. They can assist you in dealing with insurance companies and build a court case to help you receive your rightful compensation. The prospect of a drawn-out litigation process might not seem worth the trouble, especially with medical costs mounting. But the majority of cases never make it to court.
“Fewer than one percent of my cases make it to court or a jury trial,” said Mike Wyatt, personal injury lawyer at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys. “Most cases resolve before a lawsuit is filed.”
Furthermore, if a lawsuit is filed in a case, chances that it reaches the trial phase are minimal. Wyatt says that fewer than one percent of his cases that start the litigation process actually make it to trial.
“Litigation is a lengthy and time-intensive process with many steps at which a settlement can be reached,” Wyatt said.
A settlement is often the preferred option for many reasons. It saves both sides a substantial amount of time and legal costs. Generally, the two parties can agree to an amount whereas court-ruled damages may not be so fair. Additionally, the process of trials and appeals can potentially drag on for years. And finally, trials are part of the public record, but settlements allow both parties to control what the public sees and what remains private. Since a settlement is not an admission of guilt, a defendant can save face with an out-of-court settlement.
Contact a Wichita Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately
If you’ve sustained a personal injury in the Wichita area, call the attorneys at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley today. With more than 75 years of combined litigation experience, they will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.