What is the legal process for pursuing an injury claim in KS and MO?
The first step is to conduct a thorough investigation to determine fault and assess damages, which includes gathering accident reports, witness statements, medical bills, records, and employment records.
- After the investigation, a pre-suit demand package is submitted to the insurance company of the at-fault party, explaining the liability and damages incurred.
- If the insurance company does not make an offer or negotiate, the next step is to file a petition or complaint to initiate the litigation phase.
- During litigation, both parties exchange information and evidence through discovery, which may include depositions and expert evaluations. Settlement discussions can occur, but if no agreement is reached, the case proceeds to trial, where a jury will decide the outcome.