$34 MillionMason v. Texaco, 948 F.2d 1546 (10th Cir. 1991). Otis Mason died of leukemia caused by exposure to benzene, an industrial solvent and gasoline component, for which the jury awarded $34 million.
$23.6 MillionDarcy Aves was severely injured during birth, resulting in severe mental and physical retardation, blindness and seizures from Cerebral Palsy. Darcy’s twin sister, Danna, was born healthy. The jury awarded $23.6 million, the largest jury verdict in Kansas and one of the largest personal injury verdicts in the nation.
$15 MillionGraham v. Wyeth Labs, 666 F.Supp. 1483 (D. Kan. 1987). Michelle Graham had a severe neurological reaction to Wyeth Labs’ DPT vaccine and suffered severe brain damage. The jury awarded $15 million. Wyeth thereafter purified the vaccine.
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Established in 1979, our firm is known for compassionate, reliable representation. Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients and has been included in the list of Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report, earning a national reputation.
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Hutton & Hutton Law Firm was founded in 1979 with the goal of delivering superior legal services to the community. We are the oldest personal injury practice in Kansas, and we are known for our impressive success and time-tested knowledge. At our practice, we attribute our achievements to our traditional core values and unique philosophy.
At our Wichita personal injury firm, we serve clients around the country, as we have lawyers licensed to represent you in several different states. We are further backed by a time-tested model for high stakes litigation, and have been top-rated by peers for our exceptional ethical standards and legal ability.
The oldest personal injury firm in town, our Wichita personal injury attorneys at Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC are prepared to represent you with sterling, dedicated advocacy.
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How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
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 happens before you file a claim, you will no longer be able to do so.
There are some exceptions that can extend or shorten this two-year time period, so it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of your case. Our firm offers free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us today.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
While the amount of compensation you will be eligible to recover will depend on the specifics of your case, the types of damages an injury victim can pursue are generally consistent across all personal injury claims.
These types of damages are economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.
Economic damages compensate the injured party for financial losses associated with their injuries, such as medical expenses or lost wages. Non-economic damages compensate the injured party for non-financial, more abstract suffering, such as pain and suffering.
Punitive damages differ from the first two in that their main purpose is to serve as a financial punishment for the negligent party, as such they are not often awarded.
Should I Hire an Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?
Unlike insurance companies, Hutton & Hutton Law Firm is a true advocate on your side. Committed to fighting for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve, our firm will work for your best interests every step of the way.
More often than not, insurance companies are not looking out for your best interests. Instead, they are often looking out for what will save their company money, not what you need in order to recover well from your accident.
Mark B. Hutton, In MemoriamFounding Attorney, 1953 - 2021
Cofounder of Hutton & Hutton, Mark has 35+ years’ experience in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Representing clients around the country, he has secured multi-million dollar awards for his clients and garnered Super Lawyers® selection and an AV Preeminent® rating. Mark is licensed to represent clients in several different states.
Andrew W. HuttonFounding Attorney
Cofounder of Hutton & Hutton, Andy has 40+ years of experience in personal injury and product liability litigation. Representing clients around the country, he has secured multi-million dollar awards for his clients and garnered an AV Preeminent® rating. Andy is licensed to represent clients in several different states.
J. Darin HayesAttorneyWith more than two decades of legal experience, Darin has been included in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Kansas Super Lawyers®, and Best Lawyers in America®. As a former insurance defense lawyer, he brings insider knowledge to each case, giving his clients an edge as they pursue fair compensation. Darin has won numerous six- and seven-figure verdicts for clients.
Blake A. ShuartAttorneyMr. Shuart is AV® rated for his recognized ethics and proven ability, and has been several times name to both Missouri and Kansas’ list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars. He has further been included in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. Licensed to practice in Illinois, Kansas, Florida, and New Jersey, he has helped clients recover six- and seven-figure verdicts.
Daniel K. BackAttorneyMr. Back has been selected for Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars multiple times, and he has also garnered an invitation to the prestigious National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. He formerly represented physicians, hospitals, and insurers for several years, and he now brings invaluable insights to his clients’ car accident, product liability, and medical practice cases.
Nola Tedesco FoulstonAttorneyMrs. Foulston was admitted to practice law in the State of Kansas in 1977, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Kansas and holds the privilege of admission to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Mrs. Foulston legal career began as an Assistant District Attorney in Wichita, Kansas from 1977-1981.
Matt DwyerAttorneyMatt Dwyer joined Hutton & Hutton, LLC in June of 2019. Matt was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, and is proud to be able to advocate on behalf of members of his home community. Before joining Hutton & Hutton, Matt was an Assistant District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District of Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Kaylea KnappenbergerAttorneyKaylea Knappenberger joined Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC in August of 2021, after first working as a legal intern for the firm while a law student. A fifth generation Kansan, Kaylea, originally grew up in rural Kansas and later moved to Wichita where she graduated high school from Wichita Collegiate School in 2014.
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