Median Income for Bankruptcy and UM/UIM attorney fees

Bankruptcy - 

Under current law, to be presumptively eligible for a chapter 7 bankruptcy, a debtor's household income must be below:

Single - $50,416.00

Married - $66,443.00

3 people - $75,902.00

4 people - $85,144.00

and on up from there.  A chapter 7 can still be filed above these numbers, but additional calculations have to be run and there is more uncertainty.

Personal Injury - 

In Bussmann v. Safeco, a 2014 case, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that attorney fees can be awarded to a plaintiff in an uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) case under K.S.A. §40-908 if they recover more than was offered pre-suit.  This will allow injured persons to gain better footing in trying to get their cases resolved with auto insurers, who shockingly, sometimes tend to undervalue an injured person's claim.  I know it is hard to believe, but it does happen. (cue the sarcasm)

Personal injury and bankruptcy case referrals are always appreciated. Contact The Law Office of David S. Adams by calling us at 913-353-4124 today.


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