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Car Accidents

What Damages Can I Recover from a Car Crash in Kansas?

If you’ve been in a car crash and are thinking about whether you should bring a lawsuit, your first question is probably, how much money can I recover? That question can be tricky. In large part, it depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. What we can tell you, however, is the types …

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Drunk Driving Causes 27 Deaths Each Day in the US

Each day drunk driving causes 27 deaths in the United States. That’s 27 deaths each day that are 100% preventable. Here’s how you can help prevent drunk driving, whether you are attending or hosting a party. If you’re hosting a party, you should… Offer non-alcoholic beverages; Serve plenty of food; and Arrange for transportation for …

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Make a Choice to End Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving accidents are 100% preventable.  Even so, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 10,265 people in the United States died from alcohol-related crashes in 2015.  That’s one every 51 minutes[1].  Think about that.  Every 51 minutes somebody else’s loved one will never come home again because someone chose to drink and drive.  …

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Neck Injury – Sometimes It’s Not “Just Whiplash”

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is one of the most common personal injury diagnoses following a car accident. When an ER doctor examines a patient complaining of neck and/or upper back pain following any type of automobile accident, and there are no obvious bleeding or broken bones, the common course of evaluation is cervical x-rays and/or …

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Texting and Driving Causes Car Accidents. Period.

The National Safety Council has designated April “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.”  Texting and driving has become one of the biggest distractions to drivers on Kansas City roads, and a growing number of car accidents are being caused by it.  The NSC says it’s time to Take Back Your Drive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association previously estimated distraction to be …

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Drunk Driving Accident – The Party’s Over

Nobody starts their night-out saying “I hope I hurt or kill somebody tonight in a drunk driving accident.” But if you or somebody you care about is choosing to drink and drive, these are the real consequences waiting on the other side of that decision.  Unfortunately, I’ve seen the devastating impact these consequences have had …

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After a car accident, should I give a statement to the other driver’s insurer?

When you are injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence you will likely be asked by the at-fault driver’s insurance company to make a statement about the wreck and your injuries. If you have hired an attorney to represent you, you should make your attorney aware that you have …

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When Should You Call a Car Accident Attorney?

After suffering injuries in a car accident caused by somebody else’s negligence, most people are focused on getting the medical treatment they need to recover. This is especially true in instances of catastrophic injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries. Your first thought probably isn’t “I wonder if I should …

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Law for Non-Lawyers: Can I Recover Damages If I Was Partly At Fault?

In negligence cases, one of the first issues a personal injury lawyer considers is who was at fault.  In non-legal terms, negligence cases are those in which the injured person (the plaintiff) claims that someone else (the defendant) was not careful enough and this lack of care resulted in an injury to the plaintiff. In most …

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