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February 2015 Archives

Spinal fractures caused by car accidents

When a Kansas resident becomes involved in a car accident, there is a chance that they could suffer a fracture, or a break, in their thoracic or lumbar spine. Because the vertebral column protects the spinal cord, any major damage to the thoracic or lumbar spine could potentially cause damage to the vertebral column.

The dangers of drunk driving

Most Kansas residents know that driving under the influence is dangerous, but they may not be aware of how many lives are lost each year on the nation's roads because drivers got behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs. More than 10,000 people lose their lives in accidents caused by impaired drivers each year, and the financial cost of this drunk driving crashes is excess of $1 billion per week. About a third of all traffic accident fatalities occur in accidents involving an impaired driver.

Shoulder injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents

Accident-related shoulder injuries on Kansas roadways can be varied in nature, and the pain and long-term effects may make normal activity involving the hand or arm of the affected shoulder difficult. Tissue damage can be painful, requiring time or even surgery for complete healing. Fractures may compound tissue-related injuries as well.

Concept of res ipsa loquitur and premises liability cases

In many cases in which a person is injured on the premises of another in Kansas, there may not be direct evidence available that the property owner knew of the hazardous condition and did nothing to correct it. Premises liability actions require the plaintiff to prove negligence, and as such, the law allows circumstantial evidence to be introduced in order to help plaintiffs meet their burdens of proof.