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March 2015 Archives

Teenagers and distracted driving

Thanks to multiple public education campaigns, most Kansas teens are aware of how dangerous texting and driving is. However, a recent study, while demonstrating a decline in the percentage of teens texting and driving, revealed that teens still engage in many other distracting activities on the road.

Understanding comparative negligence in Kansas cases

People who have been seriously injured in a car accident in Kansas may benefit by understanding how degrees of negligence might be important. In assessing damages, juries will also assess the percentage of negligence held by each involved party, and the assessment may affect the plaintiff's ultimate recovery in a successful lawsuit.

Causes, symptoms and treatment for whiplash

On Kansas roads and around the country, whiplash due to car accidents may happen. Whiplash is any sudden and sharp neck movement that results in strain, causing damage to the ligaments, muscles and tendons of the neck and spine.

Motorcycle accidents and risks

Even though most Kansas drivers know that motorcycles can be incredibly dangerous, motorcycles have only continued to become more popular in the recent years. According to the United States Department of Transportation, there were approximately 8.5 million motorcycles using the nation's roadways in 2012. Of these, 60 out of every 100,000 motorcycles registered were involved in accidents.