Posts tagged with 'damages'

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Many Kansas drivers are aware of statistics that show drowsy driving may result in fatal accidents every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that 71,000 crash injuries and 1,550 deaths occur annually costing about $12.5 billion. However, such accident statistics are the result of a less than accurate reporting system.

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An accident involving three vehicles left a trio of people dead in Butler County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that the head-on collision on US-54 happened when one vehicle left the eastbound lanes and went onto the westbound side. The reason they swerved was not yet known.

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Each year in Kansas, many people suffer from traumatic brain injuries in accidents or while playing sports. Aside from the immediate symptoms of a brain injury, the trauma may cause long-lasting changes to the brain that can cause problems throughout the victim's life.

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A 21-year-old Missouri man has been charged in connection to a fatal hit-and-run accident in Independence on March 27. The crash happened at around 9:15 p.m. According to police, the suspect was driving a 2008 Dodge pickup truck east on Highway 24 when he slammed into the back of a 2014 Mazda 6 that was stopped for a red light ...

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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.

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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.

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Learning more about whiplash may help some Kansas residents avoid suffering aggravated or chronic whiplash injuries in the future. Whiplash is recognized as one of the most common injuries that occupants suffer from car accidents. These injuries are typically the result of a rear-end collision involving a stationary vehicle.

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On Nov. 14, authorities reported that officials filed criminal charges against a driver in connection with an Aug. 19 accident in Sedgwick Couny that resulted in the death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child. The accused individual is a 25-year-old man, reportedly.

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