Going through a personal injury is not a joking matter. There are serious physical, mental, and emotional issues to deal with. Sadly, many folks go through this experience alone.
When an accident occurs, the victims may suffer minor or serious injuries, property damages, become hospitalized, or unable to work. Under Missouri and Kansas laws, personal injury victims are often required to file claims, prove negligence, estimate case value, and negotiate with the insurance company when seeking damages.
Statistically speaking, hit-and-runs – where the at-fault motorist flees the scene of the accident – are very common in the United States. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a hit-and-run collision occurs every 43 seconds in our country.
Every year, drinking and driving is responsible for several traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths in Kansas and across the United States.
According to statistics from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), there were 52,469 traffic crashes statewide in 2020, causing 15,997 injuries and 426 fatalities. Traffic accidents usually leave victims confused about the next steps to take or how to recover damages for their injuries.
Rideshare giants Uber and Lyft are constantly expanding their service across the United States, and an ever-increasing number of people sign up to become rideshare drivers to make money. However, with the increasing number of rideshare drivers and passengers comes a higher likelihood of accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles.
If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you’ve likely had to speak with an insurance adjuster in the days and weeks following the incident. Although this is a very common process, it can also be stressful, especially if you’re still trying to recover from injuries sustained in the accident.
Each year in Kansas, there are over 130,000 people who are involved in a car accident, either as the driver or passenger of a car—or as a pedestrian. While the majority of these people are physically unharmed, they still must contend with insurance companies if there was any property damage.
A lot of accident victims delay or fail to get medical attention because they believe their injuries are minimal and will heal over time. However, even if you feel fine after the incident, you should still visit a doctor.
Being injured in an accident entails many hurdles and legal issues, including questions regarding liability and uncertainty about the payment of medical bills. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), accidents in Kansas and Missouri account for nearly 1,300 combined traffic fatalities per year.