1. Calculating the actual value of your injuries and losses: Unfortunately, most victims tend to claim compensation based on the immediate treatment and impact of the injuries. This means the first offer often seems good enough, even if not completely fair. When our lawyers join your team, we analyze every aspect of the damages you
If you’ve been in a car wreck, you may be wondering when you should get an attorney. No doubt, that is a good question, but the answer depends on several factors. Here, we will explain when it might be time to consult with an attorney after a car wreck. We will also cover why hiring
If you’ve been injured in a big rig truck accident, it’s essential to know if you have a case. While any wreck can be traumatic, trucking accidents can be hazardous because of the size and weight of the vehicles involved. To determine if you have a case, you need to understand the laws that govern
A car accident is a traumatic experience, and it is difficult to think properly about what to do and what not to. Here are a few legal steps that you should take if you or your loved one is in a car wreck in the state of Kansas. Never Leave the Scene No matter whose
Truck collisions can sometimes be more dangerous than car collisions. There are a few types of semi-truck accidents that are more common than others, which we will discuss in this post. Types of Semi-Truck Collisions Some of the most common semi-truck collisions include: Head-on collisions Jackknife Accidents Rear-End Collisions Wide-turn Collisions Rollovers T-Bone Collisions Under-ride
If you suffered injuries in a wreck that was caused by the negligence of someone else, you can seek compensation from the at-fault party. In the case of automobile collisions, the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) component of your auto insurance policy will cover you for reasonable and necessary medical expenses up to a limit of
With a weight nearing 80,000 lbs. and a length of 60 to 80 feet, of course big rigs instill a sense of fear among other motorists. So, if you find yourself clutching the wheel tighter when defensive driving around a semi-truck, you are certainly not the only one. The massive dimensions of these vehicles pose
Sedgwick County: Woman loses life in fatal crash involving a box truck. Miami County: 3-year-old dies after being hit by a delivery truck. Fort Scott: Single vehicle crash kills truck driver and seriously injures his passenger. Wabaunsee County: Motorist seriously injured after rear-ending a semi-truck. Ottawa County: Semi driver killed and two seriously injured in
Two U.S. Department of Transportation agencies plus individual states oversee large truck safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sets standards for new truck equipment. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) oversees the safety of commercial vehicles in interstate commerce (vehicles operating across state lines) and has some jurisdiction over equipment standards for
Large trucks, big rigs and other commercial vehicles account for a mere 9% of the total travelled miles on American roads. Yet, they contribute a whopping 10% to all traffic crash fatalities. That’s a massive 3500 deaths every year! In Kansas, the figures are no less worrisome with approximately 3800 wrecks and 87 fatalities involving
DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers is the largest personal injury law firm in Kansas. We have offices in Wichita and Topeka where we focus on personal injury cases, such as car accidents, semi-truck accidents, and wrongful death. Every day we help Kansans, just like you, who have suffered an injury through no fault of their own.
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