Kansas Car Accident Attorney
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Car accidents in Kansas destroy lives. In an instant, you or a loved one can sustain a severe injury that affects your ability to work and function normally for weeks or months - or even for a lifetime.
Knowing what to do after a serious car crash can be confusing. There's so much information out there about auto accidents and what injury victims should do. That's why you need an experienced Kansas car accident law firm on your side who understands the law and knows how to get results.
At Bretz & Young, we know what you're going through. That's because we have worked with countless accident victims throughout the state and across the country. We have a well-earned reputation in Kansas for helping injury victims and their families recover millions of dollars in accident compensation. We have obtained over $250 million in verdicts and settlements. Our case results speak volumes. Se habla español.
If you are represented by us, we will begin working on your behalf right away. In car crash cases, we typically begin by helping clients get medical treatment and then getting medical bills and lost wages paid. You'll have our cell phone numbers and email address to reach us just about any time of the day or night.
If you try to handle your car accident claim on your own, you may face a difficult uphill battle. Insurance companies for at-fault drivers may be quick to make a low-ball offer that doesn't cover the true cost of your losses. The adjuster may argue your injuries were not related to the car accident. You may even be blamed for causing an accident that wasn't your fault. We know you're not to blame. Call us now. Let us protect your rights.
Frequently asked questions that you may have after your Kansas car accident
If you’ve been in a car accident, you most likely have a lot of questions. You may be injured, overwhelmed and not know what to do — or even where to begin. The Kansas car accident attorneys at Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers can answer your questions and explain what rights you’re entitled to under the law.
What do I do if I’ve been in a car accident?
- Don't panic and don’t leave the scene.
- If there are any injuries, immediately seek medical attention.
- Call 911.
- Take pictures and videos of the crash scene.
- Exchange information.
- Gather information from witnesses.
- Write down the details of your car accident.
- Call a car accident lawyer.
- Call your insurance company.
Do I need a lawyer if I was hit by a car?
If you've been in a car accident caused by another driver's negligence, it's a good idea to contact a car accident lawyer as soon as you can. An experienced personal injury lawyer will investigate your accident by gathering evidence of negligence that resulted in your crash and caused your injuries. Most personal injury law firms offer a free initial consultation.
How much money will I get if I was hit by a car?
Compensation for damages varies from accident to accident. It is hard to estimate without knowing the details of your claim because every accident is different. Your accident claim may be worth millions, thousands, hundreds or nothing. A personal injury attorney can provide an estimate of your claim's value after thoroughly investigating the details of your car accident.
A closer look at car accidents in Kansas
- Rear-End Collisions
- Head-On Accidents
- Crashes in Intersections
- High Speed Accidents
- Car Wrecks Caused by Fatigued Drivers
Other legal issues involved with auto accidents
Along with common causes of car crashes, our Kansas accident attorneys have extensive knowledge about many other issues related to auto accidents. Contact us if your motor vehicle accident involves:
- Pedestrian or Bicyclist Hit By a Car
- Passenger's Rights in Car Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Uninsured or Underinsured Driver Accidents
You can also learn more about car accidents in Kansas in the following sections on our website:
Rear-end car accidents are among the most common collisions and happen for many reasons, including speeding drivers or distracted drivers who are texting or using their cellphones while driving. In such crashes, the rear-most driver is almost always responsible. But that doesn't mean getting full justice is going to be an easy process. Insurance companies may try to get you to give up your rights and accept an unreasonably low settlement. Contact our law firm and learn how our experienced Kansas rear-end accident attorneys can help you.
Head-on auto accidents can be among the scariest of all motor vehicle wrecks. When another vehicle crashes head-on into your vehicle, the driver and passengers may face significant injuries. Such accidents often happen on rural roads but they can also occur on highways and interstates like I-70 and I-35 in Kansas. Drunk driving, falling asleep at the wheel and speeding are among the common causes of head-on collisions.
Some drivers either ignore stop signs and traffic signals or may be too distracted to notice them. As a result, these reckless or careless drivers sometimes crash into other vehicles, causing serious intersection accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that nearly half of all motor vehicle crashes occur in intersections. Many of these events result in catastrophic or fatal injuries, because the collisions often involve side-impact crashes. These "T-bone" types of accidents typically have higher rates of death or serious injury because the occupants have little to protect them from direct impact with the other vehicle. What's more, the accidents can become complicated because the drivers who cause them often deny any wrongdoing. They may say the other driver is to blame. If you or a loved one was injured in an intersection crash, talk to us. Let us help you get full justice.
Speeding remains one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in Kansas. When people drive excessively fast, they don't have time to slow down and avoid a collision with another vehicle. The damage caused by a speeding driver often results in more serious injuries than in accidents involving vehicles whose drivers are observing the speed limit.
Many drivers deny speeding before causing an accident. But there are some telltale signs they were going too fast, including lack of skid marks or longer skid marks on the road. We know how to look for such evidence and often consult with accident reconstruction experts to build the strongest possible legal case.
Falling asleep at the wheel while driving might seem like an innocent mistake. Most people can relate to someone who was too tired to drive. But drivers who fall asleep while driving chose to continue driving when they should have pulled over and taken a break. It is this sort of carelessness and poor decision-making that causes asleep-at-the-wheel collisions - some of the most common, and deadly, accidents on our roads.
Anyone who is a victim of a fatigued driver accident in Kansas should seek the advice of legal counsel immediately. We can work with you to make sure your case receives the attention it rightfully deserves.