Kansas Car Accident Attorney
Filing a Car Accident Claim in Hutchinson & Wichita
A serious motor vehicle accident can 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, months, or even a lifetime.
To make matters worse, 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—and should not—do. That's why you need an experienced attorney on your side who understands the law and knows how to get results.
At Bretz Injury Law, we know what you are going through. We have worked with countless accident victims throughout the state, as well as across the country. We have a well-earned reputation for helping injury victims and their families recover millions of dollars in accident compensation; to date, we have obtained over $250 million in verdicts and settlements.
If you choose our team to help you with your car accident case, we will begin working on your behalf right away. In car crash cases, we typically start by helping clients get the proper medical treatment they need, followed by getting medical bills and lost wages paid. As a client, you will have our cell phone numbers and email addresses to reach us just about any time of day or night.
If you try to handle your car accident claim on your own, you will likely face a difficult uphill battle. Insurance companies are often quick to offer low-ball settlements that do not cover the true cost of victims’ losses. The adjuster may argue that your injuries were not related to the car accident. You may even be blamed for causing an accident that was not your fault. At Bretz Injury Law, we know that you are not to blame.
How Common Are Car Accidents in Kansas?
Every year, hundreds of people are killed and thousands more are injured in serious motor vehicle collisions across the state of Kansas. Sadly, many of these accidents are entirely preventable and occur only because someone acted negligently or wrongfully.
According to the Kansas Department of Transportation (DOT), in 2019 (the latest year with available data), there were:
- 64,935 motor vehicle accidents in total
- 361 fatal traffic accidents, leading to 410 deaths
- 13,353 accidents resulting in bodily injury, leading to 18,430 non-fatal injuries
Of these accidents:
- Most (52,526) involved cars, followed by SUVs (21,212) and pickup trucks (16,406)
- Most involving fatalities (144) involved occupants of passenger cars
- Nearly 20% were caused by inattention
- More than half (62%) occurred during daylight hours
As you can see in our infographic below, the overall crash rates from 2019 align with general trends from previous years. Although traffic accident injuries and fatalities fluctuate, we continue to see far too many devastating crashes across the state each year.
What to do After a Car Accident:
- Call 911
- Seek medical attention as needed
- Record the information about the other vehicle
- Exchange contact info with the other drivers and witnesses
- Take photos of the accident
- Document your injuries
- Contact a personal injury attorney
Common Causes of Car Accidents
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Reckless driving