What are my rights if I’m a passenger who was injured in a crash in Kansas?

Passengers can do very little to avoid being involved in a crash. In many cases, they’re injured because of the actions of another driver, or perhaps because of the actions of the driver of the vehicle in which the passenger is riding.

Crashes causing passenger injuries aren’t always clear-cut. There is often a lot of confusion regarding who was at fault and who is responsible for paying for damages. If you’re a passenger who was injured in a crash, you may be wondering who will pay for your medical bills and other damages accrued in the crash. The short answer is the insurance companies, but it’s much more complex than you think. The best way to learn about your legal options is to speak to an experienced Kansas car accident lawyer.

How passengers are compensated after a crash

Kansas is a “no-fault” car insurance state, which means that all motor vehicle owners are required to purchase personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. The purpose of PIP is to prevent Kansas courtrooms from becoming flooded with car accident cases while allowing injured motorists to recover minor damages. If you own a car, your PIP coverage applies regardless of whether you’re driving your own car, driving someone else’s car, or a passenger. If you don’t own a vehicle and, therefore, don’t have PIP coverage, don’t worry. You can still recover damages from the PIP policy on the vehicle in which you were a passenger. PIP coverage pays for medical costs, wage loss, rehabilitation, in-home assistance, and funeral expenses.

In Kansas, the minimum PIP coverage requirements include:

  • $4,500 per person for medical expenses
  • $900 per month for one year for disability and/or loss of income
  • $25 per day for in-home services
  • $2,000 for funeral, burial or cremation expenses
  • $4,500 for rehabilitation expenses

What if my damages exceed the PIP policy limit?

After seeing a doctor, you may find out that your injuries were more serious than you initially thought. You may learn that you need an operation and months of physical therapy before you can recover. In this case, you will need to pursue damages from the at-fault driver’s insurance company, whether it’s your driver or the driver of another car that caused your crash.

In order to pursue damages from the at-fault driver’s insurance company, you will need to prove that your injuries were the direct result of negligence. This is where an in-depth investigation needs to be conducted by an experienced Kansas car accident lawyer. Without an investigation, there is no way to determine who was at fault. Without evidence, it’s solely your word against the at-fault party’s word.

Personal injury lawyers serving all Kansans

Here is what a lawyer can do for you:

  • Work with a crash reconstruction expert to examine physical evidence from the crash scene.
  • Interview witnesses and cross-reference their statements with other pieces of evidence.
  • Examine the official police report.
  • Examine your medical records and official injury diagnosis.
  • Check surveillance camera footage and cellphone records, if these pieces of evidence are available.

Whether your recovering damages from your own insurance company or the at-fault driver’s insurance company, you should get a strong legal advocate on your side who can help you recover every dollar you’re entitled to. Insurance companies often use a slew of dirty tricks to pay you as little as possible. The legal team at Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers can help you recover it all. We have a vast amount of legal knowledge and experience dealing directly with insurance companies. To find out how we can help you, contact us by phone, email or online and schedule your free, no-obligation legal consultation.

Common types of crash-related injuries that require surgery

Crash-related injuries range from minor to severe and sometimes won’t heal without surgery. Even if you manage to walk away from a crash without any immediate pain, you may later learn that you sustained an injury that requires surgery. Learning that you need surgery is often a frightening experience. In addition to a costly and lengthy recovery, you may be out of work and unable to earn a living until your injuries heal.

Our attorneys discuss the most common types of injuries that result in crash victims needing surgery to make a full recovery. If you’re unsure about what course of action to take after a crash, reach out to an experienced Kansas car accident attorney who can help you weigh your legal options.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

TBIs result from blows to the head or violent shaking that causes damage to the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents are the second leading cause of TBIs, accounting for 20 percent of them. Most crash-related TBIs, such as concussions, are relatively minor and can heal with minimal treatment and long-term rest.

Severe TBIs that often require surgery include:

  • Open-head (puncture) head injuries
  • Skull fractures
  • Brain hemorrhages (internal bleeding)
  • Brain hematomas (brain swelling)
  • Diffuse axonal injury (twisting or shifting of brain tissue within the skull)

Compound or multiple bone fractures

A compound fracture occurs when the force of a crash causes a bone to break into two pieces. Sometimes, bones shatter or break in multiple places. During surgery, a surgeon realigns the bones and installs pins, screws and metal plates to hold them into place. After surgery, it can take a minimum of 6-8 weeks for a broken bone to heal. It could take longer, depending on the overall health or age of a patient.

Injuries to the neck, back and spine

The impact of a crash often causes injuries to the neck, back and spine. Sometimes, discs become herniated or vertebrae become dislodged. Crash victims often suffer severe pain, weakness and loss of mobility when damage is inflicted on the spine. Surgery is often required to restore mobility and prevent permanent damage to the spine. Common types of spinal surgery include:

  • Spinal fusion — merging two vertebrae together
  • Laminectomy — removing parts of vertebrae to treat spinal stenosis
  • Foraminotomy — removing parts of vertebrae to reduce pain caused by a compressed nerve
  • Diskectomy — removing part of a disc to treat a herniated or slipped disc

Internal injuries

Injuries to internal organs are often life-threatening and result from violent shaking, blunt force trauma or penetration injuries. The most vital organs include the lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys. Damage to these organs often requires prompt emergency surgery. Otherwise, they can get worse and lead to serious health complications or death.

Soft tissue injuries

Sprains and strains to the muscles, tendons and ligaments may heal with minimal treatment and rest. When soft tissue becomes torn during a crash, it often won’t heal on its own. People who sustain soft tissue injuries often experience intense pain, swelling, bruising and loss of mobility.

Contact our Kansas law firm for help with your surgery claim

If you were injured in a crash caused by another driver’s negligence, the experienced attorneys at Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers can help you get the justice you deserve. Our legal team can launch a thorough investigation into your crash and work with the other driver’s insurance company for a fair financial settlement. You only need to focus on your recovery. In addition to your medical expenses, we’ll help you get compensated for wage loss, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages.

There is no need to worry about the cost of hiring an attorney. Our law firm offers free and confidential legal consultations and we operate on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay unless we win your case. We serve clients across the state of Kansas. Contact us online or call us to find out how we can help you.

How to obtain and read a copy of your Kansas car accident report

When the police respond to a crash, they conduct a comprehensive investigation and document the details in a five-page car accident report. Your Kansas car accident report is a critical piece of evidence when pursuing a claim. It can provide non-biased details pertaining to how your crash occurred.

Sometimes, the police make errors when filling out these reports. That’s why it’s important that you always review your car accident report to ensure that all information is accurate. Here’s what you’ll find in your report.

How to read your Kansas car accident report

Page 1 — basic information

The first page on your Kansas car accident report will contain the basic information pertaining to your crash. This includes:

Top section:

  • The department and officer(s) who investigated your crash
  • Date, time, location, and road type where the crash occurred
  • If the crash resulted in a fatality, injury or property damage only
  • Vehicles involved and the names and contact information of the owners
  • If the crash occurred in a work zone

Bottom section:

  • Conditions at the time of the crash (lighting, weather, surface type, and surface conditions)
  • Crash location (intersection or non-intersection), intersection type, and road features
  • Type of crash (for example, a collision with another car, pedestrian, bicyclists or fixed object)
  • If a fixed object was hit
  • What traffic controls were present at the time of the crash (if any)

Page 2 — the crash diagram

The second page of your report will include an illustrated diagram of how the police believed your crash occurred. The diagram will include:

  • The direction both cars were traveling and/or positioned at the time of the crash
  • Any intersections that were involved (both signalized and non-signalized)
  • Where damage occurred on both cars
  • Skid marks in the road

Page 3 — violations and passengers

  • The top section of page three will include violations charged or citations issued by police
  • The middle part will include information on whether a car driver or commercial truck driver was in compliance with the law. This includes:
    • Driver’s license compliance
    • Alcohol or drug impairment by type (including roadside tests that were given)
  • The bottom section will include the names and contact information of up to four passengers

Page 4 — occupants, vehicle type, and damage location

Page four of your report will include additional information pertaining to your crash. This includes:

  • Car and owner information, including contact information and insurance information
  • Whether a car was stolen, towed, driverless, legally parked or the crash was a hit-and-run
  • Types of vehicles involved (for example, car, motorcycle, or truck, etc.)
  • What each car was used for at the time of the crash (for example, taxi, police, military, or ambulance etc.)
  • Whether a car was disabled or still functional after the crash
  • Where damage occurred on each car
  • The sequence of events that led to the crash

Page 5 — the written narrative

This is where the investigating officer will provide a detailed, written narrative as to how he or she believed the crash occurred and who was at fault. This section will also include statements made by witnesses.

Click here for a visual reference to your five-page car accident report.

How to obtain your Kansas car accident report

You may obtain a copy of your Kansas car accident report online for a fee by visiting the Kansas Highway Patrol website. An experienced Kansas car accident attorney can also obtain a copy of your report. It’s absolutely critical that you review the details documented in your report. If anything is not documented accurately, the insurance company that represents the other driver can leverage it against your claim.

If any information is inaccurate, an attorney at Bretz & Young will work to fix it. We’ll also launch our own investigation to gather the evidence needed to support your claim and maximize your compensation.

Contact us online to schedule your free legal consultation.

Rollover accidents remain a serious problem on Kansas roads

On a Thursday afternoon in Overland Park last month, the driver of a Dodge Charger sped down I-435 in the far left lane, then suddenly swerved across all lanes to get to the US-69 exit. The car hit a jersey barrier, then an SUV, which rolled over onto its side.

The driver of the car was thrown from the vehicle and killed and the driver of the SUV was injured.

Rollover accidents leave people injured and killed every year. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, there were 3,301 vehicle overturn crashes in the state in 2018, resulting in 2,514 injuries and 147 deaths.

What causes rollover accidents?

These types of accidents often happen when a driver loses control of the car. The driver may have been:

  • Distracted – texting, talking on the phone, eating and other behaviors take the driver’s attention away from the road
  • Drunk – alcohol can impair judgment and reaction time
  • Fatigued – a driver who has not had enough rest can fall asleep at the wheel
  • Speeding – Driving at high speeds makes it much more difficult to control the car, especially when turning or changing lanes.
  • A driver can also lose control after hitting an obstruction in the road, or as the result of a blown tire or mechanical defect.

What kind of injuries do rollover accidents cause?

A rollover accident can leave people seriously hurt. People can suffer fatal injuries. Those that survive may experience:

  • Head injuries – These include fractures, head lacerations, concussion and traumatic brain injury.
  • Neck injuries – A victim may suffer whiplash, slipped discs or herniated discs in the cervical spine.
  • Back injuries – These include slipped discs, herniated discs, fractured vertebrae and spinal cord injuries, which could cause paralysis.
  • Broken bones – A victim can be left with fractures of the arm, leg, hands, ankles and other areas of the body.
  • Lacerations and soft tissue injuries – These include cuts, bruises, torn ligaments and pulled muscles and tendons.

In addition to physical effects, injuries from a rollover accident can also have a significant financial impact. Medical expenses can add up very quickly. If you need further treatment that stretches out for months or even years, those costs can become overwhelming.

We take your car accident case seriously

After you’ve been in a rollover accident, dealing with insurance companies can be confusing and frustrating. The fact is they are not on your side. They are looking for excuses to pay you as little as possible. And they have lawyers who are looking out for their best interests.

That’s why it’s important to talk to an experienced car accident lawyer if you’ve been hurt in a Kansas rollover accident. At Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers, we know how to build strong cases that hold negligent drivers accountable. Our attorneys fight the insurance companies to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.

Rollover accidents can change your life in seconds. Take back control. Call the car accident lawyers with a record of results. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We put your interests first and are ready to fight for justice.

How can tire marks in the road determine who is at fault in a crash?

When a crash occurs, there are many pieces of evidence left behind indicating how the crash occurred and who was at fault. When police respond to a crash, they often begin drafting an unbiased report of what happened.

Tire marks in the road (or lack thereof) are often documented in police reports. Moreover, they often serve as key pieces of evidence for crash reconstruction experts. Tire marks can often indict the speed and impact, as well as the direction, at which a crash occurred.

What do tire marks in the road indicate?

The length of tire marks, or the lack of them, can provide clues as to how a crash occurred. For example:

  • Longer tire marks can indicate that a crash was caused by speeding. The at-fault driver may have made an attempt to stop, but ended up skidding with wheels locked.
  • Shorter tire marks can indicate that the at-fault driver made an attempt to stop, but had little time and distance. This is common with distracted drivers or drivers attempting to blow through red lights.
  • No tire marks can indicate that the at-fault driver made no attempt to stop. This is often seen in crashes caused by drowsy driving, impaired driving, and distracted driving, when there is significant damage.
  • Tire marks that appear from a stopping point (a red light or stop sign) can indicate that a driver accelerated too quickly. This often leads to spin outs and fishtailing, especially on wet or slippery roads.
  • Tire marks that appear in waves or curves can indicate that a driver lost control and began to spin out at the time of a crash. This can also indicate that a driver was broadsided at an intersection.

How can this evidence benefit my car accident claim?

If you were involved in a crash, you will need someone to investigate the crash scene in order to gather supporting evidence for your car accident claim. This evidence will likely already be documented in the police report, which you can obtain online at the Kansas Highway Patrol’s website. You can also obtain visual evidence at the crash scene by taking pictures and videos from various angles.

When you begin pursuing a claim, it’s best to speak to an experienced Kansas car accident attorney. That’s because it’s often your word against the at-fault driver’s. The insurance companies will also look for any leverage they can to avoid compensating you. Your attorney may hire a crash reconstruction expert to further examine the crash scene and provide strong evidence to support your claim.

To learn more about the legal options available to you, contact Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers. We serve clients across the state of Kansas and offer free and confidential legal consultations.

Kansas ranks 32 in speeding study

Speeding is one of the most common factors in serious and fatal crashes throughout Kansas. In fact, 94 out of 404 statewide traffic fatalities in 2018 were caused by speeding.

According to an article in KNSS, a new report regarding states with the most speeders was released by car marketplace website CoPilot.

How much of a problem is speeding in Kansas?

CoPilot used data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to rank states based on the number of road deaths linked to speeding.

The good news is that Kansas ranked No. 32 in the study with speeding crashes accounting for only 26.6 percent of all statewide traffic fatalities. This is below the national average. Over the course of five years, there have been 524 deaths caused by speeding out of 2,034 total traffic deaths.

The bad news is that the problem of speeding varies throughout different parts of Kansas. For example, Wyandotte County — which is in the northeast part of the state — was found to be the worst county for speed-related crashes. In fact, this one county alone ranked the fifth-worst in the nation.

When a crash occurs, speed is usually determined to be a factor when:

  • The at-fault driver was cited for speeding.
  • The amount of damage caused by the crash and the tire marks in the road indicate that speeding was a factor.

Why do drivers speed?

Drivers often speed when they are in a hurry to get somewhere, are stressed out or are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

In recent months, speeding has become a major problem due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s because many drivers have taken advantage of the reduction in traffic congestion. Recent preliminary data analyzed by the National Safety Council has shown an increase in the rate of fatal crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled during the months of March and April.

For example:

  • In March 2019, the fatal crash rate was 1.07. That increased to 1.22 in March 2020.
  • In April 2019, the fatal crash rate was 1.08. That increased to 1.47 in April 2020.

Why should speeders be held accountable?

When drivers exceed the posted speed limit, they are more likely to be involved in a crash than those who obey the speed limit. What’s worse, the faster a driver travels at the time of a crash, the more devastating the impact will be.

That’s why police are often out in full force stopping and ticketing drivers who speed. The police can’t be everywhere all the time, however. Speeders who slip under the radar often endanger other road users. When they cause someone’s injury or death, they can and should be held accountable.

If you were injured in a crash with a speeder, contact an experienced Kansas car accident attorney at Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers to learn about the legal options available to you and how to maximize your compensation. We offer free legal consultations to clients across the state of Kansas.

Safety advocates address driving dangers as Kansas loosens COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions

COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to loosen across Kansas. As the state reopens, restaurants will reopen and churches will provide services under strict social distancing guidelines. In addition, theaters, community centers and summer camps will also open.

While this is good news, many people who haven’t driven much over the last few months may need time to adjust. To help prevent a spike in crashes, the Governors Highway Safety Association is urging drivers to use caution as businesses begin to reopen.

GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins explains why:

“Many of us may be a little rusty behind the wheel, so it’s critical that drivers give the road and everyone on it their complete attention. Safety doesn’t take a holiday. Remember to buckle up, drive sober, stow your cell phone, and watch your speed. We have lost too many of our friends and neighbors, and we do not want to lose any more to traffic crashes.”

Drunk driving and traffic congestion likely to rise

The GHSA is also concerned about the potential increase in impaired drivers as restaurants and bars reopen. With the 4th of July coming up, we will likely see a large spike in drunk driving. In fact, Independence Day is one of the most dangerous holidays for driving.

In addition, we could see an increase in traffic congestion. That’s because more people will avoid public transit in order to continue practicing social distancing. Nearly a quarter of respondents said they would be using their own vehicles to get around. That’s according to a recent IBM Institute of Business Value analysis.

To help spread the message of caution, the State Highway Safety Offices will be launching social media and advertising campaigns across the United States. Police are also being urged to increase enforcement of traffic laws.

Car accident attorneys serving injured motorists across Kansas

The car accident attorneys at Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers are urging everyone to stay safe as we transition to our new normal. Should you or a loved one be injured in a crash because of someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior, our legal team can help.

Our attorneys can investigate your crash and gather all of the critical evidence needed to support your claim. We’ll also negotiate with insurance companies to help you get compensated to the fullest extent. That includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages while you’re out of work and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.

To find out how we can help you, fill out our online contact form or call 1-866-881-0103. We offer free, confidential case consultations.

Police: Renowned Wichita DJ killed in a drunk driving accident

Renowned Wichita radio DJ Don Hall died in a traffic collision, according to The Wichita Eagle. The car accident happened at the intersection of Kellogg Dr. and Rock Rd. Police believe that the crash may have been caused by a driver who was impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.

The driver who caused the crash was reportedly arrested at the scene. Hall was found pinned in his car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hall was in radio for 45 years and hosted KEYN’s morning radio show with Barbara Baan. He also served as the public address announcer for Shocker basketball games at Wichita State University. Former co-workers, friends and fans paid tribute to Hall on social media.

These types of collisions are 100% preventable

Drunk driving resulted in approximately 10,511 traffic fatalities across the United States in 2018, according to the NHTSA. In Kansas, 88 out of 404 traffic fatalities in 2018 involved a drunk driver.

Attorney Matt Bretz — who serves on the national Board of Directors for MADD — has made it very clear that these types of collisions are 100 percent preventable.

Anyone who has had too much to drink or has used recreational or prescription drugs can make a conscious decision to refrain from driving. When someone who chooses to get behind the wheel cause a crash, there is no disputing who was at fault.

If you were hurt in a crash, or lost a loved one, due to the actions of an impaired driver, don’t hesitate to consult with a Kansas car accident attorney who can handle your claim and legally advocate for you.

Why are impaired drivers so dangerous?

Both alcohol and drugs can affect drivers in the following ways:

  • Impaired judgment of their surroundings and obstacles in the road
  • Delayed reaction and response time to avoid a crash
  • Loss of physical coordination needed to maintain control of a vehicle
  • Increased risk of drowsy driving
  • Increased risk of speeding, aggressive driving, and dangerous maneuvers

How can a lawyer help me if I was hurt in a crash with an impaired driver?

It’s very hard to dispute evidence of alcohol or drug impairment at the scene of a crash. That’s unless the at-fault driver isn’t noticeably impaired, police don’t perform a roadside sobriety test, or the driver leaves the scene of the crash.

When police arrive to investigate, the at-fault driver may be placed under arrest. This would be documented in the police report and would serve as critical supporting evidence in your car accident claim.

The legal team at Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers can use this to help you build a strong case against the at-fault driver and his or her insurance provider. We can fight for a fair settlement so you can be compensated for medical bills, lost wages, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. Our attorney may also fight for punitive damages to punish the driver and send a clear message to society that drunk driving isn’t acceptable.

Contact us online or call us at (866) 881-0103 to find out how we can help you. We offer free and confidential case consultations.

Should seat belts be mandatory for all new Kansas school buses?

School buses are the safest mode of transportation for school children, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They are highly visible — with flashing lights and stop arms that alert drivers to stop. They also include closely-spaced seats with absorbable, cushioned seatbacks.

Many states, including Kansas, don’t require seatbelts on school buses, however. While the cushioned seatbacks may help mitigate the risk of sustaining an injury in a school bus crash, they won’t protect students in a serious collision or rollover.

Several Wichita students injured in bus crash

A recent bus crash in Wichita left more than a dozen students with injuries, according to KWCH12.

The students were on their way to Topeka for a field trip. The bus driver reportedly lost control after sliding off the road and rolling into a ditch.

The bus reportedly didn’t have any seat belts on it. Several community members berated the school district on social media as a result.

Chris Charlton, an employee of Collins Bus Corporation, says that “not all states require seat belts on buses.” Collins Bus Corporation produces buses for school districts across the United States.

“Here at Collins Bus, we build all our busses custom by state spec and what the school district wants, so, for example, the state of Kansas doesn’t mandate seatbelts, but what they will do is it’s up to the school district themselves to whether they want seatbelts or not,” said Charlton.

Seatbelts currently not required on school buses

According to the National Conference of State Legislators, seat belts are required on school buses in only eight states.

The Kansas State Department of Education says that it’s not opposed to legislation that would mandate seat belts on school buses.

State lawmakers introduced legislation in 2017 that would require school districts to purchases buses with seatbelts when replacing older buses. The cost of adding seatbelts at the time was $10,000 per bus, however. Several school districts protested the bill due to the lack of funds. The bill failed to pass.

The National Transportation Safety Board previously recommended that states, “Enact legislation to require that all new large school buses be equipped with passenger lap/shoulder belts putting three-point seat belts on all new buses.”

School districts should have seatbelts installed on school buses because they:

  • Mitigate the risk of severe or fatal injuries
  • Help keep students seated and reduce driver distraction
  • Help keep students fastened during a rollover

If your child was injured in a school bus crash, the Kansas attorneys at Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers can help you recover all damages owed to you. Our legal team serves clients across the state of Kansas. Contact us online to set up your initial consultation free of charge.

How Does Kansas Rank For Distracted Driving Accidents?

Have you ever traveled on a major roadway in Kansas and seen another driver looking at a cellphone? Perhaps you witnessed a close call with a distracted driver. If you suspect that distracted driving is becoming more prevalent in Kansas, you may be right.

recent study conducted by financial website MoneyGeek identified a trend of distracted driving in states with “wide-open spaces,” as opposed to states with dense infrastructure. Kansas ranked the second-deadliest state in the nation for distracted driving — just behind New Mexico. The study compiled federal crash data from 2017-2018 — during which 6,083 deaths occurred due to distracted driving.

Kansas had an average of 3.1 traffic fatalities per billion miles driven (201 deaths). That’s 241 percent greater than the national average of 0.94. There was a slight decline in distracted-driving deaths from 2017-2018, however.

Are Kansas’s laws tough enough?

Several states have already passed laws banning all cellphone uses while driving. Kansas, however, doesn’t have these laws in place. The law only prohibits typing, reading, and sending text messages while driving. The statewide texting ban (K.S.A. 8- 15,111) doesn’t apply to law enforcement or emergency responders or during emergency situations.

The current law does, however, prohibit all cellphone uses for drivers ages 14-17. That means adult drivers can talk, browse the internet and use apps behind the wheel. There are no current rules banning drivers from holding or handling cellphones.

What counts as distracted driving?

Distracted driving includes any action that takes motorists’ attention off the task of driving. It has become a growing problem on Kansas roads with the advent of handheld technology. Distracted driving, however, doesn’t always involve cellphones. Here are some other examples:

  • Using a built-in infotainment system
  • Programming GPS navigation
  • Tuning a radio
  • Eating and drinking
  • Multitasking

People who drive distracted never expect to cause a collision. Many of them have been doing it for years and are confident in their ability to multitask. A crash can occur in the blink of an eye, however. Someone’s life is either devastated or lost as a result. Distracted driving claims more than 3,000 lives across the United States each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

That’s why the attorneys at Bretz & Young have dedicated themselves to fighting on behalf of injured motorists across the state of Kansas. If you or a loved one was hurt in a crash with a distracted driver, you can trust our experienced legal team to help you seek justice. To find out how, contact us online and schedule your free consultation.