Kansas Car Accident Attorneys

Representing Injured Drivers in Claims & Lawsuits

At Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C., we proudly offer car accident claim guidance and representation to injured drivers across Kansas. With a legacy of standing up for the rights of the injured and uplifting our communities, we are known for our true dedication to seeking justice and fair compensation for our clients, who are often in the most challenging times of their lives. Trust in the experience and compassionate approach of our team and make your recovery and well-being the highest priority.

People in Kansas choose to work with our car accident lawyers because:

  • We have won more than $400 million for injured clients through successful settlements and awards.
  • Many of our team members have been awarded by professional groups, including the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
  • Our team has more than 200 years of collective experience with an intentional focus on complex and catastrophic injury claims.
  • You can take advantage of our “you don’t pay unless we win” policy which makes it highly affordable to hire our legal team.

Call (888) 287-1046 or contact us today if you’d like a free consultation with Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C..

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Kansas

The root of nearly all car accidents in Kansas can be traced back to commonplace negligence and simple driver errors that have serious consequences. Driver negligence can take many forms that contribute significantly to the number of car accidents within the state. If the driver who hit you was acting negligently at the time, it could make them liable for your damages and losses.

Five forms of driver negligence that commonly lead to car accidents in Kansas are:

  • Distracted driving: Engaging in activities that divert attention from driving, such as texting, eating, or using a GPS, is a leading cause of accidents.
  • Speeding: Exceeding speed limits or driving too fast for conditions reduces a driver's ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway, extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a dangerous situation.
  • Drunk driving: Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol significantly impairs judgment, coordination, and reaction times.
  • Reckless driving: Actions such as changing lanes erratically, aggressive driving, and not obeying traffic signals or signs put all motorists at an increased risk of an accident.
  • Improper lane changes: Failing to signal or check mirrors before changing lanes can lead to collisions with other vehicles that were in the driver’s blind spot.

Aside from driver negligence, some car accidents occur due to factors beyond the control of any driver. Defective car parts, such as faulty brakes, airbags, or tires, can lead to accidents without any warning, for example. Similarly, road defects, including potholes, inadequate signage, and poorly designed roadways, can also create hazardous conditions that result in accidents. Car accidents under these circumstances often involve complex legal questions, as liability may rest with manufacturers, government entities, or maintenance contractors rather than drivers themselves.

Determining Liability for a Kansas Car Accident

Determining liability in a car accident is an important step due to Kansas’s unique insurance laws and the principles of comparative negligence that apply to personal injury cases. Under Kansas's no-fault insurance system, drivers involved in car accidents can receive compensation for their injuries regardless of who caused the collision. However, understanding who is at fault becomes essential when damages exceed the coverage provided by personal injury protection benefits or in pursuing claims against the responsible party for more severe damages, such as those associated with catastrophic or life-changing injuries.

Furthermore, Kansas’s comparative negligence standard means that the amount of compensation a plaintiff receives can be reduced by their percentage of fault in causing the accident. Accurately establishing liability is a must to pursue fair compensation after a crash.

Our Kansas car accident lawyers can help determine liability through various means and methods, including:

  • Analyzing police reports: We can review official police reports that contain the responding officer’s observations and sometimes an initial assessment of fault, providing a foundation for establishing liability.
  • Gathering eyewitness testimony: Statements from people who witnessed the accident can offer valuable perspectives on the events leading up to the collision, helping to clarify fault.
  • Reconstructing the accident scene: Our Kansas car accident attorneys may use the expertise of third-party professionals who can reconstruct the accident.
  • Examining photographic and video evidence: Photos and videos from the scene, whether from traffic cameras, dashcams, or bystanders, can provide concrete evidence of the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Injuries Commonly Suffered in Car Accidents

Kansas no-fault auto insurance rules only allow you to file a car accident lawsuit against another driver if your injuries are severe enough to warrant legal action. Simple scrapes and bruises are likely not serious enough to allow us to file a car accident claim on your behalf. Instead, you will need to have suffered an injury that Kansas considers “serious” by its definitions.

Kansas considers an injury “serious” enough to justify a car accident lawsuit if it involves:

  • Permanent disfigurement;
  • Fracture of a weight-bearing bone;
  • Compound, compressed, or displaced fracture of any bone;
  • Permanent injury; and/or,
  • Permanent loss of body function.

What to Do After a Car Accident

After a car accident, taking the right steps can improve your safety and start to build the foundation of a car accident claim you intend to file later.

After a car accident, you should try to remember to do the following:

  • Ensure safety: Immediately check yourself and others for injuries. If anyone is hurt, call 911. Move to a safe location if possible without leaving the scene of the accident.
  • Call the police: It’s important to report the accident to the police, especially if there are injuries or significant damage. A police report can be crucial in legal and insurance proceedings.
  • Exchange information: Swap contact and insurance information with the other driver(s), including names, phone numbers, addresses, driver's license numbers, license plate numbers, and insurance policy details.
  • Document the scene: Take photos of the accident scene, including all vehicles involved, any visible damages, road conditions, traffic signs, and injuries.
  • Gather witness information: If there are witnesses, ask for their contact information. Witness statements can help verify the details of the accident and may give perspectives that otherwise would have been unavailable.
  • Talk to a lawyer: Call (888) 287-1046 as soon as possible after a car accident in Kansas that left you seriously injured. Our attorneys can jump into action to get your case moving. If you hire us soon enough, we can even complete the initial accident report for your auto insurance provider on your behalf.

Compensation & Damages in a Car Accident Claim in KS

Our Kansas car accident attorneys can investigate your case to uncover all possible forms of damage that have impacted you due to the other motorist’s negligence. Damages in car accident claims are generally categorized into two main types: economic damage and non-economic damage. Economic damage refers to tangible financial losses that can be quantified while non-economic damage involves intangible losses, which are more subjective and can vary significantly from one case to another.

Common types of damages in a Kansas car accident claim include:

  • Past and future medical bills: Compensation for all healthcare expenses related to the accident, including emergency services, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitative therapies, and any anticipated future medical needs.
  • Past and future lost wages: Reimbursement for income lost due to the inability to work following the accident, as well as compensation for any future loss of earning capacity resulting from long-term injuries or disabilities.
  • Pain and suffering: Compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress experienced as a result of the accident, such as ongoing discomfort, anxiety, stress, and other psychological impacts.

Please note that property damage claims, such as those for vehicle repairs or replacement, are handled separately from personal injury claims. While personal injury claims focus on the bodily injuries and emotional trauma sustained, property damage claims specifically address the financial cost of repairing or replacing damaged personal property. Typically, property damage claims do not require the guidance of an attorney.

Let Us Help with Your Kansas Car Accident Claim – Call Now

At Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C., our genuine commitment to serving locals who were injured in car accidents makes us stand out from other law offices throughout Kansas. With more than 200 years of combined experience and a proven track record of recovering millions of dollars for our clients, our attorneys are prepared to stand up for you, too. Whether you're struggling to keep up with the steps of a car accident claim or haven’t yet filed one, our team is here to offer support and guidance every step of the way.

We invite you to reach out for a complimentary initial consultation. Contact us at (888) 287-1046 now.

  • “My husband was in a car accident, we called Aaron Sachs, and are very glad we did! First of all, they sent someone to our home to interview my husband, so he did not have to drive all the way to Springfield to their office while he was in pain.” - Former Client
  • “I was rear-ended by a non-insured driver. My car was totaled and I ended up having surgery on my shoulder. I was thrilled to get a settlement way larger than I could have dreamed.” - Former Client

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  • Accessibility

    We make sure that we are available to answer our clients’ questions, breaking down the complex legal jargon and using plain English. There is no “one size fits all” answer — your case needs and deserves individual attention, and this is what we are prepared to provide.

  • Professionalism

    Our team has over 235 years of combined experience, handling over ten thousand personal injury cases. We are committed to professional excellence in every aspect of what we do and how we do it. We have over 65 employees with an exclusive focus on injury claims.

  • Understanding

    We strive to meet our clients where they are and provide the service they need. Suffering an injury is a difficult time in an individual’s life; you need representation that understands both the worries you may be feeling and the world you are now dealing with. Let us help ensure your rights are protected.

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