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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I rented a car a month ago and the car hand controls stop working. I had a accidents, but didn't go to the hospital.

The car had left hand control installed in them. The hand control stop working and i hit a curb. The rental car company sent out a tow driver to fix temporary it worked for a couple of hours and stop working they later picked it up. I didn't go to the hospital and I have been dealing with back... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 5, 2019

It's your choice, but I believe it would be valuable to consult with a Kansas attorney immediately. I realize that people often say this in the aftermath of any accident, but in your case, it could be especially important because an attorney could take steps to preserve evidence here. According to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Kansas on
Q: I was injured while waiting on a bus when 2 vehicles got in wreck. The parts off the vehicles hit me.

The person that caused the wreck delivered to pizzas for Pizza hut but didn't have insurance. Could the insurance from the other vehicle be responsible or pizza hut be responsible since the should be sure the have insured drivers while on duty

David Adams
David Adams answered on Nov 2, 2019

You may have several ways to get a recovery for your injuries. First, yes, Pizza Hut will likely have some liability if their driver was uninsured. Second, if the other vehicle had any fault for causing the accident you may be able to make recovery there. Third, if you owned a vehicle with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: Accident do to being tased how can go about sueing or charging the person who tased me for cost of damages
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 1, 2019

Start by contacting a member of the Ks.Assn for Justice in the county where it happened. If it was law enforcement, contact the KsCivil Liberties Union, ask for the names of "cooperating attorneys" in your area--they usually give free consults.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: Accident do to being tased how can go about sueing or charging the person who tased me for cost of damages
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Apr 30, 2019

You contact a personal injury lawyer

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: 4 days ago i was hit head on by a drunk driver

it toatled my vechicle,and my questions are what should i do about medical problems, for the future. and im without a vechicle until who knows when and, i live 40 miles away from family, and my one son has medical problems, so does her insurance company have to get me a rental, until things are... Read more »

David Adams
David Adams answered on Feb 24, 2019

Best to go through your own insurance first for property damage, if you have the coverage. If not, the other side's insurance may or may not move very quickly to get you taken care of, and may or may not get you a rental. How clear the liability by the other driver will play some part in how... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: Can anyone tell me if I'm really at 60% fault?

I was hit by a car who is coming straight, when turning right at the stop sign. I have seen the car at a far distance but since the speed limit on the road is 35 I thought it takes some time for the car to come and I took a right turn. But the car came with a high speed and he couldn't apply brakes... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2018

If he rear ends you he would be at fault, but as it is I'm not sure from your description how it happened so if the company doesn't understand either that may be the problem.

If, however, he hit you in the rear while coming from your left--i.e. he was on the road you were going to turn...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Municipal Law for Kansas on
Q: Does Kansas (City of Wichita) have a law/code requiring disclosure of the height of a restaurant porte cochere?

My vehicle went under a restaurant's carport/porte cochere and hit the under side of the roof. The porte cochere is uneven underneath (i.e. not the same height all the way across). There was no signage indicating the lowest height (like you would see at a parking garage or a fast food drive... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2018

Bigger problem is if it was close enough that you might hit it you have an obligation to avoid hitting if you could have. For instance if you have a van with a high roof, you would want to get out, check it out, and if close just don't go there.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: What can I do if I don't agree to the adjuster's decision about car accident?

I was hit by a car who is coming straight, when turning right at the stop sign. I have seen the car at a far distance but since the speed limit on the road is 35 I thought it takes some time for the car to come and I took a right turn. But the car came with a high speed and he couldn't apply brakes... Read more »

David Adams
David Adams answered on Jul 11, 2018

You will likely have to get a lawyer involved if there are injuries involved. If it is just a property damage situation and your own insurance has not covered your damages, or if you were injured, then a lawyer would be able to get a suit on file and get a deposition and other evidence that can... Read more »

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Q: I was involved in a head on collision not by fault and wanted to know my rights

Yes I was involved in a head on collision sure accident where I was a passenger and the Yes

David Adams
David Adams answered on Mar 21, 2018

Kansas has a 2 year statute of limitations - so a case must be settled or a lawsuit filed within 2 years or you would be able to recover nothing otherwise. You are entitled to medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Depending on the extent of your injuries and the amount of... Read more »

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Q: How much should I settle for with an insurance adjuster for a car accident. My medical bills were over $5000.

I'm from Kansas and was not at fault. I was a passenger. I was not employed at the time.

David Adams
David Adams answered on Mar 19, 2018

You are allowed to recover pain and suffering damages above and beyond the medical expense. The exact amount is very hard to pin down - depends on many factors and the facts of the case. A good lawyer will generally be able to get that number set well above what you can get out of them if you are... Read more »

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Q: My Daughter is a single Mother and got caught stealing and leaving the scene of an accident. Help!

My Daughter stole to pay rent since she was an unemployed Mother of 3. The officer arrested her and gave her citations for stealing and resisting arrest. She didn't go to court so a warrant was issued. She got a job with a health and wellness program where she got to drive the company truck.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 14, 2018

Not sure why she couldn't get a public defender for the theft & resisting charges. She needs to see why that is. It will help if she checks with the bar association to see if there are any volunteer attorneys etc. That way if she goes to court she can tell the judge what she did to find an attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: I was hit by a car while in police custody. Do i have a lawsuit?
David Adams
David Adams answered on Jan 22, 2018

If you were not driving and another hit you negligently, then yes, you do have a claim against the negligent driver. There is a two year statute of limitations in Kansas, and you amount of recovery will be dependent on the extent of your injuries.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: I was backing out of my parking spot, and a car drove behind me without it's lights on. We barely hit. Who's at fault?

While I was backing up, the car sped up to try to get around me before I was fully backed out. It made a small scrape on both of our cars. She filed a police report against me. But she did not have her lights on, and she sped up intentionally while I was backing out. Should I file a claim against... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2017

You may. Generally you will be found at fault as you are the backing vehicle, however if it was dark and she had no lights you may have a claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense, Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Kansas on
Q: What to expect for an Examination under Oath?

My husbands car got stolen back in September and was burnt when the police found it. Our insurance Geico, Totaled The car out to be $10,000 somewhere in that ball park. There’s gap insurance on the car... It’s been going on two months and they are finally finishing up the investigation but... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 15, 2017

They will try to get him to say he torched it--which is dumb because replacement costs more. Contact a member of the Ks Assn for Justice who handles "bad faith" claims --they give free consults.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Kansas on
Q: I got into a car accident 4.5 months ago. How long after the accident do the cops have to ticket me?

Accident wasn't my fault. Someone backed out of off street parking spot and they hit me. I was already behind the person when they put the car in reverse.

David Adams
David Adams answered on Sep 16, 2017

technically, the charges can come through quite a while after an event, but practically, if you don't get a ticket within a day or two, or at most a week, you are not likely going to get one. From the facts you mentioned, it doesn't sound like you should get any ticket in any case.

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Q: I was taken into custody after wrecking my car. They gave me a breath test and took blood but did not arrest me.

I live in Kansas. Should I suspect future ramifications in the mail?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 6, 2017

Yes, as sometimes it take 5 weeks to get test results back. Suggest you contact an attorney who handles DUI's in the county where you will be charged.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Kansas on
Q: My son has to go to court for not stopping at a stop sign he hit a car what will happen

He hit someone but no one was hurt and the ticket just says not stopping at a stop sign

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 6, 2017

If he is going into the service (for real not a "I think I might" ) then cop may move it down to a non-moving violation.

Otherwise, he gets points, his insurance will go up.

Possible a judge could drop it but there was a crash and the judge & cop will be concerned that he may not...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: Who's really at fault

I'm in the middle of the intersection to turn the opposing lane has 2 cars coming light turns yellow the inside lane car slows and stops for light the outside lane car is 4 car leights back I proceed to clear intersection the outside lane car clips me

Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on May 2, 2017

Depends on the light at the moment he clipped you.

If it was red, he was to stop.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: Bell subrogation claim against me in a accident that I was found not at fault

A year ago I was in an accident. It occurred at a intersection while the light was yellow. I was driving straight through the intersection and a lady turned left in front of me. We ended up going to court and the judge ruled both of us not at fault. I paid my ticket and that was that. Now I am... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 18, 2017

Anyone can say anything. If she turned left, unless it was on a turn arrow and you had the red, you have the right of way. If you were hurt contact a member of the Ks Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

You don't want to ignore a court summons even if you weren't at fault....
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: My car was parked on the side of a parking lot and was hit when a person backed into it. The insurance company claims I

am 20% at fault, which seems a little high as there was plenty of room for the vehicle to back up and not hit my car. Should I contest this amount?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 11, 2016

You bet. Unfair insurance practice. They don't move, contact Attorney general's office and Insurance commissioners. Your car stopped. other car moving. Game over.

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