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Q: Turning across lane and hit in rear who at fault?

If a car is turning S and is stopped in the W bound lane is crossing a turn lane going E is hit in the rear who at fault?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 7, 2021

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL rule nationwide, the vehicle hitting the other in the rear bears the brunt of liability, but this is a very general response. Since liability could be governed by state-specific vehicle and traffic laws... Read more »

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Q: I was involved in a head on collision while working should I contact a lawyer

Went to hospital for knee and hip pain.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 1, 2021

Yes, you should consult with a lawyer---you want to make sure that you are protected----Use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for injury/accident lawyers in your area and contact a few of them----most give free, no obligation first meetings on these type cases----I know my firm does----so take them... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: I was involved in a car accident in September... the other driver got cited for driving on suspended license and

Also got cited for no interlock device in the vehicle.... he was driving someone else's vehicle.

It was an uncontrolled/open intersection.. I got cited for fail to yield the right of way... what are my options.....can't I fight this

Can I sue him or the owner of the... Read more »

David Adams
David Adams answered on Nov 26, 2020

Unfortunately, he would not be liable automatically, but those facts would contribute to having a jury determine that he was, in fact, at fault. Ultimately, it would be up to a jury to place a percentage of fault on each of the drivers. They could determine that the other driver was 90% at fault,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: Car accident 3 years ago. My car totaled, their car had hardly a scratch. Now, they are opening an bodily injury claim.

I stopped at a stop sign, I checked both ways, didn't see anyone coming, so I slowly turned right into the lane. My car was old and couldn't accelerate fast, anyway. The other car hit the front left of my car with their rear right side. My car's front bumper was on the ground and the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 24, 2020

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. This can happen, despite the superficial damage to their vehicle at the scene of the accident. The bodily injury claim was probably open for some time. If a settlement of $25,000 is reached, the next thing that should... Read more »

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Q: Had an accident at work. Turned in paperwork and the now cant find it two months later. They ask to fill paperwork again

Is not in my best interest to deny their request?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 27, 2020

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but you await a response for four weeks. Your question may have remained open because although it's posted under Car Accidents, it looks like it has workers' comp elements to it because it took place in the course of employment. You could reach out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Kansas on
Q: Yes I was in an accident about 2 weeks ago..well the other drivers insurance company is denying my claim even though

I have police report stating that he was at fault he even admitted it was his fault we both had the same story about what happened and he was parked on side of street we’re he was not suppose to be parking.well after police report was made he suddenly came up with a witness coming up with a... Read more »

David Adams
David Adams answered on Oct 13, 2020

It's not clear if this is an injury situation or just property damage, and the severity in either case. There is a two year statute of limitations in either case. If just property damage, and not much dollar damage, then small claims court might be the way to go (if < $4k). If an injury... Read more »

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Q: Uninsured but accident clearly not my fault
David Adams
David Adams answered on Jul 19, 2020

You may be limited in claiming pain and suffering damages if you were uninsured, but there are a number of exceptions. Even in a worse case scenario, you can still claim medical expenses (past and future) as well as lost wages (past and future).

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: No license or insurance. No police were called. Backed into someone. They took my information. What happens now?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 1, 2020

A Kansas attorney could advise you best, but your post remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, no one can really say what happens next. It's in the hands of the person whose car you hit. If you were insured and the damages were substantial or there were injuries, I'd say place... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: What is the penalty for having a 6 point racing harness installed in a daily driven street car?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 16, 2020

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Additionally, this is not a safety issue that most traffic ticket or car accident attorneys deal with on a regular basis. It's performance gear and other than the usual federal transportation regs, state vehicle... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: I have a warrant for an incident that I did not do but happened with my car what do I do

She took my car while I was asleep hit a car left the scene now I have a warrant. If I go to a walk in docket will I be arrested

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 7, 2020

Is it a warrant or a summons? If it's a warrant for failure to appear were you notified? I suggest you talk to an attorney in that county who handles misdemeanor criminal cases. Did you tell the police your car had been stolen?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: Hi I have a question I wrecked my car into a pole and my car was not insured what would happen at court
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 2, 2020

If it was a telephone or electric utility pole and it sustained serious damage, the respective companies could look to you for reimbursement in the cost of replacement, repair, or inspection. If the pole was not damaged (or they choose to handle the matter through their own insurance), they could... Read more »

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... 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.... 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... 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...
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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... 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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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
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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