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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: Due to my personal health and covid19,I filed my own Personal Injury Claimant Proof of Claim Form re: Purdue Pharma.

Health concerns stabilized and upon review of Claim, I was exploring if I can submit an update to my original claim which could increase the compensation.

Gregory Scott Greenberg
Gregory Scott Greenberg answered on Nov 22, 2020

When it comes to any personal injury claim, I highly advise you use an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Kansas on
Q: Rental car>Bad Tags>Pulled over>Charged with FIP>Car Impounded>Jailed

Rented a car and was pulled over due to bad tags. Children's mother forgot firearm. Now being charged with felon in possession. I thought my car was supposed to have valid tags. Now facing multiple felonies.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 19, 2020

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks and time is of the essence in your actions. Reach out to a Kansas City criminal defense attorney, or if qualifying based on need, you could look into whether you are eligible for a public defender. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Personal Injury and Native American Law for Kansas on
Q: I am looking for a lawyer who works with federal cases. Pertaining Administrative law on trust land.

OSHA violation

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 24, 2020

From your post, it appears you are looking for a lawyer and you have been waiting two weeks for a response. But this is not a law firm or lawyer referral service. It is only a Question and Answer board, for brief answers to general legal questions. You could conduct independent searches on your own... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I was passenger of bad wreck and get no compensation while driver does...
David Adams
David Adams answered on Oct 16, 2020

Passenger has a clearer claim for damages than a driver - and should be compensated fully for damages. There is potential for recovery from both the driver and the other driver (2 sources) - depending on the facts of the accident

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: Can a member of a church be sued for an accident or injury that occurs on church property

Our church is trying to determine what kinds of incorporation and insurance we need

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Sep 1, 2020

Yes. There are any number of situations where individuals and the church might have liability for an injury that occurs on church property. Cases of sexual assault are a classic example. Some churches were found labile for some sex assault cases where the churches knowingly placed predators in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I was assaulted by my ex-wife's boyfriend infront of my daughter, breaking my nose. compensation of medical bills?

I was at drop off for my daughter, my ex-wife's boyfriend came (first time he has been there) and punched me in my nose, fracturing it and requiring surgery. We filed charges on each other because he stated I started the fight (Which is untrue), he took a plea deal, and I had my case... Read more »

David Adams
David Adams answered on Jan 22, 2020

You can recover up to $4,000.00 in small claims court to cover your expenses incurred from his actions. you can go online to the county courthouse where this happened and there are forms you can complete to get a case filed and him notified of a hearing. Getting additional recoveries (pain and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: Is this still True in Missouri? My son is a resident of KS and injured in Missouri. Is he required to subrogate?

His PIP paid $4,000 in medical payments related to his personal injury

David Adams
David Adams answered on Nov 7, 2019

It will likely depend if your son was the owner of the vehicle that was insured and if the policy was his policy. If he was a covered person under his parent's policy, then there is some case law to indicate the med payments do not have to be repaid. If he was the actual insured of a vehicle... 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 Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I don't need to hire a lawyer, but I have a question for an assignment. I am a sophomore undergrad

If an employee runs a stop sign and hits a car, does the employer pay? The employee was acting under the scope of employment.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2019

That's an interesting assignment. Here's a hint to get you started in your analysis: Look up the terms "respondeat superior" and "vicarious liability." You'll figure out what to do from there. Good luck in your studies.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I was hit by a train. Can I sue?

On Memorial Day this year I was hit by a train on accident. I was totally off the tracks & was swept back into the train by the wind force of the train coming by. The conductor didn't even stop. I sustained major injuries & spent 2 weeks at KU Medical.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 20, 2019

If you are contemplating bringing a lawsuit, consult with an attorney in Kansas immediately. Because you are dealing with a railroad injury, it is possible there could be notice of claim issues that arise in most jurisdictions when the defendant is a municipality or public carrier. That means the... Read more »

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 Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: A person threatened to hunt me down and break my legs tonight via messenger (several times), and I have evidence.

I sold him a running engine, (very cheaply) which he modified, and then the engine failed. He is now threatening to hunt me down and break my legs, in writing.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 2, 2018

This is a matter for the police.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: Can I sue a fast food company for the after effects of an order?

Yesterday I had made an order online using ubereats to get food and in my order they had not added a food item that I asked for in which i was highly disappointed in. I had also asked for a frozen dessert in which was an option that shows in my reciept that i ordered, but I was not given. And I had... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 2, 2018

You may sue someone for anything but you wouldn't be awarded anything under the circumstances you have outlined, or it would be so low--what you paid--that it wouldn't be worth it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: Electric company or landowner? Who is responsible for man being electrocuted at abandoned trailer park?

Was helping landowner rid the property of any & all remaining metals (I.E. copper wire/aluminum sheets/anything of value.) in hopes of at least cutting down on the # of people trespassing

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 2, 2018

Possibly both depending on the circumstances. The gentleman should contact a member of the kansas Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: Electric company or landowner? Who is responsible for man being electrocuted at abandoned trailer park?

Was helping landowner rid the property of any & all remaining metals (I.E. copper wire/aluminum sheets/anything of value.) in hopes of at least cutting down on the # of people trespassing

David Adams
David Adams answered on Sep 30, 2018

The landowner and/or the tenant of the property would likely have some liability if there was an electrocution risk on the property. Talking to an attorney sooner than later would be recommended. The value of any claim is connected to a number of factors including the nature and extent of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Kansas on
Q: A slip and fall case with estimated damages including pain and suffering at 425000, what determines punitive? Insurance?

Involved in a slip and fall case where damages including pain and suffering are estimated around 425,000 with two surgeries and severe head injuries. What should I expect to limit punitive damages? The insurance maximums or any other factors?

David Adams
David Adams answered on Sep 1, 2018

Damages for past and future medical expenses and lost wages are unlimited. Damages for pain and suffering may likely be capped in Kansas at $300,000. Punitive damages can be way above that amount depending on the facts. Sounds like your injury was very serious. Liability for the fall still needs... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: My son fell on very wet stairs at a Hampton Inn in Chicago. Missed work, medical bills, contracted a staph infection.

This happened on June 30, 2018. The stairwell was slippery from pipe condensation. After he fell, they put up signs that the stairs were wet. The manager said that it happened because it was so hot that day. I doubt that was the hottest day in Chicago history. We live in Overland Park, KS.... Read more »

Camille Brooks Ibrahim
Camille Brooks Ibrahim answered on Aug 18, 2018

Give us a call or text us at 855 969-3538. I believe we could assist you further.

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