Study: Drunk Driving Reduction Efforts Must Include Drug-Impaired Driving
Drunk driving is down, but drugged driving is becoming more common Kansas has made many improvements to reduce drunk driving deaths; however, a new report says focusing on alcohol impairment may no longer be enough to keep that downward trend going. Alcohol is still the leading intoxicant involved in fatal car accidents. But the U.S....Read More
Plan Ahead for Safer Winter Travel in Kansas
Preparation reduces risk, but negligent drivers still cause accidents. Car accidents can happen at any time - especially if the roads are icy, flooded, or otherwise difficult due to winter weather. Conditions can change quickly in Kansas. That's why, whether you're going to Wichita, Kansas City, Liberal, or another Kansas community, it's important to be...Read More
T-bone Accidents Are Common in Wichita, KS
Crash victims who were t-boned often sustain severe and fatal injuries. T-bone car accidents are common, but a lot of people don't realize just how severe these crashes can be. Compared to other crash configurations, T-bone or side impact accidents are nearly four times more likely to result in a severe head injury, according to...Read More
Police: Wichita Car Accident Fatalities Are On The Rise
Car accident fatalities in Wichita, Kansas, have increased steadily in recent years, according to Wichita police, who are concerned about the consistent rise in motor vehicle fatalities in Kansas’ largest city. “We’ve had more traffic fatalities in the last couple of years than homicides. I just think it’s a combination of things,” Wichita Police Department...Read More
What is "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day"?
Fatal car accidents have been surging in Wichita and across the US The number of fatal car accidents is surging across the U.S., claiming the lives of about 37,000 people annually. That's approximately 101 daily traffic deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). A national campaign hopes to reverse the trend and spread...Read More
Kansas Parking Lot Accidents: Is Fault Always 50/50?
Parking lot crash victims often need a car accident lawyer to help them navigate this tricky situation. Car accidents in parking lots can be complicated legal cases. Whether your vehicle hits another car or another car hits you, collisions in parking lots often result in serious damage and severe injuries for everyone involved. But who's...Read More
Can You Amend a Kansas Accident Report?
If you were involved in a car accident in Wichita, it’s a good idea to call the police for several reasons. First, they can secure the scene to prevent the situation from getting worse. They can call for help if anyone is injured. And they will also conduct an initial investigation of what happened and...Read More
Study Shows Kansas Has the 2nd Most Distracted Driving Fatalities
Distracted driving has become a national epidemic. In the U.S., distracted driving was responsible for over 3,000 fatalities in 2020. No matter what form of distracted driving a driver participates in, there is a risk of causing a serious car accident that results in severe and sometimes fatal injuries. Unfortunately, far too many drivers continue...Read More
What's Causing the Recent Spike in Fatal Pedestrian Accidents?
Pedestrian deaths are increasing faster than all other traffic fatalities. Pedestrian traffic deaths have reached a 40-year high, according to early estimates. Nationwide in 2021, almost 7,500 people died in pedestrian accidents. That's an 11.5 percent increase over 2020. According to preliminary research by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), this is the largest number...Read More
The "100 Deadliest Days Of Summer" Are Here
Now is the time when teen drivers are the most at risk of fatal car accidents Memorial Day weekend recently kicked off the unofficial start of summer. But unfortunately, the May holiday also marks the beginning of the "100 Deadliest Days" when it comes to car accidents involving young drivers between Memorial Day and Labor...Read More