We know that the last thing you expect to happen when you get on the roadway is that you will get injured due to the negligence of another person. Whether you are driving your own vehicle of using public transportation, you cannot control the actions of other drivers around you.
At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we are ready to step in and help if you need a Kansas City car crash lawyer. Let us work to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your crash-related expenses.
Roadways Of Unpredictability
We have learned of a scary incident that took place on May 18 when a bus was struck by an SUV near Jackson Avenue and E. 17th Street.
The crash occurred when a RideKC bus was traveling north and an SUV was heading east on 17th Street. The SUV ran the stoplight at Jackson and struck the bus. The force of the impact pushed the bus into a nearby yard and the SUV slammed into an unoccupied vehicle in a driveway.
Multiple people were taken to the hospital after the crash. Police say that bad weather may have contributed to the incident, but the crash is still under investigation.
What Can Happen?
This incident shows us that there is no way to predict what will happen on the roadway. The passengers in that RideKC bus could never have known someone would run a red light and cause them harm. In this case, perhaps bad weather was to blame, but we know that far too often driver negligence causes major injuries:
- Impaired drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Those who speed or operate recklessly
For the latest reporting year in Missouri, we know that there were 153,422 total vehicle crashes. Out of those, there were:
- 57,270 people injured
- 923 people killed
While most vehicle crashes result in only minor injuries, it is not uncommon for us to see the following after a Kansas City vehicle crash:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
These injuries all require a victim to undergo medical treatment. In many cases, a person is permanently disabled in the aftermath of a crash. Families are often left wondering how to cover their expenses, especially if insurance companies do not offer a fair settlement.
Let Us Help You Now
The story we brought you above highlights the unpredictability of the roadways. That should not mean that you struggle to get compensation after being injured due to the negligence of another person. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., you can depend on our qualified and experienced team to secure the compensation you deserve, including:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
While you focus on your recovery, we will be at work on your behalf when you need a Kansas City car accident attorney. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 816-941-8949.