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Kansas City Car Accident

Kansas City auto accidents can happen at any time and can have catastrophic consequences. Each year, hundreds of people are killed and thousands are injured in Missouri accidents. People who survive a Kansas City car crash may face years of rehabilitation and therapy, not to mention lengthy hospital stays and surgery. Even people who survive a Kansas City accident may find their quality of life affected by their injuries.

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Kansas City Car Accident

Kansas City Car Accidents Car accidents in Kansas City involve many circumstances. Kansas City car crashes include collisions with other vehicles, collisions with pedestrians, vehicle rollover accidents, driving while under the influence and speeding. Car accidents can be the result of negligence on one driver's part, improper road maintenance, poor driving conditions or defective automobile parts.

Injuries suffered by victims of Kansas City car accidents include back and neck injuries, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, concussions, whiplash injuries, loss of limbs and burn injuries. Some car accident victims require long hospital stays, multiple surgeries and years of rehabilitation. Some never fully recover from their injuries.

Missouri Car Accident Statistics

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, 47.8 percent of automobile accidents on Missouri highways in 2008 involved passenger cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 960 total fatalities in Missouri car accidents in 2008. Of those, 402 fatal crashes involved passenger cars on Missouri highways resulting in 467 fatalities.

Missouri Negligence Laws

Missouri uses pure comparative negligence when determining liability in a car accident. This means that a person injured in a car accident can recover damages for his injury even if he was 99 percent at fault for the accident. In this situation the damages awarded to the victim are reduced by the victim's responsibility in the accident. For example, if the injured party is 40 percent responsible for the accident, his award will be reduced by 40 percent.

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KANSAS CITY CAR ACCIDENT LEGAL ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

Man Killed in Kansas City Car Accident
Man Killed in Kansas City Car Accident
January 27, 2011
Kansas City, MO A 45-year-old man from Blue Springs, Missouri, died in a recent Kansas City car accident that also injured two other people, the Kansas City Star reports READ MORE

Oil on Road Causes Kansas City Car Accident
Oil on Road Causes Kansas City Car Accident
October 19, 2010
Kansas City, MO Oil on the road reportedly caused a Kansas City car accident that sent four people to the hospital READ MORE
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