Question: I don't like the idea of calling the police on a minor accident, should I?
Injuries from accidents occur in many different settings. Sometimes the injuries arise from an automobile or motorcycle accident, other times they may occur as the result of a dangerous condition on another person's property or perhaps from the use of a product which malfunctions or is improperly designed. In the worst of circumstances, injuries can result in the wrongful death of a person leaving behind surviving family members to deal with the emotional and financial losses caused by the wrongful death. If you would like to schedule a initial consultation contact an Kansas car / boat / semi accident attorney, representing clients in Kansas City at McCullough, Wareheim & LaBunker, P.A. Give us a call at (785) 233-2362 or complete our inquiry form.
Although it may not seem important in instances where the accident seems to be relatively minor in nature, many times injuries from low speed impacts do result in significant permanent personal injury and if the local law enforcement agency has not had an opportunity to investigate and prepare a report regarding the accident, then there is no "official" report of the facts. Additionally, police officers frequently take the names of persons who may have observed the accident as witnesses and later, if the cause of the accident is in dispute, this information can be critical in resolving any disputes as to how the accident occurred. Finally, the law requires you report all accidents involving $500.00 or more in property damage.
On behalf of McCULLOUGH, WAREHEIM & LaBUNKER, P.A. we hope this material will be of benefit to you in answering your questions relative to wrongful death. Contact one of our slip fall injury lawyers representing clients in Kansas City, Kansas (and throughout the State of Kansas) today to schedule your initial consultation.