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Kansas City Car Accident Attorney - Car Accident/Crash Report
WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO START MY KANSAS CITY CAR ACCIDENT CLAIM? Gathering information necessary to prove your claim, on the day of the car accident, was probably the last thing on your mind. In a Kansas City car accident, an attorney will request specific information about the accident. Do not provide the items, listed below, to anyone before speaking to an attorney. Some of the what you may be asked for/about, at the negotiation stage (and beyond, includes:
Details surrounding what caused the accident and your account of the incident
Witness statements and contact information for each
The date, time, weather, exact location, etc...(some of these items may be on the police report)
The police reports describing the accident and providing the other party's account of the incident
The medical reports describing your initial injury, current care and possible future care
Determination of disability (if applicable) and the permanacy rating
Videos, pictures, diagrams, x-rays, etc...of your injury
Any other related statements given (ex. depositions)
Psychological or physiological exam reports
Current expenses and/or damages (to include medical, property repair, loss of income, etc...)
These are just a few of the items that may be necessary to support your claim, and begin the process. Don't worry if you don't have everything. Attorney T. Morton, and her team, will work with you to get each. Remember that if you cannot meet us at our office, we can have our initial consultation, free of charge, where it best suits you.
WHERE DO I GET MY KANSAS CITY CAR ACCIDENT/CRASH REPORT? Following your accident there are a number of reasons you many need the report from your Kansas City car accident. Those reasons range from needing the report to file a claim for compensation with your insurance agency to needing it for filing a personal injury complaint. If you didn't get the report at the car accident site, and the crash was handled by the Kansas Highway Patrol, here are our tips for getting it after the fact:
STEP ONE - Get your Kansas Highway Patrol car accident number. If requested within 30 days of the accident, you can find it HERE. You can search the accident log by the date, county and type of crash.
STEP TWO - Before you begin you will need to create a KanAccess username password and have the accident information (ex. name, case number, date, etc...).
STEP THREE - Read and agree to the KSA 45-230 terms and conditions. "I understand that K.S.A. 45-230, as amended, provides that except to the extent otherwise authorized, "No person shall knowingly sell, give or receive, for the purpose of selling or offering for sale any property or service to persons listed therein, any list of names and addresses contained in and derived from public records." The conditions go on to say, "I hereby certify that I do not intend to, and will not: (A) Use any list of names or addresses contained in or derived from the records or information for the purpose of selling or offering for sale any property or service to any person listed or to any person who resides at any address listed; or (B) sell, give or otherwise make available to any person any list of names or addresses contained in or derived from the records or information for the purpose of allowing that person to sell or offer for sale any property or service to any person listed or to any person who resides at any address listed."
STEP FOUR - Pay for and download the report through KanAccess. This access will also allow you to request witness statements.
If the accident occurred after May 2013 you can request the report HERE. For reports before May 2013 you will request the report in writing from the Kansas Highway Patrol General Headquarters Records office (708 SW Jackson, Topeka, KS 66603). If you prefer to make a request in person, you may make the request at the headquarters address noted above.
For the most part, requesting your report through other law enforcement offices is the same as those mentioned above. If your accident was handled by another entity (such as the local police) you will make your crash report request directly from it. Here are few agencies you might use:
Kansas City, Kansas Police Department accident reports can be requested HERE, or in person in the police lobby (700 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS 66101).
Kansas Turnpike accidents are handled by the Kansas Turnpike Authority. The directions for requesting the report may be found HERE.
Overland Park, Kansas (Johnson County) accident reports can be requested HERE, or in person (12400 Foster, Kansas City, KS 66213).
Wyandotte County, Kansas report can be requested HERE under the "Online Services" tab.
Douglas County Sheriff crash reports can be requested HERE, or in person (111 E. 11th Street, Lawrence Kansas 66044).
Lawrence City limits accident reports can be requested HERE.
WHAT IF I DIDN'T FILE A REPORT RIGHT AWAY? If you were unable to file a report at the scene of your accident, most agencies will permit you to make the report online. Some law enforcement agencies permit filing a "self-report" by mail too. You can use the links provided in the section above for further information. Should you choose to use either of these methods, be certain to sign the document (either electronically or in print) and keep a copy for your records. You do need to file the accident/crash report, in Kansas City, in order to recover for your accident.
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