You’ve been in a car accident in Kansas and I have to tell you something extremely important. Contributory negligence is an ancient principal, still around in Kansas, that basically says that if you contributed to your accident you can be barred from recovery. Why is that important? It is important because a lot of times the person who is at fault, or their insurance company, will try to point the finger at you to avoid paying for your injuries.
I want to share with you an example of contributory negligence and how it can be used against you in Kansas. If you’re driving down the highway and someone turns in front of you and hits you, most people believe the person that hit you is at fault. However, the insurance company tries to say that you failed to stop fast enough, failed to react fast enough, you could have swerved into a ditch, etc....Why might this be an issue? That is the argument based upon contributory negligence. Why is that important to you? Because many times, if you have been hurt in an auto accident in Kansas, this defense is brought up and can be difficult to overcome.
You’re reading this because you have questions. Pick of the phone and call me and let me help answer those questions. I’m Attorney T. Morton call me today at 913.602.7288.
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