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The state of Kansas – The geographic center of the 48 contiguous U.S. and America's premier wheat state

The state of Kansas has a fascinating history as the ancestral homeland of numerous native American tribes. When the Louisiana Purchase was completed in 1803, Southwest Kansas was still a part of Spain, Mexico and the Republic of Texas until the conclusion of the Mexican-American War in 1848. The Santa Fe Trail traversed Kansas from 1821 to 1880, transporting manufactured goods from Missouri and silver and furs from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Wagon ruts from the trail are still visible in the prairie today. Today, Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of corn, wheat, sorghum, and sunflowers. Kansas is the 15th most extensive and the 34th most populous of the 50 United States. the population of Kansas was 2,904,021 on July 1, 2014. The capital is Topeka, a native American word meaning "Place where we dug potatoes.” Other major cities include Wichita, Overland Park, and Kansas City.

To accommodate residents and visitors alike, the major roadways are in heavy usage:

Interstate 35 stretches from Laredo, Texas, on the American-Mexican border to Duluth, Minnesota. Interstate 35  In Kansas, the highway goes from the Oklahoma border to Kansas City at theMissouri border, with a length of 235 miles. I-35 passes through Wichita, the state's largest city. Interstate 135  runs between the cities of Salina and Wichita.  Interstate 435  encircles much of the Kansas City, Missouri, Metropolitan Area. Interstate 635 (Kansas–Missouri) is a connector highway between Interstate 35 in Overland Park, Kansas and Interstate 29 in Kansas City, Missouri, approximately 12 miles long. The Kansas DOT provides a high-quality site with road conditions, maps, videos, and traffic cameras.

The climate of Kansas is unique, with drier winters than nearby states

Kansas, the premier wheat state, has an annual mean temperature almost as high as that of Virginia, more sunshine than that of any state to the east, and generous summer rains. This favorable combination of weather elements and availability of more arable land than that in any other state, except Texas, accounts for the high rank of Kansas in crop production, finished livestock, and dairy products. Summers are inclined to be very warm, with low relative humidity during periods of high temperatures, and usually a good wind movement. Summer nights are usually cool, especially in the western counties. Winters are drier, with more sunshine than those of eastern states. The average snowfall is less than that of other states, except those located farther south. Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and the New England States normally have from two to three times as much snowfall as Kansas.

In Accident Data Center, our data about accidents in the Kansas region is divided into the following regions:

Joplin Missouri-Pittsburg Kansas accidents;

Topeka accidents;

Wichita-Hutchinson accidents.

Legal information for accident victims in Kansas

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Kansas, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How can an injured person get help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Many accident victims would like a free copy of the traffic collision report which may give the following information:

  • the date, time of day, and street location of the collision;
  • the weather conditions at the time of the crash;
  • the names and addresses of all drivers;
  • the insurance company of each driver;
  • a diagram detailing the crash scene;
  • the name and badge number of the law enforcement officers who responded to the accident.

If you were injured in a crash with an at-fault driver, you can request a free copy of the Kansas traffic collision report here.

Where to find legal assistance after a Kansas injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Kansas injury attorney who understands the legal standards and practices, who knows how insurance policies function, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed due to the negligence of someone else, a Kansas wrongful death lawyer can launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Kansas personal injury attorney can do to help.

Legal and Other Resources and Information

Wichita-Hutchinson, KS Plus

What happens if my insurance expires and I get into an accident?

If your auto insurance expires and you get into an accident, if the accident was not your fault it is possible you can still recover damages. If your auto insurance has expired and you are at-fault for causing an accident, it is possible that you can be held personally responsible for the property damage and bodily injury you caused. Learn more here...

Joplin, MO-Pittsburg, KS

8 Mistakes to Avoid After a Kansas Car Wreck

Many people who have been injured in a Kansas car accident attempt to handle their own insurance claims. Here is a list of common mistakes people make that can damage the viability of an insurance claim. This list is not intended to be legal advice, but rather it is a list of considerations for working with insurance companies.

Topeka, KS

Minimum Auto Insurance Across State Lines

When you drive across state lines, most auto insurance policies automatically adjust to the minimum insurance coverages required by the state where you are physically present. If your auto insurance policy coverage from a different state is already higher than a different state’s minimum coverage requirement, your coverage will remain the higher amount. Learn more here about what you need to understand about car insurance policies.

Wichita-Hutchinson, KS Plus

No Insurance, Don’t Blame Me

Because of this law, uninsured drivers can’t make a claim for pain and suffering. Drivers who do not have a basic, state-required personal injury protection (PIP) policy at the time of an accident will not have theFULL ability to sue for losses.  Go here to learn more about how this law affects Kansas drivers who are injured in car accidents.

How to Search for Kansas Accident Reports

The police officer that first responds to an accident should provide you with information on how to obtain a copy of the accident or police report.  This report can be very important in terms of evidence if there is a personal injury claim, so it becomes very important for you or your attorney to obtain the report after you’re involved in an accident.

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