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Complete Douglas County, KS accident reports and news.
Accidents in Douglas County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Douglas County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.
When an accident happens in Douglas County, it is important to do the following immediately:
- Remain at the crash scene;
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
- Call the police;
- Exchange information with other drivers;
- Get contact information from witnesses;
- Inform your insurance company;
- Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
- Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
- Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.
After a Douglas County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.
Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.
Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential personal injury claim. Accident Data Center can help you by connecting you with an experienced Douglas County personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.
Most recent accident reports
The accident at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on US-40 when a vehicle exited the roadway, rolled multiple times, and crashed through a barbed-wire fence.
A train has struck and killed a pedestrian in northern Lawrence on Sunday afternoon. The train tracks and intersection were shut down for much of Sunday while police investigated.
Two boys about 16 years of age were on train tracks on a bridge when they heard an oncoming train.
A Missouri man has died in an accident involving three motorcycles near Lawrence.
Police are investigating a double fatality accident which occurred late Saturday night.