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January 2014 Archives

Kansas parents plan to sue Salina for girl's shock-related death

A Kansas survival action is filed by the personal representative of a deceased victim for the losses the decedent suffered between the time of an injury and death. A survival action can provide compensation for funeral and burial costs, medical expenses and the victim's pain and suffering.

Cause unknown for workplace accident that killed 2

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiles nationwide data on occupational injuries, illnesses and deaths. Seventy-eight people died in Kansas workplace accidents in 2011, translating to 5.9 fatalities for every 100,000 workers. That ranked Kansas among the 10 states with the greatest number of on-the-job deaths.

Kansas witness vital to finding hit-and-run suspect

Auto insurance often contains coverage for underinsured or uninsured motorists. Many Pittsburg drivers may not realize the insurance can apply to hit-and-run car accidents, to cover victim's losses when an at-fault driver is unknown.

Former Kansas nurse dies 5 weeks after being struck by SUV

The date of a victim's death, injury or knowledge of injury is critical to a Pittsburg liability case. Kansas statute of limitations laws allow victims or survivors a set period to file claims. Any complaint that is filed beyond the expiration date is invalid, and no other new filings are accepted.

Jet ski crash claims the life of Kansas City man

Vacations are times many Kansas residents use to relax, experiment with new ways to have fun and, sometimes, bend or break the rules. The whole idea of vacation can be to let down your guard, but doing new or risky things in strange environments can be unsafe and even deadly.

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