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01/23/2014
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When Emergency Responders Make Mistakes

After a serious wreck, people count on the emergency responders to come to the rescue. Usually one of the first on the scene, first responders are trained to help. But what if the people you believe will help actually make matters worse? Can you sue a first responder?

Although some jurisdictions do allow injured people to sue first responders, options are very limited.

In Kansas you cannot sue a first responder for simple failure to follow basic safety rules. You have to demonstrate a complete reckless disregard for the safety of others.

Many states, Like Kansas, only allow lawsuits in the case that the emergency responder acted in bad faith or grossly negligent. Since each law varies by state, consult your attorney to evaluate Kansas laws and if you have a case.

At Ray Hodge & Associates, we believe in personal injury handled personally. At our office you see a lawyer from the very first meeting because we believe your case deserves an experienced personal injury attorney right from the start.

If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.

Make sure you download our free car accident app for iPhone or Droid to protect yourself in event of an auto accident.


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