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Category: Car Accident

How to File a Car Accident Claim

|Posted on November 15, 2018 in Car Accident |

Car accidents happen every day. Drivers involved often face challenges with insurance issues and navigating their options for legal recourse. Drivers in Kansas and Missouri should speak with a Kansas City car accident lawyer to know how to file car accident claims and what to expect after an accident; the process is going to be… read more

Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe in Your Car

|Posted on June 21, 2018 in Car Accident,Distracted Driving,Safety Tips |

Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death in children 15 years old and younger in the U.S. Auto accidents cause one in four unintentional injury deaths in children under 13. Improper restraint and lack of child safety seats contribute to these fatalities. Keeping your kids safe in the car takes following all… read more

Wendt Law Firm, P.C. Earns $4.83M Auto Accident Settlement for Client – Robert and Joseph Ashurst v. Zachary Wolfe and Barefoot, Inc. d/b/a Snake N’ Rooter

|Posted on January 15, 2017 in Car Accident,Firm News,Personal Injury |

It goes without saying that distracted driving is dangerous and can cause dangerous accidents and devastating injuries. On August 4th, 2016, a Missouri man and his son were severely injured by a distracted driver while they were trying to repair their vehicle’s mechanical problems on the shoulder of Missouri Highway 78 near Independence. Wendt Law… read more

Top Tips for Avoiding Auto Accidents This Winter

|Posted on January 9, 2017 in Car Accident,Safety Tips |

At Wendt Law Firm P.C., we hoped everyone in the Kansas City area had a safe and happy holiday season, and wish everyone the best in the new year . Unfortunately, this time of year comes with winter weather and hazardous road conditions. Here are some practical tips from our car accident attorneys to avoid… read more

After A Car Accident Injury: How To Immediately Prep For Your Case

|Posted on June 28, 2016 in Car Accident |

Keeping calm immediately after sustaining a car accident injury can be tough. Emotions are high and injuries may be severe. If a person is injured in a car accident and decides to take out a personal injury claim, there are steps they should take while still at the scene (if possible) that will help them… read more

NHTSA Newsletter Provides Safety Tips for Sharing Road with Large Trucks

|Posted on April 29, 2016 in Car Accident,Truck Accident |

Nearly 4,000 Americans die every year in accidents involving large commercial trucks, the vast majority of whom are the occupants of other vehicles. In a recent Safety in Numbers newsletter (, the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provided some tips for safely maneuvering around large trucks. Pay attention to… read more

NHTSA Reports Increase in Traffic Deaths in 2015

|Posted on March 18, 2016 in Car Accident,Distracted Driving,Drunk Driving Accident |

On February 5, 2016 the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a press release announcing its report on traffic deaths during the first nine months of 2015. Traffic fatalities increased 9.3 percent across the country, reversing a trend of years of consistent declines. According to the NHTSA, approximately 26,000 people died… read more

Commercial Truck Accidents Have Many Potential Defendants

|Posted on November 25, 2015 in Car Accident,Truck Accident |

Commercial truck accidents generally involve significantly more damage than car accidents. A typical commercial truck, when full of cargo, weighs more than thirty times as much as an average car. When combined with highway speeds, this size disparity often causes catastrophic injuries or fatalities in the event of a truck accident. Despite representing less than… read more

$3.35 Million Settlement from Commercial Truck Accident Caused by Distracted Driver

|Posted on November 6, 2015 in Car Accident,Texting and Driving,Truck Accident |

A Texas man recently reached a $3,350,000 settlement as a result of an accident with a tractor-trailer caused by a distracted commercial truck driver. Thomas East suffered serious back, neck, and head injuries when his pickup truck was rear-ended by an Oakley Trucking 18-wheeler. The driver of the commercial vehicle, David Henefield, was alleged to… read more

Wendt Law Firm P.C. Wins $10.3 Million for Client Injured in Auto Accident

|Posted on September 3, 2015 in Car Accident |

The Kansas City car accident lawyers at Wendt Law Firm P.C. regularly represent people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents.  We recently settled a tragic motor vehicle accident case on behalf of our client, Petar Kuzmanov.  Petar was involved in a multiple-impact car accident in November, 2011 near Joplin, Missouri.  Since that time,… read more