• Accident Causes

    KDOT Warns Against Flooding

    Statewide (March 17, 2021) – Heavy rains have been forecasted for parts of Kansas. With this in mind, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has cautioned residents to “turn around, don’t drown.” The agency noted that six inches of rainfall is more than enough to cause slips and falls, one foot is enough to cause cars to float, and two feet can carry away most motor vehicles.

    Patterson Legal Group echoes KDOT’s advice. If the rain is coming down hard and you don’t have to drive or walk, please stay where you are and keep safe. Should you get injured in a car accident during a heavy storm, please contact us for immediate assistance. Source: KDOT

  • Accident Statistics

    Reckless Driving Remains a Problem in Kansas

    Statewide (April 8, 2021) – In 2019, 209 people were killed and 4,114 were injured in car accidents caused by reckless driving, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). While those figures weren’t an increase, they were inline with statistics from the previous five years, showing that reckless driving remains a significant issue in Kansas.

    Patterson Legal Group hopes that you and the drivers in your household obey all traffic laws and follow all posted speed limits. Doing so helps keep you and your fellow drivers safe. If you or someone in your family was injured by a reckless driver, please know that our legal team is available to assist you 24/7. Source: KDOT

    Young Drivers Lead Distracted Driving Accidents

    Statewide (March 22, 2021) – According to data from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), drivers between the ages of 14 and 19 were involved in more distracted driving car accidents than any other age group. The next two leading age groups were also Kansas drivers under the age of 30. For the most part, older drivers tend to be less involved in Kansas car crashes caused by distracted driving.

    Patterson Legal Group urges you to drive safely and be mindful of the numerous causes of distracted driving. It has become a larger cause of traffic accidents over the last decade, partially due to the advanced capabilities of mobile phones. If you or a loved one have been injured by a distracted driver, please contact us for prompt assistance. Source: KDOT

  • News

    Lime Investing $50-million in E-Bikes

    Wichita (March 5, 2021) – Bicycle and scooter rental service Lime has announced that it will invest an additional $50-million to improve its e-bike fleet. Its next-generation e-bikes will have increased motor power, phone holders, a new handlebar display that aligns with Lime’s scooters for a standardized display across vehicle types, and an automatic two-speed transmission that provides a smoother ride.

    Patterson Legal Group is pleased to learn that Wichita will have additional transportation options that are affordable. Please keep in mind that some Lime customers may be inexperienced at riding e-bikes and scooters. Should you get into a bicycle accident or scooter accident in Wichita, please note that our staff is available 24/7 to assist you. Source: Lime