Kansas City Accident Attorneys The Pottenger Law Firm LLC Discuss Kansas City Accident Statistics

Kansas City Police Department statistics from the last four years reveal a disturbing trend about traffic accidents in the Kansas City metropolitan area. From 2007 to 2010, the number of people killed in traffic accidents rose annually. While statistics are not yet available for 2011, the motor vehicle accident lawyers of The Pottenger Law Firm LLC are monitoring the situation carefully and are committed to helping keep the community safe.

The rise of traffic fatalities has affected drivers as well as passengers and bystanders. Last year’s KCPD report found that 60% of accident fatalities were drivers. The remaining 40% of people killed in traffic accidents belonged the following categories:

  • Passengers (15%)
  • Motorcycle riders and passengers (13%)
  • Pedestrians (9%)
  • Bicyclists (3%)

Another deeply unsettling statistic involves the role of alcohol and drugs in fatal wrecks. Over 60% of all deadly crashes involved at least one intoxicated driver. As 2011 draws to a close and Kansas City residents brace themselves for the KCPD’s year-end report, we hope that trends will reverse and the number of fatalities will decline.

About the Firm

The Pottenger Law Firm LLC is a personal injury litigation firm in Kansas City, Missouri. Our mission is aggressive and compassionate advocacy for the seriously injured or the families of those killed through negligence. The experienced the motor vehicle accident attorneys of the firm are prepared to help individuals who have been injured in car, truck, or motorcycle accidents. For more information or our complete list of services, visit the website at www.pottengerlaw.com.

The Pottenger Law Firm LLC
919 W. 47th St.
Suite 2450
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-531-6006