Drunk drivers may have a history of drunk driving in driving past and drunk can make a claim for any punitive damages. These are damages in addition to actual damages intended to punish and deter drunk driving, drunk drivers and others, to act in such a heinous manner. Unfortunately, punitive damages are not normally covered by insurance.
Car wrecks usually involve three cases: property damage your vehicle, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits as part of Kansas No Fault law, and personal injury claims that allow you to get a solution to recover your medical bills, past and future lost wages, past and future, other economic losses, and non-economic losses including past and future pain and suffering, mental anguish, disability, disfigurement, inconvenience, loss of time, loss of enjoyment of the life, loss of consortium and loss of spousal services.
Passengers usually not their fault, Drivers are required to follow rules of the road. Road rules are laws that have been in existence under common law, but there are also laws that are contained in the Statutes of Kansas.
A violation of a statute is negligence. Laws impose many obligations to drivers including but not limited to the following, the duty to maintain a proper lookout duty,, driving at an appropriate speed, the duty to maintain control of your car, the duty to maintain a safe and adequate distance between your vehicle and the vehicle you are following, the obligation to yield the right of way under certain circumstances and the duty of reasonable care while driving.
Obviously there are laws to prevent drunk drivers from driving while intoxicated and careless motorist’s laws against texting while driving. Sometimes these activities can be extremely dangerous in punitive damages in addition to actual damages. Distracted driving leads to many collisions and many reasons people get distracted: animals or children in vehicles, using cell phones, eating / drinking / smoking while driving, even with equipment vehicle like the radio or GPS while driving.