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Which Counties are the Most Dangerous in Kansas?

Which counties in Kansas have the highest accident rates? Does our Wichita law firm represent clients in these counties? There are many counties in Kansas and there exist vast discrepancies in the number of accidents within them. At Brad Pistotnik Law, our Wichita law firm represents clients pursuing claims stemming from motor vehicle accidents in every county in Kansas.

Comparing Kansas to Other States

Overall, Kansas has 2.9 million residents. In 2016, there were 381 fatal accidents in the state. That equates to a fatality rate of 14.8 per 100,000 residents, and 1.34 per 100 million miles traveled. This is significantly higher than the national average of 11.6 deaths per 100,000 residents, and 1.16 per 100 million miles traveled.

From January 1st to December 31st, 2016, there were 61,844 motor vehicle accidents in Kansas. These caused 429 traffic fatalities and 18,406 personal injuries. Of these, 29 were pedestrians.

The 4 Most Dangerous Counties in Kansas

Johnson County with 591,000 residents recorded 12,273 accidents that resulted in 30 fatalities and 3,576 personal injuries. This was the highest number of accidents, but not the highest number of injuries or fatalities.

Sedgwick County has 513,000 residents. These individuals live in Wichita, Clearwater, Derby, and nearby towns. In 2016, law enforcement recorded 11,384 accidents in Sedgwick County. These resulted in 57 fatalities and 4,538 injuries. Of these, 282 were pedestrians. This represented the highest rate of fatalities for motorists and pedestrians in Kansas.

Shawnee County with just 178,000 residents recorded 4,493 accidents in Topeka, Tecumseh, and surrounding towns. These accidents caused 32 motorist fatalities and 1,356 personal injuries. Of these, 104 were pedestrians. Statistically, this makes Shawnee County significantly more dangerous than Johnson or Sedgwick Counties.

Rounding out the most dangerous counties in Kansas is Douglas County which includes Lawrence, Baldwin City, Eudora, Clinton, and Lecompton. In total, there are 121,000 residents of Douglas County. In 2016, these residents were involved in 2,966 accidents that caused 5 fatalities and 695 personal injuries. Of these, 82 were pedestrians.

Brad Pistotnik Law is a Wichita law firm with attorneys, attorney, auto accident attorneys, lawyers, and abogados who represent clients in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Florida, Missouri, and Illinois following workplace accidents. Whether the accident occurred in Wichita, Liberal, Wagoner, Coweta, Haskell, Inola, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Oktaha, Coucnil Hill, Checotah, Warner, Webbers Falls, Paradise Hill, Tahlequah, Andover, Augusta, Leon, Latham, Mulvane, Belle Plaine, Wellington, Potwin, Maize, Beaumont, Rosalia, Cassoday, Burden, Winfield, Chase, Ellinwood, Lyons, Alden, Sterling, Radium, Pawnee Rock, Olmitz, Otis, Holyrood, Stafford, Sylvia, Turon, Abbyville, Arlington, Dodge City, Ensign, Bucklin, Mullinville, Greensburg, Jetmore, Hanston, Rozel, Topeka, Lawrence, Hays, Tennis, Gano, Friend, Wolf, Deerfield, Lakin, Holcomb, Elkader, Pence, Marienthal, Leoti, Scott City, Healy, Selkirk, Hoxie, Studley, Menlo, Rexford, Gem, Colby, Quinter, Collyer, Gove City, Angelus, Portis, Cawker City, Jewell, Asherville, Beloit, Barnard, Tescott, Sylvan Grove, Kremlin, or elsewhere in these states, our Wichita law firm can help clients pursue claims for personal injuries, workplace accidents, and automobile accidents throughout Kansas.


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