You have probably been on the roadway when a funeral procession passes by. We often field questions from people wondering what the rules are for vehicles involved in the funeral procession in Kansas City. This can be a complicated question to answer. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, our car accident attorney in Kansas City want to discuss the laws surrounding vehicles involved in funeral processions. If you were involved in an accident with a funeral procession vehicle, you may need to call us today to discuss compensation.
The lead vehicle in a funeral procession must be marked appropriately with flashing purple or amber lights or use alternating flashing headlights. Right behind the lead vehicle should be immediate family members, relatives, and close friends of the deceased. In some cases, funeral processions are assisted by local law enforcement (but this is not always the case). Vehicles in a funeral procession should:
Those involved in the funeral procession must follow these laws and operate their vehicles safely at all times.
If you are driving and encounter a funeral procession, you should:
Not only is it disrespectful to attempt to join a funeral procession to gain the right-of-way, but it is illegal. Please understand that funeral processions are allowed. If those in the funeral procession are following the laws, you have no right to disrupt them.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by a funeral procession, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible. The team at Peddicord & Townsend LLC is going to get to work investigating this case in order to secure any compensation you may be entitled to. This could include:
We will work with all parties involved, including funeral homes and law enforcement agencies, in order to determine what happened. When you need a car accident lawyer in Kansas City, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 816-842-3200.