When is the City responsible for a claim?

Each claim is evaluated based on the specific facts of the incident and the applicable law. Generally, the City of Wichita will be responsible for a claim resulting from the negligence of a City of Wichita employee acting within the scope of his or her employment.

Additionally, the City of Wichita may be liable for damages resulting from a defective condition of property, if the City is responsible for that property. In those instances, the City of Wichita must have had prior notice of the defect but did not repair the defect or take reasonable steps to prevent any damage before the damage occurred.

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1. Why do I have to file a Claim for Damages form?
2. Why do I have to provide a copy of my vehicle title/registration?
3. Why do I have to give my insurance information on the Claim for Damages form?
4. When is the City responsible for a claim?
5. When is the City of Wichita NOT responsible for my claim?
6. How long will it take for the City of Wichita to respond to my claim?
7. How can I check on the status of my claim?
8. What about my medical bills or other expenses that are due while I am waiting for the City of Wichita to respond to my claim?
9. What if the City of Wichita has denied my claim and I do not agree?