Meeting local needs for training, technical assistance, and research in transportation

Risk and Liability

Date: 3/22/2022 8:00 AM - 3/22/2022 12:30 PM

Location: Manhattan
6215 Tuttle Creek Blvd

Manhattan, Kansas

Capacity:

19/30


Overview

Course Description:

In today’s lawsuit-prone society, tort liability claims against state and local governments are on the rise. An adverse judgment can be devastating to a county, city, or township. To satisfy an adverse judgment, the community often must reduce the level of service or increase taxes. Responsibility for reducing risk must be assumed at all levels within street and road departments. This workshop will provide crew members and supervisors with a basic understanding of tort liability and risk management. This course has been designed for Kansas County, city, and township crews and supervisors who have transportation-related responsibilities. Elected officials, city and county attorneys, managers, engineers, and road supervisors will also find this information helpful.

A required Roads Scholar Level I course.

Course Objectives:

  • Basics of Kansas Tort Claim Law
  • Liability of government entities
  • Understand the theory of negligence
  • Immunities under Kansas Tort. Claims Law
  • How to minimize claims
  • How claims are handled

Instructor: Norm Bowers

Schedule an on-demand class by contacting kutc_training@ku.edu