FAQ: How do I Enforce My Rights if I've Been in a Truck Accident?


As the largest city in Missouri and the sixth largest city in the midwest, Kansas City is a hub for freight- carrying trucks. With as much trucking activity as our city sees, it’s important for residents to know how to enforce their rights if they’ve been injured in a trucking accident.

Unfortunately, when a semi-truck is involved in an accident, the other driver and their passengers are the most likely to suffer serious injuries. Under both Kansas and Missouri laws, those injured in trucking accidents have the legal right to bring a personal injury claim against the trucking company and driver.

“If you’ve been involved in a serious accident, the best way to enforce your rights is to contact an attorney who regularly handles these types of claims,” said attorney Scott Mann, founding partner of the Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys in Kansas City.

As injury attorneys specializing in trucking accidents, the Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys team communicates with insurance companies and trucking companies on behalf of our clients. We share information related to liability of the claim (comparative fault) and establishing our clients’ damages.

“If that information is not provided, you will not be compensated for your injuries,” said Mann. “Ultimately, if we’re unable to arrive at a settlement with the insurance company— which can happen— we’ll then file a lawsuit for you in the jurisdiction that will get you the best recovery.”

If You or a Loved One is Involved in a Trucking Accident

Have you or a loved one been involved in a trucking accident in the Kansas City area? If so, it’s likely that the trucking company’s insurance company will want to settle and close your case as quickly as possible, for as little as possible. That’s why it’s so important to contact the Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys immediately!

We can help you investigate your accident to compile evidence, negotiate with the companies and, if needed, file/pursue a lawsuit in the best jurisdiction on your behalf. There are never any fees until a settlement or verdict is reached, and we’ve collected millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Request a free consultation with our team of Kansas City trucking accident attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!