In 2015, the Kansas Department of Transportation recorded 3,174 crashes involving heavy/large trucks within the state of Kansas. Unfortunately, out of those crashes, there were 69 fatalities. With as many accidents as there are each year, it’s important for Overland Park residents to know how they can prevent being involved in a trucking accident.
As personal injury attorneys specializing in trucking accidents, the team at the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Midwest Personal Injury Firm in Hutchinson, Kansas, has learned the specific details of many trucking accidents over the years. Personal injury attorney, Scott Mann, shares a few common sense tips for remaining safe on the road:
- Be alert. If you’re tired or distracted by your phone, you’re putting yourself at risk!
- Take every precaution you can, such as wearing your seatbelt.
- Drive within the speed limit.
According to Mann, the above tips may sound like basic common sense, but it’s important to remember that whether you’re at fault for the accident or the truck driver is at fault, you’re more likely to suffer serious injuries.
“While we will do the best we can to help you get compensated, it will usually never make up for the injuries you had,” said Mann. Keeping the above tips at the forefront of your mind will reduce your risk of being involved in a trucking accident and suffering serious injuries or death.
We Can Help With Your Overland Park, Kansas, Trucking Accident Case
Have you or a loved one been involved in a trucking accident in the Overland Park, Kansas, area? If so, it’s important to partner with an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in trucking accidents. Regarding his time prior to finding the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Midwest Personal Injury Firm, a recent client said “I felt so frustrated and crushed.”
After partnering with our team, though, we helped the client investigate the accident to compile evidence, negotiate on their behalf with the other driver’s insurance company and, file/pursue a lawsuit on their behalf. According to the client: “Within six months, they settled my case for $450,000, made sure all my medical bills were paid and helped me get back on my feet.”
Request a free consultation with our team of Overland Park, Kansas, trucking accident personal injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!