With several major highways cutting through Wichita and the surrounding area comes increased large commercial truck traffic. These trucks have the potential to cause devastating injuries or even death in a crash with a passenger vehicle. Because of that, fault must be assessed after an accident occurs.
“Truckers are supposed to be professional drivers,” Scott Mann, a truck accident attorney at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley, said. “They can and should be held to a higher standard.”
Common causes of truck accidents include impaired driving due to sleep deprivation or overwork, inattentive driving due to the frequency with which a truck driver travels, inattentive driving due to cell phone use, including talking on the phone, text messaging or even utilizing social media, and an improperly maintained truck.
According to Mann, the comparative fault of the trucking company must also be determined. Did they ask the driver to work too many hours and modify the logs? Did they ensure proper truck maintenance? These questions help assess the trucking company’s level of culpability compared to yours and that of others involved in the accident.
Contact a Wichita Truck Accident Attorney Immediately
If you have been injured in a Wichita truck accident, we urge you to contact the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys immediately for a free consultation. In addition to free consultations, our clients benefit from:
- Free home, hospital or weekend visits.
- Collected/advanced expenses.
- No fees until a settlement or verdict.