The Kansas Department of Transportation’s latest statistics show that nearly 700 fatal and injury crashes involving large trucks occurred on Kansas roadways in 2017. A collision with a large truck can be a harrowing experience with life-altering consequences. After surviving an accident with a large truck, you may be contacted by the truck driver’s insurance company. While they may try to convince you that they have your best interest at heart, the truth is they don’t.
“The truck driver’s insurance company is not your friend or your advocate,” said Scott Mann, personal injury attorney at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys. “In fact, they are very much the opposite.”
According to Mann, the trucker’s insurance company will tell you they need to document what occurred in the accident. Mann says they want to find any way to reduce their responsibility in the accident and diminish your claim. So if you do speak with the other insurance company, make sure you guard what you say because they can and will use it against you.
“If you become a client of Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley, we’ll advise strongly that you don’t speak with the other insurance company at all unless an attorney is present to protect your rights,” Mann said.
Contact a Wichita Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately
If you’ve recently suffered a personal injury as the result of an accident involving a large truck in Wichita, contact Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys today. With more than 75 years of combined litigation experience, we have helped clients receive the compensation they deserve for their medical treatment, rehabilitative care, lost wages from time take off work, future lost income for disabling injuries, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.
Request a free consultation with our team of Wichita personal injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400.