In a recent year, the Kansas Department of Transportation recorded more than 3,000 crashes involving heavy/large trucks within the state of Kansas. Sadly, out of those crashes, there were nearly 70 fatalities. With as many accidents as there are each year, it’s important for residents of the largest city in Kansas, Wichita, 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 & Rice Midwest Personal Injury Firm in Wichita, 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.
What to Do if You’re Involved in a Trucking Accident in Wichita, Kansas
Have you or a loved one been involved in a trucking accident in the Wichita, Kansas, area? It’s important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. A recent Mann, Wyatt & Rice trucking accident client said: “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. Without Mann, Wyatt & Rice, I would have been the insurance company’s victim.”
Mann, Wyatt & Rice Midwest Personal Injury Firm can help you investigate your accident to compile evidence, negotiate on your behalf with the other driver’s insurance company and, if needed, file/ pursue a lawsuit 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. You have nothing to lose!
Request a free consultation with our team of Wichita trucking accident personal injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!