Millions of freight-carrying trucks travel throughout the United States every day, many passing through our very own city of Hutchinson, Kansas. In 2015, the Kansas Department of Transportation recorded 3,174 crashes involving heavy/large trucks within the state of Kansas. Sadly, out of those crashes, there were 69 fatalities. With as many accidents as there are each year, it’s important for Hutchinson residents to know how they can prevent being involved in a trucking accident.
As injury attorneys specializing in trucking accidents, the team at Wyatt & Rice Midwest Injury Firm in Hutchinson, Kansas, has learned the specific details of many trucking accidents over the years. Attorney Scott Mann shares a few common sense tips for remaining safe on the road:
1.) Be alert. If you’re tired or distracted by your phone, you’re putting yourself at risk!
2.) Take every precaution you can, such as wearing your seatbelt.
3.) 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.
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 Hutchinson, Kansas, area? It’s important to protect your legal rights before it’s too late. A recent Mann, White & Rice trucking accident client said: “The insurance company for the truck acted like they cared about me, but the adjuster was just trying to settle my case for a few thousand dollars in addition to offering to pay for my medical bills. I wasn’t able to go to school or work, and I felt so frustrated and crushed. I heard about Scott Mann and Mike Wyatt through a friend. 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 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 Hutchinson trucking accident attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!