As the largest city in Missouri and the sixth largest city in the midwest, Kansas City is a hub for freight- carrying trucks. With as much trucking activity as our city sees, it’s important for residents to know how to enforce their rights if they’ve been injured in a trucking accident.
Unfortunately, when a semi-truck is involved in an accident, the other driver and their passengers are the most likely to suffer serious injuries. Under both Kansas and Missouri laws, those injured in trucking accidents have the legal right to bring a personal injury claim against the trucking company and driver.
“If you’ve been involved in a serious accident, the best way to enforce your rights is to contact an attorney who regularly handles these types of claims,” said attorney Scott Mann, founding partner of the Mann, Wyatt & Rice Midwest Injury Firm in Kansas City.
As injury attorneys specializing in trucking accidents, the Mann, Wyatt & Rice Midwest Injury Firm team communicates with insurance companies and trucking companies on behalf of our clients. We share information related to liability of the claim (comparative fault) and establishing our clients’ damages.
“If that information is not provided, you will not be compensated for your injuries,” said Mann. “Ultimately, if we’re unable to arrive at a settlement with the insurance company— which can happen— we’ll then file a lawsuit for you in the jurisdiction that will get you the best recovery.”