In Western Kansas, we depend on the trucking industry for the delivery of our agricultural products to the rest of the world. There are thousands of trucks on the Kansas highways and through our midwest cities every day.
Over the years, I have represented many truck drivers and companies in truck accident cases. The great majority of them are well-trained and professional. When there is a truck or car accident, most of the time the trucker is not at fault. But when a truck driver is careless or even reckless, it often results in a catastrophic injury or even death.
Living in Western Kansas, I see a great number of trucking cases. Here are a few tips to help reduce your risk of being involved in a truck accident: Always maintain a safe following distance behind trucks, be aware of blind spots, pass with caution and always be aware of dangerous driving conditions that impact both you and the trucks on the highways. These conditions are only compounded when driving a large size truck with less than optimal maneuverability. Being mindful of a trucks size and restrictions are the most important step in reducing the risk of truck accidents.
I come away from each truck case with the strong belief that a victim must act quickly to retain a lawyer with experience. Witnesses disappear, evidence at the scene fades. Time is of the essence. And I know that long after the case ends, the family suffers. The loss of a loved one or debilitating injures are losses for life.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a trucking accident, I’m happy to talk with you regarding your situation.