Some people get nervous passing a large truck driving down I-35; some people hardly pay attention to the numerous trucks they see every day on the Kansas Turnpike. Regardless of how drivers feel about these large commercial vehicles, everyone should be alert to how a hefty truck and the cargo they carry can injure you or your family.
Most people aren’t aware of the regulations that trucks must follow, and frankly, it’s not their job to know. We trust that the people driving these vehicles will follow the safety procedures, but sometimes they don’t.
Improperly loaded trucks might have an accident due to:
Tarps blowing off the truck
Not having a cover that prevents rocks, chat and pebbles from blowing off
Pipes, cars and other objects falling off the truck
Cargo overload resulting in an overturned truck
Cement mixers losing the trough
However, you can stay alert for many signs that there may be trouble. If you are in the close vicinity of truck that doesn’t have tie down straps, has tarps blowing loose or other objects jostling or falling off the truck, don’t try to pass. Give enough distance between you and the truck that you can react quickly if debris does fly off the truck.
If you have been involved in a rear-end or side collision with a truck due to impaired visibility, you can read more on your basis to file a personal injury claim here.
If you have been injured from debris flying from a large commercial truck you need an experienced Kansas trucking accident lawyer. Call us today at 316-269-1414. Our Kansas truck injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery. It doesn’t matter whether you were injured by a truck in Wichita, Topeka, Overland Park or Dodge City, we handle trucking accidents all over Kansas.
If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.
To read about an Atlanta family that had their life changed forever by trucking negligence, read our article here.
Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.