Drivers in Kansas City must always be vigilant for large trucks on the road. Not only are these vehicles heavy and massive, but they are sometimes driven in an unsafe manner. This can lead to a truck accident. Aggressive driving is never a good idea, but when it is done by a trucker, it places the health and lives of others in jeopardy. While these trucks are an important part of the economy, provide goods and create jobs, they still present a danger if operated recklessly.
Recently, a 28-year-old man was driving his 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck in Kansas when he was hit by a semi truck driven by a 41-year-old man. The Ram was waiting to make a left turn when the truck, trying to pass, crashed into it. The man in the Ram was taken to the hospital with injuries as a result of the truck accident.
The sheer size of a truck can lead to deadly consequences when there is an accident for any reason. If a person is injured in an accident with a truck, the injuries can require extensive treatment and hospitalization. It might also mean rehabilitation and long-term care. The medical expenses can be overwhelming. In addition, if the injuries are bad enough, a person who was hurt might not be able to return to work immediately leading to lost wages. For the breadwinner in the household or a family that needs every source of income it can get, this can severely hamper their lives. To determine what happened in a truck accident, it’s not enough to rely on the police investigation. It’s important that experienced accident investigators go through the evidence and come to a conclusion as to who’s at fault and why.
Like the man in the Ram pickup truck, those who have been hurt in a truck accident need to know what to do to be compensated for their injuries. This frequently requires filing for litigation to be compensated for their expenses, lost wages and anything else they might have lost. With an accident of this nature, it’s imperative to gather the facts as quickly as possible. This is why contacting a legal professional experienced in truck accidents in a wise first step.
Source: HutchNews.com, “Great Bend man injured in accident near Ellinwood, Tim Schrag, July 10, 2014