As we think about putting the winter snow and ice behind us, there is another weather-related road hazard that we must consider—rain. Significant amounts of rain can occur in the Greater Kansas City area in the spring and summer months. When the rain accumulates on the roadway, there is a danger that drivers, including truckers, will hydroplane. Their wheels may leave the roadway and instead drive on the water leaving the trucker with little or no control of his vehicle—presenting a real danger of a tragic truck accident.
What to Do If This Happens to You
As you prepare for spring and summer driving, it is important to think about what you would do if you were hurt in an aquaplaning truck accident on Interstate 435. If it is raining at the time of your crash then you might want to:
- Take pictures of the weather and road conditions – Make sure your photos show if there were large puddles at or near the scene of the crash.
- Take pictures of the locations of the vehicles – This may help establish what happened during the accident.
- Call an attorney as soon as possible – Your lawyer can investigate the accident and begin fighting for your fair and just recovery.
Rain can’t be helped, but hydroplaning can often be prevented if a vehicle is well maintained and a driver reduces his or her speed.
Learn More If You Have Already Been Hurt
Have you been injured in a truck accident? If so you should speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call us directly at 816.471.5111 for your free consultation today.