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 for the trucker and the motorists around him.
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
Today is the day to learn more about protecting your recovery if you’ve already been hurt in an I-435 aquaplaning truck crash. Please read our FREE book, Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim, and don’t hesitate to call us directly for a free consultation. We would be pleased to talk to you about your legal rights and about what a realistic recovery may be for your truck accident injuries.