The phone call may go something like this:

Hello, Mrs. Jones. Your husband has been seriously injured in an truck wreck on I-635 in Overland Park. He has been taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Please come quickly.

Your first reaction may be to panic. It is understandable and natural that you are frightened. You know how traffic moves on the Harry Darby Memorial Highway, but you don’t know how bad the accident was, or how significantly your loved one has been injured.

Here Are Specific Steps You Can Take After You Hang Up the Phone

We won’t be so presumptuous as to tell you not to worry, because we would worry if we received a similar call. We know that it can be difficult to think clearly in this type of situation, so we encourage you to take the following steps:

Call a friend or relative

Let someone else know what is going on.

Make arrangements for any children or dependents in your care

Make sure that your kids, or older relatives, will be safe so that you can concentrate on your spouse’s accident injuries.

Get to the hospital

However, please do not drive if you cannot do so safely. Instead, call a cab or ask a friend or relative for a ride.

Talk to your loved one’s doctors

It is important to understand any diagnoses, treatment plans, or follow up care that your loved one needs.

Comfort your loved one

He has been through a traumatic event.

Finally, put off until tomorrow what does not need to be done today. Take a breath. Sit by your loved one’s bedside and gather your thoughts.

Have You Been Injured In A Truck Accident?

If you've been injured in a tractor trailer accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.