The weather conditions can make it hard for everyone. As the water builds on the road and it becomes harder to see, you lower your speed and increase your vigilance to keep yourself, and those around you, safe. You can’t, however, control what is happening around you. You can’t prevent a trucker from driving too fast for conditions or from hydroplaning on the Downtown Loop.
But You Can Be Aware of What Could Happen When a Truck Hydroplanes
When a tractor-trailer, smaller truck, or other vehicle hydroplanes its wheels leave the roadway and travel on the standing water. This causes the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Generally, the risk is that someone is going to get hurt if a truck hydroplanes on the Downtown Loop. More specifically, injuries can occur when a hydroplaning truck:
- Loses control and causes a collision
Regardless of how the accident occurs, the injuries can be significant. The trucker and the driver and passengers in other vehicles involved in the crash may suffer broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal injuries or other injuries that can have a profound impact on their lives.
Know What to Do If This Has Happened to You
If a hydroplaning truck has caused you to suffer serious injuries then now is the time to learn about how to protect your rights. Please browse the free videos and articles on our website and be sure to download a FREE copy of our book, Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim, to learn more about what to do after an accident on the Downtown Loop or elsewhere in the Kansas City area.
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