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 and causing a truck accident.

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:

  • Jackknifes
  • Overturns
  • 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.

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.

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.