Hutchinson KS Truck Accident Attorney
We take your accident seriously right from the start
Did a semi-truck cause your accident in Hutchinson? Dealing with a serious tractor-trailer crash on Highway 50, K-61 or K-96? Take your commercial truck accident seriously right from the start. Talk to a truck accident lawyer at Bretz & Young in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Our experienced legal team can help you every step of the way. We know how to investigate accidents and understand how the legal system works in Reno County. That's why we have such a strong track record of success. Experience matters - and so does your case.
The financial toll of a truck accident can be staggering. Including medical expenses and lost income, your total accident-related expenses can easily add up to thousands or even millions of dollars. If you don't get the compensation you deserve, you could end up having to pay for your truck accident out of your own pocket - and that's not right.
Types of truck accidents
There are many different types of accidents caused by 18-wheelers, big rigs and other, large commercial trucks. Some of the most common - and most serious - crashes we regularly deal with at our law firm include:
- Rear-end truck accident - Truck hits the rear end of another vehicle.
- Rollover truck accident - Truck rolls over onto its side.
- Head-on truck collision - Truck crashes head-on into another car.
- Jackknife truck accident - Tractor-trailer's trailer folds in on itself during accident.
- Underride truck accident - Car becomes trapped underneath trailer.
Whatever type of truck accident you're dealing with in Hutchinson, we can help you hold the truck driver or trucking company responsible for its actions.
Common causes of truck accidents
Commercial truck accidents happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
- Texting truck driver
- Distracted truck driver (eating while driving, operating GPS, etc.)
- Speeding truck driver
- Truck driver falling asleep at the wheel
- Poorly maintained truck (bald tires, bad brakes, etc.)
Whatever the cause of your crash, we'll work hard to find out exactly what happened. We will then demand the financial compensation you rightfully deserve.
How we can help you
Truck accidents can be notoriously complicated. That's because there's often so much money at stake. As a result, the truck driver, trucking company and their insurance companies often hire entire teams of attorneys to defend their actions - and deny your claim.
They don't intimidate us. We know how to investigate truck accidents and demand access to the evidence often in possession of the trucking company. Such evidence includes the truck's electronic control module (ECM) or event data recorder (EDR), which is similar to a black box on an airplane. We'll also demand to see the truck driver's Hours of Service (HOS) logs.
Trucking companies only have a keep such data for a limited amount of time. Afterwards, they are legally allowed to destroy such data. We can formally request to see this information and to have it preserved as future evidence. We know what needs to be done and how to negotiate effectively on your behalf.