Getting Clients The Compensation They Deserve For Serious Semitruck Accidents

Trucking accidents can cause immense damage. An empty tractor-trailer can weigh in excess of 30,000 pounds — more than six times the weight of even the heaviest passenger vehicle. When fully loaded, semitrucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds.

Given this enormous weight differential, even the smallest of mistakes on the part of truck drivers can have deadly consequences for those who happen to cross their paths. As a result, truckers must follow complex safety regulations such as:

  • Hours of service rules, which limit the amount of time truckers can spend behind the wheel and impose logbook requirements to keep track of these hours
  • Maintenance requirements to ensure that the vehicles are regularly inspected and kept in safe working condition
  • Licensure requirements to ensure that truck drivers have the right training, qualifications and physical health to safely operate the vehicle
  • Loading rules to ensure that trucks don't hit the road with loose or unbalanced cargo that could endanger the lives of others
  • Hazardous cargo restrictions to reduce the risks involved in transporting toxic and flammable substances
  • And many more

Victim Of A Devastating Tractor-Trailer Accident?

Truck accidents typically result in significant, life-changing injuries such as:

  • Brain damage
  • Paralysis
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Multiple broken bones
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Extensive burns

The medical bills for these injuries can be staggering. So, too, are the costs involved in long-term care and rehabilitation.

When you're unable to work because of the accident, trying to make ends meet can lead to ongoing stress. While you can't undo the past, you can take steps toward a better quality of life — and fewer financial worries — going forward. At the Kansas City law firm of Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we can help.

Experience Is Your Best Protection

Our lawyers have more than 20 years of legal experience between them. This means we understand how to overcome the unique obstacles that often come up in truck accident cases such as:

  • Getting to the bottom of what contributed to the crash, whether driver fatigue, mechanical issues, driving under the influence, violations of safety standards or other types of negligence
  • Identifying all legally responsible parties, including not only the truck driver, but also their employer, the dispatcher, the vehicle's manufacturer and others who may be liable
  • Working with the right experts — such as accident reconstructionists and trucking industry experts — to present compelling evidence in support of your claim

We understand not only the nuances of personal injury law in general, but also the detailed trucking regulations that may impact your case.

Get The Help You Deserve

If you or a loved one has been harmed due to the negligence of a truck driver — or if you've tragically lost a loved one in a truck accident — please call Peddicord & Townsend LLC at 816-945-9337. You can also contact us online. We handle cases in both Missouri and Kansas.

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