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, semi trucks 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:
Truck accidents typically result in significant, life-changing injuries such as:
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.
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:
We understand not only the nuances of personal injury law in general, but also the detailed trucking regulations that may impact your case.
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 816-842-3200. You can also contact us online. We handle cases in both Missouri and Kansas.
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