Trucking accidents can cause immense damage and leave accident victims with serious injuries, long-term medical treatment or even wrongful death. 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 with their tractor trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, making commercial trucks among the most dangerous on the road when motor vehicle accidents occur.
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 and trucking companies must follow complex safety regulations, federal and state laws such as:
Truck accidents, like most motor vehicle accidents, are preventable and when they occur it is often a tragedy. However with a commercial vehicle and a small car involved in a trucking accident, the stakes are raised. There can be many reasons why a truck driver is involved in an auto accident, some of the common causes of truck accidents are:
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Because of the size of most commercial trucks, or big rigs, trucking accidents typically result in significant, life-changing injuries such as:
The medical bills for these injuries can be staggering, as the medical care will often need to be long-term, which can cause the medical expenses to constantly get larger and more unmanageable. The medical bills that come from severe injuries are one of the damages our personal injury attorneys seek to get the maximum compensation possible from your tractor trailer accident case.
There are other damages that come as a result of an auto accident involving commercial vehicles and big rigs. When you’re unable to work because of the accident, trying to make ends meet can lead to ongoing stress, as well as court costs, interest, penalties and other financial burdens that happen because the severe injuries from the trucking accident.
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, our truck accident lawyers can help, starting with a free consultation to review your serious injuries and the facts of the trucking accident or car accident case.
Our truck accident attorneys have more than 20 years of legal experience between them handling personal injury and accident claims. This means that our law firm has the know how and understanding 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, and have years of experience in many practice areas relevant in serious injury accident claims.
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 816-408-6541 and schedule a free consultation with a Kansas City truck accident attorney today.
The Kansas City truck accident lawyers at Peddicord & Townsend strive to develop strong attorney-client relationships and will fight to get the maximum compensation possible, whether from the truck driver’s insurance company, your insurance company or any other parties that share in the responsibility of the injury claim.
Sustaining serious injuries from an accident with a large truck or commercial vehicle is a life-altering experience. You need sound legal advice from an experienced personal injury law firm to help support you and your loved ones while you heal during medical treatment. We have fought for clients in their serious injury claims in the Kansas City, Missouri area for years and will continue to go up against the truck companies and insurance companies on behalf our of clients.
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