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Common Causes

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Work with Skilled Kansas City Truck Accident Attorneys

Truck accidents can be damaging, expensive, confusing, and even fatal. The cause of the accident can be difficult to pinpoint, and more difficult to follow up with litigation. For help proving that someone else’s negligence was cause for your injury, look no further than the experienced Kansas City truck accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. With a free initial consultation and years of experience, we can help you determine your next steps.

Contact the firm at (816) 298-8708 or fill out a complimentary case evaluation online!

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accident causes can be attributed to any number of things. However, the single most common cause of trucking accidents is driver error. Drivers of large trucks are 10 times more likely to cause crashes than other common factors. Occasionally this error is induced by drugs, alcohol, unfamiliarity with the roads, or distraction. More commonly, driver error is caused specifically by driver fatigue.

Some of the other common causes of semi-truck accidents are:

  • Impaired Driving, DUI, & DWI
  • Failure to Yield
  • Speeding
  • Loss of Control
  • Disobeying Safety Procedure
  • Lack of Current Safety Motor Vehicle Inspection
  • Repair or Maintenance Failure
  • Shifting Cargo
  • Transporting Equipment with Trailers
  • Overloaded Trucks or Trailers
  • Mechanical or Brake Failure
  • Tire Blowouts

With so many factors, it may seem that avoiding a truck collision is impossible. However, laws and regulations are in place to prevent these situations. Truck owners are required to effectively maintain their vehicle. Truck drivers are required to stay alert and drive safely. Truck companies are required to check their employees and maintain high safety standards. Where these standards are violated, compensation may be available.

Determining the Cause with the Help of Our Firm

Trucking accident litigation can be trickier to navigate than your average car accident claim. Because of the number of companies and individuals invested in the incident, it can be difficult to get all the information you need to pursue just compensation. Trust the aggressive personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. to fight for just compensation with their industry know-how and years of success.

To contact our firm, call (816) 298-8708 today!

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Choosing Our Team

Many people that have been injured in car accidents are unsure of where to start with a legal claim. Our team of highly trained lawyers can help to review the details of your crash and guide you through the process. Below, learn more about the attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., their results, and contingency fees.

Contacting Our Kansas City Law Firm for a Free Consultation

Peterson & Associates, P.C. provides free consultations when you call or contact us online. Our law office is located in Kansas City, Missouri at:

Missouri’s Country Club Plaza 801 W. 47th Street, Suite 107, Kansas City MO 64112.

We do not charge our personal injury clients a fee unless their case is won, so there is no fee unless we win your case. Get in touch with us today as the first step in your pursuit of justice!

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