Semi truck accident

Truck Accidents

Kansas City Truck Accident Attorneys

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Truck accident statistics show that approximately 500,000 tractor-trailer accidents occur every year, leading to serious injuries and fatalities. Due to the size and weight of semi-trucks, injuries involving these vehicles can be devastating. If you have been in an accident involving a large truck, you likely have incurred expenses due to your injuries, and you may be entitled to compensation.

Let us fight for you; contact a professional Kansas City truck accident attorney at Peterson & Associates, P.C. today. We have represented thousands of people, and our firm possesses a successful track record of helping our clients gain maximum compensation. We offer free case evaluations and don’t get paid unless you get compensated.

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Why You Need an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer

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 Kansas City truck accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. to fight for just compensation with our industry know-how and years of success. Our experience can help us determine who is at fault and what your best options are. Let us help you in your fight to collect maximum compensation for your injuries.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

The causes of semi-truck accidents are many and can range from impaired driving or driver fatigue to a blown tire and faulty maintenance. Truck accident claims are generally more complicated than a standard car accident claim, and liability can be difficult to pinpoint. Truck drivers, the driver’s employer, the truck owner, and the freight shipper are all potentially liable, depending on the circumstances of the incident.

Truck accidents 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 vehicles. 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.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

The weight and size of a tractor-trailer can lead to severe injuries, many of which may have long recovery periods and have significant effects on one’s quality of life.

Common truck accident injuries include:

In case of a truck accident, immediately call 911. If possible, do not move any vehicles that were involved in the accident and take photos of the accident scene for your own records. Gather names and contact information for any witnesses, as well as the contact information and insurance information for the other drivers in the accident.

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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.

Contact Our 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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