We Handle Truck Accident Injury And Wrongful Death Cases Throughout Kansas And Missouri
Not every truck accident is the result of truck driver negligence. Sometimes, even the most experienced truckers are unable to control their multi-ton vehicles because of unsafe loads, brake failure or unsafe equipment. Over-the-road freight and commercial truck companies are responsible for following strict federal regulations regarding truck driver training, operating procedures, equipment maintenance and load safety.
If you were injured in a truck accident on a Kansas or Missouri road, schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury litigation attorney at the Law Offices of Ankerholz and Smith, in Overland Park, Kansas.
Some issues of truck company liability include:
- Scheduling the driver for too many hours and miles behind the wheel
- Improper or insufficient required maintenance
- Failing to employ drivers with the required safety record
- Placing untrained or unlicensed drivers behind the wheel
- Hauling unsafe or overweight loads
Why You Need An Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer
It is very important to have an experienced attorney begin investigating your accident and preserving evidence as soon as possible after the wreck occurs. Often, large trucking companies have a private investigator on the scene within hours of the crash. In some cases, federal regulations make it mandatory for truck companies to maintain records for a specific period of time.
If you wait too long, critical evidence such as logbooks, load information and maintenance records may be legally destroyed.
Talk To Us Before You Talk To Them
Truck companies know they face paying significant financial damages if they are found liable for causing the accident. In many cases, they even carry special insurance or “self-insure” to pay injured parties what appears to be a large settlement. Following a truck accident, it is not unusual to hear from a truck company representative right away, offering what seems to be a lot of money.
However, many people injured in a truck accident won’t know the full extent of their injuries until going through several months of medical treatment. Serious injuries may require a lifetime of treatment and care. Know your rights before you talk to an insurance representative from the truck company.
Call Overland Park Accident Liability Attorneys For Truck Company Lawsuits
From offices in Overland Park, Kansas, our attorneys represent clients in personal injury cases in Johnson County, Wyandotte County, Miami County, Clay County, Jackson County, Cass County, and communities throughout Kansas and Missouri.