Holding Trucking Companies Liable For Accidents And Injuries
Truck drivers are specially trained to handle large vehicles. As such, they are often held to a higher standard than other drivers, meaning they have a responsibility to conduct themselves in a way that ensures the safety of everyone else on the road with them. When that responsibility is not fulfilled, it can lead to serious accidents and severe injuries.
At the law firm of Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, our team of personal injury lawyers represents victims throughout Jackson County, Missouri, and surrounding areas who have been injured in semitrailer truck accidents and collisions with other commercial vehicles. You can rely on us to pursue every available option in an effort to secure fair compensation in your case.
Common Causes Of Semitrailer Truck Collisions
There are numerous forms of negligence that can lead to a serious trucking accident in Missouri:
- Improper load balancing
- Overloading a truck
- Improperly secured cargo
- Texting and driving
- Driver fatigue
- Making too tight of turns
- Using GPS, the radio, electronic devices or other distracting behaviors
- Failure to check blind spots
- Poor truck maintenance
- Equipment failures
- Tire blowouts
- Drunk driving
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Improper training or inexperience
- Unfamiliarity with the roads
- Failure to adjust driving habits to meet changing weather or road conditions
Holding All Negligent Parties Accountable
Truck accident cases can be extremely complex due to the large number of parties that can potentially share in the responsibility for your injuries. When you hire our firm, we conduct a thorough investigation into the accident to determine how it occurred and who was at fault. We identify all negligent parties and consider the viability of pursuing claims against each of them.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, the following parties could all be held partially liable:
- The driver of the truck
- The owner of the truck
- The trucking company
- The manufacturer of the truck
- The company responsible for the maintenance of the truck
Contact Our Firm Today
If you or a loved one was injured in a collision with a semitruck or a family member was killed because of a truck driver or trucking company’s negligence, our lawyers can help you file a personal injury or wrongful death claim and recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and burial costs.
Contact our office in Lee’s Summit to discuss your case with one of our attorneys during a free initial consultation. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times. Call 816-347-1818 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.