Protecting Your Health After A Truck Accident
When an “18-wheeler,” semi truck or another large truck is involved in a crash with another motorist, the results are often catastrophic. According to data collected by the United States government, large semi trucks and buses were involved in more than 100,000 injury crashes in 2014, 3,649 of which involved fatalities. In fact, there are more than 15 crashes every hour involving large trucks on our nation’s highways.
If you or a loved one was involved in a serious truck accident, you deserve experienced legal counsel to help you pursue the compensation you need. Call Sullivan Law at 816-945-8853 or 800-487-8066 to schedule a free case consultation today.
10 Top Causes Of Truck Accidents
The drivers of semi trucks owe the public the highest degree of care under the law. Trucking companies have a duty to ensure that they hire and train only safe drivers. All too frequently, trucking companies fail in their responsibilities and make our roads more dangerous.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a list of the top causes of semi truck crashes:
- Braking failure
- Traffic congestion
- Truck operator prescription drug use
- Truck operator driving his tractor-trailer too fast for road conditions
- Truck operator’s unfamiliarity with the road
- Roadway construction
- Truck driver’s failure to stop at an electronic traffic signal, stop sign or crosswalk
- Truck operator’s use of over-the-counter drugs
- Failure of the truck driver to keep a careful look out of the roadway
- Truck driver fatigue
Our Role After Your Truck Accident
Sullivan Law has years of experience handling trucking accidents. We provide representation for injured individuals across the country. Our lawyers understand how difficult it can be to handle the lawsuit process, which is why we are here to help during this confusing time. We will assume responsibility for everything related to your case, including negotiating settlements with insurance companies and filing the necessary paperwork. All you have to do is focus on healing. We are ready to aggressively fight for your rights to help you receive maximum compensation.
In addition to handling truck accidents that occur with passenger vehicles, our team of lawyers also handle cases that occur when a truck hits a bystander or pedestrian. While these situations are less common, the damage can be much more serious. Due to the degree of the victim’s vulnerability, their body can be severely damaged and in many cases, death occurs. We represent the victim and/or their family in these situations.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Some of the most common truck accident injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
- Neck injuries
- Fractured bones
- Torn tendons/ligaments
- Traumatic brain injuries
Our experienced personal injury lawyers will help maximize your chances of obtaining full compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, current and future medical expenses. We may also be able to arrange for medical treatment if you do not have insurance coverage.
Contact Our Skilled Litigators For Assistance
Our Missouri attorneys have vast experience in litigating cases against trucking companies, with numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries. Call for a free confidential consultation with one of our attorneys at 816-945-8853 or 800-487-8066. You may also contact our Kansas City offices online.