Truck Accident Lawyers Blue Springs MO

Truck Accident Attorneys in Blue Springs, MO

Helping truck accident victims in Missouri obtain just compensation

It’s common sense to stay away from trucks. The problem is that truck drivers don’t always stay away from you. Many trucks drive right beyond you. Truck drivers may run through traffic signals. Intoxicated drivers can drive head-on into your car. Trucks can easily overturn if they go too fast. Unsecured cargo can create a nightmare. When trucks collide with cars, the consequences are often catastrophic because the truck crunches the car and the people inside the car. Many victims of truck accidents suffer catastrophic injuries. Tragically, many victims of truck accidents in Blue Springs die.

When a truck accident in Blue Springs changes your life, or ends the life of a family member, you need the experienced personal injury lawyers at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys on your side. For more than 30 years, our trial lawyers have been fighting for accident victims. We take every step necessary to show just why the truck driver and trucking companies are responsible. We work with your medical team and our network of doctors to show just how life-changing your injuries are. Our lawyers are respected throughout Blue Springs for our case preparation, strong negotiating skills, persuasiveness before juries, and our record of high settlements and verdicts.

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How dangerous are truck accidents in Missouri?

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2020, there were more than 108,000 truck accidents nationwide. Nearly 5,000 truck and bus accidents caused fatalities. It’s no surprise why truck accidents are so deadly, and why survivors suffer the most catastrophic injuries possible, such as brain injuries and amputations. Cars and motorcycles are simply no match for the height, weight, and mass of trucks (especially large commercial trucks like 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers).

Many truck accidents involve multiple vehicles as everyone near the truck tries to avoid the truck or the cargo that may spill from the truck. The passengers in other vehicles may be struck multiple times.

Our Blue Springs truck accident lawyers understand the unique issues involved in truck accident cases. There are often multiple plaintiffs and multiple defendants. There are federal and local laws that regulate truck driving. You need experienced truck accident lawyers who can calmly and clearly navigate these challenges.

What are the different types of truck accidents?

Many truck accidents, no matter the size and type of truck, happen in the same way as car accidents. These ways include head-on crashes, broadsides, rear-end collisions, and intersection accidents.

Many types of accidents are unique to trucks. Our lawyers handle truck rollover accidents, jackknives, wide-turn accidents, blind spot accidents, underride accidents, spilled cargo accidents, and all other types of truck accidents.

Why do truck accidents happen in Blue Springs?

Truck driving is a hard job. Drivers are on the road, far from home, for long stretches of time. Trucking companies and the businesses that request the shipments want the goods delivered yesterday. While we can appreciate these difficulties, they are never an excuse for causing an accident. Truck drivers and truck companies need to follow the relevant laws and truck industry safety standards.

Our Blue Springs truck accident lawyers are skilled at showing that truck accidents are due to:

  • Driver intoxication
  • Driver distraction
  • Driver fatigue including driving beyond the FMCSA hours of service limits
  • Speeding and other traffic violations
  • Inadequate training
  • Lack of a commercial driver’s license
  • Pressure to make timely deliveries
  • Failure to properly secure the cargo
  • Overloading the cargo
  • Failure to anticipate blinds spots and failure to make certain the driver can see around the truck

What types of injuries do truck accident victims suffer?

Truck injuries often cause life-changing injuries because the occupants of smaller vehicles take the full force of the collision. Some of the many types of injuries our Blue Springs truck accident lawyers handle include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries. Any rapid movement of the head or forceful jolt can cause concussions, changes to cognitive function and social skills, and intense pain. Most TBI victims need treatment with many different doctors and therapists.
  • Spinal cord damage and paralysis. Per the Mayo Clinic, spinal cord damage often causes permanent changes in “strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury.”
  • Traumatic amputation. Truck accidents may cause part or all of an arm or leg to be amputated. Amputees usually have a great amount of emotional pain. Ideally, the victims can use a prosthesis.
  • Burn injuries. If the truck or other vehicles in the crash ignite, third-degree burns that require skin grafts and plastic surgery are likely.
  • Broken bones include complex, compound, multiple, and simple fractures.

Other types of severe truck injuries include internal organ damage, back, neck, and shoulder pain, vision loss, hearing loss, and other permanent or severe injuries.

Sadly, many truck accidents are fatal. Our personal injury lawyers will file a wrongful death action on behalf of the family.

Who is liable for a truck accident in Blue Springs?

Determining liability in truck accidents is often complex because there are usually multiple defendants – each of whom will blame the others. Our skilled truck accident lawyers file claims against all responsible individuals and companies. We then contact the truck insurance companies for each defendant and fight to obtain the strongest settlements possible. If one or more defendants don’t settle, we’re ready to take your case to trial.

The defendants in a truck accident case may include:

  • The truck driver
  • The owner of the truck
  • The employer of the truck driver
  • The shipping and receiving companies
  • A broker who arranged the shipment
  • Manufacturers of defective truck parts
  • Repair and maintenance companies

We review every factor that may affect the liability of each defendant, including examining how the accident happened, the contracts between the different companies, the FMCSA hours of service rules, OSHA loading rules, and industry standards for the types of trucks and shipments involved.

How much is my truck accident claim worth?

Each case is unique. Once liability is established, the defendants are generally liable to pay the following current and future damages:

  • All medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering compensation
  • Scarring and disfigurement compensation
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium damages
  • Punitive damages (if applicable)

If a parent, child, or spouse dies, our Blue Springs truck accident lawyers file a wrongful death claim for the burial and funeral expenses, lost financial support, and the value of the guidance and personal support your loved one would have provided.

What is the time limit for filing a truck accident claim in Missouri?

Personal injury claims including truck accident claims must be filed within five years of the date of the accident. Wrongful death claims must be filed within three years of the date of the negligence. Some exceptions may apply.

The best course of action is to contact our Blue Springs truck accident lawyers as soon as possible – so we can promptly investigate the accident, speak with witnesses while they remember what happened, review your injuries and treatment, and start your claim.

Do you have a truck accident lawyer near me?

Our Blue Springs office is located at705 SW 10th Street, Suite 107 . Call for an appointment. We also have other offices throughout Missouri and Kansas. We do make alternate arrangements when necessary.

Our lawyers will calmly and clearly guide you through each phase of your truck accident claim.

Contact a Blue Springs truck accident attorney for help

The defendants in truck accident cases will have insurance companies and defense lawyers on their side. You need Blue Springs truck accident attorneys who can fight their attempts to deny your claim, minimize their damages, and avoid accountability.

After a truck accident, call Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys by phone or fill out our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation. We have the experience and resources to help you obtain justice.

Blue Springs Truck Accident Lawyers