Kansas and Missouri Semi Trailer Wreck Attorneys
In a collision with a tractor-trailer or any large truck, the massive impact is devastating to the occupants of a passenger vehicle. The usual outcome is serious or catastrophic injuries, if not death. How do you even begin to put your body and your life back together?
The experienced personal injury lawyers of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., have obtained large settlements and jury awards for victims of truck accidents and their families. We take cases across the greater Kansas City area and surrounding counties of Missouri and Kansas.
Don't Delay — Bring in the Professionals
A truck crash demands prompt investigation while evidence and witness memories are fresh. Contact us immediately for a free consultation.
Experienced Kansas City Truck Accident Lawyers
Law partners Lee Dempsey and Bob Kingsland have handled numerous trucking accidents in their 50 years of combined experience: 18-wheeler crashes on the freeways and byways around Kansas City, commercial vehicle accidents (delivery trucks, construction vehicles, etc.) and bus accidents.
Identifying the Cause of a Trucking Accident
Truck crash scenes are complex and chaotic, often involving multiple vehicles. We can summon professional investigators and accident reconstruction specialists to piece together the clues and prove liability. We act quickly to obtain photo evidence, witness statements and an inspection of the truck cab, trailer and victim's vehicle before they are hauled away. Our attorneys also request logbooks, GPS records, "black box" data, maintenance records, employment records and other documents.
From this body of evidence we can build a lawsuit for negligence:
- Truck driver fatigue, intoxication or distracted driving
- Truck driver negligence (speeding, lane changes, tailgating)
- Unsafe condition of the truck
- Overloading or improper loading
- Negligent hiring of unqualified or dangerous drivers
- Any combination of the above
The trucking company will fight liability and the insurance carrier will fight damages. We work with medical professionals and other experts to calculate the long-term impact of a truck wreck on the victim and family. How much are the hospital bills? Will the client need future surgery or special care? Will our client be able to work again? Were there major injuries resulting in permanent disability? What compensation do the survivors deserve for a wrongful death?
Call our Kansas City, Missouri, office at 816-421-6868 or contact us online to talk to Kansas City truck accident lawyers who understand the trucking industry, trucking laws, the insurance issues and civil litigation.