Did Your Injuries Stem From Poor Truck Maintenance?
Trucking companies are held to a higher standard of safety because of the potential for injury or death. Any large truck poses a threat to smaller cars in a crash, and equipment failure or disrepair only increases the destruction.
The law firm of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., can hold the truck owners responsible for shoddy maintenance that caused an accident or made injuries worse. We have represented truck crash victims across the greater Kansas City area in both Missouri and Kansas.
Prompt investigation is critical to maximizing your compensation. Contact us immediately, day or night, to start the investigation. We offer a free initial consultation.
Kansas City Truck Accident Lawyers: Maintenance and Equipment Failure
The federal government strictly regulates 18-wheelers and other large trucks, including specifications for equipment and frequency of inspections. Truck companies and truck drivers also have a duty to perform pre-trip inspections and ensure that the rig is road-worthy.
Our lead trial attorneys, Lee Dempsey and Bob Kingsland, oversee a thorough investigation to prove negligence. Through law enforcement reports, crash scene evidence, maintenance logs, the onboard "black box" recorder, state and federal inspector records and our own professional investigators, we work to trace the specific safety breaches such as:
- Bald tires
- Worn brakes
- Broken running lights
- Missing reflectors/reflective tape
- Loose tarps, tie-downs or mud flaps
- Problems with the trailer hitch or rear doors
Any of these defects can increase stopping distance, pose hazards to motorists behind or alongside, or make the truck hard to see at night.
Missouri Poor Truck Maintenance Attorneys
We are committed to maximizing compensation by documenting the impact on the lives of our client and the family of severe injury, permanent disability or death from a truck wreck. Call today at 816-421-6868 for a free consultation, including home or hospital visits.