Kansas City Truck Accident Attorneys
$5 Million Recovered in Settlement Resulting From Truck Collision
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 health and your life back together?
The experienced truck accident attorneys of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., have obtained large settlements and jury awards for victims of truck accidents and their families. In 2017, we successfully recovered $5 million in a settlement resulting from a trucking accident claim. Missouri Lawyers Weekly reported that this was the 5th largest settlement of the year. Our successful lawyers take cases across the Greater Kansas City Area and surrounding counties of Missouri and Kansas.
A truck crash demands prompt investigation while evidence and witness memories are fresh. Contact us at (816) 484-3776 immediately for a free consultation.
Trucking Accident Statistics
Sharing the roads with 18-wheelers and commercial trucks can be intimidating. According to the NHTSA, in 2017 there were 148,000 fatalities that were a result of trucking accidents nationwide. Additionally, there are over 400 injuries that occur due to trucking accidents every day. When your safety has been compromised by an injury from a trucking accident, it is imperative that you seek aggressive and successful representation from our truck accident attorneys in Kansas City.
Our attorneys in Kansas City handle common trucking accident cases involving:
- Delivery trucks
- Construction vehicles
- Private commercial vehicles
Identifying the Cause of a Trucking Accident
Truck crash scenes are complex and chaotic, often involving multiple vehicles. Dempsey & Kingsland 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 to prove:
- 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 you and your family.
How much are the hospital bills? Will you need future surgery or special care? Will you be able to work again? Were there major injuries resulting in permanent disability? What compensation do the survivors deserve for a wrongful death?
We can address each of these topics to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law. Our Kansas City truck accident attorneys understand the trucking industry, trucking laws, insurance issues, and civil litigation.