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Overloaded Truck Accident Attorneys in Kansas City

Overloading as a Factor in Truck Accidents

Federal regulations limit the total weight of tractor-trailer rigs and other freight-hauling trucks. Aside from the stress on bridges and roads, an overweight truck is harder to stop, increasing the chances of a collision and causing more damage when those crashes occur.

At Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., we look into the truck’s weight and cargo if we suspect that caused or contributed to a crash. Our Kansas City truck accident attorneys have a solid record of settlements and verdicts in truck accident litigation in both Missouri and Kansas.

It is important that we investigate quickly before the truck is hauled off for repairs (or put back on the road). Call us day or night at (816) 484-3776 for a free consultation.

Our Approach to Truck Accident Cases

Trial lawyers Lee Dempsey and Bob Kingsland bring more than 80 years of combined experience to the pursuit of full compensation for the horrible injuries in overloaded truck accidents.

An overweight tractor-trailer:

  • Requires greater stopping distance
  • Can cause brakes or tires to fail
  • Reduces the driver’s steering control
  • Is more likely to jackknife or tip over
  • Transfers greater energy in a crash, making injuries worse or death more likely

Proving that the truck exceeded weight restrictions is easy enough. Does the negligence go deeper than that? Did the trucker intentionally avoid a weigh station? Has the trucking company been cited in the past for overloading its vehicles? Was the truck driver also speeding or tailgating?

We also explore whether third parties that loaded the trailer or owned the freight have any liability. This may be important if a catastrophic injury or wrongful death exceeds the trucking firm’s policy limits.

We work closely with medical consultants, economists, and other professionals to calculate fair compensation that takes into account the long-term impact on the victim and family members caused by overweight truck accidents.

Contact us at (816) 484-3776. There is no fee for the initial consultation and no attorney fees at all unless we recover compensation.

Client Testimonials

When We Make the Case for Our Clients
They Make the Case For Us
  • “We were very pleased with the way we were kept informed and guided through every step, all the way to the settlement date.”

    Martha H.

  • “I would always recommend Bob to anyone with a serious injury who needed an attorney.”

    Mary A.

  • “Mr. Kingsland and his staff were exceptionally prepared. He removed a major burden from my life.”

    Joseph Z.

  • “Your reputation for being the best was certainly demonstrated throughout this whole process.”

    Kaye H.

  • “I am unbelievably grateful that we had such an outstanding attorney and staff to support us and help us through this experience!”

    Brittny O

  • “Bob Kingsland did the finest job of any attorney that I have ever worked with during the more than 25 years that I have consulted on medical cases.”

    D. A., M.D.

  • “Mr. Kingsland and Mr. Akins were able to get me fully compensated for my injuries.”

    Edmund S.

  • “"Wonderful results"”

    Louie Caskey

  • “Once again I can’t thank you all enough. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. ”

    Cieara J.

  • “Very proficient. And very hard working towards getting things done in a good, timely manner.”

    Lacretia C.

  • “Mr. Kingsland and his staff were very thorough and stayed with my case for a prompt resolution.”

    Jennifer B.

  • “I would recommend him to a friend. A great staff.”

    Stan G.

  • “We were both very pleased with how quickly this matter was settled and are comfortable with the settlement amount.”

    Patricia L.

  • “From our initial encounter to the day of settlement, I was extremely impressed by his professionalism.”

    J. Mattonen

  • “You Mr. Kingsland personally demonstrated courage, candor, and legal ability to achieve this result on my behalf.”

    Reith B.

Why Choose Dempsey & Kingsland

Put Experience on Your Side
  • Proven Record of Success in Cases Like Yours

  • More than 80 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Dr. O’Shaughnessy & Cathy Brown RN Work with Us From Start to Finish

  • Accessible Attorneys that are Involved in Each Case

Verdicts & Settlements

Your Victories are Our Victories
  • $43.1 Million Settlement Vaccine leads to Paralysis/Quadriplegia
  • $7,326,934.00 Recovery Vaccine leads to cardiac/respiratory arrest and brain damage
  • $7.25 Million Settlement $7.25 million awarded family of worker who fell to his death from high rise building
  • $7 Million Settlement Breach of Policy Coverage/Bad Faith Claim
  • $5 Million Settlement Truck-Car Fatality Collision
  • $4 Million Settlement Head-on Collision
  • $2.69 Million Combined Settlements Elective Surgery Fraud/Malpractice
  • $2.3 million cumulative settlements Bariatric surgeries
  • $1.85 million settlement Worker Crushed by Forklift While Visiting Industrial Plant
  • $1.83 million recovery Vaccine Leads to Spinal Injury

Our Commitment to Excellence

  • Keenan Trial Institute
  • American Association for Justice
  • MATA - Helping to Balance the Scales of Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Best of the Bar
  • AV Peer Review Rated - AV - Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers