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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Life on the Highway in Kansas City

Kansas City truck accidents claim too many lives each year. It is no exaggeration to say that the trucking industry is the lifeblood of our national economy, overseeing the safe delivery of all sorts of goods all over the country. Where we might be without this commerce is difficult to imagine, it has become so integral to our lives.

And yet, for those individuals who shuttle these loads, one semi-truck at a time, the risk can be great. The integral nature of these jobs to our modern life means that the responsibility is enormous. We have come to take it largely for granted, and have become disconnected from the reality of how Brand X ends up right there on the shelf when we want it, rain, snow, or shine.

Kansas City semi trucks can be dangerous, for their operators and those with whom they share the road. All of the risks of automobile operation - speed, mass, loss of control, unexpected road hazards, etc - are magnified in these large vehicles. Successful operation requires equal parts training, skill, patience, and caution.

Such large trucks are more prone to serious accident, including multiple-vehicle “pile-ups,” as Kansas City large truck accident attorneys know. They also know that an investigation searching for any presence of negligence in an accident is a serious undertaking. Company records and logs, as well as federal, state, and local regulations must be reviewed closely and carefully. Negligence may be found in oversight or operation, action or administration, the shift workers or their supervisiors. It may take the form of inadequate rest for drivers, faulty equipment, poor oversight, reckless behavior behind the wheel, or some faultless, unpredictable cause. A good Kansas city semi truck crash lawyer will be able to thoroughly vet all of the intricacies of a case.

A single semi tractor trailer can log millions of highway miles. This endurance and durability is remarkable, and a testament to these vehicles, designed perfectly for one particular purpose: hauling goods, goods that we need day in and day out. Most of us are lucky enough to have the benefit of available goods be our main interaction with Kansas City large trucks. Perhaps our kids even give truck drivers on the highway the “honk” sign, and get to hear that unmistakable sound. For those whose involvement extends, unfortunately, farther than this, into the realms of tragedy, it is essential to take the step of contacting a Kansas City semi truck accident attorney.

If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call the Noland Law Firm at (816) 781-5055 or contact us by email. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.

 


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