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Truck Accident Lawyer
An experienced truck accident lawyer is a must if you're involved in an accident. Serving Truck Accident Victims Throughout Kansas City & Liberty. Because Missouri is a gateway to interstate commerce, drivers must share the road with trucks and tractor-trailers, which puts occupants of smaller vehicles at risk of serious injuries if an accident occurs. Despite the fact that there are state and federal truck safety laws in place, catastrophic accidents are far too common.
Noland Law Firm fights for the rights of truck accident victims in Kansas City, Blue Springs, Gladstone, Independence, Liberty, Clay County, and throughout the greater Kansas City area. We have over 45 years of combined experience obtaining meaningful compensation for those who were injured by negligent commercial truck companies and drivers.
Missouri Truck Safety Laws
The purpose of state and federal truck safety laws is to prevent accidents on the roads and highways. These laws apply to trucking companies, truck owners, and truck drivers.
First, there are requirements for trucks to be properly maintained and routinely inspected to ensure that braking systems, lights, steering, the engine, and other mechanical parts are operating properly. Most trucking companies also keep records of safety inspections and maintenance that has been performed. By failing to adhere to these rules, a trucking company can be held liable for accidents that lead to injuries.
There are also rules that apply to truckers: they must obtain special licenses, comply with hourly driving limits, and take regular breaks. In the real world, however, truck drivers must often meet strict delivery deadlines and drive long distances. This can lead to driver fatigue and distracted driving, often with tragic consequences. If an accident can be attributed to a violation of the rules applicable to drivers, both the trucking company and the trucker can be held liable.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
The leading causes of truck accidents are improper maintenance and driver fatigue, but accidents are also caused by:
- Driver error
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
- Inexperienced drivers
- Poor weather and road conditions
- Improper loading
Dedicated Truck Accident Lawyer
At the Noland Law Firm, we believe that negligent trucking companies and truckers must be held accountable. Truck accident lawsuits require a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident and to establish liability. Over our many years of practice, we have seen how truck companies put profits first, cut corners on maintenance, or send inexperienced, lower-paid drivers on the road in vehicles that are hard to maneuver.
Our personal injury attorneys are well versed in truck safety laws and Missouri traffic laws, and are highly skilled negotiators. Your truck accident lawyer will not accept a settlement offer from an insurance company for less than the full value of your claim. You may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical costs, lost wages, and property damage. If you were injured in a truck accident, fill out a contact form or call our office today for a free consultation.
Noland Law Firm LLC
34 Westwoods Drive