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Truck Accidents

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Kansas City Truck Accident Attorneys

We Fight for Victims Harmed by Commercial Trucks in Missouri

Getting into an accident with a large commercial truck can cause serious damage if you are driving a passenger vehicle. The sheer size and weight of these massive vehicles can cause devastating damage. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries, our Kansas City truck accident attorneys are here to help you protect your rights.

At Klenofsky Law Firm we have represented many victims harmed in preventable truck accidents. Because these accidents were preventable, our work focused on proving that a victim’s damages could have been avoided had a trucking company or driver operated safely, followed regulations, and taken reasonable steps to avoid potential hazards.

We encourage you to contact Klenofsky Law Firm as soon as possible. We're available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

What to Do After a Truck Accident in Missouri

It's important to collect physical evidence from the crash site to the extent you are able to do so. Take photos of the crash scene if you can. Gather the names and numbers of any eyewitnesses present. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), any accident-related documents must be kept by the trucking companies. They only have to keep these documents for a certain amount of time, however, so it is important to take action right away to protect your rights.

You may be entitled to compensation for your losses, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability

Did the Trucker Commit a Safety Violation?

Because commercial trucks are large machines capable of causing serious damage, the U.S. trucking industry enforces a number of safety regulations. These laws – on both a state and federal level – are designed to protect public safety by ensuring vehicles are maintained appropriately, drivers are qualified and safe, and trucking companies are operating in accordance to the law. When violations occur, the risk of accidents and injuries increases.

There are a number of state and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) violations that commonly lead to truck accidents, including:

  • Impaired drivers – Truck drivers must comply with strict alcohol and drug policies.
  • Poorly maintained vehicles – Commercial trucks must be regularly maintained. If they are not, dangerous parts, broken equipment, and hazardous conditions can lead to accidents.
  • Cargo violations – Improperly loaded cargo and overloaded trucks can cause serious accidents when cargo falls onto the road or trucks are unable to maneuver safely.
  • Fatigued drivers – There are strict regulations in place to ensure drivers get enough rest, take proper breaks, and are not on the road when they shouldn’t be.

If a safety violation caused a trucking accident that injured you or your loved one, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages.

Determining Who is Responsible for Your Accident

Although truck accidents can happen for a number of different reasons, one thing always remains the same: most accidents are preventable. If you were injured in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver, you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences.

In some truck accident cases, there is more than one responsible party. If the trucking company who hired the driver did so without training them properly, addressing on-the-job drug or alcohol use, or enforcing important safety regulations, they too may be liable for your injuries. Our firm can fully investigate the cause of your accident and identify all liable parties.

We Offer 24/7 Consultations with Our Kansas City Injury Lawyer

At Klenofsky Law Firm, we take pride in acting as first responders and helping injured victims from the moment they call us for help. Our team is ready to review your case, free of charge, and help you understand your rights and legal options. Get in touch with our truck accident attorneys today. We are proud to offer strategic representation and 24/7 availability for our clients.

Call Klenofsky Law Firm today at (816) 865-5700 for a free case evaluation.

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