The potential damage that an 18-wheeler truck can render is undoubtedly one of the most severe kinds of damage that can lead to long-term personal injuries. Equally damaging is when a negligent truck driver fails to take responsibility for negligent behavior while delivering goods for the trucking company responsible for hiring him or her. Without a doubt, severe injuries can happen to anyone who is or has become the victim of a trucking accident.
I am attorney David S. Adams, and if you need a personal injury attorney for a truck accident you or someone you know has been involved in, I can assure you that you will receive the most effective representation I have to give. For more than 20 years, my clients have relied on the strength of my legal experience in all areas of personal injury law. I represent clients in Olathe, Kansas, and the surrounding areas for trucking accidents involving some of the following situations:
A semi-truck driver speeding in bad weather conditions.
A truck driver who fails to secure a trailer.
A trucking accident caused by swaying between lanes and drunk driving.
A trucking accident caused by an aggressive truck driver who tailgates.
A truck driver who swerves due to exhaustion or sleeping behind the wheel.
18-wheeler or semi-trailer accidents can result in serious injuries simply because these trucks are much bigger than other vehicles traveling on the road. Combined with the fact that an 18-wheeler requires a far greater stopping distance, the size of these trucks means they create a far greater force in a collision. The most common injuries resulting from truck accidents include spinal cord injuries, broken bones, brain damage, paralysis, and even wrongful death.
Commercial trucks are not designed to withstand a significant amount of impact. In fact, they feature no crumple zones and often lack safety features in regards to structure. As a result, trucking accidents can also be dangerous for truck drivers.
An experienced truck accident attorney can evaluate such cases thoroughly, reviewing all angles of the accident to determine precisely which party is at fault. A potentially liable party could include the manufacturer of the vehicle or even the semi-truck, as well as road construction companies that failed to provide proper notice regarding road hazards or road defects. Other possible at-fault parties include fleet maintenance companies if they failed to properly maintain the vehicle.
If you were in a truck accident and suffered personal injuries, contact my office in Olathe to schedule a free initial consultation. Adams & Cross, LLC represents clients for personal injuries caused by trucking accidents and will do everything possible to secure the compensation you deserve.
Contact Adams & Cross, LLC if you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident caused by negligence. As your attorney, I will listen to your case and provide you with the necessary information to help you win. Contact my office to schedule a free consultation.