Kansas City metro area highways and roadways throughout Missouri and Kansas carry millions of vehicles every day. Large commercial truck drivers and the companies that own and insure the vehicles, and drivers share a responsibility for the safety of all vehicles sharing the road. In a serious truck accident, size and weight differences can result in catastrophic injury and death for drivers and passengers in cars, small trucks, SUVs, and for motorcycle riders.
By law, truck drivers are obligated to drive responsibly and follow established state and federal safety guidelines. During an accident involving a semi or tractor trailer, many factors can contribute to a crash, including:
- Truck Driver Fatigue
- Truck Driver Negligence
- Drug Use
- Semi Truck Equipment Failures – brakes or tires
- Failure to brake or unexpected braking
- Reckless driving or speeding
- Driving Under the Influence
- Weather and road conditions
- Load shifts
The physical damage suffered by passengers and vehicles in a truck accident is typically far more severe than in many other motor vehicle accidents. Traumatic brain injury, paralyzing spinal cord injury, burns, and amputations can change the lives of victims forever. Truck Accidents Attorneys at Carter & Putnam work with medical experts and life care planners to help ensure clients recover fair compensation for their injuries and the impact on their lives.
The Trucking Accident lawyers at Carter & Putnam represent victims and their families facing injuries or the loss of a loved one in truck crashes. We work to provide experienced legal representation with the personal attention every client deserves.