Carter & Putnam, LLC
Free Consultation: 816-246-8881
Skilled Representation For The Aftermath Of A Truck Accident
When a large truck collides with a passenger car, the occupants of the smaller vehicle usually suffer the worst. For this reason, tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles are subject to state and federal regulations to protect the motoring public.
When truck drivers and trucking companies ignore these safety measures, they can and should be held accountable for the catastrophic harm. Tamara Putnam “The Fighter Lawyer” is aggressive and thorough in pursuit of compensation for truck accident victims. She is your advocate through the complex legal process and the long road to recovery.
Time Is Of The Essence
If you suffered serious injuries or a loved one died in a trucking accident, call us immediately at 816-246-8881 to start the investigation. We take cases in Jackson County, the KC metro and throughout Missouri.
We Know The Considerations In Trucking Accidents
It’s important to work with an attorney who understands federal trucking regulations, rules of evidence and what questions to ask. Tamara Putnam is a veteran trial lawyer who has done battle with insurance companies and trucking firms. She knows they are actively working the case to avoid liability or downplay the damages. She knows it is critical to obtain driver logs, “black box” data and other evidence of negligence or violations of safety rules.
Common contributing factors in truck crashes include:
- Trucker fatigue from exceeding their allowable hours
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe lane changes or turns
- Driving too fast for weather or road conditions
- Bad brakes or tires from neglected maintenance
- Improperly loaded or secured cargo
- Negligent hiring or training of drivers
We handle all types of commercial vehicle accidents, from 18-wheelers and freight trucks to package delivery trucks, florist vans, shuttle buses and utility vehicles.
We Know The Devastation
Because of the sheer mass and momentum, victims of truck crashes are vulnerable to paralyzing spinal injuries, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, loss of limb, disfigurement and other catastrophic injuries. We work with medical specialists, life care planners and other professionals to gauge the full impact on our clients’ health, finances and quality of life. Our goal is to obtain a settlement that covers your personal injury damages, but Tamara and her team are prepared to go to trial if necessary to hold truck drivers and their employers to justice.
Personal Attention In Your Time Of Need
You need all your focus on healing and putting your life back together. Let us deal with the insurance companies, the trucking firm and the legal issues. We are committed to getting a good recovery for you and taking care of you along the way.
Call our Lee’s Summit law office at 816-246-8881 or contact us online to arrange your free consultation with “The Fighter Lawyer.” Tamara will personally handle your case and fight for you.