Semi-Truck Accidents Attorneys in Kansas City, Missouri
In the majority of accidents involving large trucks, the truck driver walks away uninjured. The person or persons in the other vehicle will likely sustain severe or catastrophic injuries. Truck drivers are under significant time constraints to deliver their loads in a timely manner. As a result, many drivers will drive for longer than allowed under federal law or will take other risks such as speeding.
Semi-Truck Accident Investigations
Further, trucking companies have numerous procedures which they utilize any time one of their drivers is involved in an accident. Very often, trucking companies will send out investigators immediately following an accident in an attempt to mitigate liability. Their investigation may put you at a disadvantage. It is critical that you have experienced, dynamic legal counsel on your side as soon as possible. The Kansas City 18-wheeler accident lawyers of Dougherty & Holloway, LLC are ready to take swift and decisive action in your case.
Our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience in holding truckers and trucking companies accountable for negligent behavior. We have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for victims of truck driver negligence. Ed Dougherty and Phil Holloway are both members of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.
Here Are Some Things You Should Try to Do After a Truck Accident:
Call the police and an ambulance to report the accident and get medical treatment for anyone who is injured.
If possible take pictures of the accident scene, or have someone take pictures for you. Include pictures of the damage to the vehicles.
Do not sign anything given to you by a trucking company representative without consulting an attorney.
Contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Trucks and other commercial vehicles are bound by numerous regulations. We work quickly to gather the evidence in your case, including the black box that records the truck’s speed and movements. The black box can be instrumental in determining if the truck driver was in violation of these rules. We will pursue your case against the truck driver and the trucking company, holding the at-fault parties responsible for the damage done to you.
Truck Accident Attorneys in Kansas City, MO
You can also contact us online to learn more about how we can help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with evening and weekend appointments. We also make house calls or we can visit you in the hospital. You are never charged a fee unless you are compensated for your injuries. Spanish translation services are available upon request.