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 Invesigations
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.