Causes of Trucking Accidents
Missouri Truck Accident Lawyers
"Jeff Burns has forced safety management changes to many of the trucking companies and that has translated, in my opinion, to making it safer for everyone to drive on our highways." Jeff Becker, surviving spouse and father. His wife and son were killled when struck by a combination vehicle.
Determining the cause of a truck accident is vitally important to identifying the party or parties at fault and proving liability. Only once we know what caused the accident, can we start building a case to hold the negligent party accountable and collect the compensation an injured truck accident victim deserves.
At the law offices of Dollar, Burns & Becker, L.C., our Missouri truck accident lawyers have extensive experience representing accident victims in Kansas City, Missouri, and nationwide. Our firm is known for our ability to discover the cause of the accident and pursue maximum compensation. We settle for nothing less than full justice for trucking accident victims.
Trucking Accidents and Federal Regulations
Semi tractor trailers and 18-wheelers are dangerous due to the large size and weight of the commercial vehicle and its cargo, poor maintenance issues and driver fatigue. Trucking regulations were put in place in order to reduce the number of accidents, and the resulting catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. These regulations monitor everything from hiring practices, to the number of hours a truck driver can be on the road, to routine maintenance checks. Unfortunately, these regulations are not enough and too often ignored. If violations of trucking regulations contributed to your truck accident, both the driver and the truck company should be held accountable.
Other causes of truck accidents include:
- Aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Faulty maintenance
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Defective part
- Improper loading/overloading
- Equipment violations
- Inexperienced truckers
Contact Our Firm Today
It is important to contact our firm as soon as possible after a semi-truck wreck. Our truck accident lawyers will begin an investigation into the accident. We will interview witnesses, investigate the driving background and history of the driver and truck company, and gather any other evidence that can identify the cause of the accident. Evidence can be damaged or lost, and witnesses' memories can fade so it is beneficial to get us involved early on.
Contact us today to learn more about how our truck accident lawyers can help you collect compensation for your injuries.