The Tragic Consequences Of Collisions With Commercial Trucks
Stories about accidents involving semis and other commercial trucks on Kansas City interstates are constantly showing up in the news. When a fully loaded semi truck weighing upwards of 80,000 pounds crashes into a passenger vehicle, the damage done is catastrophic. Fatalities and severe injuries to car drivers and passengers are all too common.
What Is Causing All These Truck Accidents?
It’s difficult to pinpoint what is causing the overall trend, but there are many factors involving the commercial vehicles themselves that come into play. When vehicles are not properly inspected and maintained, critical system failures may happen including:
- Braking system failures including air brakes and hydraulic brakes
- Truck tire blowouts
- Power steering failure
- Defective coupling between tractor and trailer
- Missing or burned out tail lights
The truck drivers may also be at fault. Historically, fatigue and driving under the influence have always been major factors in truck accidents. More recently, there is an increasing number of accidents involving truck drivers being distracted by their phones and other devices. Failing to obey traffic laws has a magnified effect when the vehicle violating the law is 80,000 pounds of mass moving at high speeds.
What Hunter & Cassidy Law Can Do For Truck Accident Victims
At Hunter & Cassidy Law, we understand the devastating consequences an accident with a commercial truck has on your life. We will fight to hold the trucking company accountable and pursue compensation for damages including:
- Hospital, doctor and therapy bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
We can help calm the chaos that comes after an accident with a commercial truck. Dennis and Scott will work directly with you, explaining the legal process and giving you realistic evaluation of your case.