The commercial trucking industry has many rules and regulations companies must obey in terms of safety. Federal entities such as the Motor Carrier Safety Administration have laws in place to help ensure the safety of trucks and their drivers. Unfortunately, many trucking companies break these rules and put lives in danger. If you or a loved one was recently in a truck accident, contact the Joplin truck accident lawyers at Wendt Law Firm P.C. for a free consultation. A truck company or another party could owe you compensation.
Why Choose Wendt Law Firm P.C?
Our KCMO skilled lawyers have decades of combined experience in personal injury law, including ample practice area experience in trucking accident cases.
Our law firm has won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. We have achieved outstanding results on many auto accident claims.
Our clients do not pay unless we succeed in securing them financial awards. Wendt Law Firm P.C. operates on a contingency fee basis.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Trucking companies and their drivers can prevent most truck accidents. Collisions between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles often occur when truck drivers fail to pay attention to the road, break federal safety laws, drive recklessly, and engage in other dangerous practices. Trucking companies will be vicariously responsible for the misconduct of their drivers.
Truck driver negligence
Broken hours-of-service regulations and drowsy driving
Drunk or drugged driving
Incorrect braking techniques
Unsafe lane changes
Poorly maintained trucks
Dangerously loaded cargo
Identifying the exact cause of your truck accident may require assistance from a personal injury attorney. A Joplin personal injury lawyer from Wendt Law Firm P.C. could investigate your trucking accident, collect evidence from the scene, work with experts, reconstruct the crash and take many other steps to determine what caused your wreck. Then, we can help you go up against the at-fault party.
Who Is Liable?
Liability for a Joplin truck accident will often fall on the truck company. Federal law holds truck companies accountable for their trucks and drivers, even if they lease the vehicles and use contractors as drivers. A truck company will be the liable party if a negligent truck driver caused your wreck, in most cases. A truck company could also be liable if it contributed to your crash, such as with unsafe hiring procedures or lack of fleet maintenance. Other responsible parties in a truck accident case could be a truck part manufacturer, the cargo company, the government for a defective roadway, or another vehicle driver.
What Damages Are Available?
Holding the party that caused your truck accident legally responsible means receiving financial reimbursement for the damages he or she caused you. While a monetary award will not reverse your losses, it could help you avoid debt and move forward with financial security after a serious auto accident. The trucking company or another party could owe you and your family compensation for many different damages.
All accident-related medical bills
Auto repairs or vehicle replacement
Past and future lost wages
Disability or disfigurement
Physical pain and emotional suffering
Attorney’s fees and court filing costs
Discover the value of your case during a free consultation with an attorney at Wendt Law Firm P.C. We can give you an accurate representation of what your claim could be worth so you can go into insurance claim negotiations well-informed. We can also help you negotiate for better compensation from an insurance provider in Joplin if desired.
Contact a Joplin Truck Accident Lawyer Today
At Wendt Law Firm P.C, we are not afraid to go up against large and powerful trucking companies or their aggressive legal teams. We have plenty of practice area experience, resources, and passionate personnel to help you with your case. Contact us for counsel about what to do next after a truck accident in Joplin, Missouri. Call (866) 539-4415 or submit our contact form to request a free consultation.