Kansas City Truck Accident Lawyer

Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries in the United States.

Kansas City Truck Accident Lawyer

How a Truck Accident Lawyer in Kansas City Can Help You Now

A truck accident is a dangerous, often life-threatening incident that carries long-term physical, mental, and financial repercussions. You cannot go back and change what happened, but you can hire an experienced truck accident attorney in the Kansas City area to fight to protect your future. At Pyle Law, we are committed to supporting our clients as they navigate the challenges they face in this type of legal matter.

Why Do You Need an Attorney After a Truck Accident?

In the 20 years that Pyle Law has worked to support the needs of our clients, we have seen many situations where truck accident victims suffer complicated medical conditions and life-long difficulties resulting from the truck driver’s negligence or a trucking company that pushed their drivers too hard. What makes things even more difficult is that there are many situations where victims do not receive the fair compensation they deserve, often due to the limitations they face without an attorney.

As your truck accident attorney, you can depend on our legal team to fight to protect your rights. We do that by utilizing our years of experience, compassion, and dedication to our clients and our aggressive legal style. We work to protect your future so you can move forward in a meaningful way with your life.

What Do You Do After a Truck Accident in Kansas City?

After a truck accident occurs, you may have done everything you should have:

  • You called the police.
  • You got medical care.
  • You took the time to go to the ER for a full examination.
  • You gathered any evidence you could at the scene.
  • You worked to get the information about witnesses.

Now what? As you focus on getting medical care, there are several things you can do to ensure your rights remain protected throughout this legal process.

Follow Through with All Medical Care

Make your priority your health. That means seeing the specialists recommended to you and working closely with your doctor to ensure your needs can be met in terms of recovery. You may face some time off work, or you may struggle with getting the right type of care right away. However, your recovery is your priority.

Let Our Attorneys Work to Protect Your Right to Compensation

It is typical for trucking companies to have well-known and powerful insurance companies who will want to negotiate with you right away. They may want you to submit your bills and write a check, having you sign on the dotted line that you are settling the claim.

Do Not Make That Mistake

Instead, our attorneys will minimize the risk of complications and help you in several ways.

We Determine Who Was at Fault.

Determining fault means examining all available evidence to get a full picture of what has occurred and why. A big part of that process will be determining what happened at the scene, and to do that, we need to gather evidence from multiple sources. We do that through accident reports, medical reports, blood alcohol testing for the truck driver, witness statements, and more.

Once we can confidently say that the driver acted negligently and you suffered losses from it, we can then move forward with seeking compensation for you.

There are many potential causes of truck accidents in Kansas. Some of the most common include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving while talking on the phone or texting
  • Driving and using GPS or other navigational systems
  • Poorly trained and inexperienced drivers
  • Reckless driving, including speeding or swerving
  • Improper lane changes
  • Manufacturer defects in the vehicle design
  • Defective brakes
  • Improperly maintained tires or other components
  • Inclement weather conditions
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs

In some situations, the truck driver made a mistake. Other times, the manufacturer of the truck allowed defective or substandard equipment to hit the road. Still, other situations involve the trucking company that failed to provide a safe vehicle or pushed the driver to work too many hours. Sometimes, it is the road conditions or another driver on the road that causes the truck driver to create the accident.

With so many scenarios possible, having experienced attorneys by your side can make a big difference in what happens next. By providing the details of what occurred to the insurance company, we can make it clear that someone owes you compensation for your losses.

We Then Determine What You Have Lost

A component of your claim is to tell the insurance company what you lost. How do you put a dollar amount on things like your quality of life or the pain and suffering you have? By working with our experienced truck accident attorneys, you can get a clearer picture of what your losses may be. Our experience and our understanding of the complicated medical conditions clients often have after this type of incident allows us to focus heavily on helping you to make these calculations.

Economic losses may include:

  • Lost time at work
  • Medical bills from the ER to any surgeries that you need
  • Coverage for your hospital stay and all care you received
  • Medications you may be taking as a result of the accident
  • Rehabilitation that you may need, including long-term rehabilitation stays and therapy
  • Costs related to medical equipment and supplies you need
  • Any costs related to the updating of your home to make it accessible to you

These are costs that have a fixed dollar amount to them for the most part. However, most of the time, this is not the only type of loss you have experienced.

Non-economic losses may include:

You may find that your life is very different after a car accident. Relationships are challenging. You may not be able to do the things you like to do any longer due to new physical limitations. Sometimes, emotional distress can lead to depression and anxiety. Someone is responsible for all of this loss.

What You Can Expect from Pyle Law

When you hire Pyle Law, you get an unwavering professional by your side who will answer your questions, provide you with the legal insight you need, and work hard to pursue the compensation owed to you. Without a doubt, we can make a big difference in what happens next.

20 Years of Experience Working for You

With over 20 years of experience, Pyle Law has a proven track record of meeting the unique needs of our clients. We recognize the difficulties they face, and we are passionate about finding solutions to those complications. Our team knows what an 18-wheeler can do to a person’s life and how a semi-truck company could be so profit-focused that it sidesteps laws meant to protect you.

Thorough Investigations

We do not stop at what the police report says. We dig further to find out what happened and why, creating a plan forward for your needs. Our team is always committed to working with our clients by listening to them. What did you see? What did you experience? We find evidence, work to uncover the real truth about what occurred, and strive to provide our clients with exceptional support.

We Explore Your Long-Term Outcomes

Your losses are more than just the medical bills you have. In nearly all situations, our clients need help getting back to life. They may need:

  • Job training or retraining
  • Long-term rehab
  • In-home healthcare and support
  • Emotional and mental health support
  • Pain management solutions
  • Modifications to their home and lifestyle

We work to understand how this accident has impacted your future based on your earnings now and in the future. We also listen to you about how this has changed relationships and your quality of life.

Commitment to Maximum Compensation

Our team also works closely with you to maximize the compensation you are awarded based on past cases like your own, as well as long-term estimates for your recovery. We do not settle your case in negotiations because that is the easier thing to do. We work with you to determine if you should pursue a trial instead.

Though every situation is very different, you can expect our truck accident attorneys to hold those who did this to you accountable for your losses. We work closely with you to provide you with a way forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I settle my case with the trucking company’s insurance company?

You could do that, and it may be something that we help you to do over time. However, you should not do this until you know how much compensation you deserve based on all of your losses. We can help you to estimate what those losses are both based on the past and what has occurred and your future.

Could multiple parties be responsible for my truck accident?

There are many times when more than one party is responsible for the losses you have incurred. Here are some examples:

  • A trucking company may not have ensured the driver was properly trained or hired a driver with a history of reckless driving.
  • The cargo loaders did not load the truck properly, and that caused it to sway and tip, leading to your incident.
  • The truck was not maintained properly by the trailer owner, causing the injuries you sustained.

Our team will consider all at-fault parties in your case and then work to seek compensation from all of those responsible. There are many cases where more than one party is responsible.

I know how much I lost. I do not want to wait. I just want to settle my claim.

It is a very common situation to be in, especially if you have worked hard to recover and want to get your bills paid. Many times, people struggle with having access to the financial tools they need just to live. These are all things that insurance companies prey on. They recognize that you need money fast and will offer far less than what you are owed just to get you to settle.

Should I accept the first offer from the insurance company?

No, in nearly all cases, this amount is too low. Typically, you can obtain more with more evidence and insight. We can help you.

Call a Kansas City Truck Accident Attorney Today

Put our Kansas City truck accident attorney to work for you now. Set up a free consultation that carries no risk to you. Allow our legal team to work with you to better understand what occurred and whether you have a case. Then, we go to work helping you to prove what your maximum compensation should be.

Do not wait to get the help you need. Put your trust in our top-rated truck accident attorney in Kansas. Call Pyle Law now. We do not get paid unless you win your case.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by attorney E. Thomas Pyle who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a practicing personal injury trial attorney.