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Our Attorneys Handle Major Truck Accident Litigation

Anyone who lives in the Kansas City metro area knows how heavy the semi-truck traffic can be. Interstate 70 going east and west, and I-35 going north and south are usually filled to back up with 18-wheelers. While these trucks are a good sign and are important to commerce, they can also present significant dangers. Unfortunately, major truck accidents are common in this area.

Our law firm handles truck accident claims frequently. At Protzman Law Firm, we fight for truck accident victims in Leawood and throughout the Kansas City metro area. Our lawyers take a personalized, dedicated approach to these cases, backed by cutting-edge technology and a team of experts, to establish liability and maximize our clients’ compensation awards. We can help you after a truck accident.

Our attorneys handle truck accidents caused by:

Whatever the cause of your truck accident, we will find it, and we will make sure the responsible party is made to compensate you for your losses.

The Other Side Will Defend The Case Aggressively

There is a lot at stake in truck accident litigation. The trucking companies, their attorneys, their insurance companies and their drivers will all be highly motivated, and well-positioned, to fight your claim aggressively. It is critical to have an experienced legal team on your side that knows how to fight the insurance companies and how to maximize your compensation award.

Andy Protzman, our lead attorney, has experience working in insurance defense. He knows how the insurance companies strategically handle these cases, so we know how to beat them. Our ability to go up against major insurance carriers is one of the key reasons for our remarkable track record of successful verdicts and settlements in truck accident litigation and other injury-related claims.

Especially with the size and weight of trucks, the accidents in these cases are unusually severe, involving severe injuries and frequently resulting in fatal injuries.

We Can Provide Answers To Your Truck Accident Questions

Crashes involving semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are often complex. Injured people and their loved ones may be uncertain about their options. The experienced attorneys at Protzman Law Firm can offer answers to both frequently asked questions and the unique concerns you face after a collision.

What is considered a commercial truck?

When people think of commercial trucks, the first thing that may come to their minds is 18-wheelers. Yet commercial trucks come in many shapes and sizes, and it’s important to remember the other types that exist, including:

  • Box trucks
  • Concrete mixers
  • Dump trucks
  • Garbage trucks
  • Refrigerator trucks
  • Step vans
  • Tanker trucks

Regardless of which type of commercial truck caused your injuries, we can help you hold the right parties responsible – whether commercial truck drivers, commercial trucking company owners or commercial truck manufacturers – in your pursuit for justice and accountability.

How should I care for my health after a truck accident?

Because semi-trucks are much larger and heavier than other vehicles on the road, the injuries you experience in an accident can be particularly severe. It is important to seek immediate medical attention after a collision to ensure that you receive the treatment you need. You should also document the cost of this medical care so that your claim can address the full impact of your injuries.

Who is at fault when a semi-truck crashes?

Many individuals and businesses must do their part to keep large commercial vehicles safe to drive. If they fail to perform these necessary tasks, they may be liable for a crash.

As a result, drivers who speed or make other reckless choices could be held responsible for these choices in a lawsuit. Carrier companies that do not provide adequate driver training or maintain their vehicles could also be part of a lawsuit. Manufacturers who supply defective vehicle parts could be responsible for crashes caused by those defects. An attorney can help you identify the people who might have contributed to a crash.

What information can a truck’s black box provide?

A truck’s black box – formally known as an event data recorder – is a device that collects data about the truck and its operation. This information can include the truck’s speed, the hours it was on the road, whether the driver applied the brakes to stop the truck and other details that may provide evidence after a crash.

What photos should I take after a truck accident?

Taking photographs after a truck accident is an easy way to collect crucial evidence. Often, what these photos reveal can make a difference in a case’s outcome.

Make sure you capture photos of these five things after a truck crash:

  1. The vehicles: Pictures of all the vehicles involved in the accident, as well as their locations with respect to each other, can aid in reconstructing the scene.
  2. The damage: Close-up photos of the damage to your vehicle (and to the truck that hit it) can help determine the nature and force of the impact.
  3. The scene: Photographs of skid marks, broken glass and spilled cargo can provide indicators of how the collision occurred.
  4. The surroundings: Pictures of landmarks, street signs and traffic lights can help establish the location of the accident.
  5. Your injuries: Images of your injuries, if it’s possible to capture them right away, can help you document their severity.

Remember, photographs can be useful for your attorney when they’re working on your case. For one, your photos can offer them a better understanding of the wreck. Furthermore, your attorney can use your photos to bolster your case when presenting them to others, like insurance companies or the court.

How long do I have to file a claim?

Each state sets different statutes of limitations on lawsuits. In Kansas, you must generally file a claim within two years of an accident, but your claim may have different time limitations depending on your circumstances. In Missouri, you must file an injury claim within five years, but families have only three years to pursue a lawsuit.

If you wonder how long you have to pursue justice after a crash involving a semi-truck, discussing your claim with an experienced attorney can offer insights and help you keep track of these deadlines.

Contact Our Legal Team

We will walk you through every step of your case as we fight to get you the full measure of compensation available.

Call us at 844-437-8381 or email us for a free consultation. We have flexible fee arrangements.