Missouri Truck Accident Attorney
Before truckers ever get behind the wheel, federal regulations require them to have their trucks thoroughly inspected. Some drivers try to cut corners and skip this step. Even if they do not, they may still cause serious injuries when defective equipment design leads to truck wrecks.
At the Carter Law Offices, our Kansas City truck defect lawyers hold drivers, equipment manufacturers and distributors accountable for the harm caused. As experienced lawyers, we know that there are many different types of truck defects that cause serious accidents on Missouri and Kansas roads:
- Defective tires: Defective tires can suddenly blow out, causing a truck to swerve uncontrollably all over the road. This is often caused by tread separation or by underinflation or overinflation of tires.
- Brake failure: Brake failure prohibits a truck from stopping in time. Considering that a fully-loaded semi-truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, failure to stop in time can mean serious personal injury or wrongful death.
- Failure to conduct routine maintenance: Trucks should be checked every time the driver gets behind the wheel. When these routine maintenance checks do not occur, other drivers on the road are put at risk.
Good Communication: It's Important to Us
Clients sometimes don't hear enough from their lawyers. They worry that nothing is being done, and they struggle while thinking they are not getting the support they need.
At the Carter Law Offices, our priority — first and foremost — is staying in communication with our clients. Our entire staff works to keep in touch with you from the moment we take your case until matters are favorably resolved. If you have questions about your truck accident case, you may call us at any time. And we will call you too, keeping you updated on all important developments with your case.
If you or a loved one have been hurt, we urge you to contact us about equipment design and failure. Give us a call at 816-283-3500 or toll free at 877-276-3500 to schedule a free initial consultation about your truck accident.