Types of Truck Accidents in Kansas City

Missouri Underride Accidents Attorney Providing the Best Possible Representation — No Matter What Accident Type

At the Carter Law Offices, we represent folks who have been injured in many different kinds of truck accidents. These include wrecks caused by eighteen wheelers, delivery vans, straight trucks, log trucks, construction vehicles and busses. Each accident is different. From one-car accidents to pile-ups, there are different facts involved and different laws that apply.

As an experienced legal team, we are well prepared for whatever challenges your case brings. At our Kansas City, Missouri, law firm, we have been winning cases for our clients for years, and have developed the knowledge, experience and skill to handle even the most serious personal injury case.

Our lawyers, medical and legal staff, handle many different types of truck accidents throughout Missouri and Kansas:

  • Jackknife and rollover accidents: Jackknife and rollover accidents can occur when trucks move too fast for bad weather, when they are overloaded or when loads shift during a wreck.
  • Semi-trailer decoupling: Mechanical problems can lead to a semi-trailer becoming detached from the cab of the truck. This is often called " semi-trailer decoupling."
  • Underride accidents: When a truck stops suddenly and without warning, a car following behind it is small enough to become lodged underneath the trailer during a rear-end accident. This can happen — especially if the right guards aren't in place.
  • Accidents involving falling debris: Unsecured loads can cause a great deal of damage if they blow off into traffic. They can hit other vehicles or land in the road, causing other vehicles to swerve into traffic.
  • Failure to yield the right of way: Just because trucks are big doesn't mean that they don't have to follow the rules of the road. When trucks fail to yield to other vehicles, they can cause serious accidents.
  • No zone accidents: These side collisions occur when cars move into trucks' "blind spots." Generally, the larger the truck, the larger the blind spot — and the larger the risk to other cars and trucks on the road.
  • Swinging turn accidents: Trucks should carry warnings that indicate they make "wide right turns." When they don't, and when they swing left to navigate a right turn, they put other cars in danger.

We also handle trucking accidents involving mechanical failures and defective parts, overloaded and over-sized truck issues, driver fatigue and lack of driver training. Regardless of the issues involved, we can achieve the best possible results for our clients. To get started, give us a call at 816-283-3500 or toll free at 877-276-3500. You may also contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.