A truck accident is one of the most frightening types of traffic collisions. Contact with a big rig could total your vehicle and cause serious or life-altering injuries. The dangerous nature of large trucks has led to federal regulations to help prevent accidents. Unfortunately, many trucking companies violate these rules to save time or money, contributing to preventable truck accidents.
If you or a loved one was in a truck accident in Springfield, Missouri, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Wendt Law Firm P.C. for a free injury claim consultation. The trucking company or another defendant could owe you compensation.
Why Choose Us?
Our personal injury lawyers have received honors such as Top 50 Super Lawyers in Kansas City and Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer.
We fight for maximum financial compensation for each client with the understanding that an award could be life-changing.
We take Springfield truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will only receive a bill for our services if we win.
Types of Truck Accidents We Handle
To safely and properly operate a commercial truck, a driver needs special training and a Class C driver’s license. Even then, however, a driver could make mistakes and errors in judgment that cause truck accidents. Negligence behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler could cause many different types of accidents – all of which could prove fatal for victims. At Wendt Law Firm P.C., our Springfield truck accident lawyers have experience helping clients with all types of trucking accidents, including those that cause catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.
Drowsy driving accidents
Drunk driving accidents
Distracted driving accidents
Pedestrian or bicycle accidents
Defective auto parts
Rear-end collisions or underride accidents
Construction zone accidents
No matter what type of trucking accident recently caused your injuries, we can help. Our injury attorneys in Springfield can investigate your crash, look for signs of fault, preserve evidence, and build a case against one or more defendants on your behalf. We know how to handle every type of truck accident claim in Springfield.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
Liability is one of the key questions your trucking accident claim will ask. Liability refers to someone’s financial responsibility for your accident. In Missouri, insurance laws hold that the at-fault party in an auto accident will be the one liable for damages. In a trucking accident case, however, determining liability may not be simple. A trucking company will be directly or vicariously responsible for many trucking accidents.
Like all employers, a trucking company could bear vicarious liability for the actions and mistakes of its employees. Under federal law, this rule also holds for drivers who work as independent contractors. If a truck driver caused your accident, therefore, the trucking company will likely be the at-fault party against which you will bring your claim. Other potentially liable parties could include the truck driver, truck owner, cargo company, product manufacturer or the City of Springfield.
How Much Can I Recover?
The value of your truck accident case will depend on factors such as how severe your injuries are, how much they impact your life, whether you can return to work, your age, health before the crash, property damages and the circumstances of the collision. Our past case results can give you an idea of the amounts we have recovered for previous auto accident clients. A free consultation with one of our accident lawyers in Springfield can let you know what your unique case might be worth.
Contact Us Today
A Springfield trucking crash lawyer from Wendt Law Firm P.C. will keep your best interests in mind while he or she gathers evidence, hires expert witnesses and demands compensation for your losses. Whether you suffered a serious injury or a family member recently lost his or her life in a truck accident in Springfield, contact us to discuss your case. Initial consultations come at no cost or obligation. Call (816) 531-4415 today.