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Trucking Company Negligence

Obtain Money for Your Personal Injuries

When you or a loved one is injured or killed in a serious trucking accident, you need money to pay for your medical expenses, to compensate you for your lost wages, and to compensate you for other things allowed by law. One way you can maximize your recovery is to determine the applicable parties at fault and make them pay for your expenses. Trucking companies often have some responsibility associated with a truck wreck. In order to obtain the money you deserve, contact The McCallister Law Firm in Kansas City, Missouri.

Given the amount of potential liability, the insurance companies of trucking companies begin investigating claims immediately after they occur. It is important not to speak to an insurance company before you speak to one of our lawyers. You do not want to jeopardize your claim. If the trucking companies get lawyers involved that quickly, so should you.

Holding Trucking Companies Accountable

Much like the rules governing truck drivers, state and federal laws regulate trucking companies as well, especially regulations in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (the FMCSR). Adherence to these regulations is necessary in order to maintain safe roadways. In order to save on expenses, trucking companies may skimp on maintenance and push drivers to carry more loads with less sleep. Some of the trucking companies operating in the U.S. are Swift, YRC Freight, England, United Van Lines, Tyson, Roadway, Fed Ex, UPS and Old Dominion. These types of big trucking companies may put you in jeopardy by failing to abide by the law.

At The McCallister Law Firm, our lawyers have represented people like you who have been seriously injured or killed in a semi-truck accident caused by a trucking company’s negligence like:

  • Improper driver training and unlicensed drivers
  • Negligent hire resulting from failures to screen and run background checks
  • Not reporting trucking accidents and traffic violations
  • Failure to audit driver’s log books or failure to conduct adequate audits
  • Not ensuring that all drivers comply with residency requirements
  • Improper maintenance — failing to replace defective and worn out brakes, lighting, reflective tapes, and other parts of the truck

A trucking company owes a duty to you and your family to maintain a safe and law-abiding company. When they fail to follow the law and injure you, they need to be held accountable. You deserve compensation for your injuries. Visit our trucking accident center to learn how.

For more information about trucking company negligence, and how you can recover compensation for your injuries, contact an attorney at The McCallister Law Firm. Call us at 816.931.2229 to set up an appointment to discuss your case.

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