Semi Truck Accidents Attorneys in Kansas City, Missouri
Truck Accidents Causing Death and Serious Injuries
Thousands of tractor-trailers and large semi-trucks travel across the United States of America on a daily basis. Most semi-truck drivers are professionals who take pride in their job, follow the law, and do their best to avoid injuring others on the road. However, even the best driver can negligently cause an accident. A negligent truck driver can cause you or a loved one physical injury, pain and suffering, lost wages and benefits, and significant medical bills in a truck accident. If you or someone you know has been in a serious semi-truck accident, you can speak with an injury attorney at Sifers Jensen Palmer for free to get advice about your rights.
How Are Semi-Truck Accidents Different than Auto Accidents?
Semi-Trucks drivers and trucking companies are governed by a slew of Federal and state regulations. Many personal injury lawyers who handle just auto accidents may not be familiar with all of the rules and regulations that affect your lawsuit. You need lawyers who have experience with commercial truck litigation, and who can give you the best chance to win your case. Our lawyers at Sifers Jensen Palmer law firm have been successfully handling semi-truck accidents for over thirty-five years will speak to you about your rights for free in a no-obligation consultation in Kansas City, Springfield or anywhere nationwide.
What Should I Do Immediately After a Semi-Truck Accident?
First, you should concentrate on taking care of yourself medically by getting whatever medical treatment you and your doctor deem necessary for your auto injury. You should obtain the police report if officers were called to the scene, and you should immediately notify your own insurance company of the accident. Also, be sure to document your injuries and the damage to your vehicle by taking photographs and preserving any other evidence from the semi-truck accident. Often the negligent truck driver’s insurance company will attempt to get you to settle your claim for significantly less than what you are entitled to for your personal injury. Knowing your rights before you talk with the truck driver’s insurance company is extremely important, and you should contact an experienced truck accident lawyer to discuss your rights and any early settlement offers you receive from the insurance company. Do not speak with the insurance company or trucking company without first consulting with you own lawyer.
What Should I Provide to The Insurance Company for The Other Driver?
Other than contact information, you should not speak with the truck driver’s insurance company until you have talked with your own lawyer. Additionally, you should not sign any statements or medical authorizations until you have spoken with your truck accident attorney.
Do I Need a Lawyer for My Semi-Truck Accident?
When you get into a semi-truck accident, the insurance company will immediately assign an adjuster and lawyer to evaluate your claim. We strongly encourage you to seek the advice of an big rig accident attorney in order to ensure that you are properly prepared to deal with those lawyers and adjusters and so that you are not bullied in the early stages of your claim. We offer free consultations to our truck accident clients so that you know your rights.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
You should immediately contact a lawyer after your semi-truck accident in order to know your rights and get your case filed quickly and correctly. The time limit to file your truck accident case varies depending on what state the accident occurred in, and whether you or a loved one had personal injuries or there was a wrongful death. Time is of the essence in any truck accident case to preserve the evidence in the 18 wheeler or other large commercial truck.
Does It Cost Anything for Me to Speak with Your Firm?
We only get paid if you get paid on your trucking accident case. We work on a contingent fee basis that explicitly states that you owe us nothing for attorney’s fees if we don’t collect for you. Hiring a lawyer is a personal decision, but at Sifers Jensen Palmer we have a team of lawyers and a qualified and friendly office staff of experienced legal professionals, all armed with knowledge of commercial trucking litigation to help you. We have an active nationwide practice.
We only get paid if you get paid and we charge nothing to meet with you to discuss your case. If you have been injured in a big rig commercial truck accident, please contact Sifers Jensen Palmer for a no obligation appointment with one of our experienced lawyers. To learn more about all of your options, call us toll free for a free consultation to discuss your case.