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With the explosion of online shopping, there are more commercial vehicles on the roads and highways today than ever before. Tractor-trailers, also known as big rigs or semi-trucks, can weigh more than 80,000 pounds and can be more than 75 feet in length. Given the sheer size of these trucks, it is not surprising that tractor trailer accidents are responsible for more serious injuries and deaths than other types of auto accidents. At Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC we have a long history of ensuring trucking companies and semi truck drivers are held accountable for their negligence and the damages they cause.
According to government statistics, there are more than 500,000 trucking crashes each year in the United States. Of these 500,000 trucking crashes, a high percentage of them result in death.
Because of the high level of danger semi trucks and 18 wheelers pose to the pubic, it is vitally important that trucking companies and truck drivers act operate in the safest possible manner. Unfortunately, many trucking companies and semi truck drivers are all too willing sacrifice safety to make just a little bit more money. This results in catastrophic crashes, devastating injuries and enormous damages to the families involved. If you or loved one has been injured or killed in a trucking accident, contact Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC today for a free case evaluation with an effective attorney for trucking accidents.
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Holding Negligent Truckers &
Trucking Companies Accountable
When a trucker causes a crash by driving carelessly or recklessly, they should be held liable for causing the accident. Similarly, when a trucking company has engaged in negligent acts or omissions such as a failure to perform routine maintenance and inspections on a vehicle or equipment, that company should be held to account for the injuries or deaths caused by their negligence.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, in 2014 semi-trucks are involved in only 8.8 percent of all traffic collisions statewide, yet such accidents account for 14.2 percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents. A personal injury lawyer from our team may be able to help you claim financial compensation and obtain justice for the losses you have suffered, and we are ready to take action in your case. Whether the accident was a result of trucker fatigue or if the trucking company was negligent in performing necessary maintenance and repairs on the vehicle, Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC can help you recover the damages you are owed.
Types of Semi-Truck & Auto Crash Cases
Tractor-trailers, also known as big rigs, semi-trucks and 18 wheelers, can weigh more than 80,000 pounds and can be more than 75 feet in length. Given the sheer size of these trucks, it is not surprising that tractor trailer accidents are responsible for more serious injuries and deaths than other types of auto accidents. According to government statistics, there are more than 500,000 trucking accidents each year in the United States. Of these 500,000 trucking accidents, a high percentage of them result in severe injury or death. You need the experienced semi truck crash lawyers at Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.
Many tractor-trailers or semi trucks are not equipped with crash avoidance technologies such as Automatic Emergency Braking or Lane Keep Assist even though the technology is readily available. Truck drivers and trucking companies often do not purchase or require this technology on their semi trucks because it costs extra. This is unacceptable.
Many crashes with tractor-trailers or semi trucks result in injuries from a vehicle going under the back or side of the trailer. These are called trailer underride claims and can be prevented by the installation of a proper rear or side underside guard. If this happened to you or a family member, contact the trucking attorneys at Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC to help you get fair and just compensation.
Take your first step toward recovering financial compensation now by contacting us for a free consultation. An attorney on our team is ready to talk with you about your potential case to see if we can help.