Underride Truck Accident Lawyer
How a Kansas City Truck Accident Attorney from Our Firm Can Help
The team at the Montee Law Firm, P.C. represents the rights of truck accident victims, and if a trucker has harmed you or a loved one in a collision, a Kansas City truck accident attorney from our firm is ready to begin work on your case today. We have recovered more than $250 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients, due in large part to our sincere commitment to getting the best possible result in every case we represent. When you work with us, you will have over 100 years of combined experience on your side, and we will do everything we can to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Underride accidents are among the most dangerous and potentially fatal types of truck accidents, and they are often avoidable. A semi-truck or 18-wheeler's cargo trailer typically sits several feet above the ground, often nearly as high as the roof of a normal passenger vehicle. If the truck driver changes lanes without looking, he may actually position the trailer directly over the smaller vehicle, suddenly creating a situation which requires the utmost care and skill to resolve safely.
Claiming Compensation for Underride Accident Victims in Kansas City
If either driver hits the brakes during an underride scenario, the smaller vehicle is likely to be crushed by the big-rig wheels. Underride accidents may also occur when a big truck slams on the brakes and forces the following vehicle below the trailer. In either case, the driver and passenger in the car are at risk of catastrophic injuries and even death by decapitation. Whether you want to claim
personal injury damages for yourself or if you want to file a
wrongful death lawsuit against the driver, we understand what a difficult experience this may be for you, and will give you the support and advocacy you need.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an underride accident, contact a Kansas City truck accident lawyer
at our firm today to learn more about how we can help you.