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Truck Accidents

Overland Park Truck Accident Attorney

Compassionate Legal Guidance for the Injured in Kansas & Missouri

At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, we know the devastation that a truck accident can cause. Due to the size and weight of a large truck, a collision with a passenger vehicle is often catastrophic. Our Overland Park truck accident lawyers are dedicated to helping the injured and their families recover the compensation they need to heal and move forward.

Were you or someone you love involved in a truck accident? Call (816) 542-5999 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our team today.

Types of Truck Accident Cases We Handle

Our truck accident lawyers in Overland Park have experience handling a wide range of cases, from those involving minor injuries to those involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. We understand the unique challenges these cases present and are prepared to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

We handle all types of truck accident cases, including those involving:

  • Rear-end collisions: These occur when a truck strikes the vehicle in front of it from behind. They can happen due to various reasons, such as distracted driving, following too closely, or sudden stops.
  • Jackknife accidents: A jackknife accident happens when the trailer of a truck swings outward, forming an angle with the cab, resembling the folding of a jackknife. This can occur due to abrupt braking, slippery road conditions, or improper load distribution.
  • Rollover accidents: Rollover accidents involve a truck tipping over onto its side or roof. They can happen due to factors like excessive speed, sharp turns, uneven road surfaces, or improper loading.
  • Underride accidents: Underride accidents occur when a smaller vehicle collides with the rear or side of a truck and ends up wedged underneath the truck's trailer. This type of accident often results in catastrophic injuries or fatalities for the occupants of the smaller vehicle.
  • T-bone collisions: Also known as side-impact collisions, T-bone accidents involve the front of one vehicle crashing into the side of another vehicle, forming a "T" shape. These accidents can occur at intersections or when a truck fails to yield the right-of-way.
  • Blind spot accidents: Trucks have large blind spots, particularly on the sides and rear of the vehicle. Accidents can happen when smaller vehicles enter these blind spots, and the truck driver is unaware of their presence, leading to lane changes or merging collisions.
  • Lost load accidents: Sometimes, trucks carry improperly secured loads that can shift or fall off during transit, causing accidents. This can result in debris on the roadway, creating hazards for other vehicles, or direct collisions with objects that fell off the truck.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can result from various factors, including human error, mechanical failures, environmental conditions, and external factors.

Here are some of the most common causes of truck accidents:

  • Driver fatigue: Truck drivers often work long hours and may not get adequate rest, leading to driver fatigue. Fatigue can impair judgment, slow reaction times, and increase the risk of accidents.
  • Distracted driving: Distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, or using in-cab electronics can divert a truck driver's attention from the road, increasing the likelihood of an accident.
  • Speeding: Driving at excessive speeds reduces a truck driver's ability to react to hazards and increases the severity of accidents. Speeding is particularly dangerous for large commercial vehicles due to their size and weight.
  • Impaired driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications can impair a truck driver's judgment, coordination, and reaction time, significantly increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Improper loading or cargo securement: Poorly loaded or unsecured cargo can shift during transit, leading to loss of control, rollovers, or spills that cause accidents. Improperly loaded trucks can also affect braking and handling.
  • Equipment failure: Mechanical failures such as brake failures, tire blowouts, steering problems, or engine malfunctions can lead to accidents. Lack of proper maintenance or defective equipment can contribute to these failures.
  • Weather conditions: Adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, ice, fog, or high winds can reduce visibility, decrease traction, and increase stopping distances, making it more challenging to control a large commercial vehicle.
  • Aggressive driving: Behaviors like tailgating, improper lane changes, weaving through traffic, or road rage can escalate situations and increase the likelihood of accidents involving trucks.
  • Inexperienced or poorly trained drivers: Inexperienced truck drivers may lack the skills and knowledge needed to safely operate large commercial vehicles, leading to errors and accidents on the road.

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

One of the first and most important steps in a truck accident case is determining who is liable. In many cases, the truck driver and/or their employer are held liable for a truck accident. However, there are certain situations in which other parties may be liable, as well.

The following parties may be liable for a truck accident:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The truck manufacturer
  • The company responsible for loading the truck's cargo
  • The company responsible for maintaining the truck
  • Another motorist or a third party

Our firm can help you determine all potentially liable parties and, therefore, all potential sources of compensation. Our goal is to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you are owed.

Why Choose Our Overland Park Truck Accident Lawyers?

When choosing a truck accident lawyer in Overland Park, it is important to select a firm that has the resources to handle these complex cases. At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, we have a proven track record of success in cases involving large trucks. We know how to navigate the legal system and are not afraid to take on large trucking companies and their insurers.

When you choose our firm, you can expect:

  • Compassionate representation: We understand the emotional and financial toll a truck accident can take. We are here to provide the guidance, support, and compassionate representation you need during this difficult time.
  • Ready to fight for you: Our truck accident attorneys in Overland Park are committed to helping our clients recover the full, fair compensation they are owed. We are not afraid to go up against large trucking companies and their insurers.
  • Customized strategies: We know that no two cases are exactly alike. Our team will take the time to get to know you and your situation. We will then develop a personalized legal strategy that is tailored to your unique goals and needs.
  • Years of experience: We have a track record of success in cases involving large trucks. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we are prepared to fight for you.

Our team handles all truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not owe us any upfront fees, and you do not owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide the trusted legal representation you need.

Call (816) 542-5999 or contact us online today to request a free consultation with our Overland Park truck accident attorneys.


We've Helped Thousands of People Just Like You
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What Makes Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Different?

  • Highly Respected in Our Field

    Our attorneys are well-established in various areas of practice, including Attorney Lynn R. Johnson, who is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates.

  • A Legacy of Excellence

    We have a longstanding history of exemplary legal representation dating back to 1949, but are committed to leveraging forward-thinking practices and technology for the benefit of our clients.

  • Trial-Ready Legal Advocacy

    While most of our cases result in successful settlements, our willingness to go to trial enables us to secure more favorable outcomes.

  • A Network of Support

    We work to ensure that you receive the resources you need after an injury, including medical care, access to experts, emotional and financial support.

  • Committed to Our Community

    Our advocacy does not stop in the courtroom - it extends into our support for various local organizations that benefit our community.

  • Personal, Hands-On Attention

    All members of our team, including partners, associates and paralegals, are committed to providing direct contact and clear communication.

Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Bringing Dedication & Determination To Every Case

There are many very good reasons for choosing the attorneys of SJB to represent you. Law firms have different skills, different areas of expertise and different ways of approaching cases. Find out about our firm’s strengths, successes on behalf of our clients, and more importantly, the five reasons why you should hire us.


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