If you have been injured as a result of a truck accident in the Kansas City area, the accident and injury lawyers at Brown & Crouppen can help you get the compensation you deserve. Due to their large sizes, truck accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries or death. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning there is no upfront cost to you — we only get paid if you win.

Since 1979, our truck accident lawyers have helped our clients recover over $1 Billion in compensation as a result of settlements and verdicts involving truck accidents. We help those who have been injured obtain compensation for pain and suffering from serious injuries, medical costs, lost wages, and other damages. If you’ve been seriously injured in a trucking accident, request a free case evaluation. Our Kansas City personal injury law firm can help you get answers to legal questions and build a strong case. Get started with your case by calling (816) 670-4701 to request a free case evaluation or find out if you have a case online.

If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries or a death in the family as a result of a truck accident, the attorneys at Brown & Crouppen of Kansas City can help. With a team of over 250 legal professionals and extensive network of attorneys, we’re capable of providing unparalleled legal representation for truck accident cases. We believe in compassionate support, frequent communication, and achieving the best results possible for our clients.

Recover Compensation with the Help of a Truck Accident Attorney

Truck accidents occur frequently in both Kansas and Missouri, making them a common injury claim.

  • Kansas – A total of 3,745 heavy / large truck crashes were reported in 2019, which resulted in 87 deaths, according to the most recent report from ksdot.org.
  • Missouri – On average, approximately 2,480 truck accident crashes that result in personal injury (115 of which are fatal) occur each year, according to data from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

At Brown & Crouppen our lawyers help those who have suffered injuries from a truck accident pursue compensation and hold truck drivers and trucking companies liable. Our truck accident attorneys can help you recover compensation for the following:

  • Pain and suffering 
  • Medical costs (Past & Future)
  • Lost wages (Past & Future)

Injuries from trucking accidents can be severe, leading to catastrophic injuries and wrongful death lawsuits. Medical costs can also be a large burden, and our attorneys can help build supporting evidence and documentation to further support your claim and help to recover compensation.

Individual truck drivers and trucking companies are often found liable when an accident occurs. Brown & Crouppen has the resources to take on large trucking companies to support our clients and help them get the compensation they deserve. If you believe you have a truck accident case, contact our law firm to see how we can help.

Client Testimonials For Our Kansas City Truck Accident Lawyers

Our truck accident lawyers have helped 100s of individuals recover full and fair compensation for their case.

“Brown and Crouppen have been wonderful, especially our senior paralegal Diane. She has sent presents for the birth of our grandchildren and sent presents to our 8 grandchildren just because… she doesn’t leave our Family out, she understands that the family was very affected when my husband had his accident. She has always been easy to get a hold of, always friendly, always courteous, and always professional. She consistently answered our questions and if she did not know she found out asap. Our attorney Mark was attentive, professional, and friendly as well. If we ever have to endure such a life changing event again (cross your fingers no one ever has to) I honestly would be knocking on Diana’s and Mark’s door before the day was through!” – Brenda H.

“Hired Brown and Crouppen to handle my son’s accident case, they were very professional, courteous, and worked very fast to get the case settled. Would recommend them to anyone.” – Gloria H.

“I was involved in a highway, rear-end accident which caused a total loss on my van and some physical impairments to me personally. I hired Brown & Crouppen to handle my case and they took excellent care of me. I will definitely choose them again if I should ever need legal representation.” – Melissa G.

Recent Truck Accident Settlements Near Kansas City

Truck Accidents – 2022

$390,000 Truck Accident Settlement After Collision with Tractor Trailer in Kansas City

Tom Davis, a personal injury lawyer at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm, recently settled a trucking accident case for $390,000.

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The truck accident attorneys at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our legal team can help you file a successful claim, negotiate with the insurance company or pursue trial, and ensure that you are compensated for medical bills and treatment.

Trucking Accident Claims & Legal Considerations

Like car accidents, truck accident claims are affected by governing state laws. If you’ve been involved in a Kansas City truck accident, one of the following auto insurance systems will apply:

  • Kansas – The state of Kansas is a no-fault state, meaning that drivers are required to carry no-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP), which can help cover medical bills, lost wages and some other expenses up to a certain amount and regardless of who is at fault. If you are hit by a commercial vehicle, we would assist you with obtaining PIP benefits from your own insurance company or the insurance company for the driver of the vehicle you were in. PIP benefits would be separate from any amounts we would pursue against the at-fault driver as compensation for your injuries. One of our Kansas-licensed attorneys can help you sort out getting PIP coverage and also compensation for your injuries from the at-fault commercial driver.
  • Missouri – Missouri is an at-fault state, so the accident victim(s) receive compensation from the liable parties (or their insurance) involved in the accident.

Our Kansas city auto accident lawyers will help you properly file an injury claim, will provide additional information about legal considerations that may be specific to your case, and will build a strong case against the liable party.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Kansas City

Truck accidents can be caused by a number of different reasons and are often caused by multiple factors. Due to the majority of commercial trucks being large and heavyweight, fatal accidents are common. These are the common underlying causes of truck accidents we see in cases:

  • Truck Driver Negligence – Due to long hours and pressure from trucking companies, truck drivers may be tired, distracted, or speeding any of which can result in a traffic collision.
  • Manufacturing / Maintenance Errors – Commercial trucks must follow guidelines, which can vary by state. In Kansas, maintenance and inspection records must be maintained on each commercial vehicle for one year plus six months after the vehicle leaves the carrier’s control, along with a daily post-trip inspection and an annual inspection to be completed. Failure to properly maintain or repair is another common cause of truck crashes (see Kansas Corporation Commission for more information).
  • Poor roads and work zones – Potholes, poorly designed work zones, and faulty traffic signs can contribute to traffic accidents.
  • Cargo Spills & Shifts– Most commercial trucks transport materials and often carry heavy loads. Sudden shifts in weight caused by overcorrections when driving or other sudden changes result in dangerous situations. Shifts of cargo or spills can be extremely dangerous and lead to multi-vehicle accidents. 

Commercial truck accidents can also stem from driving under the influence or other forms of negligence. If you were injured in a truck accident that was no fault of your own, request a free case evaluation from Brown & Crouppen. Our law firm can help you recover compensation for your truck accident injuries.

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Request a Free Case Evaluation from a Kansas City Truck Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident in the Kansas City area, our truck accident attorneys can help you recover financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and suffering of severe injuries. Getting started is easy. Get help from our legal team by calling us at (816) 670-4701 or requesting a free case evaluation online. 

Our Kansas City law office is located at 2345 Grand Boulevard #675, Kansas City, Missouri and serves the greater metro area.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is trucking accident case worth?

On average, the average settlement amount for a truck accident case is $42,909.88. However, each case is unique, and settlement amounts are dependent on many factors involved in the case. Upon requesting a free case evaluation from one of our truck accident lawyers, we can begin to estimate the value of your case.

How long do I have to file a truck accident claim?

In Missouri, the statute of limitations for car and truck accidents is 5 years. In Kansas, individuals have 2 years from the date that the accident occurred (see Kansas personal injury statute of limitations).

Can I file a lawsuit after being hit by a semi truck?

If you or a loved one has been hit by a semi truck, you may be eligible to receive compensation for damages. Call our Kansas City law office or request a free case evaluation online to speak with our legal team about your case.

How long will my case take?

Most truck accident cases settle within 6 months to 16 months. However, each case is unique, and there are various factors that affect the duration and timeline of the case.

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