Truck Accident Attorney Topeka & Lawrence

If you are involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, the results are often catastrophic and require a personal injury lawyer. However, these accidents are all-too-common occurrences on the highways and interstates throughout the United States. Even though accidents happen every day, the ones that involve a semi-truck are especially dangerous.

If you or someone you love is involved in an accident involving a semi-truck, it is time to seek help for the damages and injuries you incur. Our team at Pearson Law is well versed in trucking laws and regulations, which ensures we can help you secure the compensation you need and deserve.

Common Causes of Truck Related Accidents

The actual causes of a semi-truck accident are varied and can range from driver fatigue to a blown timer or impaired driving and faulty maintenance. In most cases, however, truck-related accidents are more complex than traditional accident claims. In many cases, proving liability is difficult. The freight shipper, truck owner, driver’s employer, and the truck driver themselves may all be potentially liable, based on the circumstances of the particular situation.

Common Injuries Seen After a Truck Accident

Due to the sheer size and weight of a tractor-trailer, severe injuries are not uncommon. Many of these injuries have extremely long recovery periods and can take a serious toll on the victim, as well as their family.

Some of the most common injuries that occur when you are involved in a big rig accident include the following:

  • Injuries to the spinal cord
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Organ injuries and internal bleeding
  • Seatbelt injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Paralysis

If you are ever involved in a truck accident, make sure to call 9-1-1 immediately. Don’t move any vehicles that were involved in the accident and take photos of the scene if possible to keep with your own records. If you are not injured severely, take the time to gather the names and contact information of any witnesses who saw the accident. Also, get the insurance and contact information for the other people involved in the accident.

As a personal injury attorney, George Pearson Law’s other areas of practice include:

  • Insurance Claims – when a Topeka, KS insurance company denies a legitimate claim or is making you an offer you believe should be higher.
  • Premises Injuries – contact a personal injury attorney in Lawrence, KS when a property owner’s failure to maintain their property results in an injury covered under Kansas’s personal injury statutes.
  • Medical Malpractice – when a medical professional’s negligence results in serious injury, a personal injury law firm may be able to help.
  • Car Accidents – victims of serious injury sustained when struck by a drunk or drowsy driver may benefit from the assistance of a personal injury attorney in Topeka, KS
  • Workers’ Compensation – when your employer’s insurance has denied a legitimate workers’ compensation claim, you may need to be represented by a personal injury attorney in Lawrence, KS.
  • Motorcycle Accidents – Because motorcycles are high risk, they often involve serious injuries. Contact us if your motorcycle accident is due to the negligence of another individual(s).

In addition to our primary locations in Topeka and Lawrence, we extend our services to those living in the following locations:

  • Overland Park
  • Olathe
  • Emporia
  • Salina
  • Atchison
  • Shawnee County
  • Manhattan
  • Kansas City
  • Wichita
  • Douglas County

Contact our offices today at (785) 266-4466 to schedule a FREE consultation.

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