Wichita Semi-Truck Accident Attorneys
Compassionate, Aggressive Legal Representation
Accidents between passenger vehicles and semi-trucks can be devastating. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), accidents with semi-trucks cause more than 4,000 deaths in the United States each year. Tens of thousands more are severely injured or permanently disabled. At Brian and Brian at Pistotnik Law, our semi-truck accident lawyers in Wichita know how to get the maximum result for our clients.
Truck Accidents Cause Devastating Injury
According to statistics from the FMCSA, the problem of semi-truck accidents appears to be getting worse. In the past decade, the number of people killed in semi-truck accidents has increased by more than 30 percent. Those that survive often suffer devastating injuries that render the victim unable to work and in need of ongoing medical and personal care.
Semi-truck accidents are often caused by:
- Driver fatigue or falling asleep at the wheel
- Following too closely
- Aggressive driving
- Brake problems
- Mechanical failure
- Impairment by drugs or alcohol
Those injured in an accident with a tractor trailer may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation, future medical care, lost income, loss of future earning capacity, and other damages.
Pursuing All Possible Sources of Compensation
The sources of compensation in truck accidents vary, depending on the specific cause of the accident. For example, the truck company and their insurance company may be liable for drivers who are working more than the hours allowed by law, failure to properly maintain the truck, and other safety issues. The manufacturer may be liable for mechanical failure. Our accident attorneys are skilled at identifying and pursuing all sources of compensation in Wichita semi-truck accidents.