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Serious Truck Accident Cases

Our Kansas City truck accident firm is passionate about helping injured victims get back on track after a serious collision.

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In a Truck Accident in Kansas City?

Call (816) 605-6260 to Get the Justice You Deserve.

Few things are more devastating than being in a serious collision involving a truck, 18-wheeler, or other type of commercial vehicle. Victims are often left reeling in the aftermath of such an event and the resulting medical bills, property damage repairs, and injuries could be life-changing. If your accident was caused by a negligent truck driver, or if your truck accident was caused by other circumstances not of your own actions, you must speak with us immediately. Our firm demands justice on behalf of the innocently injured and bereaved. Our impressive record of results proves our ability to go toe-to-toe for you. Speak with us at (816) 605-6260 and learn about your options.

Common Types of Truck Accident Causes

Truck accident cases are incredibly complex matters that require extensive investigation and preparation. Very rarely will they be simple cut and dry cases. Because of the many moving parts involved in these matters, your lawyer should know the ins and outs of the trucking industry and what must be done to maximize your recovery.

  • Negligent, Reckless Drivers
  • Improperly Trained Drivers
  • Traffic Law Violations
  • Poorly Maintained Roads
  • Inclement Weather
  • Defective Auto Parts
  • Truck Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Do Speak with a Lawyer

    Our firm works hard to make sure your voice is heard. We make sure liable entities or at-fault parties pay for the damages they have caused due to recklessness or negligence.

  • Truck Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Don’t Admit Guilt

    You may feel inclined to apologize after an accident. Remember: though your intentions may have been rooted in politeness, your words can be misconstrued as an admission of fault.

  • Truck Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Don’t Trust an Insurance Company

    You depend on insurance protection in the event of an accident. Do not think insurance companies have your best interests at heart. We help level the playing field for you.

Get Covered with Our On-the-Scene Accident Checklist

9 Things You Should Do After a Collision

  • Stay at the scene of the accident, but move to a safe location.

  • Make sure you and anyone else who is hurt receives necessary medical attention.

  • Contact law enforcement to report the accident.

  • Exchange information with the other driver (ex: name & insurance)

  • Talk to witnesses, if any, and write down their contact information.

  • Take pictures of the accident, including the cars, the scene, and any injuries.

  • Let your insurance company know about the accident.

  • Document and save everything regarding the accident.

  • Hire a personal injury attorney to look out for your best interests.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Questions

  • What is my case worth?

    Answer

    Every case is different and it would be irresponsible to give a ballpark number or dollar amount for your specific claim. There are several things that we will need to consider before determining the potential amount of financial compensation available in your situation. In the most general sense, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages, such as medical care, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.

  • What if I received an insurance settlement?

    Answer

    We know that the last thing you may want is a long, drawn-out legal battle. Unfortunately, accepting the first settlement check that comes your way could actually end up jeopardizing your future and your overall well-being. Insurance companies are notorious for providing pitifully low-ball offers to accident victims. We are prepared to fight to make sure your case is valued to the fullest extent so that you receive the proper financial recovery you need and deserve.

  • I’ve heard about a black box. What role does this play?

    Answer

    Most commercial vehicles, including big rigs and semi-trucks, are equipped with electronic on-board recorders. These are also commonly known as a “black box.” This recorder stores data about a truck’s behavior, such as speed or brake application, in the event of an accident or collision. Due to the nature of this recorded information, it is crucial that you act immediately after an accident in order to preserve this evidence before it is deleted or erased.

  • When should I contact a lawyer?

    Answer

    Because there is a time limit on when you can file a truck accident claim, it is highly important that you speak with a legal professional immediately after a collision. Because these cases are extremely time-sensitive, you will not have the luxury of taking your time. Speak with us today to learn more about your State’s statute of limitations and we can help you take the first step towards getting the justice you deserve.

  • Meet Attorney Stephen G. Sanders

    Civil Prosecutor Dedicated to Standing Up for the Rights of the Injured

    After finishing law school in 2001, Attorney Stephen G. Sanders found his passion in fighting on behalf of the wrongfully injured, and he is willing to do whatever he can to create real positive change in the lives of each one of our clients. He believes in the importance of community, and is committed to doing his part to keep ours safe.

    Throughout his career, our attorney has handled and secured successful outcomes in many highly complex cases. One of Mr. Sanders’ most defining moments came when he represented an 8-year-old girl who was paralyzed by a vehicle. In an exceedingly complex product liability case, he achieved a successful outcome while facing one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. As a result of his tremendous work in this case, Mr. Sanders was asked to become a founding faculty member for the Keenan Ball Trial College. He has since instructed numerous classes there and has been asked by attorneys across the country for help with their personal injury cases.

  • Meet Attorney David L. Johnson

    Civil Prosecutor Committed to Restoring Justice on Behalf of Injured Victims

    Since his early childhood, David L. Johnson yearned to be an attorney. The career called to him in fifth grade when he spoke with two lawyers on career day. From that day forward he spent the entirety of his education with that goal in mind, focusing his studies on public speaking, debate, forensics, and mock trial. While attending law school at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Mr. Johnson received recognition in several mock trial competitions, served on the Board of Advocates, and directed the 1L Moot Court competition. In the years following his graduation, Mr. Johnson has become a prestigious Kansas City civil prosecutor, representing clients in complex cases involving wrongful death, general torts, workers' compensation, and more.

    To Attorney Johnson, justice means more than giving clients a fair chance in court. He doesn't just want their voices heard, he wants the court to recognize the gravity of their situation and force liable parties to acknowledge their role in the injury. These lawsuits are serious, particularly when they pertain to catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths. By forcing negligent parties to make their actions public, our attorney contributes to public awareness of these accidents and discourages others from making the same mistakes. He believes his work in deterring future injuries is just as important as finding justice for victims of car crashes and other catastrophes.

  • Meet Attorney Jason T. Wilson

    Civil Prosecutor with Experience from Both Sides of the Courtroom

    Attorney Jason Thomas Wilson’s legal career was forged through rigorous education and a series of experiences in personal injury litigation that left a deep impact on him. After graduating from Brigham Young University’s Law program, Jason landed work in a small-town law firm where he had the opportunity to work both prosecution and defense in personal injury lawsuits. This gave our attorney the opportunity to see first-hand how powerful corporations make conscious decisions that put the general public at risk for the sole purpose of cutting costs.

    Through his interaction with injury victims both working on their behalf and, occasionally, against them, Jason found that one route was more rewarding than the other, and now works full time as a personal injury prosecutor at Sanders.Law. One of Jason’s eye opening cases to how tight insurance companies can be with their money did not even involve an injury. In this case, a young woman was hit by a truck. No one was hurt, and the truck driver admitted fault— all the victim asked for was fair compensation for the damage to her vehicle. Even with their insured taking responsibility, the insurance company refused to pay and hired legal counsel to defend themselves.

    Seeing how reluctant this company was to pay for the market value of a car, Jason realized that people who have been injured in these situations face tremendous resistance while fighting for recovery for their medical bills. Our attorney is now completely dedicated to protecting the rights of people who have been harmed by negligence.

Results Matter

  • DRUNK DRIVING WRECK

    Confidential

    A family hurt by a drunk driver worried that they would be re-victimized because the driver had only $25,000.00 in coverage. In addition to the under-insured coverage we obtained for our client, the drunk’s insurance company paid many, many times its policy limits to our client.

  • CAR ACCIDENT

    $250,000

    Heirs of an elderly woman who died from injuries sustained in a car wreck have settle their two separate Johnson County actions for wrongful death and survival for a total of $250,000.

  • CAR ACCIDENT

    Confidential

    A car crash victim’s insurance claims were paid in a negligence and personal injury case before settlement discussions were started.

  • CAR ACCIDENT

    Confidential

    A man whose back was broken when his car rolled after being forced into a drainage ditch by a car he was passing has settled his Jackson County personal injury case against the driver of the other vehicle.

What Sets Our Firm Apart

  • Millions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured

  • Free & Confidential Consultations Offered

  • Focused on Finding Justice for Every Client

  • Licensed to Serve in Both Missouri & Kansas

  • Committed to Keeping the Community Safe

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Our Client Testimonials

  • “My experience with Steve has been that he is extremely good at staying in communication, and that alone can bring some peace in stressful times. I recommend him as a smart, thorough, sound, and honest attorney.”

    Anonymous

  • “Steve Sanders' ability to provide the necessary personal touch created a comfort and confidence that our situation would be handle with the utmost integrity and respect and that is exactly what occurred. I highly recommend Mr. Sanders.”

    Lon W

  • “To sum up, he was an outstanding attorney for me personally, and for my extended family. I have recommended him several times in the last two years, and will continue to do so. As I've said in the past, and will continue to say, he will be the only attorne”

    Gayla

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