Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents
Accident Attorney Brad Pistotnik Law, P.A. from Wichita, Kansas handles Commercial motor vehicle accidents in Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and all over the U.S. Commercial motor vehicles can include semis, big rigs, tractor-trailers, construction trucks, concrete trucks, transportation trucks, taxis, city buses, crane trucks or numerous other rental and work vehicles. We like to think these vehicles are driven by professionals who have received special training with the proper licensure to prove it, but such is not always the case. While most commercial vehicle drivers have safety and their company’s best interest in mind that does not prevent them from ever causing an accident that could leave you or a loved one seriously injured.
Commercial vehicle lawsuits are especially complex because there are additional layers of legal liability that have to be considered. Both the driver and the employer can potentially be held liable in the event of an accident. Truck accidents require insurance policy evaluation. Many commercial motor vehicle accidents arise from noncompliance with the FMCSR. The D.O.T. and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are the normal regulators of safety for CMVs. The Kansas Highway Patrol assists in enforcement of violations of the FMCSR. Many of these accidents are handled by the CHART team of the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Safety is a major concern for big companies who operate commercial motor vehicles. Some lawyers fail to include claims about negligent hiring, negligent training, negligent supervision, negligent qualifications, and retention claims against the owner of the business. If you fail to include these claims then you stand to lose a substantial amount of damages in your case. In addition to these negligence claims, it is extremely important to have a lawyer who understands how a motor carrier or large commercial vehicle company properly trains fleet drivers in skills such as defensive driving, accident avoidance, hazard perception and other driving safety protocol typically taught to fleet drivers in order to follow the Smith System and similar defensive driving protocols for motor carrier fleets.
What Makes Wichita, Kansas Commercial Vehicle Accidents Different?
Larger commercial motor vehicles are heavier and more dangerous than normal automobiles and small cars.
Commercial motor vehicle accidents are much more hazardous and often cause catastrophic injuries. The injuries can require transport by Eagle Med, Life Flight and other similar air emergency transport carriers where the personal injury victims are life flighted into Wesley Medical Center or Via Christi St. Francis. These injuries can be Level I or Level II Traumas that require a tertiary care facility. These injuries can be life threatening and incredibly expensive to treat. Some of these injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Closed Head injuries
- Ruptured and herniated disc injuries
- Paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia and other problems with numbness and paresthesias
- Spinal injuries to the lumbar, thoracic and cervical areas of the spine
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
Accidents with commercial motor vehicles lead to higher bills than regular auto accidents. Brad Pistotnik Law helps you deal with and recover money to pay for your medical bills and lost wages. Many people lose their homes and jobs, have marital stress and economic hardships. We help you keep afloat so that you and your family can survive economically. If the accident was caused by another person’s negligence and carelessness, you can file a suit in Wichita, Kansas, Kansas City, Chicago, Omaha Nebraska or other major cities and states to bring a suit for commercial motor vehicle accident injuries to get the compensation needed to help pay for all of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability and other injuries and damages. The investigation and litigation of commercial motor vehicle accidents requires an experienced accident attorney with sufficient monetary resources to be able to finance expensive and costly litigation. Brad Pistotnik Law has both.
In Kansas, many cases can be settled without a lawsuit. If the insurance company refuses to pay a fair amount then you need an experienced attorney that has the experience to take on the larger corporations and insurance companies.
If you have been injured in a commercial motor vehicle accident or truck accident, Brad Pistotnik Law is going to fight to get you full and fair compensation. We have attorneys licensed to handle suits in Wichita, Kansas; Kansas City, Kansas; Chicago, Illinois and Omaha, Nebraska and accident attorneys and lawyers who concentrate in suing on commercial motor vehicle accidents. We have the experience necessary to handle these very specialized cases. The initial consultation is always free and we never see a dime until you do.
You can always reach Brad Pistotnik on his cell phone at 316-706-5020 or by email at Brad@Bradpistotniklaw.com.
Every case is different. Similar results may not be obtained in your case. Our past performance is no guarantee of future results. Information contained on this website is not intended to nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. In order to obtain your fee consultation, please call 316-684-4400 or 1-800-241-BRAD or call Brad’s personal cell phone at 316-706-5020 in order to talk directly with Brad. We never charge a fee for a first consultation. It is always FREE. Brad always stands by his slogan which is I don’t win, you don’t pay me a dime! Every case has an applicable statute of limitations period. These periods vary by person, age and state venue. In order to give you the correct expiration date for your particular case you can make a FREE call now!