Our Butler truck accident attorneys at the Nordyke Law Offices have effectively recovered millions of dollars for injury victims in a variety of personal injury claims, including those involving highway collisions, car accidents, and more. Our experience enables us to provide clients with astute, effective advocacy, pushing for the results they deserve and fighting relentlessly for the compensation they need to move on with their lives after a major accident.
Truck drivers work under tremendous pressure, often with tough deadlines, long hours on the road, and little sleep. They are tasked with the responsibility of driving enormous vehicles loaded down with occasionally hazardous cargo. It's a tough job, and unfortunately accidents are not uncommon.
Trucks can weigh more than 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. This makes them about 20 times the weight of the average passenger car. About 500,000 truck accidents happen in the United States annually, and it makes sense that many of the injuries and fatalities suffered in these catastrophic accidents occur to passengers and drivers of the smaller vehicles, rather than truck drivers.
If you have lost a loved one, we can also represent surviving families in wrongful death lawsuits.
Because of the inherent dangers associated with operating massive vehicles on busy highways for hundreds of miles on deadline, the trucking industry is heavily regulated. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) is a federal arm of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) specifically designed to regulate trucking. The goal of the FMCSA is to lower the rate of accidents, fatalities, and injuries associated with large carrier vehicles.
If you were involved in a truck accident, a Butler personal injury attorney from the Nordyke Law Offices can answer your questions and conduct an investigation into what happened. In some accidents, FMCSA regulations were violated, contributing to the crash. The trucking company will proactively examine the wreck: In some cases, attorneys from these companies have been known to arrive on the scene of an accident even before the police. You deserve legal representation, too.
The sooner you take action after an accident, the better. Our team at the Nordyke Law Offices is accomplished, knowledgeable, and experienced. We have effectively represented clients in broad range of claims, winning millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.
Call us now at (660) 677-4237 to arrange a free consultation with our team. We serve clients all across Bates County.