Truck Accidents

Missouri and Kansas Truck Accident Lawyer

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Compensation

When a 40-ton tractor trailer or other large truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the result is too often serious injury or death. In 2005, more than 240 people were killed and more than 4,000 injured in trucking accidents in Kansas and Missouri.

In the wake of the devastation, Michael R. Lawless, P.A., Attorney at Law is there to help truck accident victims and survivors seek justice and obtain financial compensation for their medical recovery and economic and personal losses. Contact us today to discuss your case and begin the necessary investigation to hold the trucking company and driver accountable. We serve clients in the greater Kansas City area and surrounding counties on both sides of the state line.

Free Consultation: 1-800-734-3771, 913-681-5566, or 816-966-0099

By law, trucking companies are required to carry $1 million in liability insurance, and they are typically willing to settle claims for damages when we can demonstrate fault. If liability is disputed, we act promptly to send investigators and accident reconstructionists to the crash scene to preserve and analyze evidence, including the "black box" data recorder in the 18-wheeler or other vehicle(s). Information from the black box can be used to support serious criminal charges against some wanton and aggressive truck operators who flagrantly violate the law.

Truck accidents may be caused by:

  • Driver error — speeding, inattentive driving, traffic violations
  • Driver fatigue — we compare drivers’ log books against gas receipts and other evidence of violating federal regulations on hours at the wheel without rest

Maintenance or loading — we examine the wreckage and police reports for signs of bad brakes, unsecured cargo, improper lights and other negligence

Investigation – Our firm has a close relationship with KC Detective and former FBI Agent Charles P. Stephenson for prompt and thorough investigations.

Mike Lawless has practiced personal injury law for 27 years, and knows the highways of Kansas and Missouri notorious for truck crashes, such as the Jackson Curve on I-70 and the Grandview Triangle on U.S. 71.

We are able to settle most claims out of court, but we are prepared to go to trial when necessary to obtain full compensation for our clients. If the truck accident resulted in catastrophic injury or fatality, we ensure that damages cover all future medical and financial needs.

1-800-734-3771, 913-681-5566, or 816-966-0099 – Contact our Kansas and Missouri truck accident attorney for a free initial consultation. We can meet clients at our Lenexa or Grandview locations, including evenings, weekends or hospital visits by appointment.