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Secure Your Compensation with Our Construction Truck Accident Lawyers

Construction truck accidents often cause severe injuries requiring long-term rehabilitation and treatment, leading to financial and emotional loss. Compensation for losses and injuries sustained in truck accidents may be claimed by responsible parties. Our Kansas City construction truck accident law firm offers expert attorneys to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact Royce Injury for top legal assistance today!

Understanding What Constitutes a Construction Truck

The term Construction Truck is used to refer to various heavy-duty vehicles or machines used in construction that may cause a construction truck accident. Following are a few examples of construction trucks with their relevant functions:

  1. Dump trucks are used to transport construction material to and from the site.
  2. Excavators are used for drilling, excavation, removing debris, etc.
  3. Bulldozers are common machines used as earthmovers. They are used to level the surface.
  4. Concrete mixers are huge machines used to mix cement and water along with other construction materials.

The Dangers Posed by Construction Trucks

Construction truck accidents are commonly caused due to construction trucks being utilized on sites. However, accidents may also occur on roads during the transportation of construction trucks due to their huge size, traffic congestion, driver’s negligence, or other unpredictable circumstances. Construction trucks may pose a threat to ongoing traffic and human lives in such situations, and therefore, necessary steps must be taken to avoid such accidents.

Common Types of Construction Truck Accidents

Surveys conducted on injury cases handled by Construction truck accident law firms indicate the following types of common construction truck accidents:

  1. Collision with incoming traffic.
  2. Truck rollover due to uneven surfaces.
  3. Mechanical failures leading to accidents.
  4. Material overloading.

Leading Causes of Construction Truck Accidents

Construction truck accidents are majorly caused due to driver’s incompetence or failure to properly address any physical or mental fatigue before handling heavy-duty vehicles. Additionally, such accidents may also occur due to mechanical issues e.g. brake failure, negligence in conducting regular vehicle maintenance, uneven terrain, traffic congestion, etc. These elements may lead to failure in the proper operation of heavy-duty construction trucks.

Injuries Resulting from Construction Truck Accidents

Common injuries sustained in a construction truck accident are mild cuts and bruises, whiplash, traumatic brain injuries, fractures, etc. Certain cases may lead to spinal cord injury, causing partial or complete disability in addition to impairment or potentially life-threatening organ damage.

Determining Liability in Construction Truck Accidents

In order to establish liability in construction truck accidents, it is important to assess the roles of the parties involved in the accident i.e. driver, employer, manufacturer, or any other third party. A negligent driver may cause an accident by handling the vehicle in an incompetent manner. An employer may be liable for the accident by failing to comply with applicable HSE regulations, whereas the manufacturer may be liable for any mechanical failure in the vehicle.

Compensation Options for Kansas City Construction Truck Accidents

Victims of Construction truck accidents may be entitled to receive compensation in terms of medical expenses, loss of wages, rehabilitation service charges, and impairments/disabilities.

On average, a victim may be entitled to receive the following compensation value:

Accident Severity LevelAverage Compensation Value
Minor$20,000 – $50,000
Moderate$50,000 – $100,000
High$100,000 – $250,000 
Disability/impairment$250,000 – $500,000

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    A claim for a construction truck accident may be filed within 2 years.
    Relevant records, witness statements, the driver’s condition, and any other assessment done to identify the cause of the accident may be used as evidence.
    Typically, such cases may be finalized within a few months. However, it may take longer depending on case severity.
    The Black box contains important data related to possible mechanical failures or human errors causing the accident, which may be used as evidence.