Truck Accidents

Garden City Truck Accident Lawyers

When you’ve been injured, you need an attorney with experience

Thousands of people die in horrific truck wrecks every year. If you’re lucky enough to walk away from a collision with an 18-wheeler, chances are you’ll need the help of an experienced lawyer from our Garden City law firm to protect your rights. Every year, there are hundreds of thousands of crashes involving semi-trucks and passenger vehicles, including those that take place on Garden City’s busy roadways. If you’ve been injured in crash with a tractor-trailer, a truck accident attorney from Bretz Injury Law can help you hold reckless truckers and trucking companies accountable for their negligence. Our law firm has secured more than $230 million for injury victims and knows how to get you real results. Best of all, you pay nothing unless we win. Contact us today for your free consultation.

If you’ve ever driven across Route 400 or down Route 83 in Garden City, you’ve probably seen big commercial trucks along your way. While tractor-trailers play a critical role in the economy by transporting goods to and from locations across the country every day, the results can be devastating if you get into a truck wreck with an 18-wheeler. To make matters worse, trying to figure out who is liable in a truck accident can be confusing. That’s because there are usually multiple parties involved, including the trucker, their trucking company, those who load the truck’s cargo, and the actual owner of the truck. This is why so many truck crash victims in Garden City and throughout Kansas choose to hire an attorney from Bretz Injury Law. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to study the details of your crash, figure out who’s at fault, track them down, and get you the compensation you deserve.

Why do truck accidents happen?

Whether on the news or in person, you’ve likely seen what happens when an 18-wheeler gets into a wreck. Maybe you’ve watched a tractor-trailer fold in on itself in a jackknife crash or a driver get stuck underneath the truck’s trailer in an underride accident. It could be that you’ve witnessed a semi-truck roll over on its side or collide with another vehicle while making a wide turn. Or perhaps you’ve observed a blind spot accident or a wreck involving a big rig’s lost load. Whatever kind of accident it was, the cause was likely negligence. If you were injured in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, the truck driver or their trucking company was probably being reckless. Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Fatigue
  • Texting
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Inexperienced or unqualified truck drivers
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Improper cargo load
  • Defective truck parts that result in mechanical malfunction

Truckers are paid to be professional drivers, so there’s never a good excuse for them to cause an accident and severely injure someone else. If you’ve been injured in a truck wreck, the attorneys from our Garden City law firm will work hard to prove negligence and maximize the value of your claim.

Who is liable in a truck accident?

While you may think the trucker is automatically liable for a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, that may not be the case. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your crash, other parties may be liable for the accident, including the trucking company, the owner of the truck, those who loaded the truck’s cargo, the truck manufacturer, or maybe even the driver of another vehicle. An experienced Garden City truck accident lawyer from Bretz Injury Law can study the details of your case and look at it from every angle to make sure the correct party is held accountable.

How can truck accidents be prevented?

One way to prevent truck accidents is to hold reckless truckers and trucking companies accountable when they contribute to or cause serious collisions. While a truck accident attorney can help you get the medical care that you need and the compensation that you deserve, winning your case will also send a message to other truckers and trucking companies that there are consequences to their reckless decisions and hopefully serve as a deterrent to future irresponsible and dangerous behavior.

Bretz Injury Law knows how to win

If you’ve been injured in a truck wreck, you might feel helpless. You’re hurt and you don’t know what to do. You want to get medical treatment, but you’re not sure if you can afford it. Worse yet, you have no idea who’s legally responsible for your damages. And all you want to do is recover, move on, and get on with your life. When it comes to serious truck accidents, the attorneys from our Garden City law firm know how to get you real results. Our lawyers will immerse themselves in the details of your case and work hard to get you a satisfactory outcome. We also handle wrongful death claims for families who have lost loved ones in fatal crashes. Best of all – you don’t pay unless we win. It’s as simple as that.

Discover what Bretz Injury Law can do for you. Contact us today for your free consultation or give our Garden City office a call at (620) 220-9919.

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