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Do Not Lose Twice

Kansas City | Overland Park | Wichita | Topeka

When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, one outcome is for sure: the auto loses. If you do not select Gordon, Elias & Seely as your truck accident lawyers, you could lose twice. Hiring dedicated truck accident attorneys may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. Simply put, if you hire just any lawyers and not a truck accident law firm, you may be making a serious mistake.

You do not have to retain a firm in Kansas if the accident occurs in Kansas. You need to retain a firm that specializes in truck accidents. Often times, law firms from other states such as ours, are retained because of their experience and knowledge. Due to statutory caps on damages in Kansas, it is essential that you retain a lawyer that can look at all the potential venues where to file your truck accident case. If at all possible, filing a serious injury truck accident lawsuit in Kansas should be avoided and it takes an experienced lawyer to understand all the possible locations outside of Kansas where the suit can successfully and ethically be maintained. Many times, though the injured auto occupants may live in Kansas, the truck company is from a state other than Kansas. You need truck accident attorneys that do the following:

  1. Answer the phone when you make that first call
  2. Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstructionist
  3. File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration, pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence
  4. Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
  5. File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case
  6. Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work
  7. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, treating you like family instead of just a client. We know full well what a severe disabling and permanent injury, or worse yet, the death of a loved family member means to you. We find that some law firms around the country have lost their way and often times forget that they are representing a person, and not just a paper file. We pledge to you that you will always be able to call us and ask whatever you want and get a full explanation. Please do not misunderstand, we like to make money as much as the next guy but, we know that if we work hard and do a good job, always with compassion for our client, the money will follow.

You could be dedicated to the most stringent of defensive driving techniques. You drive the speed limit and observe the rules of the road. Yet, regardless of your good intentions, a collision with a speeding tractor-trailer can happen when you least expect it. The catastrophic event leaves you physically injured and emotionally traumatized.

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we provide advocacy for Kansas residents who have suffered serious injuries in semi wrecks.

If you have been injured in an 18-wheeler crash that occurred in Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, Topeka or anywhere throughout the state, contact us toll free at 800-773-6770.

The Legal Advocacy You Need

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we are at your side from the initial consultation to the final resolution of your case. At no time will we ask for a retainer or any up-front money to build your case. Everything we do is done on a contingency basis. You need a dedicated advocate at your side when you are recovering from serious injuries that are caused by:

Contact us if you have been injured in a truck accident while driving on I-70, I-35, I-135, I-335, I-435, Hwy 40, Hwy 54, Hwy 56, Hwy 24, Hwy 75, Hwy 281 or Hwy 283.

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

Frequent Truck Accident Locations

Kansas accidents frequently occur in Liberal, Dodge City and Garden City. The reason is because there is a high percentage of cattle or livestock shipping and transporting from these cities that end up in Texas, Oklahoma and/or Colorado. There are large commercial meat packing facilities in these areas and frequent cattle truck wrecks are commomnplace.

Experience and Resources to Mediate or Litigate Your Trucking Accident Claim

We use experience and thorough legal knowledge, coupled with vast resources, to build your tractor-trailer crash injury claim based on the facts. Expertise comes from our network of trucking industry experts and accident reconstructionists. From there, we seek the best resolution, through negotiation, mediation or litigation.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things often results in negligent driving and is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks - Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving - Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Buses to and from Harrah's, Hard Rock, Boot Hill and Golden Eagle, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy

The difference in size of cash settlements in commercial truck cases are potentially much larger than auto to auto accidents generally for one reason: the size of the insurance policy. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the Kansas state mandatory minimum limits which are $25,000. When there is a commercial vehicle, such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

Building Your Truck Accident Case Based on the Facts

Getting to the facts of your case and proving negligence may be a complicated matter, but we are more than equipped for the challenge. We secure records from the trucking company and data from the truck's black box. Experts are often needed to help analyze the evidence against the responsible party, not to mention reconstructing the accident. From there, we move forward on settling your claim or litigating the case in court, whatever provides the best outcome for you.

We Have A National Network of Competent Truck Accident Lawyers

At times, we need a local Kansas law firm to assist us perform various functions. In light of this, we have already put in place an arrangement with Kansas-based competent counsel that we have already vetted and that we can call on in a moment's notice and at no additional fee charge to you.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer, please contact us.

Kansas Trucking Companies

  • Aci Motor Freight, INC.
  • Arensdorf Trucking, INC.
  • Bingham Transportation, INC.
  • Bones Transportation, INC.
  • Butler Transport, INC
  • Cargill Meat Logistics Solutions, INC.
  • Debrick Truck Line Company
  • Doug Bradley Trucking, INC.
  • Graham Ship By Truck Company
  • Great Plains Trucking, INC.
  • J.M.J. Projects, INC.
  • Keim Ts, INC.
  • Kelly Maclaskey Oilfield Services, INC.
  • Kindsvater, INC.

  • M. Bruenger & Co., INC.
  • Magill Truck Lines, INC.
  • Martin Trucking, INC.
  • Midwest Express Corporation
  • Price Transportation, INC.
  • Rawhide Trucking, INC.
  • Red Line, INC.
  • Southwest Express, INC.
  • Suhler Trucking, INC.
  • Triangle Trucking, INC.
  • Usf Dugan
  • Wichita Southeast Kansas Transit, INC.
  • Wittig Transport, INC.
  • Yellow Transportation, INC.

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