Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys in Kansas City - DeVaughn James

Trucking Accident Attorneys That Fight for You!

Kansas City Trucking Accident Attorneys Richard James and Dustin DeVaughnThe aftermath of a trucking accident can be overwhelming, especially considering the complex nature of these cases. At DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers, our dedicated team of Kansas City truck accident attorneys is here to guide you through the process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Understanding Trucking Accidents:

Unlike accidents involving two passenger vehicles, trucking accidents often involve multiple parties, including the truck driver, trucking company, and possibly others. Our experienced attorneys understand the complexities of these cases and will work tirelessly to identify all responsible parties and hold them accountable for their actions.

Preserving Vital Evidence:

Building a strong case for compensation requires preserving vital data and evidence from the scene of the accident. Our team knows the importance of securing evidence such as:

  • Truck driver records (training, employment, medical, drug and alcohol testing, previous accidents)
  • Maintenance records of the truck
  • Operational logs detailing hours of operation, stops, and breaks
  • Truck cockpit camera footage
  • Mobile phone records of the truck driver
  • Black box recorder data (speed, direction, engine performance)

We will aggressively pursue access to this evidence and ensure it is properly preserved to support your case.

Our Case Results

Recent Settlements & Jury Awards

Trucking Accident

$7.9 Million

Tractor Trailer

$4.87 Million

Semi-truck Accident

$1.9 Million

Trucking Accident


Common Trucking Violations Leading to Accidents

Trucking accidents are often caused by violations of state and federal regulations. Some common violations include:

  • Driver fatigue: Long hours on the road without adequate rest can impair a driver's ability to react to hazards.
  • Speeding: Exceeding the speed limit increases the risk of losing control, especially for large commercial vehicles.
  • Improper maintenance: Neglecting maintenance can lead to mechanical failures such as brake failure or tire blowouts.
  • Driver distractions: Texting, phone calls, eating, or adjusting the radio can divert a driver's attention from the road.
  • Drug and alcohol use: Impaired driving poses a serious risk to everyone on the road.

How We Can Help:

Our experienced team has a proven track record of success in handling all types of trucking accidents, including those involving semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, cargo trucks, and more. We understand state and federal trucking regulations inside and out and work with top accident reconstruction engineers to build strong cases for our clients.

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Why Choose DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers in Kansas City?

When choosing an injury attorney in Kansas City, it is important to find one who has experience and a proven track record of success in handling personal injury cases. Our attorneys work with medical experts, investigators, and other specialists to investigate the details of your Kansas City truck accident, car accident, dog bite, slip and fall, or other personal injury claim.

As a local Kansas and Missouri personal injury law firm, we know your community because it’s also our community. We work in the same town as you. Our kids go to the same schools as your kids. We shop at the same stores. Our reputation is important to us, and so is our community.

jorge larajorge lara
20:53 26 Jun 24
Thank you very much for the help Dillon/Marisol and Karen
Melissa BennettMelissa Bennett
19:41 26 Jun 24
I wouldn’t want to have gone through this process with any other firm. They fought for me and exceeded all expectations when it came to my settlement. Richard James is hands on and I was surprised how involved a partner in the firm actually was. Jeff Wilson was knowledgeable and fantastic to work with. Tilette was compassionate and held my hand throughout the entirety of the process. Chris was also very empathetic and stood by my side during a court appearance that I was initially very nervous to attend. Devaughn James works as a team to be sure to give top notch service. I simply could not be more happy with the outcome and they made the process as painless as possible. If you’re searching for the best representation this is the firm to call.
Fortino LopezFortino Lopez
15:33 21 Jun 24
Selena very kind to us
C JeffersonC Jefferson
19:37 17 Jun 24
DeVaughn James works hard for you and your case. I went through a 2.5 year case and every person that assisted on my case were amazing & knowledgeable. Claire & Lizzy assured to keep me in the loop. They took the time to follow up and showed me they really cared for my health & needs. Erica & Chris were also amazing with checking in on me regularly, keeping me informed either by a phone call or email and educating me on our next steps through the litigation process. I was never left in the dark, they all really work hard for you. So you can focus on your care & healing. You definetely want DeVaughn James on your team. Thanks again to you all, I truly appreciate everything that you've done and accomplished on my case!
Alaina DunlavyAlaina Dunlavy
19:02 03 Jun 24
Kaliah HarrisKaliah Harris
20:40 28 May 24
DeVaughn James has completely helped me to prosper in my case. Very understanding and made sure I was taken care of. I had the pleasure of working with Joseph Bryden. He was not only able to help me in my case but also able to connect with me on a personal level.
Kelly BuiKelly Bui
19:49 09 May 24
I would highly recommend this office to those looking for an auto injury attorney! Alyssa, my legal assistant, and Dillon, my attorney, were superstars in keeping me updated throughout the whole process of my case. They answered all my questions with patience, kindness, and explained things to me in a way that I could understand.
18:06 18 Apr 24
Great law firm who cares about their clients and is very trustworthy.
Angela and Gavin 2016Angela and Gavin 2016
00:58 18 Apr 24
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Kansas City's Frequently Asked Questions From Personal Injury Victims

Our personal injury firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. With our “No Fee Guarantee” you pay nothing unless we win or settle your case.

If you were involved in an accident but didn’t suffer any injuries or damages, you may not need an attorney’s help. However, if you or someone you love has suffered injuries due to another’s person negligence, you may need an attorney to protect your rights. Insurance companies are in business to make money, and sometimes they deny valid claims and try to push early and unjust settlements on innocent accident victims. They may use low-ball offers to drag out claims until you settle. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, the Kansas City personal injury attorneys at DeVaughn James are here to help. Contact us at (816) 999-9999 or visit our office at 10450 Holmes Rd #110, Kansas City, MO 64131.

  • Remain calm and contact the Kansas City police or proper authorities.
  • Seek medical attention if needed.
  • Do not admit fault or apologize.
  • Take photos of the scene, damage, and injuries.
  • Contact a Kansas City car accident attorney.

The negligent party may be held financially responsible for your property damage, pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

Car insurance requirements vary by state, and Kansas and Missouri have their own specific requirements that drivers must meet. If you’re a driver in either state, make sure that you have the minimum required coverage to comply with state laws. It’s also a good idea to consider optional coverage to protect yourself and your car in case of an accident.

While both Kansas and Missouri follow a fault system for car accidents, there are significant differences in how fault is determined, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, damages, and insurance requirements.

Car Insurance Requirements Kansas and Missouri

Kansas and Missouri Have Very Different Car Accident Laws

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If you've been injured in a trucking accident, don't hesitate to contact us today. Our dedicated Kansas City truck accident attorneys are here to fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers in Kansas City today for a free consultation. Your recovery starts here.

Call us today in Kansas City at (816) 999-9999 or (913) 999-9999 for a no-obligation evaluation of your truck accident case. Let DeVaughn James in Kansas City fight for the justice and compensation you deserve! Contact our Kansas City Office and let us deal with the trucking insurance companies while you focus on your recovery!


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