Truck Accident Lawyers
St. Louis Truck Accident Attorneys
They are called tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, semi’s, and big rigs. No matter the name, when a regular passenger vehicle collides with one of these types of trucks, the result is often catastrophic for those in the passenger vehicle.
Most tractor trailers have two or three axles for the purpose of hauling heavy-duty materials. They can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. The types of materials they can carry are numerous and may include fuel, hazardous chemicals, cement, logs, bulldozers, farm equipment, even other commercial trucks.
The average weight of a passenger vehicle is 3,000 pounds and is simply no match for such large trucks. The statistics support this. Over 86% of those killed in large truck accidents are passengers in smaller vehicles. While many truck accidents are fatal, others involve serious physical injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries and brain trauma.
Large commercial trucks account for approximately 16% of all travel on Missouri’s interstates. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the most congested stretches of road are found in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas. Tractor trailers are used to transport almost every product that we use in Missouri. Unfortunately, many truck drivers are inexperienced or improperly trained to drive such large trucks. Others are fatigued or are operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident you may feel helpless. The physical and financial consequences of such an accident can be devastating. At the St. Louis injury lawyers at the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann we will fight to make sure that the trucking company is held responsible for their failure. If a truckers reckless driving has resulted in the death of your loved one, trust our firm to help. We are experienced Truck Accident Lawyers who know how to win against trucking companies. Call us today at (314) 361-4300 for a free and private consultation.
Truck Accident Case Results
Truck Accident settlement for a wrongful death lawsuit against a trucking company which denied the claim alleging that the driver who caused the accident was an independent contractor.
Truck Accident Settlement for bruises in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor trailer truck.