Fully loaded tractor-trailers weigh up to 80,000 pounds. They are massive and they cause catastrophic damage to whatever they hit. This size, combined with the high speed of highway travel, results in serious personal injury and death in truck accidents.
Truck accident cases are more complex than car accident cases. If you or a loved one is hurt or killed in a truck accident, you should consult an experienced truck accident attorney who has the resources and experience to successfully pursue your case to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.
The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents happen every year.
About 5,000 people are killed in truck accidents every year. About 98% of the time, the drivers of the passenger vehicle are killed in the truck accident.
Unfortunately, Missouri roadways see far too many of these highway accidents. The Missouri State Highway patrol investigated over 2,000 highway accidents in the last 12 months. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has also reported an 11 percent increase in traffic deaths in 2014.
The trend is not good.
Truck Accidents Facts
The St. Louis area is the intersection of many major interstates and highways. We see many of these highway accidents in our area. We have been handling truck accidents for over 35 years. We understand the difficult process of fighting large corporations and their insurance companies.
It is important to understand that trucking companies and their insurance companies are anxious to settle and pay as little as possible. You need an experienced truck accident attorney to help you through this process.
We help people who have been injured in truck accidents. We offer a free consultation so that you may discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney. Contact us online or call our St. Louis office at 314-862-6865 to schedule your free initial consultation. When you meet with us, ask about:
- Evening and weekend appointments
- Home and hospital visits
- No attorneys fees unless you collect