Once we have determined the cause of the accident, we identify those who are responsible. This inquiry is one of the areas that make trucking litigation more complicated than most car accidents – there are many possible people or companies that may be responsible for a trucking accident.
We look to all possible sources of recovery to make sure you receive the compensation you are owed:
Truck drivers have a great responsibility driving dangerous machinery on our highways, and most are safe professionals. Unfortunately, some drive recklessly, in a fatigued condition, or drive under the influence of amphetamines or other so-called “uppers.”
The trucking company:
To understand why truck drivers sometimes drive recklessly – look to the trucking companies. Trucking companies put unrealistic expectations on them with overloaded schedules and trucks. In short, trucking companies put profit over safety by making dangerous demands of their drivers.
Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo is a common cause of truck accidents. This can cause the trailer to overturn or the driver to lose control of the truck.
Truck and truck part manufacturers:
Operating a commercial truck is dangerous enough even when the equipment is work properly. When it is not, lives are at put at unnecessary risk. An 80,000 pound truck with defective brakes or steering or other problems is a recipe for disaster.
Truck maintenance companies
Many trucking companies hire other companies to service and maintain their trucks. When these companies fail to do their job, deadly accidents can happen. We know who to ask and what to look for to evaluate these issues.
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