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St. Louis Truck Accident Attorneys Serving Missouri & Illinois

Trucking AccidentGiven their sheer size, semi trucks pose an increased danger to other motorists.  Commercial drivers and their employers must adhere to strict state and federal regulations regarding:

  • Testing and licensing
  • Vehicle height and weight
  • Drivers’ hours of service
  • Driver log-books
  • Truck maintenance records

Semi-truck drivers and trucking companies often violate these regulations to save time and money. This negligence leads to accidents caused by:

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Improper truck maintenance
  • Over-sized loads

If any of these regulations are violated, the driver and the driver’s employer can be held liable if an accident occurs.

We Can Help You Navigate the Aftermath of a Semi-Truck Accident.

Together, our partners have nearly 50 years of experience handling semi-truck accident cases.  We understand that gathering evidence in a semi-truck accident is crucial in establishing a case against the liable parties.  We will thoroughly investigate the driver and the driver’s log, as well as the trucking company and its truck maintenance records.  Plus, we know trucking companies have their own attorneys and big insurance companies on their side.  They make it difficult for victims to recover what is fair and just.  We are highly skilled trial lawyers who will stand up to large insurance companies and aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve.

We understand that you may be under a great deal of stress and pain.  You may be experiencing physical pain, but also emotional pain from mounting medical bills, the inability to work or the loss of a loved one.  If you have been injured in a semi-truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for things like:

  • Medical expenses
  • Surgeries
  • Therapy and rehabilitation services
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral expenses

You can rest assured that we will work tirelessly to recover the compensation you deserve.

What To Do If You’ve Been Injured in a Semi-Truck Accident.

What you say and do in the days and weeks following a truck accident can greatly impact your ability to recover compensation.  We strongly recommend you follow these steps:

  • Call the police and report the accident.
  • Seek medical attention – even if you think your injuries are minor.
  • Get the name, contact and insurance info for the driver and the trucking company.
  • Gather names of witnesses and take pictures of the scene.
  • While it is fresh in your mind, write down everything you remember about the accident.
  • Contact your insurance company right away.
  • Do not admit fault.
  • Do not give a statement to the other insurance company.
  • Do not sign any papers from the other insurance company.
  • Do not talk about the accident with family, friends or on social media platforms.
  • If you have ongoing medical needs, continue with the treatment and pay any bills.
  • Keep a journal with detailed records of all hospital, doctor and therapy visits, injuries, pain levels, treatment progress, missed work, receipts and medical records.
  • Seek guidance from an experienced law firm specializing in truck accident personal injury cases.

 

Truck Accident Resources

Tips for Passenger Vehicle Drivers
A Trucker Explains Your Worst Highway Driving Habits
Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics
IIHS Fatality Facts

Personal Injury.  Personal Service.

The Casey, Devoti & Brockland difference is – you won’t be treated like just another case number.

Your personal injury claim is our first priority.

We know you have many questions.  Our highly accessible attorneys have the answers.

Partners Matt Casey, Matt Devoti and Anne Brockland will meet with you for a free, no-obligation consultation in order to review the specific circumstances of your injury.

Call (314) 421-0763 or email us today.

 

 

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