What Can Families Do After a Trucking Accident Fatality?

You never want to receive the news that an immediate family member died in a truck crash. This call will undoubtedly alter your future, not only causing overwhelming grief but also potential financial concerns. While your loved one is no longer here to seek compensation… read more

What Are the Types of Injuries Suffered in Trucking Accidents?

Since semi-trucks are much bigger and weigh more than anything else on the road, accidents involving them can be disastrous. These accidents can cause severe damage to whatever and whoever they strike. Hence, truck accident injuries are much more potent than car-on-car accidents. Seek the… read more

Can I Hold Trucking Companies Liable for Truck Mechanical Failures?

Driving a truck is difficult, even under the best circumstances. These are very large vehicles that can weigh up to 80,000 fully loaded. Even a problem with one tire can cause the truck driver to lose control of the vehicle, causing a potential rollover accident…. read more

Do I Need to Call a Lawyer After a Truck T-bone Accident?

Some of the most catastrophic and harrowing accidents on the road are T-Bone accidents, also known as side-impact accidents. These accidents happen when one vehicle collides with another on the broadside. This impact causes a T shape between the two vehicles. You will often see… read more

The Risks Associated With Dump and Garbage Trucks

Dump and garbage trucks play important roles in our communities. However, when these immense and complicated trucks are involved in traffic accidents, they tend to be as dangerous as their claims are challenging. If a dump or garbage truck driver leaves you injured in an… read more

What Can I Do When Unqualified Truck Drivers Crash Into Me?

Many truck accidents in the St. Louis area occur because of driver negligence. Statistics show that speeding alone accounts for nearly 22,474 Missouri motor vehicle crashes in a year. Truck drivers are responsible for complying with all licensing and continuing education requirements. They must keep… read more

The Dangers Posed by Semi-Trucks (and What to Do About Them)

Semi-trucks are large vehicles that haul one or more trailers on busy highways in the St. Louis area, including Interstates 44, 255, 270, 55, 64, and 70. Trucks in our neighborhoods off the highway make deliveries to Schnuck’s and Dierbergs Markets, as well as many… read more

Falling Cargo Accidents

Large commercial trucks, including 18-wheelers, big rigs, and tractor-trailers, are on the roadways in the St. Louis area. Roads that carry large trucks include Interstates 44, 55, 64, 270, and 70. U.S. Highways 40, 61, 50, and 67 also have their fair share of heavy… read more

Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks including big rigs and tractor-trailers frequently travel on interstate highways and other roadways in and around St. Louis, Missouri. Interstates 44, 270, 55, 64, and 70 frequently see heavy tractor-trailer traffic. The same goes for U.S. Highways 40, 61, 50, and 67. Commercial… read more

Many Dangers of Big Tractor Trailers

Tractor-trailers, including 18-wheelers and big rigs, are among the largest motor vehicles on St. Louis and Metro East highways and roads. These vehicles commonly traverse major interstate highways, including I-64, I-70, I-55, and I-44. When these large vehicles move at a fast rate of speed… read more

What Your Lawyer Can Do for You After a Truck Rollover Crash

Truck rollover accidents can happen on any roadway, but they are prevalent on interstate highways that have multiple travel lanes. These large vehicles are often top-heavy, and if they are moving too fast and/or if the brakes give out, the truck can roll over in… read more

What You Should Know About Head-on Truck Collisions

A head-on truck collision can be one of the most devastating types of accidents on the roads. If a truck driver’s negligence led to your or your loved one’s crash and injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Cases involving an 18-wheeler or other commercial… read more

Truck Driver Fatigue

Tragedy Strikes When a Drowsy Trucker Cannot Control the Rig Large big rigs, trucks, and tractor-trailers regularly frequent the highways and roadways located around St. Louis, including Interstate 70, Interstate 55, Interstate 64, Interstate 44, and Interstate 270. In many instances, the drivers of these… read more

Can I Sue a Semi-Truck If I Was Ran Off the Road?

If you are merging onto the on-ramp of a highway or driving on an interstate, and a semi-truck suddenly encroaches upon your lane and runs you off the road, you could sue the truck driver for damages. Negligence takes place when a driver acts in… read more

What Records Should I Collect After a Truck Accident?

Thousands of passenger vehicle drivers are injured in accidents involving commercial trucks every year. The damage done in a truck accident involving a passenger vehicle is often catastrophic and result in steep medical expenses, pain and suffering damages, loss of income, and other severe damages… read more

What Should I Do if I’m Hit by a Garbage Truck?

Waste collection is one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. A standard garbage truck weighs approximately 64,000 pounds when filled with trash, liquid, and debris, and can cause catastrophic injuries and damage if involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle, pedestrian, or… read more

Can I Sue if a Family Member Dies in a Truck Crash?

It’s never easy when a loved one dies, but when a family member dies in a truck crash, it can be particularly difficult to deal with. An area of the law that can get justice for your loved one’s sudden death is wrongful death. Wrongful… read more

What Should I Do if I’m in a Commercial Truck Accident?

Commercial truck accidents are often severe and can cause slow-healing or permanent injuries such as chronic back pain, internal bleeding, PTSD, and in some truck accidents, fatalities. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you are likely to have difficulty figuring out the… read more

6 Common Types of Car and Commercial Truck Accident Claims

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 3,185 people were injured in commercial truck accidents in 2014, and another 47,977 people were injured in passenger vehicle accidents. The 2019 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics, a report by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), paints an even… read more

Who Is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Liability is one of the most challenging things to prove in an accident. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, there could be more than one liable party in the accident or more than one type of negligence present. When this happens, it’s essential to… read more

Will I Have to Go to Court If I’m In a Truck Accident?

When a truck accident happens, there are various third-parties involved in the aftermath. It can be overwhelming to handle your case alone, but an experienced attorney can offer guidance and handle negotiations on your behalf. An attorney doesn’t automatically mean you’ll recover compensation, but an… read more

Who’s Liable If I Hit a Truck Because They Stopped Too Fast?

If you hit a truck because they stopped too fast, it can be easy to assume that you are liable for the accident, but this isn’t always the case. Most rear-end crashes are caused by the rear vehicle, but if the non-rear driver acted negligently,… read more

Who Is Liable for a Tire Blowout Accident?

Tire blowout accidents often occur without notice and leave severe damages in their wake. CDL drivers are required by federal and state trucking regulations to maintain their vehicles and look for anything that isn’t working correctly or seems off. If you are in a tire… read more

What If I’m Hit By a Truck and All Parties Are Out-of-State?

If you are on vacation, a business trip, or another out-of-state event and you are hit by a truck, you could be eligible to recover damages. While it’s often easier to file a claim when only one state is involved, damages are still eligible to… read more

What Do I Do If I’m Rear-Ended By a Semi Truck?

If you are rear-ended by a semi-truck, you likely have medical expenses, property damage, and other expenses from the accident. To ensure that your rights are protected and the best results are produced for your case, it’s essential to get a lawyer involved as soon… read more

What Damages Can I Recover If I’m Hit By a Commercial Truck?

A commercial truck crash is more complex than a standard car accident. If you are hit by a commercial truck, you could be entitled to compensation for your suffering. The commercial truck accident process can be overwhelming, but an experienced attorney can offer guidance for… read more

What Are the Fatality Rates in Truck Accidents?

Thousands of truck accidents happen every year. Whether due to negligent behavior or factors such as bad weather and truck defects, the effects that are left behind after a truck accident remain the same; injuries, fatalities, and financial damages. The fatality rate in truck accidents… read more

In a Truck Accident, Is the Employee or Employer Responsible?

If someone is injured or sustains property damage in a truck accident, it isn’t always clear who is responsible for damages. If a truck driver caused the crash, they are liable for damages, but their employer could be responsible for the driver’s negligence as well…. read more

If I’m Partially At Fault Can I Still Sue?

Anyone that is injured because of another person’s negligence has the right to file a claim, but whether they are eligible to recover compensation is another matter. An experienced lawyer can determine if you are eligible to claim damages from an accident, and if so,… read more

How Much Does It Cost to Sue a Trucking Company After an Accident?

Serious injuries are often accompanied by expensive financial damages that can be hard to recover from. If you are injured in a truck accident, you could be eligible to sue the at-fault truck driver and their employer for damages. During your initial consultation with an… read more