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

If I’m in a Truck Accident, Should I Sue or Accept an Insurance Settlement?

If you are in a truck accident, chances are good that the question, “should I sue or accept an insurance settlement?” has popped into your head once or twice. Commercial trucks often cause serious injuries and expensive financial damages that can be difficult to recover… read more

How Long Does it Take to Settle a Semi-Truck Accident Case?

There are many elements involved with settling a semi-truck accident case. Some of the key factors to consider are, did the semi-truck driver cause the accident? Is more than one driver at fault in the crash? What caused the accident? And many other elements that… read more

Do Most Truck Accident Cases Settle?

Filing a civil lawsuit can recover compensation for injuries and financial damages, but another option for recovering damages from a truck accident is settling. Settling a truck accident case is less expensive and takes less time to recover damages than going to court. If you… read more

Do I Need an Attorney If I’m In a Truck Accident?

If you are injured in a truck accident, you could be eligible to recover reimbursement for damages. Whether you are a pedestrian, another driver, or a bicyclist, in most states you have the right to file an insurance claim against the at-fault driver to recover… read more

Can I Sue the Trucking Company?

In certain instances, the employer of a negligent employee is eligible to be sued for the employee’s actions. If you are injured in a truck accident, you could be eligible to claim damages from the driver and their employer. The best way to make sure… read more

Can I Sue Multiple Parties If I’m In a Commercial Truck Accident?

If you are in a commercial truck accident, you could be eligible to sue multiple parties to recover full compensation for your damages. While you can’t recover more than the total amount of damages that were caused in the commercial truck accident from multiple parties,… read more

Who Is Negligent In a Truck Accident?

Thousands of people die every year in truck accidents and hundreds of others suffer critical injuries. If you are injured in a truck accident, it’s essential to hire an experienced lawyer to represent your case. Each state has different truck accident laws and rules for… read more

What If My Family Member Dies in a Truck Accident?

If a family member dies in a truck accident, it can be emotionally and mentally exhausting to deal with. There isn’t a guidebook on what to do when a loved one dies, but consulting a lawyer can help. Your lawyer can provide guidance during this… read more

What If I’m Partially At Fault In a Truck Accident?

When you are partially at fault in a truck accident, the amount of responsibility you had in the crash, your state’s fault laws, and many other elements are taken into account when determining if you are eligible to recover damages. If you are partially at… read more