Trucks have the potential to cause grievous injury to the occupants of smaller vehicles when involved in a collision. Because of their enormous size and weight, commercial trucks can become lethal machines upon impact, especially at higher speeds. Passenger car occupants involved in a traffic accident with a tanker, 18-wheeler, commercial freight carrier, or other large truck have a much higher risk for injury or death than the trucker.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident, you should not hesitate to consult with an attorney at Smith Law. Our firm is devoted to helping injury victims or those who have lost a family member through the negligence or misconduct of others. A Missouri personal injury attorney at our firm can review the circumstances of your truck accident to determine the legal factors involved and advise you on the proper course of action.
The trucking industry is regulated by both state and federal laws. Where these laws and / or specific traffic laws have been violated, the trucker or trucking company may be held liable. All of the circumstances surrounding a truck accident need to be carefully investigated in order to determine fault. Truck accidents can be caused by driver fatigue, driver error, poor training, inadequate truck or equipment inspection, improper truck maintenance, improper cargo loading, mechanical failure, speeding, and more.
Trucking companies may have their own investigators or legal department that will begin working immediately following any accident to reduce liability. Ensuring that you are properly represented with an attorney who understands how to fight for your rights in obtaining fair compensation is vital.
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following injuries or a death stemming from a commercial truck accident today.