St. Louis Trucking Accident Injury Lawyers
Missouri Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer
You know what it is like to pass a tractor-trailer on the highway. Your hands clinch the wheel firmly as you attempt to safely maneuver around the truck. From sideswipe collisions to rear-end crashes, any contact with an 80,000 pound truck will result in severe property damage to your vehicle and the potential for catastrophic injuries.
In many cases, a St. Louis trucking accident injury lawyer can help you hold the trucking company responsible for the injury you or a loved one have suffered as the result of a commercial truck accident. Commercial truck drivers and the companies they work for have an obligation to exercise caution when driving and to be responsible while on the road. Factors such as an inexperienced driver, distracted driving or an overloaded truck can place everyone on the road in danger, including the truck driver.
So why do you need an experienced trucking attorney to handle your claim? Visit our
TRUCK CRASH INJURY VICTIM INFORMATION CENTER to find out!
Consult an experienced St. Louis truck accident attorney at Schultz Legal Group if you or a loved one has been involved in any type of trucking accident. It is important for an experienced lawyer to get involved as soon as possible, as physical evidence is quickly lost and witnesses may forget important details about the accident. When you work with an injury lawyer at our firm, you have the benefit of our years of experience and our familiarity with Missouri law and federal safety regulations regarding commercial trucking accidents.
What are the typical causes of serious tractor-trailer accidents in Missouri? Take a look at the following reports that offer some guidance:
Why 18-Wheeler Accidents are Complicated
Because large corporations and governmental entities may be involved in these claims, you will need a lawyer who has extensive experience in the area of commercial trucking (a.k.a. tractor-trailer, big rig) injury litigation. At Schultz Legal Group, you can count on a St. Louis truck accident lawyer that will work quickly to preserve valuable evidence and information in order to prove the liability of the trucking company:
- The truck itself
- The truck's Electronic Control Module (ECM)
- Qualcomm transmission data
- Freight broker information
- Driver manuals
- Violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Federal Code of Safety Regulations
- Inadequate or improper driver training
- Driver log books
- An overloaded truck
- A driver encouraged to speed or not take breaks
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published the top causes of tractor-trailer crashes. They are as follows, from most common factor to least common:
- Braking failure
- Traffic congestion
- Truck operator prescription drug use
- Truck operator driving his tractor-trailer too fast for road conditions
- Truck operator's unfamiliarity with the road
- Roadway construction
- Truck drivers failure to stop at a electronic traffic signal, stop sign, or crosswalk
- Truck operator's use of over-the-counter drugs
- Failure of the truck driver to keep a careful lookout of the roadway (inattention)
- Truck driver fatigue
If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident in St. Louis or throughout Missouri, be sure to contact an experienced trucking injury lawyer immediately. Only with the help of a lawyer do you have a chance of obtaining adequate compensation from the insurance company or companies involved. At Schultz Legal Group, we understand what it means to be involved in a truck accident and how disastrous this can be to the victim and family. We offer a free consultation with an experienced St. Louis trucking accident attorney to discuss your case and your
personal injury claim.
Missouri Semi-Truck Accidents | Truck Accident Injury Lawyer
When you work with a truck accident injury lawyer at Schultz Group, you can focus on more important things, such as healing and being with your family, while we focus on securing the fair compensation you are legally entitled to. Our seasoned attorneys regularly attend legal seminars nationwide that focus on properly handling Missouri tractor-trailer accident injury cases. We take pride in boasting membership in several respected local and national trucking litigation organizations.
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Victim of a tractor-trailer crash? Contact
St. Louis Trucking Accident Injury Attorney Stephen Schultz today and get the experienced lawyers at Schultz Legal Group on your side! Our lawyers are available at (314) 732-1401, toll free at (866) 840-3636, or by email to discuss your trucking injury claim. Don't be victimized twice, contact
Missouri truck crash injury lawyer Stephen Schultz today.