Semi-truck and 18-wheeler accidents often cause devastating injuries to drivers of other vehicles involved in the wreck. The damages can be catastrophic when the effects of an accident are exponentially increased by the size, weight, and thus, force of an 80,000-pound truck and trailer colliding with a car or truck.
Large trucks are far less stable than lighter vehicles that travel closer to the road surface. Big rigs can jackknife, roll over or lose control. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), large trucks, those weighing more than 10,000 pounds, are involved in one out of nine traffic fatalities each year in the United States. That number has decreased over the last decade along with the more than 3,000 fatal crashes and more than 50,000 injury crashes involving large trucks in 2010.
At Weber Law Firm, L.C., we hold drivers and trucking companies accountable for negligence, and they are progressively improving standards of safety. We hold their insurance companies accountable for the maximum compensation our injured clients and their families deserve and need. Our St. Charles area truck accident attorney represents clients throughout Missouri who have been injured due to truck driver or trucking company negligence.
We represent every case on a contingency fee basis. If we don’t obtain a settlement or award, you don’t pay.
Protecting Your Interests and Rights | Fighting for Your Compensation
It is critical to have a trusted and dependable attorney protecting your interests regarding any communication or negotiation with insurance investigators, adjusters or lawyers. We inspect accident sites independent of insurance companies and law enforcement. Working with design engineers, materials experts and accident reconstructionists, we identify safety violations responsible for accidents such as:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Distracted or inattentive driving
- Scheduling or driver logbook violations
- Too many blind spots
- Driver inattention or distraction
- Driving a truck while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Inadequately secured or flagged load
- Mechanical failure (such as turn signals or brakes)
We establish the true value of your claim and fight for your maximum compensation, including:
- Medical costs
- Travel costs
- Lost wages
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished quality of life
- Long-term care