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Missouri Truck Accident Attorney

Hundreds of truck accidents happen on the highways and roads of Missouri every year. Some of these are beyond the control of truck drivers, but many are the result of negligence on the part of the driver or the trucking company.

At The Roberts Law Firm P.C., we are strong advocates for people who have suffered injuries and losses due to negligent tractor trailer accidents and commercial vehicle accidents. We work to obtain full and fair compensation in every case we handle.

Causes of Truck Accidents in Missouri

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

    • Driver fatigue — federal and Missouri laws regulate how long drivers of tractor trailer rigs can drive in a day or in a week. But drivers often ignore these rules.
    • Substance abuse — some truck drivers use illegal substances to stay awake while on the road.
    • Speeding and other dangerous driving behavior — in order to make their deadlines, some drivers take needless risks. Speeding, improper passing, failure to yield or other behavior can result in a serious accident.
    • Inadequate maintenance — some trucking companies fail to inspect their vehicles or service them properly. Because many trucks are operated continuously, parts can wear out quickly.

 

  • Poor freight handling procedures — some companies or drivers overload their trucks or fail to properly secure freight. Overloading or shifting cargo can cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle.

 

Investigating a Truck Accident

The Roberts Law Firm P.C. will work to build a strong and persuasive case designed to obtain maximum compensation for you. We work with a professional accident investigator who can identify exactly what happened and who was responsible. Federal law also requires trucking companies to keep detailed records, including driver logs and truck maintenance records which we can access. Most semi-trailer trucks these days carry black boxes which can provide other useful information.

Free Consultation with a Lawyer

For a free consultation with The Roberts Law Firm P.C. in St. Louis, call 866-585-5643 toll free or contact us online.

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