Investigating Your Truck Accident in Missouri
Building Strong & Successful Cases in Chesterfield, St. Louis & the Surrounding Areas
The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. is an experienced personal injury litigation firm. We have experience in challenging cases involving tractor trailer accidents, car accidents and other acts of negligence. We want to help you get the medical care and compensation you need to rebuild your life.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), in 2008 alone there were 4,229 fatalities and 90,000 serious personal injuries resulting from truck accidents. If you, or someone you love, has been involved in a truck accident, contact us today.
A Team of Professionals on Your Side
Attorney Greg L. Roberts will organize and lead a team of accident investigation professionals. Depending on the circumstances of the case, this could include:
- Professional accident reconstructionist
- Trucking industry specialist
- Highway safety engineer
Once organized, your team will visit the scene of the accident, take measurements and uncover the true events leading to the mishap. The primary goal of this team will be to properly assign liability to the party responsible for the accident, which could include the driver, the trucking company, a truck maintenance company, or other parties.
Complex Nature of Trucking Accidents
Truck accident claims are more complex than car accident claims because the trucking industry is highly regulated. Trucks, trucking companies, and commercial truck drivers have to follow more rules than regular drivers.
Some of these rules include:
- Commercial truck drivers are limited in the number of hours they can drive before they must rest
- Commercial truck drivers must keep a log that documents the hours they drive and other information
- Commercial trucks have weight restrictions, road restrictions, and maintenance requirements
- Trucking companies are required to follow federal regulations in hiring, training, scheduling, and maintenance
Because the rules and regulations are complex, you need experienced legal representation. At The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., we are experienced advocates for injured people and their families. We understand how to prepare and present strong cases and work with determination to succeed for our clients.
Act Quickly to Preserve Your Rights
Following a truck accident, evidence can disappear quickly. If you have been involved in a serious truck accident, you need to take action to preserve your ability to obtain compensation.
Insurance companies will immediately have people on the scene of an accident to gather evidence to limit their liability. The sooner you hire a Chesterfield truck accident lawyer to protect your interests, the sooner we can have our investigators working to build your case.
Do not talk with an insurance company representative without legal advice. Our firm will handle all dealings with your insurance company, so you can focus on your recovery. We will launch a thorough accident investigation effort on your behalf.
For Your Consultation Call Today
Contact our firm for a consultation with our lawyer. Greg L. Roberts can meet with you in our offices in Chesterfiled, Missouri or in another location of your choosing.