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St. Louis Missouri Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents often occur in Missouri because the truck was overloaded or its cargo was not properly secured. When a truck’s load is improperly balanced, a truck driver may lose control of the truck when the load shifts unexpectedly, hurls debris on the roadway, results in a rollover accident, or makes the truck more difficult to control.

Improper loading of trucks can lead to serious vehicles crashes. A load of wood, trash, cargo or objects that falls from a truck causing a vehicles accident is commonly the result of poor loading procedures. Drivers who fail to properly load cargo create unnecessary dangers on the roadway resulting in debris being thrown from the bed of a truck and into lanes of traffic behind the truck. Improper loading of a truck is commonly caused by insufficient use of tie-downs and drivers leaving objects and equipment completely unsecured in the back of a truck. The failure to strap down objects and use proper weight and balance distribution of workloads can have devastating consequences when the load ultimately falls from the truck and scatters on the highway.

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.

At The Roberts Law Firm P.C., we stand up for victims of truck accidents. We work energetically to help them obtain the compensation they deserve. If you are a loved one is a victim of a truck accident, you can claim compensation for financial losses, medical expenses, pain and suffering.

Investigating the Accident

In addition to documenting your injuries and financial losses, our firm will place a priority on understanding the true cause of your accident. In cases involving accidents caused by an overloaded truck or shifting cargo, this is not always easy.

We will work with an experienced accident investigator who can pinpoint exactly how the accident happened and who was responsible. Physical evidence is important in a case involving an overloaded truck or freight handling negligence.

Maximum Compensation for Your Losses

Attorney Greg L. Roberts will also help you get the medical care and compensation you need to rebuild your life. This can include compensation for medical care, rehabilitation therapy, any lost wages and your pain and suffering. Our goal in every case is to obtain maximum compensation for you.

Free Consultation with an Attorney

For a free consultation with The Roberts Law Firm P.C. about an accident caused by an overloaded truck or an unsecured load, call 866-585-5643 toll free or contact us online.

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