St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents are among the most complicated of all personal injury claims. This is due not only to the horrific injuries they can cause but also because multiple parties may be liable for the accident. Additionally, trucking companies are subject to state and federal regulations that they may have violated. Large corporate trucking companies commonly have their own legal teams ready to do whatever it takes to reduce their liability and thus avoid paying out huge sums of money in compensatory damages.
Because of the extensive nature of investigating the cause and liable parties in a truck accident injury claim, you need an experienced and proven attorney on your side as soon as possible. At Labovitz Law Firm, you can rely on our seasoned trial lawyer who brings over a decade of experience to your case. Brent Labovitz provides one-on-one personalized service. He can carefully investigate and prepare your case so he can negotiate a fair settlement that will reflect the full extent of your injuries and losses.
Causes & Effects of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents top the list as the most deadly and dangerous of all traffic crashes. Because of their massive size and weight, these vehicles can cause catastrophic damage to the occupants of smaller passenger cars. Your chances of being seriously injured or killed when involved in an accident with a truck far outweigh those of the truck driver. Tractor-trailers, big rigs, tankers, cement trucks, delivery trucks, and more are among the types of trucks that can cause injuries in collisions, including broken bones, loss of limbs, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and death.
Multiple parties may be liable in these accidents, such as:
- The truck driver
- The truck owner
- The trucking company for which the driver works
- The company that loaded the cargo
- The company that was responsible for truck maintenance
- The manufacturer of the truck and/or its parts
Liable parties may have caused or contributed to your accident in the following ways:
- The driver violated traffic laws or state or federal trucking industry regulations regarding hours of service (driving more hours than allowed per day or week)
- The trucking company was responsible for poor driver training, failing to properly vet drivers, or violating mandated regulations and rules
- The loading company improperly packed cargo onto the truck
- The parties responsible for truck maintenance failed to ensure that the truck was properly maintained for travel
- The truck or parts manufacturers were negligent in the design, manufacture, or assembly of the vehicle, leading to defects that caused the accident
As you can see, determining liability is complicated, and once it is established, working with various insurance companies representing these entities can add confusion and complexity to the situation. For all these reasons and because these companies and their insurers will do everything possible to deny or discount their liability, you need a tough and savvy attorney on your side. Brent Labovitz understands how these entities will fight back and how to build a successful claim against their resistance.
Contact Labovitz Law Firm online or by phone at (314) 200-0738 for an appointment.
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