Missouri Truck Accident Lawyers
Many circumstances can cause a truck accident, including excessive speeding, distracted driving, prescription or over-the-counter drug use or addiction, driving while fatigued, making illegal maneuvers, or driving recklessly and/or aggressively. There are regulations in place that limit the amount of hours truck operators are allowed to drive; however, many truck drivers and trucking companies disregard these rules for the purpose of profit. As a result, far too many large truck accidents take place due to truck driver and trucking company negligence, increasing the need for lawyers who handle truck crash cases. When a law firm is contacted by a truck accident victim and that law firm is unable to take on the case, the law firm can refer the case to another legal team that has the experience necessary to help the accident victim. SILG is group of truck accident lawyers for the job. Check out our past results and you will see we have the experience and resources to take on the most serious truck accident cases.
Trucking Collision Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2008, there were about 380,000 traffic accidents involving large trucks in the United States. Over 4,000 of those trucks were involved in fatal accidents that resulted in 4,229 deaths, about 11 percent of all traffic fatalities that were reported that year. An additional 90,000 people were also injured in truck accidents in 2008. On average, about one out of every nine deaths in traffic accidents in 2008 involved a large truck. In Missouri, there were 4,341 traffic accidents that involved large trucks in 2008, which resulted in 75 fatalities and 1,311 people injured.
Injuries Caused by Truck Crashes
Large trucks can cause serious damage to occupants in passenger vehicles as well as to pedestrians due to their sheer size and weight. In truck crashes, victims can sustain injuries that are often catastrophic or even fatal. Common big rig accident injuries include:
- Dental injuries
- Head and face injuries, such as bruises, lacerations, or disfigurement
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Various arm, shoulder, knee, leg, and foot injuries, like breaks, fractures, sprains, and dislocations
Truck Accident Litigation
Compensatory damages may be available if you have been injured in a truck accident because of a truck driver’s negligence. As a truck accident injury victim, you may be able to receive compensation for hospital bills, medical expenses, such as physical therapy or ongoing medication. You may also be entitled to loss of present and future wages, pain and suffering, money for vehicle damage, and more. A highly knowledgeable and skilled Missouri truck accident attorney can help you understand what legal options you may pursue following a truck crash. The attorneys at SILG have the knowledge, skills, and resources required to take on the largest trucking companies in the country.
Referring Truck Accident Cases to a Firm You Can Trust
The Serious Injury Legal Group's (SILG) goal is to assist personal injury victims during their time of need. SILG also offers itself as a resource for other law firms and lawyers who would like to or need to refer personal injury cases to experienced and skilled personal injury attorneys. SILG is unique in that its website allows referring lawyers access to check the status of the referred case from inception through disposition. Referring attorneys are given a login and a password that they are able to use at any hour of any day to see the progress made on the case they referred.
SILG serves victims of personal injury throughout the states of Missouri and Illinois, and currently is accepting referrals on a case by case basis. If you are an attorney and would like to refer a personal injury case that you can track to a firm you know you can have confidence in, call SILG today at 1-800-900-SILG.