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Commercial Truck Accident Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Trucks, 18-wheelers, big rigs – whatever you may call them – these vehicles can cause devastating accidents. Because of their massive weight and size, typical passenger cars and trucks rarely stand a chance in a collision with a commercial truck. Damage to vehicles is worse, and injuries tend to be more severe.

When you are hurt in a wreck with one of these trucks, seeking compensation from the responsible party can much more difficult than from a typical car accident. When you need an attorney with trial experience and strong negotiation skills, turn to The Hayden Law Firm St. Louis Accident & Injury Lawyers. Our client-focused approach combined with fierce representation makes us the firm you want on your side in your personal injury claim.

Missouri Truck Crash Statistics

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were a total of 15,764 commercial vehicle crashes as recently as 2019. 145 people were killed and 4,366 were injured in these crashes.

Causes of Missouri Truck Accidents

While most accidents occur on roads where a truck has to maneuver around small cars and narrow roads, most serious truck wrecks happen on interstates where large trucks are traveling at high speed.

Examples of accidents caused by truck driver or truck company negligence include:

  • Aggressive driving, aka “muscling”
  • Defective truck tires
  • Distracted driving
  • Inattentive driving
  • Driver fatigue, aka “drowsy driving”
  • Overloaded, unbalanced or unsecured trailer loads
  • Poor truck and trailer maintenance
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

The stopping distance mixed with the cargo weight can be a deadly combination when negligence or recklessness is involved.

Liability in Missouri Truck Accidents

The multitude of potentially liable parties adds to the complexity of truck accident claims. Potentially liable parties include truck drivers, trucking companies, truck owners, truck and truck part manufacturers, maintenance companies, brokers, and more.

It is crucial to have an attorney on your side capable of thoroughly investigating your case and determining all liable parties. Failure to do so can result in you missing out on the full compensation you are entitled to for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and other damages.

Contact Us When You Need Results

At The Hayden Law Firm St. Louis Accident & Injury Lawyers, we have the experience, skills and resources to get the results you need when you need them most. Contact us today for a free consultation.