St. Louis Trucking Accident Lawyer
It's easy to see why collisions with semi-trucks (big 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, etc) can be so dangerous. A fully loaded semi truck can often weigh in excess of 80,000 lbs. Driving these types of trucks requires a completely different skill level than driving a standard 4-door car or even SUV. Unless your Missouri truck accident lawyer is familiar with the numerous federal motor regulations pertaining to the operating of commercial trucks, you will not be adequately represented. Trust in a legal team that has years of experience dealing with trucking and motor accidents in the state of Missouri.
As an injury and auto accident attorney, knowing what to look for is just half the battle. Knowing how to find and unearth the truth is really what matters. For example, there is a limit on how long truckers may drive without a rest break. Yet, they will often fake their log books to appear as if they complied with the rules. Following up on details like this can mean the difference in a terrible outcome for you or a fantastic one... Many trucks are equipped with GPS tracking systems which show how long the truck has been operating. Trucking companies will not just volunteer this information your attorney has to be aware of it and hungry and alert enough to go get it. Information and effort like this is what can help you build a real strong case to stand on.
Inattention is often a major reason for trucking accidents. Truckers will often testify the collision was unavoidable. This testimony can often be undermined through download of the trucks blackbox data. Many people are unaware that, much like airplanes, many commercial trucks are now equipped with a blackbox that records all the details of the trucks operation. This type of information can prove to a jury that the trucker never even hit his breaks before the crash, or maybe was unresponsive to other radio calls. The truth is in the details, and our legal team speacializes in finding and revealing it.
Trucking accident type of cases are often times much more complex than a general car wreck and the issues are really too numerous to list. Even more so than any other auto accident type case, the trucking accident case is extremely time-sensitive. Each day that passes without investigation decreases your chances of success. For instance, many of the blackbox recorders hold information for a very limited amount of time. If you wait to hire an attorney, that truck may be put back on the road, and new information will be recorded over the accident information.
Because our firm specializes in personal injury law, we know the various rules and regulations that truckers must follow and we know how to get that information. In fact, after any semi-truck wreck, the trucking company is required to file certain information with the Feds. These then become public records that our legal team will request immediately. Additionally, as soon as we are retained in any trucking case, we immediately send a preservation of evidence letter to the trucking company. In that letter, we ask them to retain certain documents that might be relevant to the lawsuit. We begin fighting for your case immediately and take swift action to ensure your rights are protected.
If youve been involved in an accident with a semi-truck or other type of truck, you need to consult our legal team here at The Law Offices of Kevin J. Roach, LLC. We can help you navigate the insurance companies and court systems and get you on the path to getting your life back. Reach out anytime on our office phone lines at (636) 519-0085 or send us a message on our Contact Page on this website. We look forward to helping you.
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