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Determining Truck Accident Liability

If you’ve been injured by the actions or inactions of a negligent truck driver, it’s important to contact an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Pursuing damages in a truck accident case can be a surprisingly complicated process. Unlike most motor vehicle accidents, there are multiple individuals or companies that can be held liable for a truck collision.

During your consultation, we can discuss the circumstances surrounding the accident and help you determine which parties are legally responsible for your injuries. We look to all possible sources of recovery to make sure you receive the compensation your injuries warrant.

The Truck Driver

Day or night, truck drivers have the great responsibility of safely driving massive vehicles across the American nation. Unfortunately, trucking companies often pressure their employees to engage in negligent driving behaviors just to make a profit.

To meet unreasonable deadlines, exhausted truckers often practice the following negligent behaviors:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Driving under the influence of amphetamines

The Trucking Company

As previously stated, trucking companies frequently demand unrealistic expectations of their drivers. In short, trucking companies prioritize profit over public safety by cutting corners and not properly maintaining their fleet.

The Cargo Companies

Cargo companies frequently take short-cuts by overloading or improperly loading commercial motor vehicles. When a truck is unbalanced by additional or mismanaged weight, the driver may completely lose control of the vehicle. In worst-case scenarios, the trailer can even overturn. This can naturally lead to preventable collisions and traffic fatalities.

The Truck Manufacturer

Operating a commercial motor vehicle is dangerous even when the equipment is working properly. However, when vehicle parts are malfunctioning, the lives of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motor vehicle drivers may be at risk. After all, an 80,000-pound truck with defective breaks or steering problems is just a recipe for disaster.

Truck Maintenance Companies

Many trucking companies hire other companies to service and maintain their fleet. When these companies fail to do their job, deadly accidents frequently occur.

Schedule a Consultation to Explore Your Legal Options

Truck accidents often lead to tragic fatalities and catastrophic cognitive and physical injuries. Unfortunately, it’s not unusual for insurance companies to fight tooth and nail just to save money by mitigating a plaintiff’s damages. By contacting an attorney, you can ensure that the trucking company’s insurance provider doesn’t have an edge over your claim. At Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C., our trial-tested St. Louis truck accident lawyers aren’t afraid to aggressively litigate against a trucking company’s corporate legal team or insurance provider to secure a beneficial settlement or verdict. Our priority is to help our clients obtain compensation that can alleviate many of the financial hardships associated with their injuries.

Recovering from a severe or catastrophic injury can be an incredibly difficult process. In some cases, truck accident survivors are never able to return to their previous lifestyles. This is why our firm works so tirelessly to recover damages on behalf of our clients. We understand that compensation can provide significant financial relief to struggling victims. To make this process easier for you, we provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis. You don’t need to pay any attorney fees unless you’ve been awarded compensation.

Contact Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. at (314) 635-7606 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Our St. Louis truck accident lawyers are available for evening and weekend appointments. If your personal circumstances or physical condition prevents you from visiting our office, we can hold your appointment at your hospital room or home.