Truck Driver Negligence

Our Missouri Truck Accident Attorneys are here to Help

The core of a personal injury or wrongful death claim is the fact that an accident has been caused by another person's negligence. Everyone has a responsibility to avoid causing accidents, and if you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of the careless or reckless actions of another person, then you have a legal right to demand fair financial compensation for your losses. This is true whether you have been hurt in a slip and fall, a dog attack, a case of medical malpractice, or a truck accident. At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, we take pride in helping truck accident victims claim monetary damages and we are ready to help you take action to hold the trucker who caused your accident accountable.

Some truck accidents are unavoidable or are caused by the driver of the smaller vehicle, but many can be directly attributed to the negligent actions of the truck driver. If we represent your case, we will conduct a thorough accident investigation with the goal of accurately determining the cause of the crash and to uncover any evidence that the trucker was at fault. Using this evidence, we will seek to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company or take the case to a full jury trial if the insurer refuses to pay you what you deserve. To learn more about your legal options with Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC, fill out our free consultation form online. The sooner we hear from you, the sooner our Missouri truck accident lawyers can help you.

Holding Truckers Accountable

Truck driver negligence takes many forms, all of which are inexcusable. A common example is when a trucker decides to stay on the road despite being fatigued — tired drivers are responsible for a large percentage of accidents. Similarly, drivers who use cell phones to talk or text behind the wheel will generally be more likely to cause a collision. Drunk driving is widely accepted as an act of gross negligence, as it greatly increases the risk of an accident. Other behaviors such as speeding, unsafe lane changes, following too closely, and cornering at unsafe speeds also constitute negligence. If the trucker should have acted differently in order to avoid causing the accident, then we want to help you hold him or her responsible for your damages.