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.
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.