Two tractor trailers collided on I-55 in Livingston, Illinois on Thursday morning. The accident closed down the southbound lanes of I-55 for quite some time. The accident was caused when one tractor trailer rammed the back of another stopped tractor trailer. The driver who truck was rammed by the truck sustained minor injuries, but the other driver was trapped in his tractor trailer for a time and had to be rescued by emergency workers.
Tractor trailer collisions are particularly heinous because they involve massive amounts of metal. When these accidents occur on the interstate, those massive amounts of metal are coupled with high speeds creating large amounts of force. The culmination of these forces means more devastating collisions. That is why the state of Missouri requires drivers of commercial vehicles to use the highest degree of care when operating their vehicles. When commercial drivers fails to operate their vehicles with the highest degree of care, those drivers are liable for injuries the cause.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are experienced with motor vehicle accident claims and can help you or someone you know who has been in a motor vehicle accident. We have a track record of recovering millions of dollars due to car accidents and helping clients recover from their traumatic experience. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 80 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your potential motor vehicle case.
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