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Man Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident

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A 44-year-old man is being treated for serious injuries he sustained Tuesday when his car was hit by a tractor-trailer. The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-44 at 141 around 7:30 a.m. Missouri Highway Patrol stated that the driver of the car was attempting to change lanes as he was struck, flipping his vehicle onto its' roof.

Accidents involving tractor-trailers typically result in serious injury and death. The reason for the accidents having such dramatic results is due to the size of the vehicle. Commercial trucks weigh up to 80,000 pounds and according to the Missouri Highway Patrol are involved in over 10,000 accidents each year statewide. Truck drivers that are responsible for an accident can be guilty of driving under the influence, driving while fatigued, or driving while distracted. The companies they work for may also be responsible for reasons such as improper training, neglecting maintenance of the truck, or issues with the cargo. Dealing with trucking companies and their insurance companies can be stressful and confusing. Contacting an attorney is the best way to become properly educated on your rights as a victim of an accident involving a tractor-trailer.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have been holding at-fault truck drivers and their companies accountable for years by recovering over $350 million in compensation. We take pride on educating our clients regarding their rights and fighting for those rights by obtaining the maximum compensation. Our attorneys have over a century of combined experience handling personal injury claims. Suffering an injury is difficult enough; let our attorneys handle the stress of dealing with insurance companies. If you or a loved one has been injured in a tractor-trailer accident, contact us for a free no-obligation consultation at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318.

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