A mother and daughter were killed when their vehicle was involved in an auto accident with eight vehicles. The accident happened near the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri on Wednesday afternoon. The 50-year-old mother and her 27-year-old daughter were traveling along U.S. 54 when their vehicle was rear-ended by a semi-truck. The collision caused a chain reaction involving eight vehicles total. The driver of the tractor-trailer and three other individuals were injured and transported to the hospital. Those transported sustained minor and serious injuries. The two women were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The semi-truck driver was arrested for careless driving and involuntary manslaughter.
Commercial truck drivers have a larger responsibility than those who operate passenger vehicles due to the size of the truck they are driving. Accidents caused by semi-truck drivers are often caused by fatigue. Although there are laws to prevent truck drivers from being on the road more than a safe amount of hours, some drivers disregard these laws in order to make more money. Regardless if a driver was fatigued, driving distracted, or driving recklessly, if you were injured in an accident caused by negligent driving contacting an auto accident attorney is important in order to recover financial compensation for your accident.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with semi-truck accident cases, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in a semi-truck accident. 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 100 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your semi-truck accident.