A propane truck accident in Pulaski County, Missouri resulted in authorities issuing an evacuation for many residents. The driver of the truck lost control causing the vehicle to overturn on Highway 17. A leak occurred causing propane to leak onto the roadway closing the highway for several hours. There were no injuries in the accident and an investigation is being conducted to determine a cause for the crash.
Trucks utilized for commercial use can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. It's obvious that the size of these vehicles can result in a severe auto accident. Truck accidents are often caused by fatigued driving, operating the truck under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, and distracted driving. Mechanical defects and vehicle design flaws can also be responsible for a truck accident. If you were injured in a truck accident, the driver could be responsible, as well as the trucking company where the driver is employed. Those injured may also have grounds to file a third-party case and an experienced truck accident attorney can determine all possible avenues at recovering the maximum compensation for your damages.
The truck accident lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC will fully investigate all aspects of your accident. We will determine if you have grounds to file a case and hold the negligent parties accountable for damages you have suffered. Our attorneys have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our clients and will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and mental anguish. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident case, contact us today for a free consultation.