In the last week, three tractor-trailer accidents have occurred on the Poplar Street Bridge to I-55 southbound. Officials of MoDOT are very concerned after all three semis overturned at this dangerous curve. MoDOT District Engineer says speed and the curve of the ramp are causing this potential death traps. MoDOT will put up warning signs and reduce the speed limit from 30 mph to now 20 mph.
Tractor-trailers put passengers in smaller vehicles at risk. Most tractor-trailers weigh 20-30 times more than the average vehicle on the road. A total of 3,660 people died in tractor-trailer crashes in 2014. A staggering 83% of those who lost their lives were those in passenger vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal tractor-trailer accident, Meyerkord & Kurth wants to review your case to see if we can help. Our firm is committed to fighting on behalf of victims and families harmed by other's negligent and wrongful acts and we strive to recover the maximum compensation possible. At Meyerkord & Kurth, our Missouri truck accident lawyers work tirelessly to investigate truck accidents and determine fault and liability. Depending on the facts of a case, we may be able to hold truck drivers and/or trucking companies accountable for their negligence. This gives victims and families the best chance of recovering compensation for their losses, including their medical expenses, lost work wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact our St. Louis office today for a free consultation.