A fiery semi-truck accident closed lanes on a major interstate in Indiana. Police reported one driver drifted to sleep and began to move off the road. The driver began to swerve and struck a wall of a bridge and caused the trailer to jackknife. A semi-truck that was transporting a diesel tanker was unable to stop after witnessing the accident and drove through the jackknifed trailer. This spread water bottles all over the road after crashing through the trailer. The northbound lanes were blocked due to the accident. The truck drivers were not injured in the accident.
Trucking accidents have increased over the years, and many factors can be to blame. Large semi-trucks and 18-wheelers have blind spots and can prevent seeing many motorists, stop time is decreased when carrying heavy loads, and many can be top heavy which can be unstable and cause crashes. Injuries sustained in trucking accidents can be more severe than other vehicle accidents due to the large size of the trucks. Whenever someone is injured in a trucking accident one of the most common questions is who is responsible? This can range from the driver of the truck, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer or even the shipper if the cargo is not loaded correctly. If you or a loved one is involved in a trucking accident contact a personal injury attorney immediately. An attorney can determine who is responsible for the accident and if they are liable for your injuries. The injuries sustained in trucking accident can cost thousands of dollars, and the person or company responsible may also be responsible for your medical costs.
Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC has an outstanding team of personal injury attorneys with over a century of experience helping victims of accidents. Our St. Louis truck accident attorneys understand that each case is sensitive and work closely with our client to determine what their needs are. Injuries are not only stressful to them but to their families as well and we strive to reach maximum compensation for each case. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, contact our St. Louis office. We offer no-obligation consultations to determine if you or a loved one can pursue legal action. Call our downtown office today to schedule your free consultation and let us help you get the care and compensation you deserve.