Unsecured Loads

Unsecured Loads

ST. LOUIS ATTORNEYS FOR VICTIMS OF TRUCKING ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY UNSECURED LOADS Missouri Truck Accident Lawyers When a trucking company or driver fails to secure a load, the result can be a serious accident. Though the negligence may seem obvious, trucking companies and their insurance companies can strongly resist paying adequate compensation for the losses…

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Truck Driver Logs & Regulations

Truck Driver Logs & Regulations

TRUCK DRIVER LOGS & REGULATIONS Failure to Maintain Truck Driver Logs and Regulations Federal trucking regulations require truck drivers to keep detailed logs of their activities. This requirement of truck driver logs is supposed to help ensure that truckers get enough rest so that they are not driving while fatigued. Those regulations also require regular…

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Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER Resolving Truck Accident Claims in Missouri and Illinois Any accident involving a semi truck or heavy construction vehicle is likely to result in severe physical injuries, if not death. It is also likely to generate difficult and complex litigation against several corporate defendants involved in different aspects of the trucking industry. The…

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Tractor Trailer Accidents

Tractor Trailer Accidents

ST. LOUIS TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT ATTORNEY Helping Missouri Commercial Vehicle and Truck Crash Victims Some of the deadliest accidents in Missouri are those involving commercial vehicles, such as a truck accident or a tractor trailer accident. In 2010, of all Missouri traffic accidents, 9 percent involved a commercial vehicle. Of all fatal accidents, 12.6 percent…

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Tired or Impaired Truck Drivers

Tired or Impaired Truck Drivers

TRUCKING ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY TIRED OR IMPAIRED TRUCK DRIVERS Missouri Truck Accident Attorneys Most truck drivers get paid by the load. The faster they can deliver, the more they can earn in any given week. Many drivers push themselves to the limit, choosing to ignore rest periods mandated by federal regulations. The resulting driver fatigue can cause…

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Poor Maintenance & Defective Brakes

Poor Maintenance & Defective Brakes

POOR MAINTENANCE & DEFECTIVE BRAKES Poor Truck Maintenance or Brake Failure Accidents Federal trucking regulations include guidelines for maintenance and inspection of trucks that travel our streets and highways. Every day, a North American truck driver is supposed to do an inspection of brakes, lights and other safety features of his or her truck. Poor…

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Overloaded Trucks & Falling Debris

Overloaded Trucks & Falling Debris

OVERLOADED TRUCKS/FALLING DEBRIS Overloading or Falling Debris Big rig trucks lumbering across our nation’s interstates and other highways do so under well-defined trucking regulations designed to protect other drivers on the road. Trucking regulations spell out how trucks should be maintained, how much rest a truck driver should have before taking to the highway, and…

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NAFTA / Foreign Truckers

NAFTA / Foreign Truckers

NAFTA/FOREIGN TRUCKERS Accidents Caused by Foreign Trucker Drivers St. Louis, nicknamed “Gateway to the West,” serves as a major crossroads point for routes going north and south as well as east and west. The Missouri River, the Mississippi River, and four major Interstates (55, 70, 64 and 44) meet here in the heartland of the…

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Driver Fatigue Accidents

Driver Fatigue Accidents

DRIVER FATIGUE Truck Accidents Caused by Driver Fatigue Common sense and experience have made it clear that driving when you are tired is dangerous. In fact, numerous studies and authoritative sources have shown that driving while sleepy can be as hazardous as driving while drunk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 police-reported…

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18-Wheeler Accidents

18-Wheeler Accidents

MISSOURI 18-WHEELER ACCIDENT ATTORNEY The Dangers of Semi/18-Wheelers Just from the sheer size and weight of semis or 18-wheelers, the impact of one can cause serious and often deadly motor vehicle accidents. These commercial vehicles bring danger to Interstates and highways, especially when vehicles are in the blind spot of truck drivers or when truck…

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