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 United States. Loads of goods traveling from Chiapas to Quebec, Veracruz to the Yukon, and numerous other Canadian and Mexican points of departure and destination pass through our region.
NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, has opened the borders to allow more foreign truckers onto American highways. Mexico-based carriers transport goods freely between Mexico and U.S. Border States, and between Canada and Mexico. Motorists within the United States who are involved with traffic accidents involving Canadian and Mexican trucks and truckers need help from attorneys with experience handling international personal injury cases. Our firm has been involved in such cases and has existing relationships with counsel in Canada and Mexico. In fact, we have provided representation to the local Mexican Consulate for several years. These contacts help us to identify important issues.
Each state within the U.S. has specific trucking regulations which are based on federal regulations. Mexico and Canada also have different rules and laws pertaining to North American trucking. Determining what regulations may have been violated is a task for professionals. One important consideration in any case involving foreign truckers is to identify conflicts of laws and regulations and to determine what law is most favorable to the client.
The lawyers at Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard, P.C. know how to navigate NAFTA regulations to pursue and obtain the compensation that you need after a trucking accident. The task of getting you or your loved one the compensation you need is a serious matter. We are confident of our ability to rise to this challenge on your behalf as you face financial demands as a result of your injuries that occurred in a truck accident involving a foreign trucker.
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Whether the foreign truck driver in your truck accident was Mexican, Canadian or an immigrant to the U.S., contact a trial lawyer at the St. Louis law firm of Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard. We offer free initial consultations. We handle truck accident cases on a contingency basis. Our Spanish-speaking attorney‘s bilingual capabilities are especially useful when Mexican truckers, trucking companies and regulations are involved. Se habla español.