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 a serious or deadly truck accident. Unfortunately, despite the danger posed by a tired or impaired truck driver, regulations meant to reduce the risk are often violated.
If you have been injured in a truck accident or a family member has died, you can claim compensation for your losses. It is very important though, to obtain experienced legal representation. The negligence of the driver must be investigated and documented. There are insurance issues. The trucking company or driver may deny responsibility for the accident. To get the compensation you deserve, you need a strong advocate on your side.
At Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard, we have been helping accident victims obtain compensation for more than 30 years. We are aggressive trial attorneys who don’t take “no” for an answer. Our goal in every case is to obtain maximum compensation for our client.
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In your case, our firm will act quickly to investigate your accident and initiate your claim. Working with an accident reconstruction professional, we will document the truck driver’s negligence or failure to follow federal or state regulations. We will conduct a comprehensive inspection of the trucks involved, including a download of all black box data recorders and other electronic data recording equipment. We will keep in contact with your doctor to identify your current and future medical needs. Our attorneys will place a value on the full amount of your losses and seek the best possible award or settlement for you.
Accidents Caused By Impaired Truck Drivers
Truck drivers have many tasks in addition to operating their vehicles. Many use laptop computers to help them keep logs, prepare reports and track expenses. Some truck drivers even watch DVDs as they go down the road. A distracted truck driver can cause a catastrophic accident. Use of a laptop, cell phone or DVD player while driving is foolish, yet it happens every day on highways in Missouri and Illinois.
If your accident was caused by an impaired driver, our firm will aggressively seek compensation for you.
Contact a St. Louis Trucking Accident Lawyer
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