St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyers
Highly-Trained 18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys
According tot he FMCSA, Large trucks (single-unit and tractor-trailers) traveled nearly 279,131 million miles in 2014 compared to 275,018 a year earlier. With 3% more trucks on the road and more miles traveled, the amount of accidents is bound to increase.
Negligent truckers and careless trucking companies are responsible for thousands of serious auto accidents every year. And every year, those victims seriously injured by negligent semi truck drivers must fight against well-funded insurance companies to get the compensation to which they are legally entitled.
Sometimes, innocent victims and surviving family members are tricked to accept an offer of far lesser value than what they are legally entitled to because they do not understand the complex laws that govern the commercial trucking industry. Insurance companies count on these victims and will pressure you into a quick settlement to avoid analysis by an experienced trucking accident lawyer.
Types of Truck accident Cases
Of the 6 million vehicle crashes that occurred in the U.S. in 2014, 476,000 involved large trucks and buses — a 22% increase from the previous year. However, the number of fatal crashes involving larger trucks and buses decreased almost 5 percent to 3,649 in 2014.
Our St. Louis personal injury attorneys handle a variety of different accidents. Here are just some of the types of truck accident cases we handle at Schultz & Myers:
Runaway Trailer Crashes
Overload Truck Accidents
|Rear-End AccidentsUnderride CollisionsRoad Construction CrashesFailure to Inspect Truck|
The lawyers at Schultz & Myers represent the pinnacle of commercial motor vehicle accident injury advocates. Our lawyers are members of respected national trucking injury victim advocacy organizations, including the Association of Plaintiff’s Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.
We are feared by trucking companies and their commercial insurance carriers. Why? Simply put, because we have a department at the firm which focuses solely on Semi-truck accident litigation.
Lead by Stephen Schultz and Joshua Myers, we invest significant time and resources in vigorous continuing education on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and all local state regulations and statutes which may apply in these complex cases.
A Careless Truck Driver can Cause Devastating Accidents
Truck drivers and their employers must adhere to a strict set of rules and regulations when operating their multi-ton commercial vehicles. While many truck drivers do their best to follow these regulations and be safe on the road, there are those who push the limits to meet tight deadlines and increase profits.
When you’ve been injured in an 18 wheeler accident in St. Louis or in Missouri, you need an attorney who is well-versed in both personal injury litigation and the complex regulations of the trucking industry. Schultz & Myers has obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for semi truck accident victims and their families.
We are exceptionally passionate in these cases in an effort to change the way truck drivers and their employers operate. Ultimately, our efforts in the courtroom are geared towards making our roads a safer place.
The estimated cost of large truck and bus crashes, including death, injury, and property damage in 2014 rose about 7% to $112 billion. Unfortunately for drivers on the road, without additional safety measures, these numbers are only going to increase.
Time is of the essence in any commercial motor vehicle accident case. Evidence can be manipulated or destroyed unless you have an experienced truck accident attorney on your side. Contact Schultz & Myers Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri, for an immediate personal consultation with Stephen Schultz or Joshua Myers directly.
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