In Missouri in 2010, the most recent year for which data is available from Missouri’s 2010 Traffic Safety Compendium, trucks and other commercial vehicles were involved in 13,621 traffic accidents. Truck accidents and accidents involving other commercial vehicles, resulted in 105 deaths and 4007 injuries, resulting in a person being injured or killed every 2.1 hours on Missouri roads in 2010.
Truck accidents are a fact of life on Missouri roads. Individuals, injured in truck accidents for which they are not at fault, are forced to deal not only with their physical injuries, but face the challenge of recovering the damages to which they are entitled. Damages in truck accident cases involve medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
A myriad of state and federal laws, as well as state and federal regulations, must be considered when pursuing a claim for damages resulting from a truck accident. There is also usually a great deal of evidence that must be preserved. An individual should always seek consult with an attorney before attempting to resolve a truck accident claim.
If you, or anyone you know, have been injured in a truck accident, or an accident with any other type of commercial vehicle, contact the Montee Law Firm for a free initial consultation. Our firm has been fighting for the rights of individuals involved in such accidents for decades, and we look forward to assisting you.