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Frequently Asked Question

Driving in the St. Louis area is always risky, but Kirkwood is one of the safer areas.

The circumstances of every accident are different. Describe your story to a Kirkwood truck accident lawyer and they’ll determine if compensation is possible.

TorHoerman Law is Kirkwood’s most reliable team of attorneys. Call us at 1-888-508-6752 today.

Kirkwood, Missouri Truck Accident Statistics

Truck accidents often don’t receive the attention that car accidents do.

With there being so fewer trucks than cars, this makes sense. But how do truck accidents compare to car accidents? Here are some interesting facts about truck accidents you probably didn’t know:

  • The damages incurred in a truck accident are higher on average than those in a regular car accident.
  • Accidents involving trucks are more likely to cause a pileup.
  • Trucks can weigh several times more than cars.
  • Truck accidents are more likely to involve fatigued drivers than regular accidents.
  • Trucks can be exceptionally distracting on the road.
  • Trucks are the only type of vehicle that can carry livestock and other unusual cargo.
  • A truck accident is more likely to cause a road to be closed.
  • Tire explosions are a concern for truck drivers as well as surrounding vehicles.

Stay curious. A quick internet search can deliver you a whole new host of facts and statistics on truck accidents. Spread the word, be safe, and give a call to your Kirkwood truck accident lawyer!

 

Tips & Laws For Driving in Kirkwood, MO

Preventative measures are crucial. Many accidents could be avoided with proper driving habits. We’ve got to get rid of the lazy patterns of behavior that cause accidents. Looking for ways to do this?

These tips could help prevent accidents:

  • Keep your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road at all times.
  • No more than one person per seat in your car.
  • Don’t drive without a cell phone. You’ll need it to make emergency calls, and its GPS could be used to locate you by emergency services.
  • Keep a safe distance between you and other cars and trucks.
  • Report unsafe drivers.
  • If you drive a truck, make sure it always has enough fuel and oil. For more detailed advice on truck maintenance, talk to your employer or locate the trucking guide for your state.
  • Ask your mechanic for a safety and emissions inspection at least once a year.

Driving a truck requires more knowledge and practice than driving a car. If you’re new to driving trucks, have an expert accompany you driving until you are completely comfortable behind the wheel. Looking for driving experts? There are instructors all around St. Louis, and a Kirkwood truck accident lawyer can answer relevant legal queries.

 

What Happens If I Get in A Truck Accident?

Dealing with a truck accident is no easy task. Not only is the immediate occurrence frightening, but so is the aftermath. Even if you’ve been in an accident before, you probably didn’t know what steps to take when it happened.

For drivers old and new, these are the things you should do if you get in an accident:

  • Remain calm. Don’t get too worked up as it will harm your judgment.
  • Try to move your car away from the road. Vehicles stuck in the road can easily cause others to crash.
  • Turn off your vehicle and get away from it. Damaged cars and trucks can catch fire or emit toxic gases.
  • Check on the victims. If you’re conscious and not too badly injured, check-in on the others who were affected by the crash. Call 911 if anybody is injured.
  • Document everything. Write down the contact info, license plates, names, and anything else you can find about the other people in the accident.
  • Take photos. Photos of the scene will come in handy later.
  • Call your insurer. They’ll give you initial guidance for your personal injury situation. Further advice about a potential civil lawsuit will come from a Kirkwood truck accident lawyer.

 

TorHoerman Law Wins Truck Accident Lawsuits

It’s possible your truck accident had a profound impact on your life.

You probably lost time and money, not to mention the physical and emotional damages you’ve suffered. You can’t receive compensation for those damages without visiting an attorney. A personal injury lawyer knows best. They will gather evidence, assess damages, and figure out if compensatory or punitive damages are best. If someone died in the accident, a wrongful death suit may be filed.

Regardless, you can start the process by calling 1-888-508-6752 and telling us about your situation.

 

More than $4 Billion Awarded in verdicts & negotiated settlements

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