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Frequently Asked Question

Truck accidents often cause certain damages that a lawyer can assess. The value of the damages will help guide the compensation you can receive.

Six months to two years is the typical timeframe for a truck accident settlement. Out-of-court settlements may reduce this.

Legal fees can be very costly. By picking a law firm that uses a contingency fee system, you will not pay legal fees unless they successfully reach a settlement for you.

Truck Accident Lawsuits in Maryland Heights, MO

Maryland Heights is a large suburb of St. Louis County.

It has a population of over 27,000 and is popular for its restaurants and entertainment. Nearby cities include St. Charles, St. Ann, Chesterfield, and Earth City. Maryland Heights has plenty of fast and dangerous roads, so traffic accidents are common. Some of these accidents involve trucks such as semi-trailers, pickup trucks, and large industrial trucks.

Most truck crash victims are left struggling physically, emotionally, or financially. It is a lawyer’s job to help their clients win a financial reward to compensate these struggles. They do this by building a legal case that shows how the accident happened and how it affected those in the crash. A strong case may result in a check for the plaintiff. On this page, you will learn about truck accidents in Maryland Heights and the benefits of reaching out to an attorney.

 

Maryland Heights Truck Accident Statistics

Compared to car accidents, truck accidents are more likely to cause injuries and property damage.

Here are some other truck accident facts:

  • There are an average of 3 fatal traffic accidents each year in Maryland Heights.
  • 3.5 million truck drivers were employed in the United States in 2018.
  • More than 60% of accidents where a vehicle backs into a person involve a truck or SUV.
  • In 2017, 222 work zone accidents involved large trucks or buses.
  • In 2018, 16% of fatal truck deaths were truck occupants, 67% were car occupants, and the rest were pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists.
  • Tractor-trailers are the deadliest of the large trucks, accounting for 74% of large truck deaths.
  • Cars are most likely to be hit head-on by a truck rather than on the side or back.
  • 97% of large truck driver deaths are male.

 

About Maryland Heights, Missouri

Maryland Heights is situated along the Missouri River just south of St. Charles.

The main highways running through it are 70 and 270, although 64 and 141 are also nearby. In addition to the Missouri River, Maryland Heights is also home to Creve Coeur Lake. These bodies of water make up more than 1.5 square miles of the town’s  23.4 square mile area. Anyone looking to visit Maryland Heights can travel by car, bike, bus, taxi or plane. The nearest airports are Creve Coeur Airport and St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

 

Top 5 Causes of Truck Crashes in Maryland Heights, MO

Accidents happen for many different reasons. Government agencies and certain independent groups conduct extensive research into what most often causes these accidents. The top causes of truck accidents are as follows:

Distracted driving

Drivers getting distracted are one of the biggest reasons that things go wrong on the road. Cell phone use is believed to be the biggest distraction for drivers.

Speeding

Even the most well-behaved drivers tend to treat speed limits liberally rather than as a strict limit. On the other hand, some drivers completely ignore the speed limit and end up driving some 30 miles per hour faster than they should. Excessive speed endangers the driver and everyone else on or near the road.

Reckless driving

Reckless drivers disregard traffic rules and their general environment. Ignoring even the simplest rules can quickly lead to chaos, for example, changing lanes with no warning. Drivers rely on the cooperation of those around them which makes reckless drivers a huge hazard.

Weather conditions

Poor weather conditions such as ice, rain, or tornadoes can greatly impair visibility and proper traction. Drivers who encounter inclement weather should adjust their driving accordingly. It is also advised to always glance at the forecast before starting your commute.

Unfit drivers (fatigue, driving under the influence, etc.)

In spite of BAC laws and countless campaigns, drunk driving is still a significant issue among teens and adults alike. It accounts for more than a fourth of traffic accident fatalities. You can learn about prevention methods on the CDC’s Strategies to Reduce or Prevent Drunk Driving page.

 

Am I Eligible for a Maryland Heights Truck Accident Lawsuit?

If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you may be wondering what options you have.

In addition to assistance from medical personnel and your insurer, you may be eligible for a legal action. The purpose of a lawsuit is to use evidence to convince the courts you deserve money for your losses. However, not all truck accidents qualify for a lawsuit.

One of the most important truck crash lawsuit requirements is that you are within the statute of limitations. You have two years in Missouri to file a lawsuit from the date of the accident. Your Maryland Heights truck accident lawyer can make sure you are within this timeframe. Your attorney will also prefer to see that you are mitigating your damages. Mitigation means treating your injuries so that the courts can accurately see how severe they are.

To see if you can file a lawsuit, you can call a law firm directly or complete an Online Instant Case Evaluation on our website.

 

Benefits of Hiring a Maryland Heights Truck Accident Lawyer

Calling a lawyer for an initial opinion is free. When you call, they will ask some basic questions about what happened. They will use this basic information to gauge what your next steps should be. If they find you are eligible for a lawsuit, they will help you get started with your civil lawsuit.

Your Maryland Heights truck accident lawyer has many responsibilities.

First, they will analyze the evidence you give them such as medical bills and photographs. Then, they will use the evidence to compile damages. Damages are the ways that you suffered as a result of the accident such as physical injuries, property damage, or lost time. Both the evidence and the damages are crucial for proving liability. Your Maryland Heights truck accident lawyer must show the courts that the truck accident was not your fault. If they can’t do this, your settlement will be reduced or even completely lost.

 

TorHoerman Law, Maryland Heights Truck Accident Law Firm

TorHoerman Law is an experienced personal injury law firm that specializes in car and truck accident cases. Over the years, we have represented thousands of clients and won millions in damages. And our contingency fee system means you will not pay legal fees unless we win your lawsuit.

If you are ready to begin your compensation process, call us at 1-888-508-6752 to schedule a free consultation today.

 

 

“The Ultimate List of Driving Statistics for 2020” Driving-tests.org https://driving-tests.org/driving-statistics/

“What Works: Strategies to Reduce or Prevent Drunk Driving” CDC https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/strategies.html

 

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