Missouri Truck Accident Lawyer

Missouri Truck Accident Lawyer: Guide To Trucking Lawsuits in Missouri

Trucks on the highway are capable of doing serious damage to you and your loved ones.

Truck accidents persist on all sorts of roads across the nation. Why is that? Large vehicles pose a number of unique hazards for all nearby drivers, including errors on the part of the driver. The transportation services provided by truckers are appreciated, but truck driving is dangerous, nonetheless. Some situations warrant a Missouri truck accident lawyer.

If you get in a truck accident, a Missouri truck accident lawyer can help with dealing with the longer-term suffering caused by your accident. A lawyer can build a case for you and help fight for the justice you deserve. You deserve to be awarded a compensation check for the losses you’ve sustained.

Continue reading to learn about the world of trucking, and how you could benefit from calling us after an accident.

Frequently Asked Questions

Interstates, especially Highway 44, 64, 270, and 100 (Manchester Road). Highways are the most common location of truck accidents.

When the accident happens, take the following steps: pull off the road, check on and communicate with the other victims, call 911, and document the scene. Then call your insurer and a Missouri truck accident lawyer.

There are no guarantees about the compensation you’ll receive. However, the lawyers at THLaw will work to maximize the amount of money you will receive.

Table of Contents

What Makes Trucks Dangerous?

Here are some of the reasons that trucks can be problematic for your commute:

  • The size of trucks blocks the visibility of nearby drivers. Sitting behind a truck in traffic makes it difficult to see what’s ahead of you on the road.
  • Trucks can release toxic chemicals from their exhaust or even drop loads they’re carrying, such as livestock. These things are distracting and may even hit other vehicles.
  • Compared to cars, the larger size and weight make it difficult for trucks to change lanes, make turns, and adjust their speed.
  • Truck tires explode. It happens all the time and can be fatal.
  • Truck drivers often drive for hours at a time. As a result, fatigue sets in and increases the possibility of an accident occurring.
  • People forget how effective a Missouri truck accident lawyer can be.

 

How Often Do Truck Accidents Happen?

Here are some statistics from the IIHS:

  • A total of 4,102 people died in large truck crashes in 2017.
  • 17% of these deaths were truck occupants, 68% were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 14% were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.
  • The number of people who died in large truck crashes was 30% higher in 2017 than in 2009 when it was the lowest it has been since the collection of fatal crash data began in 1975.
  • The number of truck occupants who died was 52% higher than in 2009.
  • 52% of deaths in large truck crashes in 2017 occurred on major roads other than interstates and freeways, 32% occurred on interstates and freeways, and 15% occurred on minor roads.
  • 49% of large truck crash deaths in 2017 occurred from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., compared with 30% of crash deaths not involving large trucks.
  • 16% of large truck crash deaths in 2017 occurred on Saturday and Sunday, compared with 35% of crash deaths not involving large trucks.
  • 17% of large trucks in fatal crashes in 2017 were involved in single-vehicle crashes; in contrast, 37% of passenger vehicles in fatal crashes were involved in single-vehicle crashes.

Trucks can weigh 20-30 times more than regular cars. If you do get in an accident, consider calling a Missouri truck accident lawyer to receive compensation.

 

Missouri Truck Laws

Whether you’re new to driving trucks, a veteran transporter, or just a curious web surfer, here are some Missouri truck laws from MoDOT that you should be aware of:

  • When you purchase a truck (new or used), you are required to pay the applicable taxes and apply for a title in your name within 30 days of the purchase date. This is true regardless of the condition of the vehicle. If you wish to drive the vehicle, you must also obtain valid registration.
  • In order to change your name for the title of your truck, you must bring the current title, a completed Application for Missouri Title and License (Form 108), and proof of your legal name change to any Missouri license office.
  • When buying a truck, you must pay the state sales tax AND any local taxes of the city or county where you live (not where you purchased the vehicle). The state sales tax rate is 4.225% and is based on the net purchase price of your vehicle (price after rebates and trade-ins). If you have questions about this, a Missouri truck accident lawyer can answer them.
  • Under Missouri law, most Missouri motor vehicle registrations require two license plates to be displayed on the vehicle (front and rear).
  • Normal driving laws (speeding, reckless driving, legal alcohol limit, obeying traffic signs, etc.) apply to truck drivers.

 

I Was Hit By A Truck. Should I Call An Attorney?

Yes—once everything has settled down, call a lawyer!

They will help you navigate the civil lawsuit process of your truck accident by representing you in court, if possible. An attorney can gather evidence, assess damages, and argue for compensatory or punitive damages. In some cases, a wrongful death lawsuit may be necessary. The court will judge liability which will determine exactly how much money you’ll receive.

Call a legal expert before the statute of limitations expires.

 

TorHoerman Law: Your Missouri Truck Accident Lawyer

The team at TorHoerman Law is experienced in car and truck accident lawsuits. We know what you’re going through and will help you move forward in a strong and thoughtful way.

Give us a call at 1-888-508-6752 and we’ll chat with you at no cost.

 

 

MoDOT. “Titling and Registration FAQs.” Missouri Department of Revenue, https://dor.mo.gov/faq/motorv/general.php.

U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). “Fatality Facts 2017: Large Trucks.” Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Highway Loss Data Institute, Dec. 2018, https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/large-trucks#where-and-when-large-truck-crashes-occurred.

Missouri Lift Laws and Vehicle Equipment Laws http://www.liftlaws.com/missouri_lift_laws.htm

Share

RELATED
LOCATIONS

Scroll For More

Missouri Truck Accident Lawyer
Learn More

Missouri Truck Accident Lawyer

Missouri Car Accident Lawyer
Learn More

Missouri Car Accident Lawyer

Missouri Injury Lawyer
Learn More

Missouri Injury Lawyer

Scroll For More

RESULTS

MORE THAN $4 BILLION AWARDED
IN VERDICTS & NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENTS

$2.4
BILLION

ACTOS INJURY LAWSUIT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$1.5
BILLION

SYNGENTA CORN LAWSUIT
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$650
MILLION

PRADAXA INJURY LAWSUIT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$103.8
MILLION

COX-2 INHIBITORS INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$20
MILLION

TOXIC TORT INJURY
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$16.05
MILLION

ANTIDEPRESSANT INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$14.8
MILLION

ANTY-PSYCHOTIC DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$12.4
MILLION

BIRTH CONTROL BLOOD CLOT
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$11.9
MILLION

HORMONE REPLACEMENT INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$8
MILLION

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$4.6
MILLION

BLOATING DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$4
MILLION

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AT DAYCARE
PERSONAL INJURY

$3.4
MILLION

HEART SURGERY DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$2.9
MILLION

SGLT-2 INHIBITOR INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$2.8
MILLION

DEFECTIVE HEART DEVICE INJURY
MEDICAL DEVICE

$2.6
MILLION

POPCORN LUNG INJURY
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE

$1.9
MILLION

TYPE 2 DIABETES DRUG INJURY
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$1.65
MILLION

POWER MORCELLATORS INJURY
MEDICAL DEVICE

$1.5
MILLION

CAR ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$900
THOUSAND

DEFECTIVE HIP REPLACEMENT
MEDICAL DEVICE

$800
THOUSAND

DAYCARE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$403
THOUSAND

FLUOROQUINOLONES TENDON RUPTURE
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

$300
THOUSAND

SLIP AND FALL
PERSONAL INJURY

$200
THOUSAND

DEFECTIVE HIP LAWSUIT
MEDICAL DEVICE

$150
THOUSAND

PHARMACEUTICAL MALPRACTICE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

ACCIDENT RESULTING IN SHOULDER INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

AUTO ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

$100
THOUSAND

DOG BITE INJURY
PERSONAL INJURY

$60
THOUSAND

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
PERSONAL INJURY

CLIENT REVIEWS

quotation
Tom Lewis

TorHoerman Law was responsible for handling a medical case for our family. I was extremely impressed with their professionalism and ability to react quickly. They also did a nice job keeping us updated with the case throughout the process. This was the first time experiencing a situation like this and Tor Hoerman law did an excellent job from start to finish.

quotation
Jordan Terry

TorHoerman Law is an extraordinary law firm – a firm that truly makes the client’s best interests the primary concern. Their team of personal injury lawyers are experienced, personable, and well versed in a range of litigation areas. They are supported by a dedicated team of staff that are as equally friendly and helpful. I would recommend TorHoerman Law for any personal injury litigation needs.

quotation
Dave Woodley

All of my questions were answered quickly and in a way I could understand. Steve and the entire staff were friendly and professional.

quotation
Jordan Butler

I highly recommend this law firm! The attorneys and staff at THL worked hard, communicated every step of the process, kept me well informed at all times, and exceeded all expectations! The staff is kind, considerate, professional, and very experienced. Look no further, call now!

quotation
Maddy Moeller

Top-notch, hardworking attorneys!

quotation
Karen Hersman

A wonderful and professional legal team. They helped me when I needed expert legal representation! Thank you TorHoerman Law!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR MESSAGE

One of our associates will follow up with you shortly