Causes of Truck Accidents

St. Louis, Missouri Truck Accident Attorney

Statistics show that the number of trucks on the road is higher than ever. This increase in truck drivers can be attributed to the current economy and job market. Many inexperienced drivers are seeking and finding employment in the truck driving industry. The increase of inexperienced drivers puts other motorists at risk. Drivers are not receiving proper training.

In addition to inexperienced drivers, truck accidents can be traced to other acts of negligence and carelessness. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an inexperienced truck driver or in any other type of truck accident, call The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C. at (314) 621-5454 to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also e-mail us and someone will be in touch with you promptly.

We accept all trucking accident cases on a contingency fee basis. Essentially, you pay nothing in attorney fees unless we are successful in obtaining a settlement or jury award on your behalf.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

As an experienced trial lawyer, Gretchen begins preparing your case for trial from the onset. This method ensures that she obtains maximum compensation on behalf of her injured clients. In addition to preparing all cases for the possibility of trial, she performs a thorough accident investigation. Through this investigation, she uncovers the cause of the truck accident, which generally involves some form of violation of trucking regulations. Common causes of truck accidents include the following:

  • Defective truck equipment/mechanical failure: State and federal regulations require trucking companies to keep their trucks in proper working order and follow regular maintenance checks. Defective equipment can lead to tire blowouts, brake failures and other problems.
  • Overloaded trucks/unsecured loads: Overloaded trucks and unsecured loads can cause the truck to react poorly, erratically and dangerously. Loads can topple over or fall off trailers and cause accidents.
  • Truck driver fatigue/driving hour log violations: Truckers are required to follow driving hours regulations and record their hours in a log. Driver fatigue is a frequent cause of serious trucking accidents.

The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C. is committed to securing maximum compensation on behalf of those injured in trucking accidents. She has a complete comprehension of the causes of truck accidents and use this knowledge to your benefit. Few have the committed knowledge, know-how and experience possessed in this fashion. Contact the firm to schedule your free initial consultation.

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