From February 2015 to January 2016 alone, Joplin, Missouri saw 75 car accidents, affecting 143 people, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The last few years have also seen a large number of accidents involving semi trucks, including several that resulted in serious injuries or loss of life. Truck accidents are inherently more dangerous than accidents involving smaller cars, for obvious reasons: the force generated by a large semi-truck is substantial, causing more damage to the vehicles involved. The sheer size and weight of an eighteen-wheeler often takes out many vehicles when out of control. Both the number of injuries and the seriousness of those injuries increase dramatically when a big truck is involved.
Injured in a Truck Accident?
No matter how careful and conscientious we try to be while driving, some collisions are unavoidable. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a semi, then you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, the costs of rehabilitation and many other damages. If your loved one died, a wrongful death claim should be filed.
An experienced truck accident attorney from The Hershewe Law Firm can look into the details of your case and assess whether the truck driver, trucking company, or manufacturer can be held liable. Don’t pay the price for a collision caused by someone else’s negligence: call our office today to speak to a member of our team.