As a Missouri personal injury lawyer, it is well known that Missouri semi truck accidents and fatigue often go hand in hand. These accidents often result in serious, life-threatening injuries due to the sheer size of a semi truck. Many times the victims of these semi truck crashes are motorists who through no fault of their own, were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Here is one recent accident on Interstate 44. From all appearance, driver fatigue is very likely the contributing factor in this accident. This accident follows a fatal accident that occurred in March 2013 in which the driver fell asleep behind the wheel. The similarities between the two accidents are unfortunately all too apparent.
To try to limit this problem Federal regulations limit the amount of time drivers are allowed to spend behind the wheel. Unfortunately, truck drivers are often pressured by trucking companies to not follow the rules. The trucking companies often push drivers with unrealistic schedules and require too many miles of uncompensated driving to pick up a truck load of goods, often with tragic consequences.
The good news is that technology such as GPS tracking is making this type of improper activity harder to coverup. It is vitally important to get control of this data as soon as possible after the accident before the information is “lost” or destroyed. That is why you should contact a Missouri truck accident lawyer immediately after the accident so they can get to work trying to preserve this information.
If you or someone you love have been injured in a Missouri semi truck accident or tractor trailer accident and the accident was not your fault, you may have a right to recover compensation for injury including pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages due to missed work and your medical bills. Victims of personal injury and the surviving family of wrongful death victims often have a difficult time choosing an attorney. Many personal injury firms handle a large volume of cases, treating clients as just one of many at The Krebs Law Firm L.L.C., we take a personal approach with our clients. Many people may be worried that they do not have the money to pay for a personal injury attorney when they were injured by a truck driver but we only handle truck accident cases on a contingent fee basis. In other words, there is no fee unless we are successful in getting you the benefits that you deserve. If you would like to speak to Jason Krebs and his staff simply call (417) 883-5886 for your free case evaluation today.