A bustling city on the border between two states, St. Louis is a junction for several major highways and the home of ten Fortune 500 companies. Many of these companies manufacture goods shipped to the rest of the country in large commercial trucks. Driven by professional drivers, you can reasonably expect an increased level of safety.
“Truckers are supposed to be professional drivers,” Scott Mann, a truck accident attorney at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley, said. “They can and should be held to a higher standard.”
However, accidents between large commercial trucks and passenger vehicle occur with frightening regularity. Many times professional truck drivers may drive impaired due to sleep deprivation or overwork, may become complacent or inattentive due to the frequency with which a truck driver travels, may become inattentive due to cell phone use, including talking on the phone, text messaging or even utilizing social media, or may be driving an improperly maintained truck.
Additionally, Mann believes it’s important to investigate what the trucking company might have done that could have contributed to the accident. They may be asking drivers to drive more hours than they should and modify their logs to show fewer hours. They may neglect required maintenance on their trucks. Ultimately, these questions determine the trucking company’s comparative fault in the accident, meaning their level of fault compared to yours or anyone else involved.
Contact the St. Louis Truck Accident Attorneys Immediately
If you have been injured in a St. Louis truck accident, we urge you to contact the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys immediately for a free consultation. In addition to free consultations, our clients benefit from:
- Free home, hospital or weekend visits.
- Collected/advanced expenses.
- No fees until a settlement or verdict.