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Truck Accidents

If you have ever been in an accident with a commercial truck, then you know the dangers related to this type of accident. In fact, almost 1 of every 8 fatalities from an accident on the road involve a commercial truck.
If you or a family member has suffered serious injuries due to a truck accident, then you should work with a devoted and experienced St Louis truck accident lawyer.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

There are common causes related to truck accidents that include:

Driving errors – Drivers may make errors of judgment while driving. In fact, driver fatigue is one of the top reasons behind commercial truck accidents. Some truckers are on the road for so long that fatigue begins to set in…All too often truck drivers begin falling asleep at the wheel, and end up on the other side of the road without being aware…until it is too late.

Equipment failure – According to federal and state laws, truck drivers must stop at weigh stations for regular inspection when making long commutes. This is an opportunity to check on truck equipment to ensure everything is working properly. Unfortunately, not all truck drivers adhere to these rules, and so issues with the truck itself can contribute to accidents.

Weather conditions – It is not easy to steer a truck that is out of control and on wet or slippery roads. It takes only a split second to lose control of such a large truck. Additionally, some truck drivers simply ignore, underestimate, or don’t pay attention to road conditions—causing deadly accidents.

Large cargo – If a truck is overloaded, then it is likely unbalanced. In most situations, overloaded trucks aren’t able to come to a complete stop in an emergency, especially when traveling on steep or narrow roads.

Do I Have a Case?

If you’ve been in an accident with a commercial truck, then you may wonder if you have a case. By working with a board-certified St. Louis truck accident attorney, you will learn about the process as well as your potential legal options.

An experienced St. Louis truck accident lawyer will know how to execute due diligence to investigate the accident and guide you through the legal process. You may be able to file suit against a number of people in a truck accident situation. These include:

  • The driver of the truck for negligence
  • The truck owner, whether if it is a corporation or the driver
  • The truck’s manufacturer if there is a design defect
  • The loader or shipper of the cargo loaded onto the truck
  • Maintenance companies

Truck Accident Injuries

It almost goes without saying that any accident involving a commercial truck will likely involve more serious injuries than accidents with regular passenger vehicles (depending on the nature of the accident, of course).

To be fairly compensated for your truck accident injuries, you must seek the assistance of a St Louis truck accident lawyer soon after your accident. You need a qualified and reputable legal professional to identify the reason for the accident and provide the evidence necessary to build and prepare a substantial case.

If you or a family member has suffered serious injuries due to a truck accident, then you should work with a devoted and experienced St Louis truck accident lawyer.

How a Truck Accident Lawyer in St. Louis Can Help

The Law Offices of Joe Phillips are here to lend their experience and skills to help. We will investigate the details of the accident and defend you aggressively in court or in a settlement negotiation.

Our efficient legal assistance will help you get answers to your questions and make sure you get the solution you deserve. Our objective is to get you the fair compensation that you rightfully deserve. In so doing, you will be able to put the focus on your recovery and getting back to into the swing of things.

At the Law Office of Joe Phillips, we have the experience and knowledge to determine the parties responsible for your truck accident. Contact us today for a consultation and assessment of your possible case.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Slip And Fall
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Workers Compensation
  • Product Liability
  • Construction & Warehouse Accidents


Discuss your personal injury case with a St. Louis personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Joe Phillips

About Attorney Patrick Joseph Phillips

Joe Phillips is the owner of Law Offices of Joe Phillips, where his goal is to level the playing field for individuals and families whose lives have been devastated by catastrophic injury or wrongful death, and who are facing the challenge of the legal system to obtain justice from those responsible. His years of experience in handling and trying complex cases involving medical and engineering issues allow him to accomplish his goals.

Testimonials

  • I give Mr. Phillips my highest recommendation. I was in a car accident I was not at fault for and had 2 years of treatment including 2 neck surgeries. Mr. Phillips stayed in close contact the entirety of my case and did not only provided me with the legal advice I needed but was compassionate, and handled my case with honesty and integrity. I would rehire him again and refer my closest family or friend to him. He made the best possible outcome out of a very challenging and hard time for me.

    Elizabeth J.

  • Mr. Phillips represented my wife in a worker comp case where her neck was injured. We initially tried to fight the workers comp insurance group on our own and was given inconsistent answers and incorrect diagnosis of her injury. The doctors became apathetic and eventually released her stating a muscular injury. At that point we consulted with Joe and followed his directions. We later learned she had 2 injured cervical disks and required surgery. Joe walked us through the process and explained the challenges we had to face. We especially appreciated his in depth knowledge and care he gave us through the entire case. Joe's experience let us know what we needed to expect, and how our case would materialize. Needless to say close to trial date the insurance company made a fair and just settlement. We can never thank Joe enough for doing what he did for Tammy. His care and interest in our situation was invaluable. Thanks again!!

    Don W.

  • Joe Phillips is not your typical lawyer. He really cares about the people he represents. With over 30 years of experience as a trial attorney, Joe has realized his true calling in life is to help those folks that are fighting for their life in an arena that is baffling to the average person. Facing the legal system with Joe Phillips at your side is sure to be your best defense. He has help several of my associates and friends. They all sing his praises!

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