Big Rig Accident Lawyer St. Louis

St. Louis Big Rig Accident Lawyers fighting for St. Louis and Missouri Residents

The Big Rig Accidents Lawyers of Dixon Law provide the greatest level of care and legal guidance for St. Louis and Missouri residents. When you or someone you love has been the victim of a big rig accident, and you’ve suffered severe injuries and have lost work and wages because of those injuries, you need a big rig accidents lawyer to protect your interests. The Big Rig Accidents Lawyers at Dixon Law can guide you through your big rig accidents and see to it that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. Whether you need financial assistance because of loss of work, medical bills, or to pay for the costs of recovery associated with any injuries sustained because of the big rig accidents, Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm can and will provide you with expert big rig accident legal guidance .

When you or someone you love has been in big rig wreck and needs a big rig wreck attorney, you need the best in the industry. Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Truck Accident Attorneys of Dixon Law strive to provide the best results possible. Christopher R. Dixon is recognized as a Top 100 Trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Life-Time Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and when you choose Chris for your legal guidance and counseling for a big rig wreck claim you will be taken care of.

Any motor vehicle crash can be a terrifying, but a big rig accidents can be especially bad. Right here around St. Louis we have seen some awful situations in just the last few years.
Back in 2016, a big rig accidents left the cab of a truck dangling over the edge of the Discovery Bridge in St. Charles. The driver was able to get out the door and the climb up the side of his truck until he made it back to the bridge, so there were no serious injuries. A similar incident occurred the next year on Interstate 44 at Washington Avenue, but that driver went all the way over the side of an overpass and crashed into the ground below. In early 2017, a van lost control on I-270 and crossed lanes, starting a pile up that a big rig driver could not avoid, leading to a fatality. In fact, the Missouri Department of Transportation has had to investigate the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge after a series of big rig accidents on the downward curve that exits the bridge on one side.

How Risky Is Life For a Big Rig Driver?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics paints a troubling picture for trucker safety. Most people think of big rig drivers as a risk to people in normal-sized cars, but truck drivers are at a great deal of risk themselves. For example, in one recent year 756 truck drivers lost their lives in work-related incidents while 65,000 suffer injuries or illnesses that resulted in lost work time. Truck drivers’ fatal workplace injury rate was seven times the national average, and their nonfatal injury and illness rate was three times higher than average.

Not surprisingly, most truckers that are injured get hurt in accidents on the road. 27% of the trucker fatalities came from collisions with other vehicles, and 70% of fatalities involved roadway incidents of some sort. Truckers are also at risk of suicide, robbery, and falls. Truckers can be seriously injured by falling while securing a load, for example.

How Can an Injured Truck Driver be Compensated?

Truckers that operate as employees should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Companies in Missouri with five or more employees generally must purchase this type of insurance, which creates a “no-fault” system that is intended to quickly pay employees that are injured on the job. In exchange, those employees are unable to sue their employers for damages beyond lost wages, medical coverage, and a formula-driven settlement for any permanent injuries. BLS data shows that about 87% of truckers are wage or salary employees that would usually be covered by workers’ compensation, while the rest are self employed and may not be covered.

Injured drivers that lack workers’ compensation coverage, or those who just feel it may not cover all the harm they suffer in an accident, may look at other avenues of being compensated for their injuries. One option is to file suit against the driver that caused the accident. Workers’ compensation will generally not limit these types of third-party claims, and it can allow truckers to obtain compensation for pain and suffering and economic losses. Drivers also have to be aware of the risk that workers’ compensation will deny a claim and leave third parties as the only possible avenue for recovery.

How can the St. Louis Big Rig Wreck Attorneys of Dixon Law help you with your big rig accidents claim?

The Dixon Injury Law Firm is the industry leader when it comes to protecting the interests of big rig accident victims. During a big rig wreck, the responsible party, their lawyers, and the insurance agencies are going to try to get you to settle for as little as possible and attempt to place as much blame as possible on your for the big rig accident. This will allow them to settle quickly and against your best interests. That’s why it is so vitally important to let Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Big Rig Wreck Lawyers of Dixon Law defend your best interests against the responsible party, their lawyers and the insurance corporations.

The Missouri Big Rig Accident Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm have a complete understanding of the most recent Missouri and St. Louis traffic law and statutes and can use this knowledge to defend you and your loved ones during this trying time. No one should have to suffer from a big rig accident injury, but when it does happen, choosing an experienced and knowledgeable big rig accident lawyer can ensure that you and your family are adequately compensated for your lost time and injuries, and ensure that your financial future and health are protected.

Why Should I choose the St. Louis Big Rig Crash Lawyers at Dixon Law to represent me?

Christopher R. Dixon is more than just a big rig crash lawyer he is a local Missouri and St. Louis resident who understands what it means to provide effective and comprehensive legal counseling to his fellow citizens who have suffered because of big rig crashes.

Chris Dixon – “I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.”

Big rig drivers tend to be incredibly independent, but when a big rig accident happens it is vitally important to have guidance from an experienced lawyer. The Dixon Injury Firm is completely dedicated to helping injury victims and the loved ones of those wrongfully killed, so we will never stop fighting until your case is closed. When you choose Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm, you are choosing a big rig accident law firm that cares about you and wants to ensure that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. If you need big rig accidents legal guidance, or want to know what a big rig accident lawyer can do for you, call or contact the St. Louis Big Rig Crash Attorneys of the Dixon Injury Firm at 314-409-7060, or toll-free at 855-40-CRASH to get justice and compensation for your big rig wreck today.

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