Tractor Trailer Crash Lawyer St. Louis
Tractor Trailer Crash Lawyers in St. Louis and Missouri
The Tractor Trailer Crash 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 tractor trailer crash, and you’ve suffered severe injuries and have lost work and wages because of those injuries, you need a tractor trailer crash lawyer to protect your interests. The Tractor Trailer Crash Lawyers at Dixon Law can guide you through your tractor trailer crash 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 tractor trailer crash, Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm can and will provide you with expert tractor trailer crash legal guidance.
When you or someone you love has been in tractor trailer crash and needs a tractor trailer crash 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 tractor trailer crash claim you will be taken care of.
Tractor trailers dwarf any other vehicles on the road, and for that reason a tractor trailer crash can be especially deadly for a passenger vehicle that collides with a truck. Even with that being the case, driving a truck is still pretty dangerous for the truck driver.
Truckers are Working on the Road
Each tractor trailer will drive about 45,000 miles in a given year, and that is usually not for fun. Truck drivers are typically commercial operators that spend a lot of time on the roads. Driving a tractor trailer takes a good bit of skill, because it can be 30 times heavier than a normal passenger car and it needs about 40% more space to stop. Tractor trailers also need about 55 feet to turn around and can be susceptible to “jack knife” crashes (where the trailer whips around the side of the cab) and rollover accidents.
According to federal statistics, 756 truck drivers lost their lives in work-related incidents in one recent year and about 65,000 suffered injuries or illnesses that resulted in lost work time. Truckers are seven times more likely to die at work than the average worker, and three times more likely to suffer a nonfatal injury or illness. Most, but not all, of these injuries come from crashes. About 70% of fatalities involved roadway incidents of some sort. Truckers also often fall off their truck while cleaning or loading them, and that can cause serious injuries. Truckers also have an elevated risk of non-driving issues like suicides and robberies.
Who Pays for a Tractor Trailer Crash?
When a truck driver is injured on the road, he or she is probably going to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. That can be good, because workers compensation is supposed to pay an injured employee on a “no fault” basis for lost wages and medical treatment, and if necessary permanent disability or rehabilitation. That means regardless of who is at fault, the driver should be compensated. The downside is that workers’ compensation prevents a worker for suing his employer for negligence. So, if a truck driver was sent out onto the road with faulty brakes, that will usually be treated no differently than if the driver made a faulty decision on his own.
One possible exception to workers’ compensation limits is that an injured truck driver may be able to sue third parties that are responsible. In the case of a truck driver, this could mean if another driver caused the accident the truck driver could potentially collect compensation from that driver and thereby exceed the rather-limited workers’ compensation awards.
When it comes to people hurt by tractor trailers in a crash, the truck driver’s insurance company will usually pay for those damages if the trucker is at fault. Very few truck drivers hit the road without the legally-mandated insurance, so someone struck by a truck can usually rely on having a solvent insurance company to deal with. The challenge will usually be in getting the truck driver’s insurance company to admit they are responsible for the accident, and that is where an experienced lawyer comes in.
How can the St. Louis Tractor Trailer Crash Lawyers of Dixon Law help you with your tractor trailer crash case?
The Dixon Injury Law Firm is the industry leader when it comes to protecting the interests of tractor trailer crash. During a tractor trailer crash case, 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 you for the tractor trailer 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 Tractor Trailer Crash Attorneys of Dixon Law defend your best interests against the responsible party, their lawyers and the insurance corporations.
The Missouri Tractor Trailer Crash 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 tractor trailer crash injury, but when it does happen, choosing an experienced and knowledgeable tractor trailer crash attorney 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 Missouri Tractor Trailer Crash Attorneys at Dixon Law to represent me?
Christopher R. Dixon is more than just a tractor trailer 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 tractor trailer accidents.
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.”
If you were injured in this type of crash, you may not even be sure who’s fault the tractor trailer accident was. Chris Dixon has the experience and connections to expert investigators that can rapidly assess your case and build a strong argument for compensation. If you would like a free evaluation, call us as soon as possible after your accident at (314) 409-7060. There is no obligation and we only get paid if we win your case, so do not hesitate to call.
When you choose Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm, you are choosing a tractor trailer crash 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 tractor trailer crash legal guidance, or want to know what a tractor trailer accident lawyer can do for you, call or contact the Tractor Trailer Crash Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm at 314-409-7060, or toll-free at 855-40-CRASH to get justice and compensation for your tractor trailer crash case today.