Truck Driver Accident Lawyer St. Louis
Truck Driver Accident Lawyers in St. Louis and Missouri
The Truck Driver Accident 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 truck driver accident, and you’ve suffered severe injuries and have lost work and wages because of those injuries, you need a truck driver accident lawyer to protect your interests. The Truck Driver Accident Lawyers at Dixon Law can guide you through your truck driver accident 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 truck driver accident, Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm can and will provide you with expert truck driver accident legal guidance.
When you or someone you love has been in truck driver accident and needs a truck driver accident 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 truck driver accident claim you will be taken care of.
Truck Driver Accidents
Driving a truck is a deadly-serious business. For a time around the 1970s, truckers were treated like cowboys in popular culture. Films like Convoy and Smokey and the Bandit showed rouge truckers speeding around and hiding from the law. Few truckers really act like that, but either through mistake or misbehavior Americans suffer from thousands of truck driver accidents each year and their victims need good legal services to help them recover.
Driving a Truck is Risky, But More Risky for Others on the Road
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, most deaths related to truck driver accidents are passengers in smaller vehicles. According to the Institute, trucks can weigh 20 to 30 times as much as passenger cars and that means that a passenger car is going to be far worse off in any collision. IIHS also warns that many truck driver accidents are caused by fatigue, even though the government has instituted hours-of-service regulations that are supposed to make sure truck drivers get enough rest. Many truckers admit in surveys that they violate the regulations by working longer than they should.
IIHS says that 3,852 people died in large truck crashes in 2015. Of those, 16% were in a truck while 69% were in a smaller vehicle and 15% were bicyclists, pedestrians, or motorcyclists. Truck drivers rarely die when they hit a passenger car. In fact, in the crashes between one car and one truck in 2015, 97% of vehicle occupants killed were in the car. One bit of good news is that crashes are currently far less frequent than they were at their peak in 1979, but the number of truck crashes has been creeping up over the last few years since hitting an all-time low in 2009.
Truck drivers do all sorts of irresponsible things that contribute to these devastating accidents. Data collected by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration pinpoints some of the biggest problems. In 29% of truck driver accidents, the driver was traveling too fast for the conditions. In 23% of crashes, the driver was unfamiliar with the roadway and in 14% of cases the driver failed to adequately see the situation. Drivers also sometimes make horrendous decisions before they even get behind the wheel. Driver fatigue is a factor in 13% of truck crashes and over-the-counter drugs are a factor in 17% of crashes. Happily, truckers tend to avoid causing crashes with illegal drugs and alcohol. Illegal drugs are only a factor in 2% of truck crashes and alcohol is only a factor in 1%.
Dixon Injury Law Can Help Restore Your Life
We know that most truck drivers are conscientious professionals that do the best they can to safeguard the lives of everyone around them that is riding in smaller cars. That said, everyone makes mistakes and when a good truck driver makes a mistake and causes an accident the truck driver (or more likely the driver’s insurance company) needs to pay for the damage they caused. There are also bad apples in the truck driving community, just like any other community, and those drivers that are reckless with other lives on the road need to be held responsible as well.
How can the St. Louis Truck Driver Accident of Dixon Law help you with your truck driver accident claim?
The Dixon Injury Law Firm is the industry leader when it comes to protecting the interests of truck driver crashes. During a truck driver crash claim, 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 truck driver crash. 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 Truck Driver Crash Lawyers of Dixon Law defend your best interests against the responsible party, their lawyers and the insurance corporations.
The St. Louis Truck Driver 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 truck driver accident injury, but when it does happen, choosing an experienced and knowledgeable truck driver accident 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 Truck Driver Accident Lawyers at Dixon Law to represent me?
Christopher R. Dixon is more than just a truck driver accident 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 truck driver 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.”
Chris Dixon has spent his entire career fighting large corporate insurance companies and drivers that have caused serious injuries and are trying to shirk responsibility. Insurance companies hire experienced lawyers that are tasked with minimizing payouts, and if you have been injured you need a lawyer that will fight for a maximum payout.
When you choose Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm, you are choosing a truck driver 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 truck driver accident legal guidance, or want to know what a truck driver crash attorney can do for you, call or contact the St. Louis Truck Driver Accident Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm at 314-409-7060, or toll-free at 855-40-CRASH to get justice and compensation for your truck driver accident claim today.