Columbia Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck Accident Injuries
When a truck is involved in an accident, it can result in catastrophic injuries and
fatalities. Trucking companies are required to adhere to stringent commercial transportation laws designed to protect other motor vehicle operators. When a truck driver's negligence or carelessness results in an accident, they can be held liable for injuries. This includes accidents involving
drunk drivers, tired drivers,
distracted drivers, inattentive drivers, and drivers that disobey traffic laws, as well as mishaps caused by
faulty truck parts and equipment.
Truck accidents are no laughing matter and drivers of large commercial vehicles have a large responsibility to follow the safety rules and to drive responsibly. Regardless if a driver is operating a passenger sized car or truck, or if they are driving a large commercial truck, they must exercise an extreme level of care in order to avoid an accident. Unfortunately, unsafe drivers are on the roads and they operate both small vehicles and much larger commercial trucks. However, when a truck driver is negligent or reckless on the road, the consequences of their actions can be downright deadly.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there were 380,000 trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating more than 10,000 pounds that were involved in traffic collisions in 2008; 4,066 of those crashes involved fatalities, and a total of 4,299 people died in these truck accidents. What's even more frightening is that one out of nine traffic fatalities in that same year resulted from a collision involving a large commercial truck. The NHTSA reports that of those fatalities involving a large truck accident, 74 percent of the victims were the occupants of the other vehicle, and just 16 percent were occupants of the large truck.
If you have been hurt in a truck accident, a Columbia personal injury attorney can review your case and discuss your eligibility for
personal injury compensation to offset medical expenses and losses such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Lost current and future income
- Home care
- Property damage
An attorney at The Sumner Law Group can answer all of your questions and explain the process for filing a personal injury claim. We provide dedicated representation to victims of
truck rollovers and
unsecure cargo accidents, and will tenaciously purse any monetary damages you are due. If the responsible party's insurance carrier attempts to settle for less compensation than you deserve, we are prepared to address the matter in court.
Truck Accident Attorney in Columbia
Attorney Brent Sumner is a qualified personal injury lawyer who will confidently pursue maximum compensation from a commercial carrier's insurance company. He is a member of the American Bar Association, The Missouri Bar and Illinois State Bar Association, and is a seasoned litigator that will fight for your rights and protect your interests. Our firm has a successful track record helping accident victims recover the monetary damages they deserve. We will prepare a comprehensive claim with sufficient documentation detailing the extent of your injuries and their effect on the quality of your life.
Contact a Columbia truck accident lawyer
for legal counsel and proven representation if you have been injured in a truck accident.