Semi-Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers — Serving Missouri Victims

Due to the enormous size of commercial trucks, even a low-impact truck accident can inflict serious injuries, damage, and even death. Despite accounting for just 3 percent of all registered vehicles, trucks account for 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one out of eight traffic fatalities results from a collision involving a large truck. Terrell Law Office, LLC — serving Republic and Columbia, Missouri — boasts a skilled team of semi tractor trailer accident lawyers who can help accident victims and their families recover compensation for medical expenses, emotional trauma, lost wages, property damage, and other severe hardships they are forced to suffer through no fault of their own.

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Trucking Accident Statistics

The following truck accident statistics were taken from the NHTSA's 2004 fact sheet:

  • 416,000 large trucks (weighing more than 10,000 pounds) were involved in traffic crashes in the United States in 2004.
  • 4,862 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes resulting in 5,190 deaths — or 12 percent of all traffic fatalities.
  • 77 percent of victims killed in truck accidents were occupants of another vehicle. An additional 8 percent were non-occupants.
  • 73 percent of victims injured in truck accidents were occupants of another vehicle.
  • An additional 116,000 people were injured as a result of truck accidents.

If you or a loved one is the victim of a truck accident, contact our Republic and Columbia, Missouri semi-tractor trailer accident lawyers and arrange a case consultation. Our experienced, aggressive truck accident attorneys can help you collect the damages to which you are entitled.

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Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Trucks have certain speed, turning, visibility, and braking characteristics that, when a truck driver is negligent, can be contributing factors in a truck accident. Other causes of serious semi-tractor trailer accidents include:

  • Insufficient driver training
  • Dangerous or reckless truck driving
  • Poorly maintained truck brakes
  • Overloaded or oversized trucks
  • Poor driving conditions (fog, snow, rain, or smoke)
  • Truck defects (defective tires, safety systems, lights, and others)
  • Speeding or aggressive driving behavior
  • Fatigued, sleepy, or tired driver
  • Failure to install an under-ride protection
  • Truck drivers driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol

During a semi-tractor trailer accident, a truck may jackknife or roll over. If you are involved in an accident, it is important that you know your rights. We will hold a negligent, reckless, or careless truck driver responsible for his or her negligence. Our Columbia and Republic, Missouri semi-tractor trailer accident lawyers will evaluate your case and aggressively pursue compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other hardships. Contact Terrell Law Office, LLC today.

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Trucking Accident Experts

If you have been involved in a collision with a semi-tractor trailer, it is important to have knowledgeable experts working on your case. Trucking companies and insurance companies have teams of experts working to minimize your claim. Terrell Law Office, LLC — serving Columbia and Republic, Missouri — can help you level the playing field. Our semi-tractor trailer accident lawyers will evaluate your case and help you determine the best course of action. Our legal team has the knowledge and the resources to thoroughly investigate your accident. We can help determine if drug and alcohol violations, driver negligence, hours of service violations, inadequate driver training, or another cause played a role in your accident. If so, we can help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.

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Contact Our Columbia, Republic, Missouri Semi-Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers

For more information about semi-tractor trailer accidents, visit our trucking accidents and 18-wheeler accidents pages. Our Republic and Columbia, Missouri semi-tractor trailer accident lawyers can help victims or family members obtain financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain, and suffering. Contact Terrell Law Office, LLC for a case evaluation. Our experienced, aggressive attorneys can help you achieve the compensation to which you are entitled.

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Contact Terrell Law Office, LLC — serving Columbia and Republic, Missouri — if you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-tractor trailer accident. Our lawyers can help you achieve compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.






Terrell Law Office, LLC

Republic Office
283 Hwy 60 West
Republic, Missouri 65738
(in the Southwest Plaza Shopping Center near the Driver's License Office)
Phone: (417) 647-2212
Fax: (417) 647-2156

TOLL FREE: (844) 647-2212