Trucking Accident Lawyers — Serving Missouri Victims Statewide

Traffic accidents involving commercial trucks, such as semi-tractor trailers or 18-wheelers, often result in catastrophic injuries, even wrongful death. Although statistics show that truck drivers are generally more careful on the road than automobile drivers and that instances of fatal trucking accidents have declined in recent years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,190 fatalities and 116,000 injuries occurred in trucking accidents in 2004. If you or a loved one is involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and damage to your vehicle. Our trucking accident lawyers — serving Columbia and Republic, Missouri — will hold negligent truck drivers and trucking companies responsible for their actions.

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Potential Trucking Accident Defendants

To ensure our clients receive maximum compensation for their injuries and damage to their vehicle, our trucking accident lawyers will identify as many potential defendants as possible. Possible parties obligated to compensate you for your injuries may include:

  • Truck driver
  • Trucking company
  • Contractors
  • Employers
  • Insurance companies

If a truck driver is employed by a trucking or shipping company, the company can be held responsible for the driver's negligence. Establishing the liability of third parties can be difficult if, as is often the case, the driver is an independent contractor of a larger company. In that situation, it is important to have experienced trucking accident lawyers on your side. Contact our Columbia and Republic, Missouri area offices if you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck.

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Trucking Accident Damages

Victims of trucking accidents may be entitled to compensation for any resulting medical expenses, emotional suffering, lost wages, and property damage. Because it is always difficult to put a dollar value on the catastrophic injuries and the emotional distress caused by a trucking accident, it is important for victims to retain experienced legal representation. At Terrell Law Office, LLC, our trucking accident lawyers — serving Columbia and Republic, Missouri – will fight for fair compensation. Victims are entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

In assessing and presenting your accident claim, our skilled attorneys will consider all aspects of your resulting harm and loss. We will fight to ensure that you receive fair compensation for you injuries. For a comprehensive case evaluation, contact our trucking accident lawyers. Our firm serves Columbia, Republic, and all of Missouri.

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Trucking Accident Lawsuits

The principal legal factor in determining liability in trucking accident cases is negligence. Negligence occurs when the truck driver, trucking company, or other party fails to exercise reasonable care, and that failure results in injuries to a victim or victims. In order to prove negligence, our trucking accident lawyers must show:

  • The defendant had the duty to exercise a reasonable degree of care.
  • The defendant failed to exercise reasonable care.
  • The defendant's failure to exercise such care resulted in injury to the victim.

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Special Considerations

Certain dangers are unique to large commercial trucks. These include:

  • Jackknifing — Under certain conditions, including sudden braking and turning, large trucks, such as 18-wheelers, are prone to jackknifing.
  • Turning Accidents — Large commercial vehicles are often difficult to turn. Sometimes the driver uses two lanes to make a right turn. In some instances, this manner of turning the vehicle is sufficient to establish the truck driver's fault.

For more information about the trucking accidents, contact our Republic and Columbia , Missouri lawyers.

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Contact Our Trucking Accident Lawyers – Republic, Columbia, Missouri

If you or a loved one is the victim of a commercial truck accident, contact Terrell Law Office, LLC. Insurance companies representing the party at fault have a team of adjustors, investigators, and attorneys working to minimize the payment on your claim. Our trucking accident lawyers — serving Republic and Columbia, Missouri — know the complexities of our legal system and have achieved substantial awards for many of our clients. To arrange a case consultation, contact Terrell Law Office, LLC today. This initial consultation is always free. Our trucking accident lawyers will carefully evaluate your claim to determine if you require the assistance of an attorney and whether you can seek damages.

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If you have been injured in a trucking accident, contact our lawyers — serving Republic and Columbia, Missouri — and arrange a case consultation. We are experienced and have achieved significant verdicts and settlements for our clients.

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