Cape Girardeau Head-On Truck Accidents
Legal Representation for Trucking Collision Victims in Cape Girardeau
One of the deadliest types of motor vehicle crashes is a head-on collision, and it becomes even more dangerous when a commercial truck is involved. Head-on crashes can be prevented if truck drivers practice safe driving, but not all of them do. Sometimes, truckers are fatigued or not paying attention to the road while they are driving, which can result in them veering into a lane of oncoming traffic and collide headfirst with another vehicle. If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on truck accident in the Cape Girardeau area, you should contact one of the Cape Girardeau truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are a large regional personal injury law firm of more than 30 skilled attorneys and over 120 committed staff members. Give us a call today to discuss your claim and let us guide you through the legal process the NST way.
Recovering Damages Following a Head-On Truck Accident
If you are lucky enough to survive a head-on collision with a commercial truck, you still may be left with critical injuries, such as lacerations, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, broken bones, whiplash, skull fractures, and more, especially if one of the vehicles was speeding. Physical therapy, surgeries, other medical bills from Saint Francis Medical Center – located at 211 Saint Francis Drive, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703 – or some other nearby medical facility, and lost wages can result from one’s injuries – not to mention the intangible losses that one may experience, such as mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, etc. It is crucial to hire a lawyer with experience in trucking litigation in Missouri to help you recover the economic and non-economic damages you rightfully deserve.
For illustration, let’s say that you were involved in a head-on truck accident on North Kingshighway Street while you were headed for the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center located on County Park Drive. The collision occurred because the truck driver fell asleep at the wheel, and drove through the median and into your lane. Recovering damages from the truck driver requires you to show that your injuries were caused by him or her breaching a duty of reasonable care that he or she owed you, thus establishing negligence. If the trucker was on the clock and acting within the course and scope of employment, the trucking company may be forced to cover your damages.
Trucking companies, however, are not known to instantly concede liability for an accident. Some may even try to hide or destroy evidence that could hold them liable. This is one instance where an attorney could shift the tide of your case. Your lawyer can potentially preserve evidence by sending the trucking company a spoliation of evidence letter to deter them from destroying evidence. Additionally, your attorney can inform you of ways in which you may be able to hold the trucking company liable in addition to the truck driver.
Talk to a Commercial Truck Crash Attorney About Your Case
Head-on truck accidents are just one of the many types of collisions that can flip a person’s life upside down in an instant. Victims of head-on crashes with commercial trucks usually sustain permanent, life-threatening injuries. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we assist victims of trucking accidents in Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville, Hayti, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities throughout Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free appointment with a truck crash lawyer. Let us to show you why NST is the way to go.