Cape Girardeau Override Accidents
Semi-Truck Crash Attorneys Fighting on Behalf of Victims in Cape Girardeau
Commercial trucks eclipse standard passenger vehicles in size and tend to weigh several times more than them as well, so it is no surprise that if a car were to collide with one of these massive vehicles on the road, the outcome could easily be disastrous, especially if it were an override collision. This type of accident occurs when a large commercial truck runs over another vehicle. If you or a loved one has been injured in an override accident in the Cape Girardeau area, you should contact one of the Cape Girardeau truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are a large regional personal injury law firm of over 30 attorneys and more than 120 staff members that has been serving injured victims for more than 30 years. Give us a call today to discuss your claim and let us guide you through the legal process the NST way.
Seeking Compensation After Being Injured in an Override Accident
Override crashes often happen due to a truck driver’s negligence, e.g. speeding, tailgating, driving while fatigued, and more. For an example, let us say that you are driving on South Lorimier Street and headed toward Cape Girardeau City Hall, which is located at 401 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703. Behind you is a tanker truck that appears to be accelerating really quickly. You check your rear-view mirror and see that the tanker truck driver has fallen asleep at the wheel. Before you can even react, the truck has run over the back of your car, but luckily the truck driver woke up in the nick of time to prevent a horrible accident from turning into a fatal one.
For purposes of illustration, assume as a result of the accident, you sustained head trauma, facial fractures, broken vertebrae, contusions, and more. Unfortunately, no matter what hospital you go to for medical attention, you could easily be left with exorbitant medical bills for your injuries, especially if they require stitching, surgery, and other procedures. If an accident leaves you unable to move about safely in your house, you may have to make additions, which can also end up costing you a lot of money. In order to recover compensatory damages from the truck driver or trucking company, you will likely have to prove that your injuries were caused by the truck driver breaching his or her obligation to drive safely.
While you may be able to bolster your claim on your own by obtaining documentation of your injuries from the hospital as well as an official copy of the police report regarding the collision from the Cape Girardeau Police Department, whose headquarters are located at 40 South Sprigg Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703, you should still hire an experienced attorney in the Cape Girardeau area to help you validate your claim and look for potential violations of federal trucking regulations. A lawyer can also aid in possibly holding the truck driver’s employer liable, aggressively go head to head with the trucking company on your behalf, and inform you of the damages to which you may be entitled, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
Consult a Skilled Trucking Collision Lawyer About Your Case
No matter what type of accident it is, any collision with a commercial truck can do serious damage to the other vehicle(s) involved as well as the occupants, but override accidents are one of the most dangerous types due to the fact that the occupants inside can be crushed. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we help people injured in 18-wheeler crashes 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 consultation with a motor vehicle collision attorney. Allow us to show you why NST is the way to go.