Cape Girardeau Speeding Truck Accidents
Tanker Truck Crash Attorneys Serving Victims in Cape Girardeau
With or without cargo, commercial trucks, especially tanker trucks, semi trucks, and tractor-trailers, are extremely heavy, so in comparison to standard passenger vehicles, which weigh several times less than commercial trucks, it takes longer for trucks to accelerate as well as decelerate. If a truck is speeding, the truck driver may not be able to slow down in time, which can result in a serious collision. If a speeding truck accident in Cape Girardeau caused you or a loved one to suffer injuries, you may be able to recover compensatory damages for your injuries and losses with the help of one of the Cape Girardeau truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that litigated truck wreck cases for more than 30 years. Our firm consists of over 30 experienced lawyers and more than 120 dedicated staff members.
How to Obtain Recovery After a Speeding Truck Accident
When a commercial truck is speeding, the results can be horrific. For example, let us say that you are headed toward Historic Fort D – located at 920 Westport Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701 – and currently traveling on Interstate 55. There is a tanker truck speeding behind you. As you are driving, you abruptly hit a standstill, but luckily have enough time and distance to brake properly and come to a stop. The truck driver behind you, on the other hand, is going too fast and unable to come to a complete stop, which results in him rear-ending the back of your vehicle, causing a chain reaction accident, and leaving you with significant injuries.
In order to recover economic and non-economic damages after such an accident, you will have to establish the negligence of the truck driver. Negligence is established by showing that a driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached said duty, and caused you to suffer injuries as a result. When it comes to dealing with truck drivers and their employers, you should retain an attorney with the know-how necessary to aggressively fight the trucking company on your behalf, assert your rights, and defend you against potential allegations of comparative fault the defense may try to make.
Whether you decide to go to Southeast Hospital – located at 1701 Lacey Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701 – or another nearby hospital in Cape Girardeau after an accident is up to you. The important thing is that you have your injuries tended to by a medical professional and obtain a copy of the documents regarding your injuries. Such documentation can bolster your claim, and affect the amount and types of damages you may be awarded. Missouri law, like other states, places the burden of proving injuries and damages on the injured victim. This is reason enough to call an experienced auto accident lawyer in the Cape Girardeau area to protect your legal rights.
Consult an NST Lawyer Today to Explore Your Legal Options
It is crucial to the safety of others on the road that commercial trucks drive in accordance with the legal speed limit. If they fail to do so, speeding truck accidents can transpire and cause serious harm to those involved. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz advocates for people injured in trucking collisions 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 trucking accident attorney. See why many people in Missouri say NST is the way to go.