Cape Girardeau Underride Accidents
Legal Representation for Cape Girardeau’s Victims of Trucking Collisions
It is safe to say that there is no such thing as a good motor vehicle collision, especially one involving a commercial truck, but there are those that are deadlier than others. One of the most dangerous accidents is an underride crash. This type of collision transpires when a commercial truck and a standard passenger vehicle collide and either part or the entirety of the smaller vehicle goes under the side or rear of the truck. If you or a loved has been injured in an underride accident that took place in Cape Girardeau, you should contact one of the Cape Girardeau truck accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. For more than 30 years, our large regional personal injury law firm has been serving victims of trucking collisions. We have over 30 lawyers and more than 120 staff members who are ready to take your call, so give us a call today. Let us show you how we do things the NST way.
Recovering Damages After an Underride Accident
Negligence is often the reason for underride collisions in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties. Some examples of negligence are fatigued driving, driving while intoxicated, and distracted driving. To illustrate an example of this type of collision, we shall say that West Park Mall – located at 3049 William Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703 – is having a huge sale, and that is where you are headed as you drive along Interstate 55. In the lane adjacent to you is a food delivery truck. The delivery truck driver begins merging into your lane, but he is distracted by his radio, thus not realizing that you are there. As a result, part of your car goes under the truck and gets sheared off, and you sustain serious injuries.
While sustaining injuries from a truck crash is not something to celebrate, coming out of an underride collision alive is. It is not uncommon for occupants of a vehicle that has its top torn off in the collision to be decapitated in the process. After being injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should seek medical attention from a nearby medical facility. Many victims of underride crashes in Missouri are taken from the scene of the accident to the emergency room by ambulance or helicopter.
Medical bills, lost wages, and other monetary losses brought about by an underride collision can quickly diminish one’s finances, so you will likely want to establish the truck driver’s negligence in order to recover compensatory damages for your injuries and losses. The same goes for more subjective losses like pain and suffering and emotional distress, which could be significant if the wreck left you with permanent injuries. With the assistance of an NST lawyer, you may be able to hold the trucking company liable in addition to the truck driver. If, for example, the trucker’s employer committed negligent training, negligent hiring, or negligent supervision, the trucking company may be held directly liable. Our lawyers understand how truck drivers and their employers must follow federal trucking regulations and Missouri driving laws.
Call NST Today to Discuss Your Case with an Attorney
When it comes to law firms going head to head with trucking companies for the compensation of their clients, Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz takes pride in fighting for each and every client. We believe in leaving no stone unturned when it comes to your case. Our firm fights for people injured in underride 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 motor vehicle collision attorney. It is easy to see why NST is the way to go.