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Personal Injury
Auto Accidents
Employment Discrimination
Employment Law
Products Liability
Sexual Harassment
Truck Accidents
Wrongful Death

Significant Victories

$ 8,800,000.00 Jury Verdict Product Liability Case

$ 75,000,000.00 Settlement Product Liability Cases

$ 15,000,000.00 Settlement Personal Injury Case

$ 10,000,000.00 Settlement Personal Injury Case

$ 55,000,000.00 Settlement Product Liability Cases

$ 12,000,000.00 Jury Verdict Personal Injury Case

$ 12,000,000.00 Settlement Insurance Coverage Case

$ 10,000,000.00 Judgment Personal Injury Case

$ 2,200,000,000.00 Jury Verdict Pharmaceutical Case

$ 4,400,000.00 Jury Verdict Personal Injury Case

$ 30,000,000.00 Settlement Personal Injury Case

$ 3,750,000.00 Settlement Personal Injury Case

$ 6,800,000.00 Jury Verdict Employment Case

$ 1,000,000.00 Jury Verdict Employment Case

Truck Accidents

A great percentage of auto accidents include large trucks. A large truck has a weight of over 10,000 pounds. Auto accidents that involve large trucks are more likely to cause severe injuries, even fatalities. This is due to the truck’s weight and size. Big rigs, 18 wheelers, and trailers can weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds. If they collide with an automobile, fatal injuries are likely. Statistics show that 10% of the parties involved in truck accidents will die. Many times, truck accidents include multiple vehicles, whereas car accidents tend to be more one-on-one. This is yet another reason that truck accidents are so severe in nature.

Both the state of Missouri and the Federal Government have laws that protect automobile drivers from the recklessness of truck drivers and their employers. Truck drivers are required to follow a certain protocol to ensure that they are operating in optimum condition. They must be well rested so that they do not experience fatigue. Truck drivers also must follow outlined speed and lane changing regulations. The trucking company has responsibilities too. For example, the company must ensure certain standards are met when it loads the truck with materials. All of these precautions are necessary, and they must be implemented each time a truck driver hits the road.

Truck accidents are lethal, and there are many reasons why they occur. If a truck driver is at fault for instigating a truck accident, further inspection may be required to determine if negligence is an issue. Negligence can be on the behalf of the truck driver or the truck driver’s employer. Regardless of who is at fault, responsibility must be taken for careless actions.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, immediate legal attention is crucial. You will want to start building your case with a legal team that has the knowledge and background to ensure success in the court room. At Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. our lawyers specialize in personal injury cases. Our aggressive team has been instrumental in the success of many personal injury cases throughout Missouri. Being involved in a truck accident is devastating, fighting for damages shouldn’t be. Let us help you seek the compensation you deserve.

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