St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyer
The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. is dedicated to holding truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for their negligence.
There are an estimated 500,000 truck accidents in the U.S. each year. Nearly 5,000 of these result in fatalities. The remainder often result in injuries of varying degrees. With three major interstates running through the Missouri-Illinois border in St. Louis — I-44, I-64 and I-70 — Missouri and Illinois see more than their fair share of trucking accidents. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are caused by the negligence of truck drivers or trucking companies.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
In an attempt to increase their profits, truck drivers sometimes do things that endanger public safety. They speed. They don’t take the required rest breaks and drive while tired. Some even use stimulants or illegal drugs to stay awake.
To save money, trucking companies sometimes hire unqualified drivers or fail to perform the required inspections or maintain equipment properly. They may overload trailers, increasing the danger of a mechanical failure with brakes, tires and other semi truck equipment. No matter the cause of a trucking accident, The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. has the resources to help victims of truck accidents in Missouri and Illinois.
We understand how insurance companies work to limit your recovery after a tractor trailer accident. Insurance companies will immediately have people on the scene of an accident to gather evidence to limit their liability. The sooner you hire a lawyer to protect your interests, the sooner we can have our investigators working to build your case.
With more than 15 years of truck accident and personal injury experience, attorney Christopher Hoffmann understands the causes of truck accidents and the many factors that make truck accident claims so complex. He personally handles every truck accident case, including those involving:
- Faulty brakes and defective parts
- Commercial trucks colliding with vans or shuttle buses
- Bucket truck wrecks
- Fire truck accidents
- Pick-up truck accidents
- Tanker truck crashes
Contact an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer
If you have been involved in a serious truck accident in Missouri or Illinois, you can call our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (314) 361-4242. You can also contact us online by filling out our contact form. We offer a free initial consultation in all personal injury cases and you never pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
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