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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.

The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C.
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Several lawyers said to call this lawyer because he is the best. You will appreciate this law firm. Helped with the injury and property claims. Attentive and knowledgeable. Great reputation in St Louis.
Would use this accident law firm. Best in Saint Louis. Highly rated and it shows. After one phone call, you just know this attorney is better. 5 Stars!!
Great law firm thanks Leah for the referral
Car accident lawyers on tv are not good . Get this attorney ! He is a pro !!
A+ attorney. Smart. Helpful. Great for automobile accident cases. Located in saint louis, missouri. Use him!
Response from the owner: Thanks. Car accident cases are difficult without the right attorney and great clients. Much appreciated.
Quality lawyer. Best law firm for a car accident. Advice was way better than other lawyers I called in St. Louis. Helped with property and injury.
Response from the owner: Thanks. The TV lawyer advertisers are just car accident settlement mills. As soon as people call a real attorney, they always tell us how much better and more helpful we were. Appreciate this.
Get this lawyer if you have an automobile accident. Simply the best!
Response from the owner: Thanks Lizzy. Recommendations from other is the best way to find a car accident attorney.
This lawyer is big time. Smooth. The other lawyers on the other side were not nearly as good as this attorney. I recommend friends in St Louis to him for accident injuries and they all say the same thing…”that lawyer is great.”
Response from the owner: Very nice of you to say. Our lawyers work hard on auto accident cases.
Family used this car accident attorney after a crash. Located in St Louis. This lawyer answers the phone and will walk you through the process. Knows his stuff!
Response from the owner: Taking calls, going over the car accident injury and property process is important. Clients that call always say we are the only lawyers that explained everything. Much appreciated.
Tried the lawyers on TV. They were not good. Hired this car accident lawyer instead because he had great reviews. The reviews are correct. This attorney is as good as they get. He does big injury cases that need to be litigated.
Response from the owner: Car accident lawyers on TV do not litigate cases. It is mass production. They have quotas. Local attorneys are best on auto accidents.
Very very good at injury claims for car wrecks. Use this St Louis attorney. Two thumbs up!
Response from the owner: Thanks for the review! All we do is accidents. When you specialize, your knowledge base and practice skills grow. Thanks!
Used this attorney for an auto accident. Highly recommend this lawyer in St. Louis. Communicates well.
Response from the owner: Communicating with clients is essential. Taking the client though the car accident claims process is important otherwise major mistakes can occur. It is an effort that we make. Thanks!
Best for car accidents in St Louis. Use this attorney.
Response from the owner: Thanks. Great clients make for great cases!
This lawyer is great for car accident injury claims. Did an uninsured motorist case. Very good attorney.
Response from the owner: Car accidents can be insured or uninsured. The claims are much different. Thanks for the review.
Great lawyer if you are in an auto accident. I recommend this attorneys office.
Response from the owner: Thanks J. Glad we got your auto accident case completed and that for telling others about our lawyers.
Very good car accident attorney. Did my and my relatives claims and paperwork. Highly recommend.
Response from the owner: Thanks for recommending our law firm on car accident cases.
Fantastic law firm, I would recommend! Received free consultation related to an auto accident when my parked car was damaged by a baseball. Very supportive advice, these guys are good!
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Recommend this attorney for auto accidents.
Response from the owner: Thanks for recommending our attorneys for an automobile accident.
Best St Louis lawyer for car accidents.
Response from the owner: Thanks Tana. Appreciate this!
Great Lawyer!!
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I was in a car accident in St.Louis and hired Chris as my lawyer. He was amazing!!! He helped me every step of the way and was able to get me a great settlement!!!Highly, highly, highly recommend him!
Response from the owner: Each step is important in a car accident. Thanks for recommending us for car accidents injury claims.
If you have an auto accident and need an attorney in St Louis, I recommend Mr Hoffmann.
Response from the owner: Appreciate this James and you did great as well. Car accident claims always start with a good client.
Great car accident lawyer. Did a very good job on my injury case. Thanks!
Response from the owner: Thanks. Appreciate the compliment. All we do is car accident litigation.
Very accomplished accident attorney in Saint Louis. 5 stars for sure!
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A car accident lawyer I would recommend to anyone.
Response from the owner: Thanks. That is great of you to say about our lawyers.
Great car accident attorney!!
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When I had my accident he was very professional, honest and caring to me and my family it wasn't about the money it was about the care, he made sure me and my kids were took care of and I really appreciate it this is a gexcellant law firm also his secretary is the best,so I would like to say thank you chris for everything melinda .
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Great car accident lawyer in St. Louis. This is a very good car accident lawyer in St. Lious. Takes phone calls. Listens. Experienced in injury litigation.
Response from the owner: Thanks Maddie. Our law firm brings experience to the table on car accident cases.
Great people, helped me through a situation over the phone. His words and advice eventually helped me in my case.
Response from the owner: Glad to hear!
Although Mr. Hoffman did not represent me in my case he was willing to take the time to get me in touch with someone who specializes in the type of incident I needed legal representation with. Attorney's such as Mr. Hoffman are difficult to find. He took personal time to keep in touch with me and give me sound legal advice and guidance. I highly recommend speaking with Mr. Hoffman if you require his services. I truly believe he is the type of person who cares and will make sure the job gets done RIGHT. Do not hesitate to contact him
Response from the owner: Anytime!
In an auto accident in St. Louis, the other car pulled out and hit us. The collision was very bad. We were all injured and used this attorney. He is very experienced in handling injury claims and got a great settlement after filing a lawsuit for us. 5 Stars!
Response from the owner: Thanks Ms. Santoni. Side impact car accidents are some of the worst our lawyers see. We have to file lawsuits on nearly every case because insurance companies deny almost every claim, but I am glad we got yours resolved. I appreciate you recommending our lawyers and giving us a 5 Star rating.
My daughter and I were in an car accident. We for both injured badly. After I finally got out of the hospital, I started looking for lawyers in Saint Louis and found this attorney who does accident and injury claims. It said their attorney would answer 24 hours a day. I called their law firm at 10 p.m. and a injury lawyer answered. He was polite, knowledgeable, and advised me of what needed to be done for myself and my daughter regarding the car accident. I hired them to do or auto accident case. They kept me well informed during the car accident case in Saint Louis County Court. I was well prepared for depositions. He help with everything. I got a good settlement as did my daughter for our injuries. Although the car accident was scary, it was bearable having a good helpful attorney on our side. I highly recommend this Saint Louis car accident law firm. Their attorneys and lawyers are great. Highly recommended
Response from the owner: Happy to help.
The Chris Hoffman law firm takesgreat care of all my legal needs. They are caring and personal and will fight for what you need. I highly recommend them. You will be very satisfied and know he got you the best deal available.
Response from the owner: Great cleints are the start to pursuing any legal case and you are the best! Thanks for the recommendation Barbara!
A true professional in terms of car accident cases. I definitely recommend this lawyer for any injury after a St. Louis accident. Very good at what these attorneys do!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for such a great review. Our attorneys work hard at providing great service. Car accident cases are fought by insurance companies from the property damage through the personal injury claim. This forces people to get local lawyers to do their claims. Missouri and Saint Louis, in particular, is known for accident claim denial even against your own insurance carrier. Thanks again!
You will not find better attorneys for a car accident in St. Louis. Very experienced. These attorneys know all the facets of an accident case and have great advice when problems come up during the injury claim.
Response from the owner: Thanks Jack. Our attorneys appreciate a great review like this. It helps car accident victims know who are the real lawyers in St. Louis who do this work versus the mere advertisers who refer victims to lawyers they have never met for a kickback. Much appreciated!
Thanks for helping with my car accident case. These lawyers are best in St. Louis.
Response from the owner: You are welcome and thanks for the review! A lot of car accident victims read these and find it helpful in choosing a lawyer for their case. Great cases always start with great clients!
great lawyer for auto accident cases . I thought this law firm did great work .Very happy with their services. I would recommend them to others.
Response from the owner: It was very nice of you to leave a review. Thanks Brenda! A good case always starts with a great client. We appreciated the recommendation. It is good to hear back from clients and have them refer us to other injury victims after a car accident. Wish you well!
This is the best choice for a car accident attorney. These lawyers get great settlements.I was recommended to them from some people I know and was happy to get a great recommendation.
Response from the owner: Our attorneys appreciate the compliment! It is great to hear we are doing well. It means a lot when you recommend our lawyers to other car accident victims. Thanks again!
Glad I switched to this auto accident lawyer. These lawyers fight hard for their injury clients. I highly recommend these lawyers.
Response from the owner: We are happy you switched as well. Good clients are the basis for a good case. Fighting to protect your rights after an accidental injury is our sole focus. Your recommendation means a lot. Thanks again for the review.
If you are injured in a car accident you should hire this attorney. This is the best legal representation. These attorneys are very professional.
Response from the owner: Thank you for reviewing our law firm and recommending our lawyers. Attorneys appreciate feedback on whether they are doing well on cases and reviews are one of the best means for this.
ST.LOUIS AUTO ACCIDENT? I RECOMMEND THIS LAWYER FOR ANY ACCIDENT CASE INVOLVING INJURIES. VERY GOOD LAWYERS!
Response from the owner: Appreciate the Good Words! SInce our law firm started focusing exclusively on car and auto accidents, the focus had increased our knowledge and the learning curve has greatly benefited out settlement results. Specializing is key for any lawyers! All benefit from this. Thanks again for the review!
Selecting a lawyer is tough. I would rate this firm as top car accident lawyers in the St. Louis Area. Easy to work with attorneys who I would definitely recommend to friends and family. This lawyer really took his time to help us out.
Response from the owner: Selecting a lawyer would be tough. Going local and going with smaller law firms is always smart. Never use the TV lawyers. I cannot imaging getting inundated with TV ads all day and then attempting to decide on a lawyer. TV advertisers get a well earned reputation as settlement mills because they have too many clients and give their employees quotas, hence they take low settlements and earn the nickname "settlement mills." I always tell people to hire someone local and never someone on television. Jurors hate TV advertisers as well, hence not good for your case value. Thanks for the review! Glad we did well!
I was recommended to this car crash attorney. This is a very good law firm. I rate them 5 stars because they are very professional, communicate well, and get good case results. You should definitely hire these lawyers!
Response from the owner: Hey Tina! Thanks for posting this review of our law firm. Good to hear our attorneys are doing good work on car accident claims. If you ever need any help in the future, please give us a call. Thanks again!
Very experienced auto accident attorney if you are injured in a wreck . From the 1st phone call through the end of the process, this lawyer took the time to explain each step. I would recommend these lawyers if you have an accident or injury claim.
Response from the owner: Thanks Ruby! It is good to hear we kept you informed from start to finish on the steps of the car accident case. Glad our lawyers could help in this regard and appreciate you recommending our law firm to others who have been hurt as a result of another drivers negligence.
Glad I switched to this car accident lawyer. Very professional attorney. He really spent alot of time explaining the process and had solutions for every problem. Hiring this law firm is the smart choice.
Response from the owner: Thanks for the review Michael. Our attorneys appreciate getting a good review. Keeping clients informed during both the the car accident injury claim and litigation process is paramount. The importance of having answers to the problems that arise after an auto accident cannot be understated. Thanks against for recommending our St. Louis law firm.
Car Accident lawyer in St. Louis. When you need an attorney, look no further after a car accident. Great legal representation for your case. This attorney explains the process, takes on car insurance companies and will litigate if they are not being fair on your claim. Simply the best!
Response from the owner: The car accident claims process takes time. Although the property damage can get resolved quickly, the injury claim takes the majority of time and is commonly the issue that is denied by almost every insurance company. In St. Louis and throughout Missouri, car insurance companies deny claim after claim after claim...or they offer 10 cents on the dollar for medical bills as settlement in full. It is a sad reality for car accident injury victims. This is the same whether filing a claim against the at fault parties' insurance or filing a claim against your own uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. 99 out of 100 claims are denied. We fight this abuse and litigate those 99 claims. Thanks for the review!
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The government has established different “rules of the road” covering trucks, trucking companies, and truck driver training and conduct. Among other things:

  • Commercial truck drivers are limited in driving hours before they must rest. Truck drivers should keep a detailed logbook documenting their driving hours, which can be crucial evidence in truck accident cases.
  • Trucks themselves have weight restrictions, road restrictions, and maintenance requirements that, if neglected, can lead to truck accidents.
  • Trucking companies are required to follow federal regulations in hiring, training, scheduling, and maintenance. They must transport cargo safely, including properly containing hazardous materials (HAZMAT regulations). Violation of these regulations can often result in a truck accident.

Commercial truck accidents are much more likely to occur when these regulations are violated.

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

The trucking industry involves many parties — drivers, owners, warehouses, and vehicle maintenance crews are just a few. Truck accidents are, therefore, susceptible to a variety of causes. The most common causes include:

  • Truck Driver Fatigue: Truck driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of truck accidents in Missouri and Illinois. Although laws are designed to limit truck driving activity, many drivers either disobey the law or engage in physical activity while resting to drive.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents: A significant number of truck accidents are caused by the use of alcohol or drugs by the truck driver. Some truck drivers ignore the stringent laws against drunk driving or drug use, and their lawbreaking may lead to a catastrophic semi-truck accident.
  • Brake Failure: Brake failure, tire blowouts, brake light failure, or other dangerous conditions go undetected because the truck owner fails to inspect or maintain the vehicle properly. It should be noted that the truck rig and trailer are often owned by different people, each responsible for maintaining their part properly.

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 25 years of truck accident and personal injury experience, attorney Christopher Hoffmann understands the causes and the many factors that make truck accident claims so complex. He 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
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Who Was Responsible for the Truck Accident?

In truck accident cases, multiple parties could be responsible for the accident. If you fail to include any of these parties in a lawsuit, you may lose your opportunity to secure the financial recovery you need. Truck accident attorney Chris Hoffmann thoroughly investigates every case to identify every potentially liable party, including:

  • The truck driver
  • Truck loaders
  • The trucking company that hires or pays the driver
  • The truck owner
  • The trailer owner
  • Truck manufacturers
  • Truck and trailer maintenance personnel

Preventing Semi-Truck Accidents with Defensive Driving

Often, passenger car occupants are vulnerable to severe and life-threatening injuries resulting from a collision. Drivers must be cautious when driving near semi-trucks to avoid a crash. Defensive driving may prevent a potentially dangerous and fatal accident.

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Semi-Truck Accident Statistics

A U.S. Department of Transportation report indicates that 68 percent of accidents involving 18-wheelers and semi-trucks occurred in rural areas. Over 500,000 truck accidents happen nationwide annually, and almost 5,000 of these accidents result in fatalities. The victims in 98 percent of the cases have been the occupants of small passenger cars. For this reason, drivers of smaller vehicles should drive defensively when a large truck is nearby.

Defensive Driving Tips

  • Be cautious and alert when on the highway, especially around big trucks.
  • Keep a lookout for semi-trucks or tractor-trailers as they execute a turn or enter or exit a highway.
  • When driving through a construction zone, give the big trucks extra space and a wide berth.
  • Inclement weather calls for special precautions. Remember that a big truck cannot maneuver or stop like a passenger car; a close situation can quickly turn disastrous in severe weather.
  • Driving in the truck driver’s blind spot is extremely dangerous because the driver cannot see you. This can often result in a truck accident.
  • When overtaking a truck, never cut it off.

3 Common Questions Insurance Companies Ask After a Truck Accident

How Did the Truck Accident Happen?

This question aims to gather information to help the insurer determine who was at fault for the accident. However, the question can also be used as a trap to get you to admit responsibility for the accident. For example, the insurance company may get you to say that you “didn’t see the truck” or “didn’t have time to react.” These statements could be used to argue that you were at fault for the accident. 

To avoid this trap, it is generally best to speak with an experienced attorney and let them communicate with the insurance company. If you choose to answer this question, it’s important to be clear and concise. Stick to the facts and avoid speculating about what may have caused the accident. The last thing you want to do is give the insurance company any information that could be used against you.

What Medical Conditions Do You Suffer From? 

Insurance companies typically want detailed information about any health issues that could affect your recovery or ability to work. This might include ongoing medical conditions, medications you are currently taking, or previous injuries that could potentially impact your diagnosis and prognosis.

Don’t answer this question without consulting a truck accident attorney. The insurance company could look for vulnerabilities, such as pre-existing conditions or prior incidents, that could be used against you in court. 

How Were Your Injuries Treated? 

In addition to asking about your current medical condition, insurance companies will also want details on how your injuries were initially treated. They may ask whether you visited an emergency room or received ongoing care from a doctor or specialist. If so, they will want specific information on these appointments and any treatments that were prescribed due to them.

Again, while this may seem like a simple and straightforward question, don’t answer it without an attorney by your side. The insurer may use your answer to blame you for the accident or deny your claim.

St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in an accident caused by a semi-truck, you may be able to claim compensation from the driver and trucking company. An experienced St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyer at The Hoffmann Law Firm can help! Call us 24/7 for a free case evaluation.

Free Consultation with a St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer

Don’t talk to an insurance claims adjuster before speaking with The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. We can help you avoid making statements that may affect the outcome of your case. The consultation is free; you don’t pay unless we get you money!

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