Because a fully loaded 18-wheeler can cause devastating property damage, serious personal injury, or a fatality if involved in a crash, interstate trucking companies are held to a high standard of safety and regulated by the ICC and the State of Missouri. A truck injury claims lawyer must be prepared to use the laws and regulations that govern the trucking industry in recovering compensation for victims of commercial vehicle accidents. Attorneys at Lear Werts LLP have the experience to handle claims against large corporations and are committed to helping victims of tractor-trailer accidents receive the compensation they need and deserve. Contact the firm to make arrangements for a free consultation and case evaluation.
At the Columbia, Missouri, personal injury law firm each client receives the personal attention of an attorney from the time of the initial consultation until the settlement or verdict is reached. Since the firm accepts a limited number of select cases, each trucking accident claim or lawsuit receives the focused attention necessary for success.
Accident investigation is essential in a truck accident. Was the truck properly maintained? Were the driver logs in compliance with federal and state regulations? Was the accident caused by driver fatigue? Did roadway design defects, bad weather, improper loading, or defective equipment contribute to the accident? Lear Werts LLP will examine police reports, work with technical experts, and interview witnesses to collect the necessary evidence.
If you have been in a trucking accident, you need immediate medical attention. Your Lear Werts LLP attorney will help you arrange for a medical evaluation, collect your medical records, and monitor your progress. The most important job you have is to recover from your injuries.
Your insurance claim needs to document the accident and your injuries and losses (including financial losses, medical expenses, and pain and suffering). Contact a personal injury lawyer who will send an effective demand letter to the insurance company. If the insurance company does not offer an adequate settlement, your attorney will be prepared to take the case to trial. Injuries caused by a semi-truck wreck may be covered by more than one insurance policy. It is important to investigate all possible sources of compensation.
The attorneys at Lear Werts LLP in Columbia, Missouri, provide legal services to clients throughout the state, focusing on cases handled in mid-Missouri (central Missouri) and the Columbia area including cities of Jefferson City, Fayette, Booneville, Fulton, and Huntsville, and communities throughout Boone County and Cole, Howard, Cooper, Chariton, Linn, Adair, Macon, Shelby, Randolph, Saline, Pettis, Morgan, Moniteau, Benton, Saint Clair, Cedar, Hickory, Camden, Laclede, Miller, Osage, Callaway, and Montgomery counties.