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St. Louis Trucking Accident Attorneys

Accidents involving tractor-trailers and automobiles often have tragic results. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, even though large trucks accounted for just 4 percent of all registered vehicles on the road in 2008, they were responsible for one of every nine traffic deaths.

Since 1954, the attorneys at St. Louis firm Bruntrager & Billings have been helping individuals who have been injured in trucking accidents, as well as families who have lost loved ones as a result of truck-car accidents.

An 18-wheeler may measure 60 feet long and weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, making it difficult to control and stop, and so trucks and their drivers are subject to special federal and state regulations. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules govern such issues as truck maintenance, how loads are secured in the trailer and the number of hours a trucker may drive. Violation of one of these rules may lead to a deadly accident.

Some of the common causes of trucking accidents are:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Prescription drug use
  • Over-the-counter drug use
  • Illegal drug use
  • Driver inexperience
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Aggressive driving
  • Inattention
  • Talking on the cell phone
  • Texting
  • Improper loading

At Bruntrager & Billings, our attorneys are experienced in the area of trucking litigation. We carefully review all state and federal rules and laws to determine whether any were violated and whether a violation caused a crash. We also review the trucker’s log and compare it with the truck’s black box data and GPS tracking system, after which our experts will reconstruct the accident.

If you are suffering from injuries caused by a trucking accident or have lost a loved one as a result of a trucking accident, let the St. Louis trucking accident attorneys at Bruntrager & Billings protect your rights. Schedule your free consultation by calling 314-646-0066.