St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyers Discuss Recent Tractor-Trailer Crash
August 20, 2013
Experts say the reason accidents involving tractor-trailers are so dangerous is due to the sheer force exerted during impact, which is caused by the size and weight of the vehicle. The St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyers with Cofman Townsley point out this force may have played a part in recent collision that occurred along I-44 in St. Louis, Missouri.
An article from KMOV 4 News explains that at around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, a pickup truck traveling eastbound along the interstate, near S. Grand Boulevard, collided with the rear-end of a disabled vehicle. Moments later, a tractor-trailer plowed into the back of the wrecked pickup, causing the vehicle to catch fire. The truck was soon engulfed in flames that claimed the driver’s life before he could receive assistance.
The incident leaves many citizens wondering what they can do to help prevent being involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer. Cofman Townsley’s team of St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers explain that slowing down or stopping a tractor-trailer can be difficult because of the vehicle’s size and weight. A fully loaded big rig can take as far as a mile to come to a complete stop.
That’s why the firm suggests giving these vehicles plenty of space on the road. They add that if a commercial truck strikes your vehicle, it is important that you speak to a qualified attorney regarding your legal rights.