What are common truck accident causes?
Drivers need to take extra precautions when driving big trucks. The size and weight of commercial trucks often makes them more difficult to steer, maneuver, and stop than other vehicles. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drug and alcohol use
- Excess cargo weight
- Irregular maintenance
- Sleep deprivation
Do I have a truck accident case?
If you were injured in a truck accident that was caused by a trucking company or truck driver’s negligence, you need to hire an attorney and investigate the cause. The truck accident lawyers at Cofman Townsley can look at all the evidence to decide if you have a strong claim for compensation.
- Who is responsible for my accident?
With trucking accidents, there are numerous parties who may be responsible, such as the:
Trucking companies can be held liable for accidents if they fail to follow safety regulations or force drivers to work too many hours without rest.
Truck drivers who speed, run red lights, drive while distracted or intoxicated, or break other laws of the road may be considered responsible for accidents.
Truck manufacturers are responsible for making sure their trucks are safe to drive within proper maintenance schedules.
- Trucking Companies
How can I get compensation for my injuries?
The trucking company’s insurance provider may offer you a settlement after the accident, but it’s usually not enough to pay for all of your accident-related expenses. At Cofman Townsley, our truck accident lawyers can file a claim for damages and help you get the maximum amount of compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.
How long do I have to file a claim on a truck accident?
The statute of limitations for filing a truck accident claim in Missouri and Illinois is usually two years from the date of the crash. That’s why it’s important that you call an attorney at Cofman Townsley as soon as possible after the accident.
Evidence can quickly disappear or even be intentionally destroyed by the trucking company. Our investigators will act fast to collect evidence and talk to witnesses to get a complete picture of the accident.
Who will handle my case?
When you call Cofman Townsley, you’ll speak directly with an attorney who will handle your case. The attorneys you see on our website are the attorneys who handle our clients’ cases. In addition, our legal staff—including case managers and paralegals—works closely on all cases to support each other and our clients. We’re proud to give our friends and neighbors the high-quality legal representation they deserve.