ST. LOUIS TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
All drivers are required to follow the rules of the road, but truck drivers have a higher standard due to the danger an 18 wheeler represents compared to a regular car due to the amount of weight trucks carry on the road. Federal, state, and company rules must all be followed or danger will result.
Truck crashes are different compared to car crashes in part because of the amount of evidence that is available. Trucks are equipped with tracking systems that can tell us the speed of the truck at impact, whether the brakes were applied, and many other critical pieces of information that can disappear if not retrieved soon after a crash.
Furthermore, trucking companies use many techniques and corporate organizational systems to attempt to hide who truly owns any given truck to avoid liability, responsibility, and accountability. We fight to ensure that all who are responsible are found and held accountable.