Has a negligent truck driver harmed you or a loved one? Did your accident cause you extensive pain and suffering and overwhelming medical bills?
The firm of Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe is on your side, fighting for justice in your Columbia truck accident injury case.
Work with a team that has over a century of experience. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation case review at (877) 816-2600 or book online today.
What Makes A Good Truck Accident Lawyer In Columbia?
In our experience, we find firms that specialize in truck accident injury cases to yield better results for clients.
Experienced Columbia truck accident attorneys have:
Knowledge of trucking regulations and truck accident case law.
A truck accident case may have a great deal in common with car accident cases, but there is an extra element of complexity in determining who is truly at fault for the accident.
In truck accident cases, fault can be attributed not only to the driver but also to the parent trucking company and the truck’s parts manufacturers. Each group has a legal responsibility to provide operationally safe vehicles to those who drive them.
Experience in determining the cause of the truck accident.
Truck accidents can occur for many driver-related reasons, which include when operators:
- Drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drive when sleep-deprived or tired
- Perform illegal traffic maneuvers (speeding, ignoring traffic signals or signs, taking a curve too quickly)
- Overload their trucks with heavy cargo
- Inadequately or improperly secure their cargo
A deep understanding of how these scenarios manifest in the aftermath of a truck accident is invaluable and significantly enhances a victim’s truck accident case.
An in-depth understanding of how insurance companies operate when paying a claim.
Not only will a Columbia truck accident attorney work with the truck operator’s insurance, but they’ll likely work with the parent trucking company’s insurance, too – adding an extra layer of complexity to an already challenging situation.
Odds are, both companies will attempt to devalue the case by whatever means necessary. As insurance companies are for-profit entities, their primary motive will always lean towards protecting their bottom line by whatever means necessary.
A good Columbia truck accident lawyer will know the tactics typically used to undervalue your claim and know how to present arguments effectively to support your case.
How Long Do I Have To File My Truck Accident Case In Missouri?
Truck accident victims typically have five years to file a truck accident case, according to the Missouri statute of limitations found under RSMo 516.120.
What Damages Can My Missouri Truck Accident Case Pay For?
If your case is concluded successfully, damages paid out to you or your loved one can cover expenses such as:
- Medical Bills
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Lost Wages
- Lost Future Earning Potential
- Funeral or Burial Expenses
Also, damages can reimburse you for the pain and suffering experienced as a result of the accident.
Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe Is Here To Support All Columbia Truck Accident Victims
Getting started is simple – contact us for a free, no-obligation case review and consultation by calling (877) 816-2600 or booking your case review online. We never charge clients for the work performed on their case unless we successfully conclude it.