Car/Truck Collisions

St. Louis, Missouri, Truck Accident Injury Attorneys

When a semi, tractor-trailer or other big rig is involved in a crash, the injuries are often devastating. Truck accidents take many lives and leave victims dealing with an array of catastrophic consequences, including spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.

The magnitude of such injuries and their long-term costs is one important reason to contact a Belleville car/truck collision lawyer with truck accident case experience if you or a family member becomes a victim. Another is the complexity involved in investigating these cases to determine causes and prove negligence.

Serious, Complex Accidents Require an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer

At the law firm of Ripplinger & Zimmer, L.L.C., we have the experience to handle any car/truck collision or other semi wreck in Illinois or Missouri . As shown by major successes in complex truck accident injury and wrongful death cases, attorney George R. Ripplinger knows what to look for and who to speak with, as well as how to quickly contact and secure expert investigators.

You should consult an attorney as soon as possible in any case of personal injury, but this step can be especially critical in a truck accident case. An intensive roadway cleanup effort can eliminate key evidence quickly, and your success in recovering compensation may hinge on our ability to document a variety of factors in the accident, such as:

  • Whether precautions were taken to prevent an unbalanced load
  • A variety of roadway conditions and potential vehicle or component defects
  • Whether a driver and trucking company involved was negligent in following extensive regulations that cover background checks for commercial drivers, keeping logbooks, limiting hours of service and many other conditions

Looking at All Angles and Sources of Recovery for Illinois Truck Accidents

We will look beyond the truck driver's possible negligence to identify all possible sources of recovery for you. To cite a few examples, we have obtained million-dollar-plus settlements for our clients in cases involving:

  • A defective truck steering system, enabling a successful lawsuit against a trucking company responsible for maintaining vehicle safety
  • Improper roadway paving that caused a truck to hydroplane into a fatal crash, enabling action against the responsible road construction company

For a free consultation about your legal options after a car/truck collision or other trucking accident, please contact us right away.