Belleville Truck Underride Accident Lawyers

An underride truck accident occurs when a tractor-trailer stops or slows down substantially and the cars following it cannot or do not slow down enough in time, and they collide with the trailer. Given the height of the trailer, the front end of most vehicles passes underneath the trailer without hindrance. This leaves the cab still traveling at full speed when the bottom of the trailer impacts the windshield. The occupants face the full force of the impact to their chests and heads.

The danger these types of accidents pose has long been recognized. Simple steps like requiring reflective tape and underride guards have been implemented to try and prevent these accidents and to minimize the damage they cause.

Yet, underride accidents continue to occur. Underride guards have been shown to fail in preventing major injuries.

If you or someone you love has been involved in an underride accident, the injuries suffered may be extremely serious. Having an experienced and skilled attorney by your side may be the only way to protect your rights.

Exceptional Representation Since 1970

At Ripplinger & Zimmer, L.L.C., we understand what the victims of underride accidents are up against when they pursue compensation for the injuries they suffered. Insurance companies know that these cases can lead to high dollar payouts and they fight them with all available resources. Our extensive experience in crafting extremely effective cases for our clients allows you to have the best chance of securing the full compensation that is appropriate for your losses.

Attorney George Ripplinger Jr. has been helping the victims of all manner of trucking accidents for more than 40 years.

Contact the St. Louis Car and Truck Accident Attorneys of Ripplinger & Zimmer, L.L.C.

When an accident occurs involving a semi truck or other commercial vehicle, the injuries can be catastrophic. We can help you assert your rights and aggressively pursue the compensation you will need following such a major accident. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Belleville truck underride accident attorneys, call 618-234-2440 or simply contact us online.

In personal injury, malpractice cases and in some business litigation, our fees are contingent upon our securing compensation for you. We only charge attorney's fees once we have recovered compensation for our clients.