Adverse Weather Truck Accidents

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Representing Individuals Injured in MO Semi-Truck Accidents

MO Accident Caused By Bad Weather?

Like most of the Midwest, St. Louis and the surrounding areas experience a wide range of weather that can include snow, ice, high winds, and heavy rain. In addition, the area is known for its heavy thunderstorms and often has tornadic activity during the spring and summer months. These conditions, as any driver can attest, can make safely operating a motor vehicle significantly more difficult than it would be in clear and dry conditions. A significant number of motor vehicle accidents each year are partially caused by poor weather conditions and sometimes are unavoidable. In other cases, accidents that occur in poor weather are caused by a driver’s own negligence, which can include ignoring unsafe weather conditions.

Poor Weather Does Not Excuse Unsafe Driving in Missouri

While poor weather conditions can make driving more difficult, drivers are expected to account for this fact by slowing down or taking other appropriate measures. While all drivers are expected to act reasonably with respect to the way they operate their vehicles, drivers who operate commercial vehicles are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). Section 392.14 of these regulations requires that a commercial vehicle operator use “extreme caution” when hazardous conditions adversely affect visibility or traction. The types of hazardous conditions that the regulation contemplates include:

  • Snow
  • Ice
  • Sleet
  • Fog
  • Rain
  • Dust
  • Smoke
  • Mist

In addition to using extreme caution in these situations, they are required to stop if the conditions become sufficiently dangerous. If a truck driver ignores these rules and causes an accident during poor weather, it may be sufficient to establish legal liability.

Contact a St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

Individuals who have been injured in semi-truck accidents in which poor weather has played a role should contact an experienced St. Louis truck accident attorney as soon as possible. In many cases, victims will be able to recover for their medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and others from the party responsible for the accident. To schedule a free consultation with one of the lawyers at The Bruning Law Firm, call our office today at 314-735-8100.

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When you choose an attorney to help you after an accident, it is important find someone whom you trust and who keeps your best interests in mind. At The Bruning Law Firm, our clients trust us because they have seen us fight to win their injury cases, no matter what it takes. They also know that our system of transparency and teamwork means that they’ll always know what is going on with their case and that they have a dedicated case manager who can answer their questions at any point during the process.

To learn more about the work we do and how we can help you, call our office today 314.735.8100 or fill out our online form. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.

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