St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyer
Injured in a St. Louis Truck Accident?
Get Max Compensation. Contact The Bruning Law Firm.
You should not go it alone. Particularly if you have been seriously hurt, the insurance companies’ attorneys will do everything they can to keep your payout as low as possible. Remember, they negotiate claims every day. So it is extremely important that you also have a skilled car accident attorney in your corner to fight for fair compensation. We’ve settled cases worth over $1,000,000. Contact a St. Louis truck accident lawyer today from the Bruning Law Firm!
Contact us today to discuss your claim. Get a:
- Free estimate of your potential case value.
- Free consultation with one of our attorneys.
- There are no upfront fees. You pay $0 unless we win your case.
Getting to Our Office
The Bruning Law Firm is conveniently located in the heart of downtown St. Louis at 555 Washington Ave., Suite 600. Just south of The Dome, near The Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium, our firm is proud to be part of the vibrant St. Louis downtown area.
Right off of Interstate 44, our office is easy to access from any direction, whether you are coming into downtown on Interstate 64, Interstate 55, or Interstate 70. The closest St. Louis MetroLink subway station is Convention Center, located at Sixth Street and Washington Avenue.
Why MO Truck Accident Cases are Different
Truck accident cases are much more complex because so many parties are responsible for different aspects of a tractor-trailer’s journey on the road. Our seasoned attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine exactly what caused the crash and who should be held liable. This may include:
Hidden Defects or Malfunctions
Truck owners and trucking companies are responsible for ensuring that the vehicle meets all of the safety regulations for large trucks. Regular maintenance, repair, and equipment checks are essential. When an owner or company fails to keep up with a reasonable safety schedule, a crash can easily result. Also, if a hidden defect exists in any of the truck’s parts or equipment, the item may fail at a crucial moment. This can cause a crash or make a crash worse. In this case, the manufacturer or distributor of the defective part may be held responsible.
Trucking Company Negligence
Trucking companies have a long list of obligations. They include screening and testing drivers, tracking the hours drivers work every day and week to ensure drivers do not work too much, keeping equipment in good working order, and ensuring that loads are properly contained and secured for the trip. On any given truck, these tasks might each be performed by a different company – making it even more complicated to determine who is liable for the harm caused.
Negligently Maintained Roadways
Not all U.S. roads are appropriate for trucks. Off the state and federal highways, truck routes must be carefully marked so that drivers do not become lost or stuck. The weight limits on bridges and the height of overpasses must be clearly labeled, and drivers must be aware of the height and weight of their own trucks in order to prevent an accident. Other hazards ─such as potholes, blind curves, inadequate signs at intersections, or construction site barriers set too narrowly ─ can also cause a truck crash.
Negligent Truck Drivers
Many truck drivers take safety seriously and work hard to drive safely in all conditions. Not all truck drivers are this careful, though. Just a few moments of carelessness, sleepiness, distraction, inexperience, or intoxication can cause a crash.
Other Careless Drivers
Many passenger car drivers don’t receive adequate education on how to drive safely around large tractor-trailers. When the driver of another car on the road does something dangerous, a nearby truck driver may be forced to take defensive maneuvers. Unfortunately, the very actions that are designed to prevent an accident can also cause one.
Whenever a truck accident happens, the natural first reaction is to blame the driver. However, a driver is not the only person responsible for truck safety on the road.
Our experienced St. Louis truck accident attorneys understand the complex rules and regulations that govern truck safety, including the different rules for various truck classes, sizes, weights, and types of cargo. We will identify every liable party in your truck accident case and manage communication with the various insurance companies to pursue maximum compensation for you.
St. Louis Legal Information
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your personal injury case, you may need to eventually visit one of the local courthouses. When that time comes, we will discuss what you can expect in detail so you are comfortable with the process.
The circuit court locations you may need to visit are:
- 22nd Judicial Circuit of the State of Missouri
St. Louis City Circuit Court
10 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63101
- 21st Judicial Circuit of the State of Missouri
St. Louis County Circuit Court
105 S. Central Ave.
Clayton MO 63105
If you are involved in a federal case, such as a multidistrict litigation case, you may need to visit:
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse
111 S. 10th St.
St. Louis MO 63102
As dedicated personal injury attorneys who were born and raised St. Louis, Anthony Bruning and his sons, A.J. and Ryan, have spent their lives and careers working to make the city a better place to live and work.
All three attorneys attended the University of Missouri and are proud graduates of St. Louis University School of Law. They stayed in their hometown because they believe in standing up for the rights of friends, neighbors, and fellow Missourians who have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence.