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The Glassman Law Firm, P.C.

225 S. Meramec Avenue
Suite 320-T
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Phone: 314.446.6000
Fax: 314.446.6005

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Trucking Accidents FAQS

> My wife and I were injured on an icy highway when a tractor-trailer could not stop before crashing into the rear end of our car. The trucking company says its driver was operating his rig within the speed limit and that the road conditions caused the accident. What should we do?
> I was driving on a two-lane country highway late at night. A tractor-trailer rig swerved across the center line, hit my car, and caused it to roll over into a ravine. I was hospitalized with internal injuries for several months and lost my job. The Highway Patrol gave the truck driver a ticket for something, but the trucking company said it didn’t have anything to do with the accident. The company has offered to pay my medical bills and my salary for the time I was hospitalized. Should I settle with them?
> A friend of mine was killed in a wreck with a tractor-trailer rig. The truck driver had a few beers, but was not given a ticket for a DWI. The insurance company for the trucker has admitted responsibility because the truck driver was following my friend too closely. They have offered the widow $200,000 to settle. What should I tell her to do?

My wife and I were injured on an icy highway when a tractor-trailer could not stop before crashing into the rear end of our car. The trucking company says its driver was operating his rig within the speed limit and that the road conditions caused the accident. What should we do?

Speed limits are not the only rules that govern the safe operation of big-rigs. Trucking regulations require the operators of 18-wheelers to reduce normal speeds, specifically due to traffic and weather conditions. Contact an attorney at The Glassman Law Firm, P.C., so that we can help you carefully investigate the case and determine whether the tractor-trailer driver is legally liable for your injuries.

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I was driving on a two-lane country highway late at night. A tractor-trailer rig swerved across the center line, hit my car, and caused it to roll over into a ravine. I was hospitalized with internal injuries for several months and lost my job. The Highway Patrol gave the truck driver a ticket for something, but the trucking company said it didn’t have anything to do with the accident. The company has offered to pay my medical bills and my salary for the time I was hospitalized. Should I settle with them?

Absolutely not. An experienced attorney at The Glassman Law Firm, P.C. will thoroughly investigate this accident and determine exactly why this semi driver was given a citation. Was his rig overloaded? Did he doze off because he exceeded the legally permissible number of driving hours that week? Was the trucking company aware of any violations of federal regulations by its driver?

Our investigation will answer these questions. If we determine that federal regulations were violated, in addition to the rules of the road, you may be entitled to recover not only damages for medical expenses and past lost income, but future lost wages and perhaps even punitive damages (if the trucker’s conduct was in reckless disregard or intentionally violated the law). The Glassman Law Firm, P.C. will help you pursue full compensation for your injuries.

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A friend of mine was killed in a wreck with a tractor-trailer rig. The truck driver had a few beers, but was not given a ticket for a DWI. The insurance company for the trucker has admitted responsibility because the truck driver was following my friend too closely. They have offered the widow $200,000 to settle. What should I tell her to do?

Tell her not to settle. Truck drivers are in violation of federal regulations if they consume alcohol at levels below the DWI laws. They are required to undergo pre-employment health screening for medical and addiction problems. They are required to undergo drug testing following a crash. This accident could have been caused by a reckless driver with a history of alcohol or substance abuse that his employer could have known about. An attorney at The Glassman Law Firm, P.C. will carefully investigate the case and determine what the fair compensation to the widow should be, and whether a case for punitive damages can be proven. Please ask her to contact us for a free consultation.

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