If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a truck accident in the St. Louis area, the truck accident lawyers at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning there is no upfront cost to you — if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
Since 1979, our truck accident attorneys have helped our clients recover over $1 Billion in compensation as a result of settlements and verdicts, including truck accident cases. We help those who have been injured obtain compensation for serious injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries or has been killed in a truck accident, call Brown & Crouppen of St. Louis at (314) 501-9510 or request a free case evaluation online.
As one of the Midwest’s largest truck accident law firms, you can rely on Brown & Crouppen to get results. Our attorneys have a long history of supporting truck accident victims and achieving success:
- Over 40 years of experience handling personal injury lawsuits
- More than $1 Billion recovered for injury & accident victims
- Settlements 30x higher than what insurance companies originally offered
If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries or experienced a death in the family as a result of a truck accident, the lawyers at Brown & Crouppen of St. Louis can help. With a team of over 250 legal professionals and an extensive network of attorneys, we’re capable of providing unparalleled legal representation. Our St. Louis truck accident lawyers believe in compassionate support, frequent communication, and achieving the best results possible for our clients.
Get The Compensation You Deserve For Your St Louis Truck Accident Claim
Due to their large sizes, truck accidents often lead to serious injuries or death, leaving victims with substantial medical bills and life-changing injuries. At Brown & Crouppen, a truck accident lawyer helps those who have been injured pursue compensation for damages including:
- Pain & suffering
- Medical bills (Past & Future)
- Lost wages (Past & Future)
- Wrongful death
- Property damage
When an accident occurs, truck drivers and trucking companies can be held liable for damages that occurred as a result of the accident. Our law firm has the resources to take on large trucking companies and the responsible truck driver. If you believe you have a truck accident case, contact our Brown & Crouppen of St. Louis to see how we can help.
Whether the truck accident occurred as a result of a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or other commercial truck, a truck accident lawyer at Brown & Crouppen can help you file a claim, build a strong case, and get the compensation you deserve.
Client Testimonials For Our St. Louis Truck Accident Attorneys
Our semi and truck accident attorneys have helped 100s of individuals recover full and fair compensation for their case.
“The best of the best! Never once did anyone from their firm fail me at all! They did not hesitate to take action on my case in what I felt was a RIDICULOUSLY SPEEDY TIME! All around the best firm you can ask for your accident or injury attorney!” – Brandon H.
“My attorney and his legal aid have been by myself my side since day first week of my accident….they have helped get the treatments and surgeries … they are emotionally invested in my case….they check up on me to see how I am and talked to me like a human…so deeply in my heart I would like to say THANK YOU for being there…” – Bryan H.
“They have helped me through a difficult traffic accident.” – Holly H.
Recent Truck Accident Settlements in St. Louis
$333,000 Truck Accident Settlement After Missouri Driver in Rear-end Collision Accident with a Tractor Trailer
Tom Davis and his team settled a trucking rear-end collision case for $333,333. The client suffered a leg fracture with surgery and hardware but also had substantial comparative fault.Read more
Having a truck accident attorney handle your claim can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys can help you file a successful claim, negotiate with the insurance company or pursue trial, and ensure that you are compensated for medical bills and treatment.
Legal Considerations For Missouri Truck Accident Claims
Like other auto accidents, truck accident claims are affected by governing state laws. If you’ve been involved in a St. Louis truck accident, the “at-fault” insurance system will apply in Missouri. This means victims must pursue compensation from the liable party (or their insurance company).
Additionally, those who have been injured in a truck accident in Missouri have 5 years to file a claim due to Missouri’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This means that individuals who have been injured in a truck accident have 5 years from the date of the accident to file a claim. Those who miss the deadline are likely to have their case dismissed.
Most trucking companies have commercial insurance policies with limits between $750k – $1M, and the average truck accident settlement is over $40k. In some cases, a truck company may have multiple insurance providers which can complicate the legal process.
Many of our most experienced truck accident lawyers started their careers working on behalf of trucking companies. As a result, they have a deep understanding of how the system works, how truck accident claims are processed, and how to maximize compensation. Our truck accident lawyers know that trucking companies and their insurance companies give low initial settlement offers and know how to find additional coverage and policies to increase the compensation.
Upon requesting a free case evaluation, our St. Louis personal injury lawyers will help you properly file a claim, build a strong claim against the trucking company, and pursue compensation for damages.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in St. Louis
Like car accidents, truck accidents are often caused by underlying human factors. Due to their heavy weight, commercial trucks often result in severe or fatal accidents.
Here are the common causes of truck accidents in St. Louis, Missouri:
- Truck Driver Negligence – Due to long hours and pressure from their truck company, a truck driver may be tired, distracted, or speeding – all of which can result in an accident.
- Manufacturing / Maintenance Errors – Commercial trucks must follow guidelines, which can vary by state. In Missouri, a pre-trip inspection is required before a truck is dispatched. This means that the trucking company or carrier must certify that the vehicle is safe and free of defects before travel. For more information and regulations, see MODOT’s trucking guidelines.
- Poor roads and work zones – Potholes, poorly designed work zones, and faulty traffic signs can contribute to the underlying cause of a truck accident.
- Cargo Spills & Shifts– Most commercial trucks such as 18-wheelers and semis transport materials and often carry heavy loads. When sudden shifts occur, truck drivers can make over corrections or hasty movements on the road that can result in multi-vehicle accidents.
Commercial truck accidents can also stem from driving under the influence or other forms of driver negligence. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a truck accident due to no fault of your own, request a free case evaluation from Brown & Crouppen. Our St. Louis truck accident lawyers can help you recover compensation for injuries and other damages caused by the accident.
Get Help From A St. Louis Truck Accident Attorney at Brown & Crouppen
A truck accident lawyer at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm can help you recover financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and suffering of severe injuries if you have been injured in a truck accident. Getting started is easy. Get help from our legal team by calling us at (314) 501-9510 or requesting a free case evaluation online.
Our St. Louis law office is located at 211 N Broadway Suite 1600, St. Louis, MO 63102, and serves St. Louis County and the greater metropolitan area.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much is my truck accident case worth?
The average truck accident settlement amount is $42,909.88. However, each case is unique, and settlement amounts are dependent on many variables. Upon requesting a free case evaluation from one of our truck accident attorneys, we can begin to estimate the value of your case.
How long do I have to file a truck accident lawsuit?
Missouri’s car and truck accident statute of limitations states that individuals have 5 years to file a lawsuit, starting from the date of the accident or date that the injuries were discovered.
Can I sue after being hit by a semi truck?
If you or a loved one has been hit by a semi truck or 18-wheeler, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for damages including any injuries, property damage, and lost income.
How long will my case take?
Most truck accident cases settle within 6 months to 16 months from the date of the accident. However, each case is unique, and there are various factors that affect how long a truck accident case will take to settle.