Missouri Truck Accident Attorneys | Personal Injury Lawyers
If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one in a collision involving a commercial truck, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. With more than 90 combined years in legal practice, the Missouri truck accident attorneys at Gump & Faiella have the experience to help you navigate the claims process from start to finish and fight for the maximum payout possible.
Although no amount of compensation can undo the emotional trauma of a semi-truck accident, filing a successful claim may help you regain your financial footing. Our Moberly personal injury lawyers have recovered more than $250 million for clients in successful settlements and verdicts. Call us today at 800-264-3455 for a free initial consultation.
Our Results in Truck Accident Cases
$4,000,000.00 in Truck Accident Wrongful Death Case
A semi-truck was who was no paying attention and pulled into the path of a women driving to work on a state highway. The resulting crash caused serious injuries to the women including a brain injury. After a week-long jury trial, the victim was awarded a verdict of $4 million.
$3,200,000.00 in Garbage Truck Injury and Wrongful Death Case
Three teenagers driving a passenger vehicle through an intersection where struck by a garbage truck. The passenger vehicle improperly entered the intersection and the wreck appeared to be the passenger vehicle fault. Post-accident investigation of the scene and vehicles, as well as witness interviews demonstrated that truck had improperly maintained brakes which prevented the truck driver from avoiding the crash. One of the teens was killed and two suffered serious injuries. The victim’s received a settlement of $3.2 million and the company involved changed its maintenance practices.
$3,100,000.00 in Truck Accident Wrongful Death Case
A semi-truck who was over his hours of service (HoS) failed to keep a careful lookout as traffic ahead of him slowed for another accident ahead on the highway. The semi-truck skidded and crashed into several vehicles including a striking a vehicle that result in a death. The deceased’s wife and child sued the truck drive and related trucking entities who they alleged controlled the driver’s route and were responsible for him driving over the legally allowed hours to make deliveries. The victim’s family received a $3.1 million settlement in their wrongful death claim.
$2,000,000 in a Truck Accident Wrongful Death Case
A semi-truck improperly passing, and speeding caused fatal crash of an elderly couple. Post-accident investigation of the road way and analysis of data from event data recorder of the engine demonstrated the proof to show fault. The victim’s children were awarded a $2 million settlement in their wrongful death claim
$1,300,000 in Truck Accident Wrongful Death Case
A semi-truck skidded and crashed into a pickup, causing fatal injuries to the pickup driver. The victim’s mother and four children were awarded a $1.3 million settlement in their wrongful death claim.
$1,200,000 in Truck Accident Wrongful Death Case
A 63-year-old truck driver who had stopped his vehicle due to mechanical difficulties was struck by a semi-truck after setting out orange warning signs. Evidence showed that the at-fault driver was fatigued. The plaintiff’s alcohol consumption was a factor in the case, but it was eventually resolved in the favor of the victim’s wife in a settlement of $1.2 million.
$1,400,000 in Truck Accident Wrongful Death Case
A couple were riding in their Mercury Sable when it was struck by a tractor-trailer that was attempting to overtake their vehicle. The wife suffered multiple bone fractures and spent 12 days in the hospital. Her husband was fatally injured.
Why You Should Hire a Missouri Truck Accident Lawyer Immediately
Truck accidents are often catastrophic because commercial big-rigs weigh up to 30 times more than the average passenger vehicle. The cost of medical bills, vehicle repairs, and lost wages can add up quickly, and your financial security could depend entirely on the outcome of your personal injury claim.
After you gather evidence at the scene and visit your doctor for a medical evaluation, you should consult a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. There are important steps you must take in the days and weeks that follow a truck crash to give your claim a favorable chance of success. The experienced and compassionate attorneys at Gump & Faiella can walk you through these steps, and we can gather essential evidence before it becomes unavailable.
In truck accident cases, black box data and the trucker’s Hours of Service (HoS) logbook are often valuable evidence to prove negligence and liability. The big-rig’s event data recorder (EDR), or “black box,” tracks information about the trucker’s behavior including average speed, high speed, and hours on the road. This data might show that the driver broke a traffic law or violated the Hours of Service Regulations. Black box data will be especially valuable if the driver altered his or her HoS logbook to cover up the violation.
Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney
Just like doctors, accountants, and other professions, there are good attorneys and bad ones. The Columbia injury lawyers at Gump & Faiella have a reputation for tough litigation and a strategy for winning substantial settlements and verdicts. Our truck accident case results include multiple six- and seven-figure payouts, and unlike other attorneys, we are not afraid to take your case to trial if the opposing party refuses to offer a fair settlement.
We know what it takes to find success in court. Our injury lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation into your collision, interview witnesses, and gather the evidence needed to prove negligence, liability, and damages. We can also arrange testimony from medical expert witnesses, financial experts, and accident reconstruction experts if necessary.
Our Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help You Avoid Costly Mistakes
One small oversight could be all it takes to reduce the value of your claim. Our Moberly truck accident attorneys can help you avoid costly mistakes like:
- Accepting a low settlement;
- Making a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster;
- Accepting a settlement too early;
- Overlooking non-economic damages, punitive damages, and future damages;
- Foregoing medical treatment;
- Overlooking important evidence;
- Missing important deadlines; and
- Posting sensitive information about your case on social media.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Missouri Truck Accident Lawyer Today!
The Missouri injury attorneys at Gump & Faiella are dedicated to helping the injured pursue justice and the compensation they need to move on with life. We assist people in Columbia, Moberly and throughout Missouri. We treat each client with the utmost compassion and consummate professionalism, yet we are relentless against opposing parties. Schedule a free initial consultation today by calling 800-264-3455.