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Were You Injured In A Semi-Truck Accident Around Springfield, Missouri?

Have you or a loved one been hurt in a trucking accident? Before you choose an attorney to handle your case, you must understand that semitruck accident cases are much different than typical car accident claims. You should select an attorney with experience and a record of results handling this specific type of motor vehicle accident case.

At Hall Ansley in Springfield, Missouri, our car accident lawyers bring decades of experience to these complex cases. We are familiar with the laws that apply specifically to the trucking industry, and we are well-versed in the common causes of trucking accidents. Our semitruck crash lawyers know how to build a case designed to get you maximum compensation.

How Truck Collision Claims Are Different From Car Accident Cases

Truck accident injuries tend to be more severe than car accident injuries, simply because of the enormous size of the vehicles involved. Semitruck crashes are more likely to result in life-changing injuries like brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.

While the extent of the injuries always plays a role in how a personal injury case is handled, the biggest distinguishing factor in truck accident claims is the unique laws that apply. Truck drivers are required to follow specific rules. They can only spend a certain number of hours behind the wheel. They must keep logbooks detailing their driving. They must see to the care and maintenance of their vehicles. Often, our investigation reveals that a truck accident was caused because of a truck driver’s failure to follow these industry-specific laws.

The fact that we know what to look for in these cases is important. We know the importance of getting to the truck’s black box before it is tampered with by the trucking company. We know to investigate for falsified logbooks. We know how to dig for the details that will prove necessary to make the truck accident claim a success.

Common Types Of Injuries In Semi-Truck Accidents

Despite Missouri’s “Show Me Zero” plan to reach zero highway fatalities by 2030, the state has seen a 4% increase in accident-related deaths since 2021, with a total of 1,057 deaths in 2022. In addition, untold thousands of people suffer serious and life-changing injuries in truck crashes. That alone should put drivers on notice that they are always at risk.

Because of the size and weight of the vehicles involved in a truck wreck, the associated injuries are often severe. The speed of the vehicles and other factors, such as the use of seatbelts and airbags, can also affect the type of injuries that victims suffer.

Common injuries associated with truck accidents include:

  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Internal injuries
  • Sternum and rib injuries
  • Traumatic amputations
  • Crush injuries
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Chemical injuries
  • Psychological injuries

It’s also important to remember that adrenaline and shock can mask many injuries, even serious ones. Internal bleeding and swelling can also cause delayed symptoms. That makes it critical to seek immediate medical attention after a truck accident, even if you believe that your injuries are minor. It could save your life.

At Hall Ansley, P.C., we understand that injuries from truck accidents can be overwhelming. They may change every aspect of your life, both during the recovery period and after. That is why we aim to take on the burden of obtaining the compensation you need from those responsible, so you can focus on healing.

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Call 417-429-1372 or contact us via email to discuss a truck accident injury claim.

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