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Columbia Truck Accident Lawyers

Seeking Full Compensation for Life-Altering Injuries

Although there’s no such thing as a risk-free auto accident, truck collisions are far more dangerous than the average auto crash. Due to the sheer size of tractor trailers and other commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), passenger car drivers have little protection during an accident – and often suffer life-altering,catastrophic injuries as a result.

If you or your loved ones have been involved in a major truck collision, our Columbia truck accident attorneys at Cantor Injury Law can help you seek maximum compensation from the appropriate individual or company. Because so many different parties can be involved in a tractor trailer claim, it’s important to have skilled legal counsel on your side, to ensure that you have the best possible chance for financial recovery.

Ready to get started? For a free, no-obligation consultation, call Cantor Injury Law at (573) 229-0491.

Top Causes for Truck Collisions

From driver speeding to defective vehicle parts, there are many possible causes for a catastrophic truck accident. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which regulates all trucks and commercial vehicles on America’s roadways, 87% of all large truck crashes are caused by the truck driver. Even if a negligent driver was primarily behind your crash, however, their employer could also be considered liable for damages: Truck carrier companies often put their drivers under intense pressure to violate federal hour regulations, which can lead to driver fatigue and maintenance issues.

Here are some of the top causes for truck accidents in the U.S.:

  • Speeding or driving too fast for weather conditions
  • Driver fatigue, or falling asleep at the wheel
  • Braking failures and defective brake mechanisms
  • Hour and log book violations
  • Use of illegal or prescription drugs by driver
  • Failure to properly check for mechanical problems
  • Lack of adequate driver training
  • Distracted driving
  • Negligent hiring practices at the carrier company

Your Legal Guide through the Claims Process

Large truck accidents can be complicated, as these vehicles are typically only used for commercial purposes. That means that there could be multiple companies involved, as well as dozens of individuals who failed to notice mechanical problems or gaps in driver training.

If you believe that negligence was behind your catastrophic truck accident, our capable Columbia truck attorneys can sort through the details of your case and hold the right party accountable. As your lawyers, it’s our primary goal to seek justice on your behalf, and make sure that you have the funds to pay for any serious injuries after your crash. With an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and multiple selections to Super Lawyers, our award-winning team can get the results you deserve.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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