Cape Girardeau Tanker Truck Accidents
Big Rig Crash Attorneys Aiding People Injured in Cape Girardeau
You most likely have driven alongside a giant tanker truck at least once in your life, and unless you too were driving a large commercial truck, you were probably driving a vehicle that was a fraction of the truck’s size and weighed several thousand pounds less than that truck. In a collision involving a tanker truck and a standard passenger vehicle, the likelihood of the smaller car and its occupants getting severely damaged is extremely high. That is just one of many reasons why truck drivers should do their part to keep themselves and other motorists and passengers safe while on the road. Regrettably, not every trucker does their part to promote safety and decrease the probability of collisions, which inevitably causes many horrific crashes. If you or a loved has been injured in a tanker truck accident that took place in Cape Girardeau, you should contact one of the Cape Girardeau truck accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. Give us a call today, and we will show you the NST way.
Recovering Damages After a Tanker Truck Accident
Rollover collisions. Jackknife accidents. Override collisions. The aforementioned accidents are just a few of the many forms tanker truck collisions can take. These accidents can happen virtually anywhere in which a tanker truck is present. For example, let us say that you are driving along Big Bend Road and headed toward Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, which is located at 777 Main Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701. Coming from the opposite direction in the adjacent lane is a tanker truck – whose driver just so happens to be extremely fatigued and has been nodding off occasionally. The drowsy truck driver quickly succumbs to his fatigue, veers into your lane, and collides headfirst into your vehicle. As a result, you are left in critical condition due to your dire injuries.
Now, in order to recover compensation for your injuries and losses, you will have to establish the truck driver’s negligence. Establishing negligence requires you to show that the truck driver breached a duty of reasonable care that was owed to you, which caused you to suffer injuries. However, it is worth noting that the truck driver could easily accuse you of comparative fault, and since the State of Missouri operates under the rule of pure comparative fault, your recovery could be reduced by the percentage of blame attributed to you by a judge or jury.
An attorney with a history of trucking collision litigation in Missouri can hold the truck driver’s employer liable, depending on the facts. The establishment of liability can shift the focus of one’s case to damages, which are affected by the nature and severity of your losses and injuries. Many victims usually receive compensatory damages, which can be broken down into two types of damages: economic and non-economic damages. The former is awarded for monetary losses like medical bills and lost wages, while the latter is awarded for intangible losses, such as mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life.
Has a Tanker Truck Collision Left You Injured? NST Is Here to Help
At the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our 30+ attorneys and 120+ support staff members have seen the horrific damage that tanker truck accidents can do to people. If you have suffered injuries due to such an accident, do not think you have to go against a large trucking company alone. NST is here to go toe to toe with the trucking companies on behalf of victims of truck crashes in Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville, Hayti, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities throughout Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free appointment with a motor vehicle collision attorney. It is easy to see why NST is the way to go.