Metro-East — St. Clair County — Madison County — Eastern Missouri —Southern and Southwestern Illinois – St. Louis, MO
Major highways, including the I-55, I-70 and I-64, carry significant truck traffic throughout Southern and Southwestern Illinois. These congested roadways provide vital links to commuters, truckers and motorists from rural Illinois to metropolitan St. Louis.
Many of the motorists on these roadways are in a hurry to arrive at their destinations, especially truckers, who must often meet tight delivery deadlines. When safety is compromised, unfortunately fatal truck accidents happen.
If you or a family member has sustained a serious or fatal personal injury from a trucking accident, you have the right to make a claim for monetary damages. Damages recovered for you often will cover medical bills, lost work time and pain and suffering.
For skilled fatal trucking accident counsel, contact the law firm of Walton Telken, with offices in Edwardsville and by appointment in St. Louis. One of the common ruses used by insurance companies is to settle quickly. In your rush to pay medical bills, you may be settling for less than you need.
Before you speak to the claims adjuster, talk to an attorney who handles fatal truck accidents. It is the best way to protect your right to fair and just compensation.Our attorneys will not rush for a quick but inadaquate settlement. We understand it is important for you recover the compensation necessary to cover all of your medical and related bills, not just a portion of them.
If you are involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler, injuries are usually catastrophic. A semi weighs 90,000 pounds on average, and requires a much longer stopping distance than a car. If the tractor trailer driver is distracted or sleepy, safety is compromised, causing catastrophic bodily injuries, including:
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck and back injuries, including herniated disks
- Loss of limbs
A Fatal truck accident is often caused by trucker negligence. When that happens, the attorneys at our firm can pursue a wrongful death claim to compensate you for the support, income and companionship you lost with your family member’s death.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a wrongful death lawyer in our Edwardsville, IL or St. Louis, MO offices. We serve families impacted by fatal truck accidents in Missouri and Illinois.