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Missouri Truck Accidents are down in 2007

By October 26, 2008July 17th, 2019Highway Safety, Trucking Accidents

Fewer truck accidents occurred in Missouri comparing 2005 with 2007. In fact there were 23% fewer fatal accidents which means Missouri highways are safer.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that the number of commercial motor vehicle fatality crashes fell 23 percent between 2005 and 2007.
There is a misconception that there are a lot of dangerous truck drivers on the roads. For the most part truck drivers drive safely and follow the DOT rules as well as the rules of the road. The few rouge truck drivers who drive too fast, tailgate, and falsify their log books give the other drivers a bad name. Also anyone who drives the highways knows there are a lot of crazy drivers of cars and SUV’s. They are usually more dangerous to themselves than other drivers.
Trucks pulling large trailers, however, weigh about 40 tons and can’t stop on a dime. When they are involved in an accident with a much smaller vehicle, the results can be tragic. If that happens you will need an experienced truck accident lawyer.
If you or a loved one has been injured or a family member has been killed in a collision with a large truck, we urge you to contact the Lowe Law Firm by calling 877-678-3400 or filling out our online contact form.
Our trucking-accident attorneys will find out whether the truck driver, trucking company, or trailer owner is responsible for the accident. If so, we will then seek compensation for future and other related medical expenses, future and other affected wages, pain and suffering, disability and/or other related damages.