Commercial Truck Negligence
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car accidents, commercial truck accident cases in Missouri are filed under the legal
principal of negligence. In essence the truck driver (or the company employing
or compensating the truck driver) was negligent if they did not use reasonable
care, and the injuries or accident was a result of this negligence.
To support this principal of negligence, there are a few key things that
must be established:
- The driver (or trucking company or other responsible party) had a duty
to the plaintiff to use a reasonable degree of care to avoid injury, under
the circumstances. This first point is easily met simply because all drivers
have a duty to exercise reasonable care to other drivers, passengers and
- The driver (or trucking company or other responsible party) failed to exercise
- The failure to exercise reasonable care resulted in injury.
In the case of commercial truck negligence, the party or parties legally
responsible for damages may include more than just the driver. It is important
to consult with an experienced
truck accident attorney to identify all the responsible parties, which may include trucking companies,
contractors, employers and insurance companies.
personal injury attorneys of
Millikan Wright, LLC in St. Louis or call 314-621-0622 for a FREE consultation and learn how
the law applies to your specific situation. Our unique combination of
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