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Commercial Truck Negligence

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Similar to 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 pedestrians.
  • The driver (or trucking company or other responsible party) failed to exercise reasonable care.
  • 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.

Contact the 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 experience and education can make a difference.

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