Local Woman Injured In Tractor Trailer Accident
Ruth A. Cunningham of Columbia, Missouri was injured in a Boone County Missouri tractor trailer accident on U.S. Highway 63 at Calvert Hill Road. The Boone County Missouri truck accident occurred on September 27, 2011 at 3:10pm.
Cunningham was an occupant in a 1998 Buck driven by Mark H. Ballenger of Columbia, Missouri. A 2009 Freightliner tractor trailer travelled near the Buick. The towed trailer of the massive crashed into the Buck as the Freightliner turned onto northbound US-63 from the median crossover.
Cunningham was the only reported injured party. She was transported by ambulance to Boone Hospital for medical treatment. There were no reported injuries for truck driver Dwain K. McKenzie of Mount Vernon, New York.
Truck accident victims deserve compensation for the injuries they suffered as a result of a Missouri trucking accident. Truck accident victims may incur great expenses for medical treatment related to their injuries. Medical treatment may also cause the truck accident victim to lose wages, since treatment may take a while. Even truck accident victims without serious injuries may incur a financial loss as a result of a Missouri tractor trailer accident. Medical personnel may want to keep a truck accident victim overnight for observation, resulting in steep medical fees. Truck accident victims should not have to bear the cost of a truck driver’s negligence.
Truck drivers and trucking companies negligently cause truck accidents in multiple ways. Some of the most common types of trucking negligence involve defective trucking equipment and load size. Tractor trailers are massive vehicles designed to transport large volumes of freight across public roadways. Overloaded or improperly loaded trailers may increase the risk of Missouri truck accidents. Overloaded tractor trailers are dangerous because the truck driver may not be able to operate a tractor trailer that weighs more than its mechanisms can control. Improperly loaded trailers are dangerous because they may cause a load shift. If the load shifts dramatically during operation, the truck driver may lose control.
Missouri truck accident lawsuits hold trucking companies and truck drivers accountable for their negligence. Some trucking companies may overload their fleet to save money. Other trucking companies may improperly load their fleet as a result of inattention to detail. These negligent trucking companies are willing to put their interests before public safety, even though their business model depends on using public roadways. Contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys today for a free legal consultation about how you can hold these negligent companies accountable for their actions.