Tractor Trailer may have been involved in Car Crash

New information is surfacing about a Monday morning crash in Columbia, Missouri that injured five people and could link a third vehicle, a tractor trailer, to the wreck. According to local media reports, this Missouri car accident occurred near the intersection of Paris Road and Highway… read more

Deadly Distractions For Tractor Trailer Drivers

By now, you’ve probably heard about the two pilots for Delta Air Lines who have been dismissed after they overshot their destination by 150 miles due, supposedly, to them being distracted by their laptops. Fortunately, no serious incident occurred and the plane landed safely in… read more

Hiring And Retention Regulations For Tractor Trailer Companies

The single largest contributing factor to fatal Missouri tractor trailer accidents is driver error. While certain crashes may have be unforeseeable and unavoidable, other drivers have a history of poor driving habits that should have been an indicator of their chances of causing an accident… read more

Steps To Take After A Missouri Tractor-Trailer Crash

Being involved in a serious car accident can be one of the most traumatic experiences of anyone’s life. In the moments after an accident people are often disoriented and dealing with stress, fear or shock. Most people, though, don’t plan how to handle a situation… read more

New Study Shows High Rate Of Trucking Law Violations

A new study released by the American Association for Justice has revealed that over 28,000 commercial motor carrier companies operating in the United States have violated at least one federal safety regulation. Potentially 200,000 trucks have been or currently are operating in violation of these… read more

Avoiding Tractor Trailer Accidents

Working as a St. Louis personal injury lawyer, you hear a lot of tragic stories from people that have been victims of an injury accident or lost a loved one to someone else’s negligence. Tractor trailer crashes in particular cause the most devastating injuries to… read more

Tractor Trailer Crash Regulations

As we’ve discussed previously on the blog, tractor trailers and other large trucks are subject to different regulations than the average passenger car. This is because of the extra dangers posed by commercial motor vehicles in the event of a tractor trailer crash. There are… read more

Missouri Tractor Trailer Accident Statistics

With some pushing for dedicated lanes on I-70 for big rigs and tractor trailers, I wanted to look at some statistics to see just how much more dangerous Missouri tractor trailer accidents are compared to passenger car crashes. Common sense would suggest that the large… read more

The Basics Of Truck Accident Lawsuits

Truck and tractor trailer accidents can be devastating physically, emotionally and financially for those involved. The large size and weight of many of these commercial transport vehicles means that crashes are more likely to cause a serious injury or death. As a result of these… read more

Motor Carrier Regulations: Inspections

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is tasked with providing oversight to the tractor trailers and the trucking industry as a whole. One of the areas that is heavily regulated is the inspection, repairs, and maintenance of tractor trailers. Regulations require that all large trucks… read more