Truck Accident Attorneys in Columbia, MO
Injured in a Semi-Truck Accident? Call (573) 312-3188.
Truck accidents are among the most severe crashes that can happen on the road. If the size of a semi-truck, tractor-trailer, big rig, 18-wheeler, or other large truck makes you feel uneasy when driving beside them, that discomfort is understandable.
The vastness of these trucks and the trucking industry’s practice of putting profit over safety has led to devastating accidents in which the parties involved are seriously injured — and sometimes tragically killed.
Seek Justice for Your Injuries with DiPasquale Moore
If you were injured by a negligent truck driver or trucking company, the civil justice system may provide you with a way to pursue compensatory damages. Through a legal claim, you could qualify to recover monies for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, reduced projection of future earnings, and any other damages incurred due to the accident.
Backed by more than half a century of combined experience, our Columbia truck accident lawyers at DiPasquale Moore can assist you in building a strong claim from the bottom up. We have helped countless clients exercise their legal rights to hold negligent parties accountable and recoup the compensation they need to prioritize their physical and mental recovery.
Find out how we can help you. Call a truck accident lawyer in Columbia at (573) 312-3188.
How to File a Truck Accident Claim
On the surface, filing a truck accident claim should not be too difficult, but it can turn into a complicated mess when you are not working with an attorney.
When considering legal action, some people are under the impression that they only have to worry about the statute of limitations.
However, there are other factors to consider, such as:
- The strength of your claim;
- How much supporting evidence and documentation you have;
- And if you have any witnesses or anyone else who can testify for you.
You must also ensure that all documents are in order and that no other legal deadlines besides the statute of limitations apply to your case.
To make sure that your claim is as strong as possible and that you have all the boxes checked, consult an attorney who has successfully handled these types of claims many times before. The last thing you want to do is submit a partially completed claim that you will have to pay to amend or, worse, a claim that will be considered invalid because a deadline already passed.
Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
Due to the magnitude of truck accidents, the range of damages that a truck accident victim may suffer is extensive. These individuals often sustain catastrophic injuries that require thousands upon thousands of dollars to treat. In addition to this, some injuries result in long-term changes to the person’s life. Then, there is the emotional and mental trauma that a life-changing injury can cause a person.
Just a fraction of the compensation that DiPasquale Moore lawyers have recovered for our clients includes:
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of current wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Reduced quality of life
- Hospital and medical bills
- Long-term medical treatment
- Physical and psychological therapies
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents are complex legal matters in part because there are a number of parties that may be held accountable, such as:
- The truck driver, if they were driving recklessly, while fatigued, under the influence of drugs or alcohol or were speeding, ignoring industry rules and regulations, or disregarding the laws of the road, among other negligent driving practices;
- The trucking company, if it required its truck drivers to drive for extended periods of time without rest or without giving them proper training and failed to regularly maintain its trucks;
- Another employee at the trucking company, such as a cargo loader or mechanic who did not follow company or industry standards; or
- The truck parts designer, manufacturer, or distributor, if the accident was caused by a malfunctioning or defective truck part.
DiPasquale Moore’s legal team has the investigative skills and resources needed to delve into an accident and uncover evidence to prove who is at fault, including through accident reconstruction and by reaching out to our network of experts.
A Small Firm with Impressive Capabilities
As a boutique injury firm in Columbia, DiPasquale Moore takes on only a select number of cases at a time so we can provide each client with the undivided attention they deserve. We take our clients’ cases personally, fighting tooth and nail against negligence as if each case was our own.
Our approach to legal advocacy is a personalized, results-oriented one that has been proven effective by the millions of dollars we have recovered for our clientele. What’s more, we will not charge you a penny unless we win your case, so you do not have to worry about breaking the bank to protect your rights.
Put your truck accident claim under the care of an accomplished attorney team. Contact DiPasquale Moore’s Columbia office online today.