What Makes Trucking Accidents A Unique Injury Situation
While some law firms in Missouri may lump trucking accidents under the general category of motor vehicle collisions, at Holland Injury Law, LLC, we do not. Our founding attorney, William K. Holland, has 25 years of experience handling injury claims, and he has represented over 100 clients in cases involving a serious truck wreck.
In addition to compensating you for the catastrophic damage to you and your vehicle by a semitruck, a personal injury lawsuit can also put trucking companies on notice to operate their businesses more safely. Our goal is to craft a settlement or trial verdict that is fair and equitable for you, and to help prevent and discourage such accidents in the future.
How Trucking Accidents Are Different Than Other Motor Vehicle Accidents
There are numerous ways in which a collision with a semi differs from an accident with another car, or with a motorcycle. Here are a few of the most significant from the standpoint of pursuing a personal injury claim:
- Trucks can cause far more damage in an accident than an ordinary car. A tractor-trailer is far heavier and larger than even the largest SUV or pickup. It can cause catastrophic injuries to motorists in cars.
- The trucking industry is governed by federal regulations, which may have been violated in your accident. Truckers must abide by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Frequently, personal injuries result when a driver has violated regulations related to hours of operation, speeding, equipment failure or other critical areas.
- Drivers employed by trucking companies may have powerful legal teams on their side. This may include the very best insurance company lawyers, as well as an in-house team of experts bent on blaming you for the truck crash.
Our firm understands what is at stake when you suffer an injury due to a wreck with an 18-wheeler. We seek to represent your interests aggressively so that you recover the funds you need to heal and move on with your life. William K. Holland has deposed the trucking company experts and has successfully litigated dozens of high value truck accident cases. Many lawyers claim to be truck accident lawyers, so be sure to grill them on their actual experience litigating truck cases. William K. Holland would be happy to tell you about his wealth of experience.
Attorney William K. Holland has recovered 24 settlements valued at $1 million or more – many of them multimillion-dollar cases. He has tried 47 jury trials to verdict. Altogether, he has recovered more than $100 million for injured people. Our firm is ready to work diligently in pursuit of the recovery of maximum compensation you are eligible for after a truck accident.
Contact Us Right Now
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, let our experienced lead attorney review your case. We serve personal injury clients throughout the St. Louis metro area. Call 314-684-8321, or email us using our online contact form.