Truck Accident Victims

Yes. Missouri’s wrongful death statutes are applicable to allow certain classes of family members to file lawsuits in the event of the death of a loved one.
Violations of federal regulations, such as hours-of-service rules, can be crucial evidence in proving negligence. Your attorney can investigate and use such violations to strengthen your case.
The duration varies widely depending on the case's complexity, the number of parties involved, and the litigation process. Some cases settle quickly, while others may take years to resolve or go to trial.
While not legally required, it’s highly recommended. Truck accident cases can be complex, involving multiple parties and detailed regulations. An experienced attorney can navigate these complexities and help maximize your compensation.
Missouri follows a pure comparative negligence rule, meaning you can still recover damages even if you're partially at fault. However, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
Truck accidents often involve more severe injuries and significant property damage due to the size and weight of commercial vehicles. Additionally, trucking companies have their own insurance and legal teams, and there are specific federal and state regulations governing the trucking industry.
Compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and, in some cases, punitive damages. The exact compensation will depend on the specifics of your case.
Liability can extend to multiple parties, including the truck driver, trucking company, manufacturers of truck parts, or maintenance companies. Determining liability can be complex, and an experienced attorney can help identify all responsible parties.
Ensure your safety and seek medical attention, regardless of the severity of your injuries. Report the accident to the police, and obtain a copy of the police report. Document the scene with photos and gather contact information from witnesses. It's also advisable to consult a personal injury attorney experienced in truck accidents.