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Truck Accident Lawyer in St. Louis, Missouri

Truck Accident Lawyer in St. Louis, Missouri. If you have been injured in a truck accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to speak with a truck accident lawyer at Burger Law right away. Call us immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to discuss the specifics of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation.

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You can fully recover from your St. Louis truck accident, and Burger Law can help. However, we realize even the thought of recovery can be difficult when you have an insurance company actively working against your recovery. Our St. Louis truck accident lawyers aggressively take on insurance companies because we understand how devastating and costly these accidents can be.

The Burger Law truck accident attorneys have a history of successfully fighting for the full rights and recoveries of St. Louis residents, even when that means taking major trucking corporations to court and holding them accountable. Our St. Louis truck accident lawyers are prepared to fight for your rights, your health and your recovery, regardless of the cost. We will never accept less than the full amount that you need to recover, and we never charge our truck accident clients any fees until we win their claims. Fighting for your rights and your needs will always be our only concern. You can receive the full recovery you deserve, but it will take tact and perseverance from your Missouri truck accident lawyer. Call (314) 500-HURT or contact our team of St. Louis truck accident lawyers now.

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What Do I Do After I Have Been Involved in a St. Louis Truck Accident?

What Do I Do After I Have Been Involved in a St. Louis Truck Accident?

Immediately following a truck accident in the St. Louis area, you need to take several actions to ensure your recovery and health are protected. Here are the steps our St. Louis truck lawyers advise you take following an accident:

  • Get to safety

    Stay at the scene of the accident so it can be properly documented, but do what you can to keep yourself, your passengers, and other roadway users safe.

  • Call 911

    Get first responders to the scene of the accident as quickly as possible. Stay in a safe spot and wait for medical responders to examine you. Even if you do not think you are seriously injured, make sure to get emergency medical attention because you could be in shock or have injuries that are not readily visible, like whiplash or a concussion.

    You also want to give an accident report by speaking to the police right away.

  • Collect evidence

    If you require serious medical attention right away, disregard these next steps. Allow the ambulance to take you to the hospital to receive the necessary medical care. But if you are physically able to, take pictures of the road and traffic conditions, the damage to your vehicle, and your injuries. This evidence could be vital in your truck accident claim.

  • Exchange information

    Get information from the driver of the truck as well as any available witnesses. Do not rely on the police to collect witness accounts and contact information for every witness. When you speak to the truck driver, be polite but be careful what you say. Get their:

    • Name, address, phone number and email address
    • Driver's license number
    • Insurance card information
    • Name and contact information for the trucking company and truck driver's employer
    • License plate number of the truck and any other identifying information
  • Contact a truck accident lawyer

    As soon as possible after the accident and once you have left the scene and returned to safety, you need to contact a qualified truck accident lawyer. With a free initial consultation, a lawyer like Gary Burger of Burger Law can get a sense of your situation to determine whether you have a truck accident case and whether you need a lawyer. In most cases, because of how destructive large trucks are and the parties involved in commercial vehicles, you will need legal representation to successfully settle your case. Once you have hired a lawyer, they will advise you on additional steps to take during your case and will help take care of the intricacies of filing a truck accident case for you.

  • Receive medical treatment

    Once you have hired a lawyer and filed your accident claim, follow your lawyer's advice. One important thing to do is to continue to get medical treatment for your injuries. The medical files and documentation will help you prove your case. Plus, you want to get the prompt medical treatment that will help you make as full a recovery as possible.

Taking these steps can help secure your recovery, and shield you from any fault for the accident. If you cannot take these on because of an injury or other complications that make your truck crash claim more difficult, we can help. Burger Law has a track record of success and protecting the rights of St. Louis truck accident victims. We will fight for you and your rights, whatever it takes.

Why Do I Need a St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyer?

Why Do I Need a St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyer?

While there are some regular passenger vehicle accidents that can be fairly settled on your own without involving accident lawyers, that is almost never the case for a truck accident. You only have one chance to collect a recovery for all of your truck accident damages and you are working against the clock. Under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of the accident to file your truck accident injury claim. In order to make the most of your opportunity to be made whole in the form of financial compensation, you need a skilled St. Louis truck accident lawyer to represent you.

Your Burger Law truck accident lawyer in St. Louis will fight for you until you get a complete recovery. Truck accidents are distinct from regular car accidents and require a lawyer with a background specifically in a truck accident case like yours. You need an attorney who is familiar with the extensive destruction these large vehicles cause, understands the various parties involved in the operation of a commercial truck and is not afraid to be aggressive in their demands to the large, corporate insurance companies covering the operation of the truck. Our truck accident lawyers have years of experience winning truck accident claims for clients in St. Louis who have been injured or have lost a loved one in a commercial truck accident.

Truck accidents are different from regular car accidents both because of the nature of the accidents themselves and the issues of liability, regulations and insurance coverage that are unique to commercial vehicles like semi-trucks. Learn more about what makes truck accident cases different below or speak to one of our knowledgeable truck accident injury lawyers in St. Louis today at (314) 500-HURT or online.

Truck Size

Truck Size

One of the things that make a truck accident different from a regular car accident is the sheer size. Trucks, on average:

  • Are 20-30 times the weight of an average passenger vehicle
  • Take 30-40 percent longer to come to a stop
  • Average 70 feet in length

Because of a truck's large size, they are more dangerous. Their size makes them dangerous for two reasons:

  1. More opportunities for accidents to occur (due to truck driver blind spots, potential for tipping over, longer stopping distance, etc.)
  2. When a collision occurs, the inertia of the enormous, heavy vehicle causes more destruction than a regular passenger vehicle
Trucking Regulations

Trucking Regulations

Another reason you need a specialized truck accident lawyer on your case is due to the regulations in the trucking industry. Being familiar with these rules can help your truck accident injury lawyer build your case, use key evidence and negotiate a great settlement in your favor.

Semi-trucks are usually commercially operated vehicles and, as such, those who operate them must follow specific rules. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration places limits and regulations on operating commercial trucks for the safety of everyone on Missouri or Illinois roads.

Some of the basic truck driving rules and regulations include:

  • 11-Hour Driving Limit – A commercial truck driver can operate their vehicle for no more than 11 consecutive hours, and this 11-hour drive must come after 10 consecutive hours resting
  • 14-Hour Limit – A driver must take a 10 hour break after 14 hours, regardless of how many hours they drove during that 14 hours
  • 30-Minute Driving Break – After 8 consecutive hours of driving, a driver must break for 30 minutes
  • 60/70-Hour Limit – Drivers who travel long distances are limited to 60 hours of driving in a 7-day workweek or 70 hours in an 8-day workweek and must rest for 34 consecutive hours before the workweek can begin again
  • Logbook – Drivers must keep an accurate log of their mileage, where they have driven and when/where they rested.
  • State regulations – Here are some Missouri state requirements for commercial truck driving that drivers are obligated to meet to ensure the safety of the road.
Truck Accident Liability and Insurance

Truck Accident Liability and Insurance

Because trucks are commercially operated, the insurance coverage and liable parties involved are different from those in a regular passenger vehicle accident. Commercial trucks must be covered by extensive insurance policies due to their potential for destruction, and the insurance companies are therefore even more motivated to get out of their financial responsibility to pay you after your accident. You need a skilled and confident truck accident lawyer who will stand their ground and demand the compensation you deserve.

There are several parties that could be liable for the damages you sustained after your truck accident. Depending on the situation, any of the following parties could be involved in your truck accident claim:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The truck owner
  • The manufacturers of the truck or parts used on the truck
  • The truck's cargo loader

The experienced truck accident lawyers of Burger Law have fought trucking companies and their insurance providers, winning maximum compensation for our clients. We know what to look for and how to prove fault so that you can make a full recovery for your injuries. We evaluate all available information to make an informed assessment of who is at fault and who must be held accountable for causing you harm.

Hire a St. Louis truck accident lawyer from Burger Law so we can investigate who is liable for your injuries and hold them accountable. We stand by your side and do not back down until the insurance companies covering the at-fault trucking parties all pay for the damages you have suffered as a result of the accident – lost wages, medical bills, disability, pain and suffering and other damages.

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What Are Common St. Louis Truck Accident Injuries?

What Are Common St. Louis Truck Accident Injuries?

Commercial trucks can weigh anywhere from 30,000lbs to 80,000lbs. The average car weighs 4,100lbs. This incredible difference in weight is why truck drivers must closely and carefully adhere to the rules of the road. When a commercial truck that is laden with product smashes into a car, the injuries that result from that accident are often traumatic and life threatening. Here are several types of injuries sustained in St. Louis truck accidents that our lawyers have been involved with:

  • Internal Bleeding – Internal bleeding can be dangerous anywhere in the body and one of the most common causes of internal bleeding is trauma from truck and car accidents, including impact and penetrating injuries as well as deceleration injuries, when the sudden stop of a vehicle causes internal organs or vessels to break or rupture. Internal bleeding can cause fatal organ failure when untreated. The problem with internal bleeding is that it is sometimes difficult to detect, and you may not realize the severity of your condition following a truck accident.
  • Broken Bones – Trauma from truck accidents and other vehicular accidents is the most common cause of broken bones. Extreme breaks like displaced fractures or comminuted fractures when the bone is shattered into several pieces can be particularly dangerous.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries - Spinal Injuries are serious injuries that can affect your mobility and the motor function of your limbs. The spinal cord is the main avenue that your brain uses to send commands throughout your body. According to the World Health Organization, 90 percent of spinal cord injury cases are caused by trauma, and motor vehicle accidents are the leading source. Any damage to your spine can often result in serious injuries throughout other areas of the body.
What Compensation Can I Recover from My St. Louis Truck Accident Claim?

What Compensation Can I Recover from My St. Louis Truck Accident Claim?

Injuries from a truck accident often require extensive medical care, which causes you to miss work and lose out on other means of income. Under Missouri law, you are entitled to recover from any losses you may have taken on during and after your injury. Our St. Louis truck accident lawyers can help you recover the following types of compensation:

  • Medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, and pharmaceutical expenses
  • Wages you lost because of an absence of work due to your injuries
  • Court fees, legal fees and any costs related to the trial or the case
  • If permanently or partially disabled, you can recover from the loss of use of your limbs and the permanent loss of work

Speak to a Leading St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyer Now

Burger Law St. Louis Attorneys

Speak to a Leading St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyer Now

Your St. Louis truck accident claim should be pursued to the maximum extent of the law. You did not ask for the accident or the injuries, so you should not have to pay for any of the rehabilitation that is required for you to heal. When you hire our truck accident lawyers, all of your medical, financial and legal needs will be taken care of. You will not be required to pay our attorneys any fees unless we win your St. Louis truck accident claim.

To get the recovery you deserve, call Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation.


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"I've dedicated my entire life to helping our clients receive full compensation for their injuries."

Gary Burger | Attorney


Gary K. Burger, Jr. stands up against bullies. He devotes his practice to helping the injured and their families recover. He protects the futures of those who have been injured due to other people's actions by demanding full financial compensation, holding reckless people accountable and making our community safer through advocacy and volunteer work.

Gary Burger has tried and won many complex civil litigation cases for his clients in many areas: medical malpractice, products liability, employment discrimination, auto crashes, motorcycle and truck cases, premises liability, class actions and consumer fraud. He also tries and wins cases in commercial litigation, probate, workers compensation and administrative and arbitration hearings.

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