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Truck Accident Lawyers

Our truck accident lawyers make sure trucking companies and their insurers do not get away with neglecting the rules that are supposed to keep us safe. With more than two decades of litigation and trial experience, Burger Law's truck accident lawyers will fight to get you the largest possible compensation for your injuries and damages.

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Truck Accident Lawyers St. Louis Missouri

Truck Accident Lawyers St. Louis and Missouri. When truck drivers break the rules of the road and injure or kill fellow motorists, Gary Burger and the Burger Law team hold them accountable for their actions. If you or a relative have been injured in an accident with a large commercial vehicle, it is important to get immediate help from experienced truck accident lawyers like us right away. Burger Law's experienced and fierce Missouri and Illinois truck accident lawyers will stand up for you and fight the insurance company to get you the compensation you deserve after a devastating accident. We will begin fighting for you immediately; call us today at (314) 648-8348 or send us a message right now.

The commercial trucking accident lawyers at Burger Law have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of truck accidents. Our attorneys aggressively push to secure the best possible outcome and full compensation for our clients, and are the highest reviewed and rated accident law firm in the Midwest. To speak with an accident lawyer today and receive a free consultation, call us now at (314) 648-8348.

Time is of the essence. If you are hurt and need help, it is important to call our St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyers as soon as possible. In a Missouri truck accident case (or any case that involves an injury from an accident), every second counts. The quicker our lawyers can fight for your rights and better understand the details of your case, the better and faster your financial recovery.

Our Truck Accident Lawyers set themselves apart by protecting St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois motorists and their families, getting a full recovery for their injuries and helping them achieve financial recovery and security. We are very familiar with the tactics insurance companies and trucking corporations use to attempt to take advantage of victims and get out of paying what they owe. We take your fight to court - and trial if need be - to get all the money you deserve. Do not settle for anything less than your damages are worth -- medical care, wage loss, disability and pain and suffering. Our St. Louis truck accident attorneys will answer your questions and guide you through your claim and personally handle your case.

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“Gary and his team provided us with effective, efficient and highly professional service. Gary provides sound advice and is a trustworthy and ethical attorney. I highly recommend the team!”

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Over $170 Million won for our clients


$5,000,000 Settlement - Father Killed by Reckless Truck Driver

$5 Million


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$3 Million Judgment - Son Murdered by Pam Hupp

$3 Million


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$2.5 Million Settlement for Father's Fatal Car Accident

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Multi-Car Crash Caused by Debris from Commercial Truck - $2,000,000 Settlement

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Injured Woman Settles Highway Crash Lawsuit - $2,000,000 Settlement

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$1.435 Million Settlement Against Three Defendants After Extensive Litigation

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Truck Accident Claims

Collecting Damages

When you hire the truck accident attorneys at Burger Law, you will get the compensation you deserve. We know how to fight against resistant insurance companies and defendants who refuse to take accountability for their negligence. Our firm has the expertise and winning track record necessary to provide the best possible legal representation in your truck accident case or any other type of accident case. Call us immediately at (314) 648-8348 or reach us online to speak with an attorney today.

A St. Louis truck accident lawyer will help you pursue the liable parties for complete damages. Truck accident victims may recover costs for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, disabilities, pain and suffering, and court costs. The St. Louis Burger Law truck accident lawyers in Missouri can help you recover the following.

Common damages in a truck accident case:

  • Medical bills (current and future)
  • Bills for future medical procedures
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of limb, or use of limb
  • Cost of physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Costs of household and vehicle modification
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Loss of career or earning capacity
  • Mental anguish and emotional stress

According to the United States Department of Transportation, the average costs associated with a non-fatal truck accident total $195,258. If there was a fatality associated with a truck accident, the cost jumps to over $3.5 million. This is one of the main reasons that semi truck drivers must carry more insurance than other drivers.

You are entitled to every dollar your injuries have cost you, and that includes all of the items stated above. You never asked to be out of work, to be traumatically injured, or to have to deal with the intense pain you are now struggling to manage. You shouldn't have to fight to get the recovery you are owed, it should be given to you. Our Truck Accident Lawyers will see that you get every dime that you deserve.

Take on the trucking company.

Take on the trucking company.

Commercial truck accidents

Rules and Regulations

Commercial truck accidents in St. Louis, Missouri, and Illinois differ from typical passenger accidents because drivers and owners of semi trucks and other large commercial vehicles must follow certain rules. Federal and State Regulations dictate the rules that truck drivers must follow. Semi truck drivers have the same duties and obligations as other drivers—namely, to operate their vehicles as a reasonable person would and to exercise the highest degree of care towards other drivers. However, truck drivers have additional requirements and duties they must follow such as licensure, training, and hours of service. Truck Drivers must log their miles, drive only a certain amount of time, and must thoroughly maintain their vehicles. Here are several regulations every truck driver has to follow:

Regulations such as these were enacted to reduce the number of accidents caused by truck drivers. Your accident was caused by a negligent driver who broke one of these rules, and we can prove that they acted negligently. Our Truck Accident Lawyers in St. Louis use proven and effective methods to fight for our client's rights, and we never settle for less than what our clients deserve. Legally, truck accidents are similar to other accidents on the road, and generally, fall under the comparative negligence rule. This means an injured party and their St. Louis truck accident lawyer will generally need to establish the defendant’s duty to care for their well-being, a breach of that duty, and that this breach caused an accident and resulting injuries. An experienced semi truck accident attorney can help explain this further. With our Truck Accident Law Firm, we will dedicate ourselves to obtaining 100% of your recovery.

Liability in Truck Accidents

Additional requirements for truck drivers complicate liability issues in truck accidents. In addition, accidents often involve multiple parties that may share liability, including the truck driver, other motorists, the trucking company, the truck’s owner, the truck’s manufacturer, and the cargo loading company.

Establishing the degree of liability for all involved parties is often critical after a truck accident in Missouri. St. Louis courts apply a philosophy of pure comparative fault to semi truck accidents, which means that anyone considered liable for any percentage of an accident must compensate the other drivers. Trucking and insurance companies use Missouri’ liability laws to their advantage and attempt to shift liability from their drivers onto other drivers. Commercial truck accidents are challenging, but the commercial truck accident attorneys of Burger Law know how to argue your case and hold all responsible parties accountable.

Truck Crash Cases

As experienced truck accident lawyers in Missouri, we have seen truck accident cases resulting from many different negligent behaviors and leading to a wide variety of serious and life-threatening injuries. We are committed to helping truck accident victims like you hold the trucking company, insurance company and other negligent parties accountable for the harm they have caused and we have the experience to do just that. View some of the types of truck accident cases we have seen in Missouri and Illinois.

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Burger Law's Truck Accident Lawyers

The sheer size and weight of big rigs put truck accidents in a distinct category when it comes to the physical, emotional, and financial devistation. Trucks can weigh as much as twenty to thirty times more than a standard car. Missouri Annotated Statute §304.170 to §304.260 provides that trucks can legally weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Tractor trailers' weight and truckers' extensive blind spots are part of why truck accidents are so severely destructive. Common mistakes that lead to truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Lack of driver training
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving

Due to the number of parties involved in commercial truck operation, the laws that regulate commercial vehicles, and the massive potential for destruction, you need a specialized and skilled truck accident lawyer for your claim. If you or someone you love was injured in a semi truck accident in St. Louis or anywhere in Missouri, act now by contacting a truck accident law firm that will advocate for your rights. Our compassionate semi truck accident lawyers will demand compensation for your injuries and losses and will not back down when the trucking companies and insurance providers resist accountability. Contact or call us today at (314) 648-8348 and let us start fighting for you.

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Real Client Testimonials!

Our truck accident law firm in St. Louis is dedicated to recovering complete compensation for our clients who have been injured by truckers or trucking companies that failed to adhere to the simple regulations that are designed to protect us on the road. We are tough on all parties involved in the truck accident that left you or a loved one severely injured. We will not back down until we recover the compensation you deserve, as we have done for many truck accident victims before.

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Burger Law's attorneys are proven experts in all types of truck accidents and all other personal injury claims. We will handle all aspects of your case from start to finish so that you can focus on your recovery. If you or someone you know have been severely injured in a truck accident or another type of accident, count on Burger Law to successfully represent your interests and fight for your future.

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Everything you need to know

Common Truck Accident Questions

As seasoned truck accident lawyers, we know that part of your claim's success comes from being well-informed as a victim. That is why we have provided many free resources for all truck accident and personal injury victims, including answers to many commonly asked truck accident questions here. Our lawyers are also available to answer questions for free at (314) 648-8348.

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How To Choose The Right Personal Injury Lawyer For Me

How do you determine which personal injury lawyer is right for you? As you've undoubtedly heard the disclaimer at the end of TV and radio commercials for law firms: the choice of a lawyer is important and should not be based solely upon advertisements. The key is to speak with the lawyer and de …

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How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

Do you know how long you have to file a personal injury claim? Or when the best time is to file one? Is it better to do it immediately after your accident or to wait until you know how significantly your injuries have affected your life? These are just the beginning of the string of questions t …

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Who Can I Sue When I've Been In A Truck Accident?

If you've been in an accident where you were hit by a truck, your head is probably spinning even after you've gotten to safety. The accident very likely caused you substantial damages, from medical bills, lost wages, and other damages like pain and suffering. But unlike a regular passenger vehcile …

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