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Have you been injured in a Missouri 18 wheeler semi-truck accident?  Contact Mr. Campbell today for the experienced legal help you need!  You will never pay a fee unless we get you money! 

Mr. Campbell is a skilled semi-truck accident lawyer with a proven track record.  He has been a personal injury lawyer for over 4 decades.  He has collected Millions of Dollars for his clients who have been injured or killed in Missouri.  Mr. Campbell gives his clients the same care and attention he would as if it were his own loved one’s accident.  He focuses his 18-Wheeler truck practice in Missouri on cities and towns south of I-70 Highway including: Kansas City, Warrensburg, Sedalia, Columbia, Jefferson City, Washington, Rolla, Lebanon, Farmington, Cape Girardeau, Carthage, Springfield, Joplin, West Plains, Poplar Bluff, and Lake of the Ozarks.

According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration, 2,834 people were killed in 2013 in the United States in passenger vehicles involved in accidents with large trucks such as 18-Wheelers, semi-trucks, and other motor carriers.  The sheer difference in the size and weight of 18-Wheelers when compared to passenger automobiles account for these horrifying statistics.  691 large truck drivers lost their lives in 2013 as well. 

Missouri had 757 deaths alone in traffic accidents in 2013 (applies to all types of auto accidents).

Semi-truck accidents many times involve factors that are different from typical passenger vehicle accidents.  18-Wheeler accidents often are caused by truck drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fail to brake correctly, refuse to allow another vehicle to merge, drive too fast for the road and weather conditions, are too tired while driving, or swing too wide when making turns.  Truck drivers also cause accidents when tires shred, drive a load which is too heavy, big or not properly secured, fail to properly inspect tires, brakes and lights, or are driving defective or poorly maintained tractor trailers.  Sometimes, truck drivers work illegally long work hours and have unrealistic schedules that make them drive “negligently”.

Negligence on the part of a trucking company is a violation of Missouri and Federal Law.  “Negligence” is a legal word, and Missouri law defines “negligence” as a truck driver who did not act as another reasonable truck driver would in the same situation.

In the case of a semi-truck accident, the trucking company will often send a legal representative to investigate the accident and who will try to minimize the amount of money the trucking company has to pay. 

In order to fight what the trucking company investigator will say, it is critical to get all available evidence.  Mr. Campbell will thoroughly and completely investigate your truck accident if you accepts your claim.  He will gather physical evidence about the weight, load, hours of service and truck maintenance.  He may hire an accident investigator (called an “accident reconstructionist”) to analyze the accident and determine the cause of the accident and who is at fault. The truck accident investigator will leave no stone unturned in analyzing the crash site, taking photographs and measurements to aid him or her in determining such factors as the speed of both the truck and involved passenger vehicles.  The Log-books, driving records and information obtained from the black box recorder are also reviewed in the investigation.  These pieces of the puzzle are important in determining whether the truck driver followed Missouri and Federal Laws pertaining to adequate rest for the driver and the necessary vehicle maintenance.

In addition, medical records are gathered to determine the condition of the driver at the time of the accident and are analyzed for information on prescription drug use, level of truck driver fatigue or whether he or she suffered from sleep apnea, diabetes or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Using top accident reconstruction and medical experts, Mr. Campbell will thoroughly and aggressively move your case forward. If you have been injured, he will pursue all types of damages to which you are entitled in a motor vehicle and truck accident.

Call Mr. Campbell today for a FREE CASE EVALUATION!  You will never pay a fee unless we get you money. 

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