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Family alleges baby's brain trauma resulted from truck accident

The sister of the pregnant victim of a fatal trucking accident that occurred back in May 2016 filed an amended petition in her lawsuit against the decedent's male companion, semi truck driver and his employer. She is seeking more than $25,000 in damages.

Truck accidents: Big rig smashes into bus, 2 seriously injured

Developing mechanical problems or flat tires while traveling on a Missouri highway can lead to serious accidents. However, when large vehicles such as tractor trailers are involved, the consequences can be devastating. Because of the sheer weight and size of these vehicles, victims of truck accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries -- or worse.

Truck accidents: 7-vehicle crash on I-70 kills 2 truck drivers

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Missouri had to be closed for several hours recently to allow cleanup operations after a multi-vehicle accident. Truck accidents are often deadly, and this wreck involved several tractor-trailers. In all, seven vehicles were reported to have been involved, and the weather may have played a part in the crash that claimed the lives of two people.

Prevalence of car and truck accidents on I-44 causing concern

Drivers who regularly use the stretch of Interstate 44 between Halltown and Mount Vernon have reported concern about their safety. The Missouri Department of Transportation was asked to analyze the crash rate on this section of the roadway after multiple recent truck accidents and other collisions have caused chaos. It appears the unexpected curve in a long stretch of straight road catches drivers unaware.

Missouri truck accidents: Fatal crash on Interstate 44

There are countless risks for drivers cruising the roadways at night when it is dark. Though there are typically fewer vehicles on the road at this time, Missouri highways are no less dangerous than busy daytime travel hours. If anything, the night presents its own dangers for drivers, and truck accidents during these hours are typically unfortunate tragedies.

Missouri Interstate 70 shut down by multi-truck accidents

The middle of the night can be a scary and dangerous time to be on Missouri roadways. Though there is less traffic at these odd hours, there are numerous other factors that make the roads risky. Tractor-trailer drivers must make it to their destination in a specific amount of time so they must clamber along the dark Interstates to make their deadlines. Truck accidents, like the recent chain-reaction semi accident in Columbia, are not uncommon in these situations.

Paper logs allow truck drivers to drive longer

Truckers are limited by federal regulations to working no more than 14 hours per day and can only drive 11 of those hours. The purpose of this regulation is to prevent fatigued truck drivers from falling asleep behind the wheel of their 80,000-pound trucks and causing catastrophic accidents.

What causes jackknifing and how we can help you file a claim

All tractor-trailer accidents have the potential to cause serious damage. Jackknifing accidents, however, are some of the most destructive. At Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer in Columbia, Missouri, our attorneys have decades of combined experience protecting victims of jackknifing accidents. We not only understand why they happen, but we also have the knowledge and skills to help you seek compensation after the fact.