Joplin Truck Accident Attorneys

We’ve Recovered Millions for Past Clients

Truck accident cases cause big headaches, almost as big as the injuries suffered by the people hurt in the crashes. Trucking companies are infamous for fighting claims and trying to dodge any liability for what happened. Luckily, Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. in Joplin is famous for fighting them head-on and finding clever ways to reach a successful verdict or settlement.

We know what it takes to hold negligent truck drivers and trucking companies liable. Find out what we mean by dialing (888) 287-1046 and requesting an initial consultation with our firm.

Why Do Truck Accidents Happen?

The cause of many truck accidents is simple yet dangerous: truck driver negligence: When a trucker is not paying attention to the road or their own ability to drive safely, a catastrophic accident can follow.

Different forms of truck driver negligence can include:

  • Driving while exhausted: It is not unusual for a truck driver to work a 14-hour shift with only 3 of those hours not spent behind the wheel. Exhaustion can make them drive as if they are drunk, which means they have horrible reaction times, poor vehicle control, etc.
  • Driving while impaired: To fight exhaustion, some truckers take stimulants to keep themselves awake. While under the effects of a stimulant, a trucker will experience more unsafe symptoms, like an inability to focus. Once the stimulant wears off, the exhaustion can come back tenfold.
  • Overloading a trailer: Placing too much product in a trailer will make it extremely difficult to control. The braking distance of an overloaded trailer will also increase, which makes it more likely that the trucker will cause a rear-end collision.
  • Speeding: Breaking the speed limit is never safe, especially for truck drivers with multi-ton vehicles. The faster a truck travels, the more distance it will need to come to a complete stop.

Can You Sue the Trucking Company, Too?

Are you allowed to sue a trucking company for a truck accident? Maybe. It depends on the employment classification of the truck driver in many cases.

A truck driver who is an independent contractor usually cannot pass liability for a crash upward to their employer. But a trucker who is an employee can. If we find out that the truck driver who hit you is an employee or reasonably could be considered one, then we can talk about suing the trucking company for additional or uncovered damages.

Call Our Joplin Truck Accident Lawyers Now

Taking on trucking companies is second nature to our Joplin truck accident lawyers. We spend every day looking for new ways to take on big insurance companies and the corporations they represent. The objective is always the same, though: get as much money for our clients as possible.

For a free case evaluation, dial (888) 287-1046 now.

  • “My husband was in a car accident, we called Aaron Sachs, and are very glad we did! First of all, they sent someone to our home to interview my husband, so he did not have to drive all the way to Springfield to their office while he was in pain.” - Former Client
  • “I was rear-ended by a non-insured driver. My car was totaled and I ended up having surgery on my shoulder. I was thrilled to get a settlement way larger than I could have dreamed.” - Former Client

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  • Accessibility

    We make sure that we are available to answer our clients’ questions, breaking down the complex legal jargon and using plain English. There is no “one size fits all” answer — your case needs and deserves individual attention, and this is what we are prepared to provide.

  • Professionalism

    Our team has over 235 years of combined experience, handling over ten thousand personal injury cases. We are committed to professional excellence in every aspect of what we do and how we do it. We have over 65 employees with an exclusive focus on injury claims.

  • Understanding

    We strive to meet our clients where they are and provide the service they need. Suffering an injury is a difficult time in an individual’s life; you need representation that understands both the worries you may be feeling and the world you are now dealing with. Let us help ensure your rights are protected.

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