St. Louis Jackknife Injury Attorney
18-wheelers are designed to prevent trailer jackknifes. When an jackknife accident occurs, it is typically because the truck driver was not able to bring the truck to a controlled stop. The reasons vary, from following too close for road conditions, to excessive speed to an overweight or unbalanced load. Making matters worse, a jackknife accident often throws the trailer across lanes of traffic, where oncoming cars cannot stop in time, or must swerve off the road to avoid a collision.
If you were injured in an accident, or lost a loved one because of a jackknife semi-tractor trailer accident in Missouri, get the legal help you need for recovering full and fair money damages for your medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering and all other financial damages related to the claim. The personal injury litigation firm of Bley & Evans, LC, in Columbia, Missouri, is proud of our record for recovering many of the most significant truck accident insurance settlements and jury verdicts in the state on behalf of our clients.
A Board Certified Trial Advocate on Your Side · AV Rated* · Super Lawyer Designation
Senior trial attorney Wally Bley has been awarded national certification as a Trial Advocate from the National Board of Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocates (NBTA), a professional legal organization dedicated to improving the quality of trial advocacy in our nation's courtrooms. Mark J. Evans has invested his professional career entirely in the field of personal injury litigation involving truck and car accidents and defective products in Missouri. He is recognized as one of the state's pre-eminent trial advocates, having obtained the ninth highest verdict in the state of Missouri for the decade 2000-2009, and has been chosen as a Missouri-Kansas Superlawyer in the area of product liability. Combined, Wally Bley and Mark J. Evans have recovered over $100 million on behalf of their clients.
Our experience includes cases involving:
- Jackknife accident claims, trailer ride-under accidents
- Trailer decoupling accidents
- Overloaded trailers, unbalanced cargo
- Log book violations
- Truck driver fatigue
- Drunk truck driver accidents, trucker DUI
- Distracted truck driver accidents
- Truck driver speeding, reckless driving
- Trailer safety and maintenance violations
We invite you to learn more about Missouri truck accident personal injury litigation at our information pages:
Free Consultation · No Fees Unless You Recover Compensation · State and Nationwide
From our offices in Columbia, we represent clients in communities throughout Missouri and the United States. Contact our office today to discuss your personal injury claim with an experienced Columbia truck accident lawyer. Wherever you are, you can reach us toll free at 866-252-0901 or by e-mail. We are available for a free consultation during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. We handle every case on a contingency basis, which means you don't pay any attorney's fees unless we recover compensation for you.
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