Handling Complex Truck Accident Cases In The Midwest

In a truck accident case, you have too much to lose by waiting to take action. The success of your claim will depend on your attorney's fast action and ability to prove complex facts relating to negligence and damages through investigation and expert testimony.

The defense (with its powerful insurance companies) will be represented by experienced trial lawyers who know how to exploit every mistake or missed detail in your attorney's presentation. With million-dollar liability coverage to defend, the trucking company's lawyers will be anything but pushovers.

Aggressive Representation To Protect You And Your Family

At The Copeland Law Firm in Columbia, our trial experience and aggressive attention to detail in the prosecution of truck accident claims can help even the odds in high-stakes cases. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Missouri or elsewhere in the Midwest, we are here to help. We are passionate about providing personal, one-on-one advice to every client.

Truck Driver Negligence And Commercial Trucking Safety

Our thorough knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations means we focus on the facts that can prove negligence by the truck driver or trucking company. Decades of working with commercial trucking safety experts on many cases means we make certain that all potential defendants are identified and properly called to account for their actions. In a tractor-trailer accident, several companies might be involved with the ownership or operation of a single truck and its trailer.

Common causes of trucking accidents include:

Did truck driver negligence contribute to your accident? Contact us to schedule a free consultation to see what legal options may be available.

Proving Liability In Your Case

We know that we have to move fast to preserve evidence of liability following a semi-truck accident. Our investigation will begin within hours of taking your case. Driver logs, maintenance logs, and black box data will all be essential to determining the facts of the accident and to exposing inconsistencies between the defendant's story and what actually occurred. Our attorneys will take an active role in developing the physical evidence and expert analysis essential to prove your personal injury or wrongful death case.

Because you will have the burden of proving liability, we must move fast to inspect the scene, inspect the vehicles involved, preserve evidence, and take witness statements. Any delay only helps the other side and compromises your case.

Once we establish liability against one or more defendants, the amount of total compensation you can expect to collect will depend on our ability to establish and prove your damages claims in the detail necessary to satisfy the insurers and, if necessary, a jury at trial.

Addressing Your Immediate And Future Needs

We will make sure that all of your injuries — not just the obvious ones — are properly diagnosed and treated. In cases of severe or disabling injuries, we will work with top life care experts as well as economics experts to develop a specific plan for your future needs. This establishes the value for all of a person's needs over a lifetime. A case may also include a claim for loss of consortium on behalf of family members who will lose the benefit of the victim's companionship as he or she was before the accident.

Schedule A Free Consultation To Discuss Your Case

Send us an email or call us at 573-397-5277 to schedule a free consultation with our lawyers. We are committed to helping you through this difficult time, and we are known for getting results that help our clients put the pieces of their lives back together.