Tameya C. Bibbs of St. Peters, Missouri was injured in a St. Charles Missouri truck accident on March 5, 2012. The afternoon accident involved three vehicles, including two large commercial trucks.
The Missouri truck accident occurred on eastbound I-70 at Mid Rivers Mall Drive. Bibbs was driving a 2007 Ford Escape while wearing a seatbelt. Two commercial trucks collided in front of her vehicle. Bibbs crashed into the rear of the collision. The trucks collided when the 2005 Freightliner M2 in front slowed for traffic. The second 2005 Freightliner M2 slammed into the rear of the first Freightliner.
Bibbs suffered the only personal injury in the accident. The two truck drivers – Kansas driver Eric L. McClure and Illinois driver Robert M. Ganz – were unharmed, according to the crash report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
If you are injured in a Missouri truck accident, make sure you hire a knowledgeable Missouri truck accident lawyer. Missouri truck accident liability is not the same as car accident liability. In the typical car accident, the two drivers are driving their own personal vehicles, or the personal vehicle of a friend or family member. In semi-truck accidents, the truck driver is often driving the commercial motor vehicle while working. This issue can complicate the lawsuit, since the truck driver’s employer may become a party to a lawsuit.
In typical car accidents, the tort law of the state in which the accident occurs primarily determines liability. Trucking companies and truck drivers, however, are strictly regulated by the federal government. Experienced Missouri truck accident lawyers will understand how federal, state, and local laws affect a particular accident. A general personal injury attorney may not fully understand how complex truck accident liability truly is.