St. Louis Personal Injury Blog

3 reasons professional drivers cause commercial crashes

Any driver can make dangerous mistakes at the wheel, but some drivers make mistakes that have more consequences for others. People with commercial driver’s licenses have to attend additional courses beyond traditional driver’s training. There are more rules that limit…


Spinal injury resulting from a big rig crash

Commercial vehicle accidents injure thousands of people in Missouri each year, some resulting in life-altering complications. Even highly skilled truck drivers have difficulty operating in heavy traffic or hazardous road conditions. Influences such as fatigue, drugs or alcohol can further…


Brake problems are a frequent cause of truck accidents

Trucks are a common sight and an intimidating presence on Missouri roadways. The possibility of a truck accident is constantly looming. Often, this is due to speeding, distraction and drowsiness. However, when there is a crash, it might have been…


Does Missouri allow trucks in the left lane?

Truck drivers often carry critical cargo for commerce, and deliveries need to get to their destinations on schedule, but nothing excuses moving violations. Missouri has many rules directed at commercial trucks to promote public safety. Among those laws are regulations…


Side guards may protect car passengers during side collisions

One of the most devastating types of car crashes is one involving a side collision with a tractor-trailer. These accidents are some of the deadliest, resulting in serious injury or death in nearly every instance. What many people don’t realize…


Commercial drivers can make the same mistakes as other drivers

If there’s anything that can reduce how frightening big trucks are on the road, it’s the fact that commercial drivers have a lot more training than people with standard driver’s licenses. That extra training gives them experience and knowledge that…


Why are activists fighting so hard for side underride guards?

Commercial trucks are not known for their nimble navigation nor for their fuel efficiency. Massive 18-wheelers and semis often take substantially longer to stop than smaller passenger vehicles and require more skill and foresight to safely arrive at their destination….


How do truck accidents differ from car accidents?

Collisions involving trucks have the capacity to cause significant damages because of the force created by large vehicles. Many car drivers who are involved in collisions with trucks assume that the truck drivers will be deemed to be at fault….


Mom, twin baby daughters die in interstate truck tragedy

On Behalf of The Wilbers Law Firm LLC | Jul 25, 2019 | Trucking Accidents | Sometimes there are terrible events that simply take your breath away. We read recently of an interstate tractor-trailer crash that killed a young mother…


Safety experts: Tractor-trailer underrides overdue for fix

Passenger vehicles and tractor-trailers travel on the same streets, highways and interstates, but the two vehicle types are completely mismatched. The bottom of an 18-wheeler is higher than the hood of the passenger vehicle, however. When the two collide on…