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Do Not Lose Twice

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At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we provide advocacy for residents of St. Louis and people throughout the state suffering the pain of injuries following a truck crash. Negligence caused by sleep deprivation or alcohol impairment has violently altered your life, leaving you with questions regarding your future, both personally and professionally.

When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, one outcome is for sure: the auto loses. If you do not select Gordon, Elias & Seely, as your truck accident lawyers, you could lose twice. Hiring dedicated truck accident attorneys may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. Simply put, if you hire just any lawyers and not a truck accident law firm, you may be making a serious mistake.

You do not have to retain a firm in Missouri if the accident occurs in Missouri. You need to retain a firm that specializes in truck accidents. Often times, firms from other states, such as ours, are retained because of their experience and knowledge. Many times, though the injured auto occupants may live in Missouri, the truck company is from a state other than Missouri. You need truck accident attorneys that do the following:

  1. Answer the phone when you make that first call
  2. Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstructionist
  3. File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration, pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence
  4. Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
  5. File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case
  6. Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work
  7. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, treating you like family instead of just a client. We know full well what a severe disabling and permanent injury, or worse yet, the death of a loved family member means to you. We find that some law firms around the country have lost their way and often times forget that they are representing a person, and not just a paper file. We pledge to you that you will always be able to call us and ask whatever you want and get a full explanation. Please do not misunderstand, we like to make money as much as the next guy but, we know that if we work hard and do a good job, always with compassion for our client, the money will follow.

If you have been injured in a big rig accident that occurred in St. Louis, Kansas City, Independence, Springfield or anywhere throughout Missouri, contact us toll free at 800-773-6770.

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

Experience and Resources to Mediate or Litigate Your Trucking Accident Claim

We use experience and thorough legal knowledge, coupled with vast resources, to build your tractor-trailer crash injury claim based on the facts. Expertise comes from our network of trucking industry experts and accident reconstructionists. From there, we seek the best resolution, through negotiation, mediation or litigation.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things often results in negligent driving and is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks - Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving - Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Buses to and from Ameristar, Harrah's, Argosy, Lady Luck and The President, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy

The difference in size of cash settlements in commercial truck cases are potentially much larger than auto to auto accidents generally for one reason: the size of the insurance policy. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the Missouri state mandatory minimum limits of $25,000. When there is a commercial vehicle, such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

We Use Our Resources So You Don't Have To

You have enough to worry about following a serious semi truck wreck without having to find the money to retain seasoned legal representation. At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we advocate for injured Missouri residents on a contingency basis, meaning that there are no out-of-pocket fees required by you. We manage your case while you focus on recovering from serious trucking accident injuries caused by:

Contact us if you have been injured in a truck accident while driving on I-70, I-435, I-35, I-44, I-55, I-64, Hwy 54, Hwy 60, Hwy 71 or Hwy 67.

Getting to the Facts and Focusing on the Best Outcome

By getting to the facts, we find out what specific act of negligence caused the accident. With the help of experts, we can go in-depth in reconstructing the accident and reviewing all records and the data from the black box. That helps us set a clear strategy to resolve your case through negotiation, mediation or litigation. We are always prepared to take your case to court.

We Have A National Network of Competent Truck Accident Lawyers

At times, we need a local Missouri law firm to assist us perform various functions. In light of this, we have already put in place an arrangement with Missouri-based competent counsel that we have already vetted and that we can call on in a moment's notice and at no additional fee charge to you.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer following a serious truck crash, please contact us.

Missouri Trucking Companies

  • Advance Transport, INC.
  • All-Star Transportation, INC.
  • Arthur Wells, INC.
  • Associated Couriers, INC.
  • Baldwin Transportation, INC.
  • Barlow Truck Lines, INC.
  • Bed Rock, INC.
  • Belger Cartage Service, INC.
  • Buchheit Trucking Service, INC.
  • Byron L. Lang, INC.
  • C. R. H. Delivery, INC.
  • Carlyle Van Lines, INC.
  • Christenson Transportation, INC.
  • Clark Transportation, INC.
  • D & D Sexton, INC.
  • Edwards Transportation Co.
  • Eidson & Ussery, INC.
  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • Erickson Transport Corp.
  • Fleming Babcock, INC.
  • Flexway Trucking, INC.
  • Fmc Transport, INC.
  • Gencom, INC.
  • Gregory Logistics, INC.
  • Heavy Duty Trux, LTD
  • Isom Farm Supply, INC.
  • Jack Cooper Transport Co., INC.
  • Kallmeyer Brothers Enterprises, INC.
  • Leeser Tx, INC.
  • Mabro Corp.
  • Mark Cross
  • Material Delivery Service, INC.
  • Mayflower Transit, LLC
  • Metro Park Warehouses, INC.
  • Mid Cities Motor Freight, INC
  • Mid Continent Van Service, INC.

  • Mid-Western Car Carriers, INC.
  • Midwest Parts& Equipment Co.
  • Milky-Way Transport Co., INC.
  • Mo-Kan Container Services, INC.
  • New Prime, INC.
  • Nick's Transport, INC.
  • O & S Trucking, INC.
  • Oix, INC.
  • Opies Transport, INC.
  • Pacific Motor Trucking Co.
  • Palmentere Bros. Cartage Service, INC.
  • Potter Transport, INC.
  • Professional Services
  • ransportation, INC.
  • R & R Trucking, INC
  • Rbx, INC.
  • Rees Trucking Co., INC.
  • Riverside Transport, INC.
  • Scott Melvin Transport, INC.
  • Sitton Motor Lines, INC.
  • Slay Transportation Co., INC.
  • Steelman Transportation, INC.
  • The Daniel Company Of Springfield
  • Trailer Parts, INC.
  • Trailiner Corp.
  • Transport One, INC.
  • Transportation Distribution Company
  • Triple S Hauling, INC.
  • Truck Transport, INC
  • United Van Lines, LLC
  • Utley, INCorporated
  • Waller Truck Co., INC.
  • Weston Transportation, INC.
  • Williamsburg Transport, INC.

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