Small Truck Accidents

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Posted by Eric Jensen on January 24, 2024

Small Truck Accident Lawyer in St. Louis, MO. Even if you got into an accident with a truck that is not an 18-wheeler, such as a mail truck, dump truck, or even a large pickup truck, do not think that your damage will also be small. Despite not having as many axles or carrying as much freight as a big rig, smaller trucks are still several times heavier than an average passenger vehicle. Many drivers of smaller trucks are also not trained to handle a vehicle of this size and weight. As such, smaller trucks pose a great hazard on St. Louis roads and are a major cause of accidents.

The skilled truck accident lawyers at Combs Waterkotte have helped those who have been in truck accidents, large and small, all over St. Louis, MO. If you have recently been injured as a result of a small truck accident, call us today at (314) 900-HELP or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations and promise that if we do not get a favorable result or settlement in your case, you will not have to owe us anything.

Truck Accident Statistics in Missouri

Truck Accident Statistics in Missouri

With the number of trucks and SUVs growing each year on Missouri roads, it is not surprising that the number of crashes involving these smaller trucks grow each year as well. Each year, the Missouri State Highway Patrol publishes a full statistical review of traffic crashes that occurred in the state. For 2019, the MSHP found that:

  • 235 fatal crashes involved pickup trucks, while 234 involved an SUV (by comparison, 431 fatal accidents involved a sedan or hatchback)
  • 16,532 crashes resulting in an injury involved an SUV, with an additional 9.293 personal-injury accidents involved a pickup
  • Drivers were three times more likely to be in a fatal accident with a pickup truck than with a tractor-trailer (235 fatal crashes vs. 84 total for 18-wheelers)
  • “Single-unit” trucks (i.e. those with 2 or more axles) were involved in 33 fatal accidents and 938 personal-injury crashes in 2019
Hire An Experienced St. Louis, Missouri Small Truck Accident Lawyer

Hire An Experienced St. Louis, Missouri Small Truck Accident Lawyer

Accidents involving small trucks in St. Louis, MO can often times be complicated. Since so many small trucks are used for both business as well as personal use, determining fault after an accident can be difficult. Many other small truck are owned and operated by governmental bodies, which have their own statutes regarding liability and how an accident victim can be limited in what they could potentially receive in damages. As such, when you have been injured as a result of an accident with a small truck, talking to a St. Louis, MO truck accident lawyer should be your first priority.

Many people in St. Louis and across Missouri have trusted Combs Waterkotte to handle their small truck accident claims because they combine aggressive legal representation with an unmatched level of personal service. Our firm has achieved excellent results for our clients and we are ready to listen to your case today. Call (314) 900-HELP, or contact us online, to speak with an attorney and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.