Serious Injuries Resulting From Commercial Truck Accidents

The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. is dedicated to holding truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for their negligence. An accident between a car and a truck can result in serious injuries. Most often it is the occupants of the car which bear the brunt and are severely or fatally injured. These injuries may be life altering for […]

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Car Accidents Caused by Semi-Trucks

Semi-trucks can pose a serious danger to other vehicles on the road. Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are not easy to drive and maneuver. Even some standard maneuvers are hard to execute because of their large size and weight. Truck drivers must exercise extreme care and consideration when making turns or entering lanes with merging traffic. Other motorists should […]

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Run Off the Road By a Large Tractor Trailer

While traveling on major highways it is always in your best interest to avoid close proximity with large commercial trucks. At a much higher elevation than a passenger vehicle, a truck driver has a very limited view of the road around him. Even with the multitude of mirrors employed, there will still be blind spots. […]

St. Louis Trucking Accident Leads to Manslaughter Charges

A St. Louis trucking accident that left three people dead is a criminal matter, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Last summer, a distracted truck driver crashed into a line of cars stopped in traffic on Highway 40 in St. Louis. The truck driver admitted to the Missouri Highway Patrol that he had been distracted by […]

Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of truck accidents in Missouri and Illinois. A new rule that allows truck drivers to spend an extra hour on the road has been heavily criticized by a consortium of labor and safety groups including The Teamsters, Public Citizen, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and […]

Cell Phone Could Have Triggered Tragic Multi-Car Crash

The Missouri Highway Patrol reveals that the driver of a tractor-trailer who crashed into a line of cars stopped in traffic admitted he was on his cell phone. A recently released report from the Missouri Highway Patrol reveals that the driver of a tractor-trailer who barreled into a line of cars stopped in traffic on […]

Driver Who Survived Initial Crash Killed by Semi

A chain-reaction crash on an icy interstate in Warren County, Missouri led to the death of a 50-year-old man from North Carolina, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. On Tuesday, Edwin W. Sargent slid off the highway and struck a Chevrolet that had already slid into the median. Sargent exchanged information with the other driver and […]

Kansas Couple Wins $23.5M Judgment Arising out of Truck Collision

A jury in Wichita awarded a Kansas couple $23.5 million for injuries arising out of crash involving two tractor-trailers, the Wichita Business Journal reports. The accident occurred on a rural New Mexico highway on March 16, 2006. Terry Frederick was riding in a Yellow Freight semi when it collided into the back of a Swift […]

Semi Overturns, Kills Work Zone Flagger

Last week’s death of a Missouri Department of Transportation flagger is yet another grim reminder of the need to slow down in construction zones. On Sept. 25, 56-year-old Mikey Wagoner of Rolla was working as a flagger in a construction zone on U.S. 63 in southern Missouri, the Associated Press reports. At about 5 p.m. […]

The Hidden Dangers of Truck Stops

While many motorists understand the hazards of driving near a tractor-trailer on the highway, they may not know that walking across a truck stop can also be dangerous. On Aug. 23, truck driver George Taylor of Webb City, Missouri, was walking near the diesel pumps at a truck stop in Sioux Falls, S.D. at about […]