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How do I choose a Missouri truck accident lawyer?


Your Truck Accident Recovery and Compensation Depend on Skilled Legal Representation

The stakes are high when you file a truck accident lawsuit. You could be eligible for significant compensation due to the severity of your injuries and the amount of insurance coverage and assets available to pay for them. Thus, your choice of attorney is extremely crucial—because as you’re trying to recover from physical, emotional, and financial complications, your legal representation needs to have the exceptional knowledge and skill to fight for you and your case. 

The experienced truck accident lawyers at Beck and Beck have a track record of obtaining large financial recoveries for many deserving clients. We’re strong advocates against the defenses of trucking companies and their insurers, and know what needs to be done to advocate for your rights. 

Choosing the Right Truck Accident Attorney for Your Needs

The Missouri Bar publishes a statewide directory of attorneys, so you can begin your search there. Also consider asking family or friends for recommendations if they had a good experience with a personal injury lawyer. 

However, a truck accident case is different from other types of motor vehicle accident claims for the following reasons:

  • There are more sources of evidence available to prove your case, including proof the trucking company holds that needs to be preserved.
  • There could be a considerable amount of money on the line, including the potential for a punitive damages award that discourages future negligence.
  • The trucking company may be fighting for its very existence when it has a high degree of fault—which means its legal defenses will be aggressive.
  • There might be more parties responsible for your accident, including the trucker, the fleet company, a parts manufacturer, a maintenance crew, or a cargo-loading company—even municipalities could be found negligent. 

So there are other criteria that should inform your decision.  

Case-by-Case Experience Matters

Not every personal injury attorney has the knowledge and experience to handle a truck accident case. While they might be helpful in certain circumstances, such as settling a large number of routine auto collision cases quickly, this type of legal counsel might not have the wherewithal to tackle a case with multiple defendants in a years-long legal battle for your rights.

Consult with a truck accident lawyer with extensive experience in the courtroom because that could be the end result of your truck accident case. The prospect of litigation could give you more leverage in settlement negotiations. For over 25 years, our family has fought for the rights of those injured in commercial vehicle accidents throughout Missouri. We understand each case has extenuating circumstances and work diligently to investigate every angle in pursuit of all facts that support your claim. 

Pay Attention to Reviews and Testimonials

An attorney’s reviews are also an important source of information to learn more about them. So, search for objective reviews from actual clients. Google is a great source for reviews because you will see what clients have said about an attorney at the conclusion of the case. Beck & Beck Attorneys has a large number of reviews from satisfied clients who particularly note our exemplary customer service and our level of responsiveness to their needs. 

Your potential legal counsel should also feature testimonials from clients who explain how and why this representation made a difference in their cases. In addition, your attorney should also be able to highlight accident case settlements recovered for their clients, even though these results aren’t predictive of the outcome of your case. 

These case results are informative because they demonstrate that a skilled attorney understands how to evaluate the economic and non-economic losses you suffered in a commercial vehicle collision—especially when these incidents often cause more serious medical issues such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other complex conditions requiring long-term treatment and rehabilitation.  

Use the Initial Consultation to Get the Answers You Need 

Your relationship with an attorney is also critical to the success of your truck accident case. You’re trusting them with your financial future after such an unexpected tragedy. You’ll work with them for a considerable amount of time, and rely on their advice to make key decisions in your case. 

Most truck accident lawyers, including Beck & Beck Attorneys, offer a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about you and your case and provide an explanation of your rights and next steps. This is your opportunity to ask questions and focus on the level of service they provide. You need a responsive, compassionate attorney with good communication and the expertise to handle every aspect of your case—from initial discovery to settlement negotiations.   Brothers Paul Beck and John Beck founded a statewide firm that focuses only on motor vehicle cases. They developed strong ethics by raising cattle and horses as kids and worked through college and law school while running an asphalt business. ​​They know what it takes to build a solid case that helps you face bully corporations with evidence and integrity. Don’t put off taking legal action—partner with professionals who understand what you’re going through and can alleviate the burdens of pursuing your case so you can focus on recovery.

Contact a Missouri Car Accident Lawyer Today

After suffering injuries in a crash that wasn’t your fault, contact one of the experienced car accident lawyers at Beck & Beck Attorneys as soon as possible. It’s always free to call us! Don’t talk to any auto insurance companies about your injuries or medical treatment—it’s important not to be taken advantage of or have your statement misunderstood.  

Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 314.200.1229 to schedule a free consultation. We help car accident victims all over Missouri including the cities and communities of Columbia, Springfield, Kansas City, St. Louis, Kirksville, Perryville, Union, Kirksville, Cuba, Hillsboro, Potosi, Troy, Doniphan, Steelville, Farmington, Festus, Ironton, and Cape Girardeau.