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Trucking Accident

Truck accidents involve high stakes. Know your legal rights.

Our Joplin, Missouri-based law firm employs several experienced truck accident lawyers who understand the anguish you feel due to the catastrophic injuries or death of a loved one, suffered from an accident involving an improperly-operated truck. You need personal injury attorneys with a record for getting justice for those wrongfully hurt in truck accidents. Our trucking accident lawyers fight hard for the justice and the compensation you deserve.

Experience in handling Truck Wreck Cases

With more than 30 years of experience dealing with truck accident cases in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, New Mexico, and throughout the county, Edward J. Hershewe (pronounced “hersh-way”) and wife Alison Hershewe lead a team of 18 wheeler accident lawyers focused on getting accident victims just results. These highly skilled trucking accident attorneys know that when a truck is involved:

  • The injuries tend to be very severe, and 98 percent of those severely injured are passengers in the car struck by the truck.
  • Truck drivers, company owners, insurance companies, and their lawyers intend to eliminate or minimize liability and your ability to collect just compensation.
  • They will act quickly and aggressively to get what they want.

The state and federal laws governing safe truck operation is complex, and the probability of optimal outcomes in battling those responsible is slim without an experienced trucking accident lawyer.

Record and reputation matter

Many trucking accident law firms boast of their skills. We believe a firm's record and reputation should speak for themselves. Our list of verdicts and settlements is extensive. Below is a sample of what we have accomplished for our clients involved in tractor-trailer accidents:

  • $19M trucking accident settlement for a 16-year-old honor student rendered a brain-damaged quadriplegic when her parents’ mini-van, in which she was a passenger, was struck by a double tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer was over the maximum driving hours and suffered from a sleep disorder.
  • $14,475,000 settlement of a wrongful death suit for the death of a pregnant young woman and her unborn child who died in a multi-vehicle tractor-trailer accident. Plaintiffs received $12,000,000 for the death of the mother and $2,475,000 for the death of the unborn child.
  • $5M verdict for a father of six who was killed when a commercial truck, operating in fog, ran a stop sign and hit his vehicle in the intersection.
  • $5M verdict for a 16-year old cheerleader struck by a commercial vehicle whose driver tested positive for Methamphetamine.
  • $4.46M trucking accident settlement during trial of a motorcycle/tractor-trailer wreck involving a severe head injury to the plaintiff.

The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C., has a well-earned national reputation as tireless advocates for people injured in truck accidents.

  • Edward J. Hershewe is one of only two truck accident lawyers in the U.S. to achieve certification by the APITLAmerica
  • He is the 2008 winner of the Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award
  • Mr. Hershewe was included in the Top 100 Trial Attorneys for Missouri by the National Trial Lawyers and is the current president
  • Ed is in constant demand nationally by educators and peers for truck accident advice and counsel
  • He was named by 417 Magazine as one of the area's Top Attorneys in December 2012

After reading about the depth of our skills and knowledge, how much we care for every client we represent, how hard semi truck accident attorneys from our firm fight, and our record of success as experienced trucking accident litigators, we think you will agree that we are the firm to meet your legal needs.

The help you need. Experience you can trust.

At The Hershewe Law Firm, we know that if you have serious injuries or lost a loved one in a truck accident, it may feel like your life is over. Our team of attorneys and network of accident experts can help you pick up the pieces from this tragedy and move forward. Call 417-999-9999, or contact us online today for a free consultation about your case.

Serving truck accident, including semi truck accidents, clients in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, New Mexico and nationally


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