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We represented a truck driver who was injured when he collided with a vehicle that had been abandoned at night on an interstate highway in St. Louis, Missouri. The evidence showed that the driver and occupant of the abandoned vehicle had been drinking and got into an argument. The driver claimed that the passenger grabbed the wheel and caused the vehicle to crash into the median. The intoxicated driver and passenger then fled the scene leaving the vehicle in a driving lane where the vehicle was struck by our client. Thankfully, our client was not killed in the collision. But, our client was injured, and we filed suit to enforce his rights. The passenger was considered a driver of the vehicle because he grabbed the wheel, and there was no evidence that he was insured. We brought a workers’ compensation claim for our client because he was injured while driving in the course of his employment. We also sued the driver of the vehicle and our client’s uninsured motorist carrier on account of the uninsured passenger who grabbed the steering wheel. The claims resolved successfully and we were able to recover uninsured motorist benefits for our client.

Charles Buchanan, along with Andrew Buchanan has over 50 years of combined experience fighting for workers compensation clients in Missouri. Learn more about our experience and results with Workers Compensation cases in Missouri:

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