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Posted on November 6, 2012 by

Truck Driver Sentenced in Court

A recent story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Adam Steinmann, a 27 year old truck driver, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.   Steinmann was given an eight year sentence after an accident he caused took the lives of two innocent women. Mr. Steinmann did not properly secure a 46,000 pound piece of equipment he was transporting and it fell off his truck and struck a car containing the two women.  The bulldozer reportedly fell off of Steinmann’s truck as he was rounding a curve.

This tragedy could have easily been avoided if proper care had been taken when the truck was originally loaded.  The driver has expressed his remorse but that did not move the judge to reduce the sentence.  The judge presiding over the case handed down the maximum allowable sentence for a charge of involuntary manslaughter.  In addition to the stiff sentence handed down, the relatives of the women involved have received a civil settlement for the wrongful deaths of their loved ones.

The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman have won many large awards for those hurt by the wrongful death of a loved one. If you have suffered this type of tragic loss contact our office and our experienced auto accident attorneys will explain in detail everything that you can do to receive a just settlement.