Were you or a loved one seriously hurt in a truck crash? If so, Rollins Law Firm’s truck accident attorneys can assist you. Contact our personal injury attorney to find out how to get started on your truck accident claim.
The roads and highways of Mississippi are clogged with massive commercial trucks bringing manufactured items to enterprises. Mississippi relies on interstate trucking to supply consumers with goods. When a massive commercial truck collides with a much smaller passenger vehicle, catastrophic injuries and even fatalities are possible.
Unfortunately, semi-truck accidents occur daily in Mississippi. Mississippi really accounts for about 2.1% of all heavy truck accidents in the United States. This is an abnormally high incidence of truck accidents, given Mississippi’s low population. When a person got a severe injury from a commercial truck accident in Mississippi, it is imperative to speak with an experienced Jackson truck accident attorney immediately.
Call Rollins Law Office immediately if you believe you have the right to submit a personal injury claim for your injuries and losses. We will listen to the details of your Jackson truck accident and assess whether or not you are entitled to compensation.
Truck accidents in Mississippi
In the United States, for every 100 million miles traveled on the roads, a large commercial vehicle will be involved in 2.3 fatal and 60.5 non-fatal auto accidents, according to the Federal Highway Administration.
A commercial truck is far larger than a passenger car, therefore it is not difficult to comprehend why a considerable majority of truck accidents result in death or life-altering injuries to the accident victim. Those who have been injured in a truck accident may require long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation services, and they may never be able to return to their previous employment or to their previous way of life.
The attorneys at Rollins Law Firm are well aware of the numerous challenges that victims of truck accidents will confront in their recovery. Our personal injury attorney exerts significant effort on behalf of our clients who have been wounded in truck accidents to ensure that, at the least, their financial concerns are addressed and resolved. We recognize what a tough time truck accident victims in Mississippi are going through, and we will use our substantial expertise and experience to make those burdens significantly less difficult to bear. Consult an experienced truck accident attorney to help you out in your truck accident case.
What are the most frequent causes of truck collisions in Mississippi?
The majority of truck accidents are caused by the negligence of commercial truck drivers, while there are frequently other contributing causes. The following factors may contribute to a serious truck accident:
Accidents Caused by Driver Error
According to a recent FMCSA research, commercial truck drivers are 10 times more likely to be the primary cause of a trucking accident than adverse weather, vehicle performance, or road conditions. In fact, a driver’s activity or inaction caused approximately 88% of all reported truck accidents.
Abuse of prescription or nonprescription medications, violation of traffic laws, distraction, and unfamiliarity with the area are among the most common causes of driver error.
However, according to the FMCSA, truck driver weariness is the main cause of truck accidents.
Equipment failure is the second most common reason for truck crashes. This is a broad category that includes manufacturing errors (such as defective parts, including tires prone to blowouts) and maintenance issues. These failures may be the result of basic oversight (such as failure to check tire pressure or adjust brakes) or blatant negligence (like removing front brakes to go faster but leads to jackknifing). Among the most frequent causes of equipment failure are:
Insufficient vehicle control caused by incorrect load distribution (one of the most common causes of the rollover)
Faulty illumination or backup warning systems
Problems with guiding
Common Jackson truck accidents
Even a little accident involving a tractor-trailer can cause catastrophic injuries.
The reason for this is that the average fully loaded tractor-trailer weighs over 80,000 pounds.
When compared to the typical weight of a passenger vehicle, which is around 3,000 to 4,000 pounds, it becomes clear why injuries sustained in this type of collision are so serious.
The most frequent injuries related to truck accidents in Jackson are:
Injuries to the Spinal Cord – Nearly half of all spinal cord injuries each year are directly caused by automobile accidents. Whiplash can cause paralysis and a range of neck and spine-related injuries.
Cranial Injuries – The abrupt impact of a truck collision can shake or jolt the head, causing facial, skull, or brain injury.
Internal Damage – A truck collision can be so violent as to induce internal bleeding or abdominal injuries.
Burn Injuries – Compared to smaller passenger cars, commercial trucks carry more fuel, which increases the likelihood of fuel fires in the event of an accident.
Compress Injuries – The weight and size of a commercial truck increase the likelihood that a person in a smaller vehicle will be crushed upon collision with a larger truck. These accidents frequently end in serious injury or death.
You can even claim punitive damages on top of actual damages. In worst-case scenarios such as the loss of a loved one in a tragic accident, it is important to contact an attorney well-versed in truck accident law to help you with your wrongful death claim.
Who is liable for a truck accident?
Accidents involving trucks are frequently more complex to resolve because multiple parties may be held liable for your damages. Not just the truck driver could be held accountable. You and your attorney will need to investigate multiple parties and persons in order to determine who is responsible for your automobile accident.
Depending on the circumstances, it is likely that the truck driver is most directly at fault.
If the truck driver is employed by a trucking business, the trucking company may be held accountable. The truck driver’s employer is responsible for maintaining driver information, including background checks and rest period scheduling restrictions.
Many commercial transportation companies utilize a third-party broker to connect them with drivers and vehicles. If you were involved in an accident with a truck hired by a third-party broker, your truck accident lawyer will investigate whether or not the trucking company performed their due diligence before hiring and how much control the firm has over the driver’s schedule.
You can even extend liability to the truck manufacturer if the accident has been caused by a mechanical breakdown or other vehicle component malfunction. In addition, if the employer or independent truck driver has failed to properly maintain their trucks, they may be held liable for any defective components.
If you are a truck accident victim, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You’ll want to know if any of the above parties can be sued. Truck drivers, their employers, and even brokers carry their own insurance. This means that you may receive compensation from multiple parties with the help of an experienced truck accident lawyer.
Don’t handle your case alone; contact the experienced Mississippi car accident lawyer at the Rollins law Firm
When you choose Rollins Law Office as your car accident lawyer, you get the peace of mind that comes from having one of the most experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers in Mississippi on your side. Years of experience fighting for the rights of injured by the negligence of other parties have allowed our law office to be respected by judges and feared by insurance companies.
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