Jackson, MS (November 20, 2022) – A truck accident happened in Jackson County on the morning of November 17. Crews were sent to the scene at around 10:23 a.m. to render aid and figure out how the wreck occurred.
Reports concerning the incident show that it happened on US 90 near MS 63. A tractor-trailer ended up overturned due to the collision. At this time, the circumstances of the collision have not been reported.
Emergency crews including medical personnel, police, and fire crews were dispatched to US-90 to help the involved parties. It currently remains unclear how many people were involved.
Motorists were advised to seek alternate routes of travel while responders were at the scene. All eastbound lanes were blocked for some time on the morning of November 20. Police continue to investigate the details of the incident.
Our thoughts are with the involved individuals as we hope for their full recovery.
Mississippi Truck Accidents
Commercial truck crashes take the lives of around 4,000 people per year in the United States, according to information gathered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Behaviors that may lead to a truck collision include intoxication, distraction, fatigue, and speeding. Also, operating a commercial truck is significantly different than operating a passenger car. Truck drivers can do a number of things to help avoid a collision. Some of these include:
- Getting enough rest before their shift
- Abstaining from drugs and/or alcohol
- Remembering to check their blind spots before attempting turns
- Driving at safe speeds at all times
In order to avoid accidents, all drivers on the roadway possess a legal responsibility to exercise due care. This entails obeying traffic regulations and speed limits. According to New York State Law, no one should operate their vehicle at unreasonable or unsafe speeds given the current conditions of the road. If a driver does not reduce their speed in time and strikes a pedestrian, this has the potential to form the basis of a personal injury claim. Those victimized in car wrecks usually suffer severe and expensive injuries, including:
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
Depending on the details of any truck accident claim, the company operating any commercial truck may be held liable for an accident. Substantially speaking, companies are responsible for the wrongful behavior of their employees, given that those employees were operating within the scope and course of their job.
The injured victims of truck crashes may possess legal rights to file a personal injury claim. A truck crash lawyer in Jackson can investigate the unique facts of your claim and help you learn about your legal options moving forward.
Contact the law office of Mama Justice as soon as you can to work with an attorney if you know that your accident was caused by another person. You deserve to be compensated for the losses and damages you face, and our attorneys know how to help you file a claim so you can recover financially. Call us at (888) 484-1476 as soon as you can to learn more about your existing legal rights and ability to recover.
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Disclaimer: We, at MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, have worked hard to become valued members of the Northern Mississippi business community. We write these posts to bring awareness to the dangers of driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. The information in this post is not intended to be medical or legal advice. The photographs used in this post were not taken at the actual accident scene.