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Mississippi’s roads and highways are filled with large commercial trucks transporting goods from manufacturers to businesses. Mississippi thrives on interstate truck commerce to provide goods to consumers. When a truck of this size collides with a much smaller passenger vehicle, major injuries occur that can even result in death.
Sadly, semi-truck accidents are a reality every day in Mississippi. In fact, the state of Mississippi has 2.1% of all large truck accidents in the United States. Considering Mississippi’s low population, this is an alarmingly high occurrence of truck accidents. When someone is involved in a serious semi-truck accident in Mississippi, it’s crucial to speak with a knowledgeable Jackson truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
If you feel like you have the right to file a personal injury claim for your injuries and losses, call Mama Justice today. We will listen to the specifics regarding your Jackson truck accident and will determine if you have the right to pursue compensation.
Accidents involving big rigs are extremely dangerous to all parties involved. The most common causes of big rig crashes in Jackson include:
The legal team at Mama Justice knows and understands all of the laws pertaining to Mississippi truck accidents. We have the time, experience, and resources needed to go up against these larger truck companies and the massive insurance companies that cover them. These insurance companies have teams of lawyers working on their behalf. You should too. Call Mama Justice today to discuss your truck accident.
There are all different kinds of trucks that operate on the roads and highways in Jackson. The most common types of truck accidents that you will see are:
If you or someone you love has been injured in any of these types of truck crashes, call the Jackson truck accident attorneys at Mama Justice to find out if you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your injuries and subsequent losses.
There are several types of accidents that involve large trucks. The most common type we see in Jackson are caused by:
These types of turns occur when the truck driver swings his truck left to maneuver a right turn. When doing that, the semi-truck can hit other cars to the right, pinning them between the sidewalk and the trailer or possibly causing a rollover.
A rollover accident can cause more fatalities than other types of truck accidents. This type of accident takes place for many reasons. One example is when a piece of debris is in the roadway and causes the driver to swerve abruptly, the vehicle will flip over on its side and the trailer will slide across the roadway taking out any vehicles in its path.
This kind of accident occurs when a truck driver fails to yield at a traffic light or stop sign. This catastrophic mistake can cause a T-bone accident that ends up causing a collision that results in a side impact. This is a very dangerous type of accident.
This type of accident involves a semi-truck that stops abruptly causing smaller vehicles to slide under the trailer or load of the big rig. These types of deadly accidents are some of the worst wrecks that involve large commercial trucks.
Extreme braking and skidding can cause an accident where the truck’s trailer bends at an acute angle with the cab of the truck, causing the rig to block a roadway and therefore causing smaller motorists to crash
The huge size and weight of large commercial trucks can cause a rear-end accident to become especially violent, dangerous, and even fatal.
Commercial big rigs that have loads not properly secured or loaded can cause an accident to the smaller motorists behind and to the side of them, resulting in injury or wrongful death due to blockage of the road, or coming in direct contact with the truck’s cargo.
Trying to make a lane change in a large truck and not double-checking to see if there are motorists around him could result in an accident caused by a blind spot. Crashes like these involve the big rig running the smaller vehicle off of the road or into another motorist causing injuries or wrongful death due to negligence.
Head-on Collisions are dangerous, but especially when they involve large, heavy commercial vehicles. These types of crashes can be fatal or cause extreme and permanent injury to a victim.
If you have lost a loved one in a serious accident involving a commercial truck, it’s important to contact an attorney that will get you the funds you deserve to lay your loved one to rest, along with any medical bills accrued from the accident.
Catastrophic injuries can result from even a minor accident involving a semi-truck. The reason is that the average fully loaded tractor-trailer truck weighs more than 80-thousand pounds. When you compare that to the weight of the average passenger-sized vehicle, which is approximately 3 to 4-thousand pounds, you can understand why injuries are so severe from this type of crash.
The most commonly associated injuries with truck accidents in Jackson are:
If you have lost a loved one in a serious accident involving a commercial truck, it’s important to contact an attorney that will get you the compensation that you are entitled to for your injuries and damages.
If an employee of a trucking company or the company itself is found to have violated the strict regulations of trucking, and a crash occurs, it may be possible to hold the employer of the trucking company financially liable for the injuries or wrongful death that occurred as a result of their negligence.
If the trucking company employers do not comply with federal and state laws and regulations they make themselves a target. If their failure to comply with these laws results in an accident, the person injured or their surviving family members may be able to file a claim against all negligent parties.
Examples of direct negligence claims against trucking companies include:
Depending on how the truck accident occurred, there may be more than one party who is responsible. Oftentimes, there are be multiple parties who can be held liable following a Jackson catastrophic truck accident. Here is a list of some of the parties who can be held accountable:
Hiring a skilled Jackson truck accident attorney will ensure that you are able to find and hold all responsible parties accountable for your injuries and damages. Mama Justice has the expertise and experience required to help navigate the complicated personal injury legal system and get you the compensation you are entitled to help you recover.
If you’ve suffered injuries from a large truck accident of any kind in Jackson, call Mama Justice today to schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable and experienced semi-truck accident attorneys.
What do unsafe trucking practices mean? In Jackson, unsafe truck practices mean anything that puts other drivers at risk on the road. Most unsafe trucking practices include violations of some sort. Legal or not legal, unfollowed trucking practices are still unsafe and the company or driver can still be held liable for injuries and death in the event of an accident.
There are several ways a trucking practice can be deemed unsafe. Here are the most common ones:
Trucking companies are required by law to perform inspections on their vehicles. The longer the inspection takes, the more likely the company will experience a loss of profit. Rushed truck inspections put the employer, employees, and other drivers on the road, at risk for a potentially serious accident caused by a rushed inspection and/or mechanical malfunction or failure.
Federal law dictates how long a trucker can work/drive on the road without taking a break to rest. Inadequate rest time can result in drowsy drivers. A sleepy driver always is a danger to other motorists. Due to the potential loss of profit within a trucking company, employers may not enforce rest time for their drivers, making them liable for accidents involving catastrophic injuries and sometimes even death.
Due to the potential loss of not meeting deadlines, trucking companies often push drivers to drive over the speed limit to make faster deliveries. A truck company’s profits may take priority and speeding may not be strictly enforced. The faster the driver delivers his load to the destination, the quicker everyone in the company gets paid. Speeding can result in a multitude of different types of accidents including rollovers, t-bones, undercarriage accidents, and rear-end crashes.
The small details will matter when knowing who you can hold liable in your commercial truck accident. Our legal team at Mama Justice will take the guesswork and stress out of investigating the details, during the stressful and infuriating time after an accident involving an injury or wrongful death.
Our founding attorney, Missy Wiggington, aka Mama Justice, has decades of personal injury law experience and has made it her goal to help injured truck accident victims to get through one of the most difficult times in their lives. We will make sure that you are properly represented and that the massive insurance companies and their teams of lawyers don’t steamroll over you.
We will make sure that all of your questions are answered and will ensure that you get the largest settlement possible for your injury truck accident in Mississippi.