If you have been involved in a truck accident, you are likely facing significant challenges. You may be dealing with medical bills, an inability to work and other issues that come as part of the aftermath of such an event. In addition, there may be legal matters that need to be addressed. When it comes time to navigate the legal system after a truck crash injury, having a qualified lawyer on your side can make all the difference.
Many of the truck accidents that occur in Mississippi are caused by negligent driving behaviors, including speeding, distracted driving and failing to obey traffic laws. In 2019, 9.5 percent of all fatal accidents in Mississippi involved large trucks, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
Dump trucks are everywhere from urban roads to rural routes. Both big rigs and dump trucks are considered commercial vehicles.
A negligent driver who caused a multiple-vehicle accident may be held financially liable for injuries sustained by others. In most cases, dump trucks are owned by companies whose drivers are employed. However, the employer may also be held responsible.
When 80,000-pound semis get in trucking accidents with passenger vehicles, severe injuries and fatalities often occur. Big rigs are a common occurrence in Madison County due to the interstate, Natchez Trace Parkway and Highway 51 making their way through it. Because of the number of semis traveling through, it increases the risk of serious accidents. If you are unfortunate enough to be injured in one of these collisions, the Diaz Law Firm can help you in recovering the compensation that you deserve.