Big Rig Jackknifing Accidents and Why They Are So Dangerous
Underride/Override Accidents Involving Big Trucks
Underride/override accidents involving large trucks are often serious due to the size and weight of the truck. Unfortunately, many of these accidents result in fatalities or life-changing injuries. In particular, “underride” accidents—where a smaller vehicle passes under a larger vehicle—and “override” accidents—where a larger vehicle runs over a smaller one—are particularly dangerous due to their violent nature.
Mississippi Accidents Involving Tanker Trucks
The Dangers of Big Rig Rollovers
When big rig rollovers occur, they often end up involving other, smaller vehicles. Because of the much larger size and weight of a tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle, traumatic injuries and fatalities can happen. If the driver or company that owns the truck is negligent, an injured party may file a personal injury claim while grieving families may sue for wrongful death.
Why You Need a Lawyer Following a Truck Accident Injury
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.
Major Causes of Mississippi Truck Accidents
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 Truck Accidents in Mississippi
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.
Mississippi Trucking Accidents and Why They Are so Dangerous
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.