Truck accidents are devastating, there is very little protection offered to a pedestrian, motorcyclist or auto driver when an 18-wheeler is bearing down on them. During 2015, 72 people lost their lives on Mississippi roadways and even more suffered injuries. Victims of truck accidents often suffer life-altering injuries and are likely to require thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical care to recover from those injuries.
Like any type of roadway accident, there are numerous reasons why accidents occur involving trucks including drivers who are not paying attention, those who are under the influence or drivers who are speeding. The problem with truck drivers is there are often factors which can have an impact on who is responsible for the accident. At The Franks Law Firm, PLLC we have filed lawsuits against truck drivers, the employer of the driver and even the firm who is responsible for maintaining the truck. Some of the causes of accidents include:
- Speeding – when a driver has a tight schedule to make their deliveries, the employer may be responsible for a speeding driver.
- Equipment failure – tires that blow out and cause the driver to lose control may have been preventable had the truck been properly maintained.
- Drowsy driving – when a driver falls asleep at the wheel, the driver or their employer may be in violation of federal guidelines for rest periods.
“Don’t let their fleet run over you!” Contact us if you have been involved in an accident involving an 18-wheeler and let us investigate who is responsible for your injuries. You are likely facing long-term recovery and extensive pain after a truck accident in Mississippi and we can help make sure you get the compensation you deserve.