Jackson, MS Override Accidents
Truck accidents are always a concern for those who drive in and around cities like Jackson. One of the most dangerous types of truck accidents is what is known as an override accident. This occurs when the front of a commercial truck collides with and runs over another car. The Jackson truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz recognize that due to the nature of this type of accident, people in the smaller vehicle are at great risk of serious injury or death. For those who are seriously injured, medical bills and other expenses can quickly add up. Those who have lost a loved one may find it difficult to continue to support themselves and their family without the income of the person who was lost. In either case, the consequences of a truck accident can be devastating for victims and their surviving family members. Our firm has recovered over $1.5 billion for clients injured in truck wrecks, and we may be able to help you obtain recovery for your losses.Pursuing Claims for Personal Injury or Wrongful Death After a Truck Accident
When pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a commercial truck driver or a trucking company, it is important to seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible. In order to succeed in recovering in an override accident case, you will generally need to establish that the truck driver negligently caused your injuries. Proof that will help you establish negligence can be found in many places, including Jackson Police Department reports, witness statements, and trucking company records. However, trucking companies will sometimes try to avoid liability by hiding evidence or allowing evidence to be destroyed in the ordinary course of business. To avoid this happening in your case, you will need the help of a Jackson attorney experienced in truck accident cases. Your attorney can send a spoliation letter to the trucking company, which will warn them that sanctions may be pursued if evidence is improperly concealed or destroyed.
Your damages are another important reason to retain the services of a truck crash attorney when pursuing a claim involving serious, catastrophic injury or death. Depending on the facts of the override accident, you may be entitled to recover past medical expenses, past lost wages, future medical expenses, lost earning capacity, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, pecuniary value of life, and more. The knowledge of an experienced Jackson lawyer will help you understand the different types of damages to which you may be entitled.
When you are stuck in heavy traffic on I-55, I-20, or I-220, you may feel anxious to see a massive tractor-trailer closing in behind you. And you probably should. The weight of these vehicles means that they cannot easily stop in time if they are following too closely. These highways are notorious for being the scene of many devastating and fatal accidents. In 2014 alone, there were 10 accidents on interstates in the Jackson area that claimed lives, as well as two additional fatal accidents on frontage roads. Non-interstate arteries like US-49, State Route 18, and US-80 also saw their share of fatal crashes.Discuss Your Case with a Jackson Lawyer
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our attorneys are dedicated to fighting for truck crash victims and their surviving family members to recover the damages they are entitled to. We have over 30 attorneys and more than 100 support staff members, and we will work tirelessly on your case. Contact us today for a free consultation. You can reach us by calling 800-LAW-4004 or by completing our online form. Our firm represents accident victims throughout Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Arkansas, including in Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Oxford, Caruthersville, Grenada, Hayti, Starkville, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Little Rock, and Jonesboro.