Jackson, MS Truck Accidents Involving Bad Weather
Inclement weather can make driving difficult due to factors like decreased visibility and slick roads, especially for truck drivers. If even the slightest precaution is not taken by a truck driver while traveling in bad weather, the consequences could be dire. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a truck accident involving bad weather, the Jackson truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case and guide you through the legal process. We are a large regional personal injury law firm with more than 30 years of experience representing trucking collision victims in Mississippi and throughout the South. As a result of our steadfast commitment to our clients, our firm has obtained compensation exceeding $1.5 billion on behalf of injured victims and their families through jury verdicts, judgments, and settlements.Pursuing Compensation After a Truck Accident Involving Bad Weather
Regardless of if you are involved in a trucking collision that took place in a parking lot or on an interstate such as Interstate 20 or Interstate 220, the injuries you could suffer from a truck accident involving bad weather can be severe and may even require you to stay in a hospital for an extended period of time. Even if your injuries do not require emergency medical treatment, it is important that you have them examined by a medical professional. In Hinds County, many injured people seek medical attention from local hospitals, such as Baptist Medical Center at 1225 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202.
To compensate for the financial losses brought about by medical bills and lost wages stemming from the collision, you may recover economic damages by establishing the truck driver’s negligence; this can be done by proving that the truck driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached that duty, and caused you to sustain injuries as a result. Retaining an experienced trucking accident attorney in the Jackson, Mississippi, area can provide you insight into other ways in which you may be able to hold the truck driver liable – and possibly even the trucking company. Per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), interstate truck drivers must exercise “extreme caution” during periods of inclement weather, such as snow, ice, sleet, fog, heavy rain, or severe winds. This duty could involve pulling over until it is safe to resume driving.
In addition to potentially being entitled to economic damages for monetary losses, including lost earning capacity, lost wages, and medical bills, you may be entitled to non-economic damages as well, but that all depends on your injuries and losses. Non-economic damages attempt to quantify the intangible losses associated with the accident and compensate accordingly. Examples of intangible losses include loss of consortium, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement. There are other damages that an attorney can illuminate – some of which may be relevant to your case.Contact Our Jackson Lawyers to Discuss Your Case
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our 30+ attorneys and 120+ staff members are committed to thoroughly evaluating your case, asserting your rights to the fullest extent, and fighting for the recovery you deserve. Our firm serves truck accident victims and their families in Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Arkansas, including in Jackson, Tupelo, Meridian, Oxford, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Little Rock, and Jonesboro. Contact our office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form for a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. Let us show you why many people in Jackson and Hinds County say NST is the way to go.