Jackson, MS Truck Rollover Accidents
18-Wheeler Collision Attorneys Representing People Injured in Jackson, Mississippi
Driving on winding roads may not pose a huge problem for smaller cars, but the same cannot be said for commercial trucks. Most commercial trucks are considerably large, so their center of gravity is higher than that of most standard passenger vehicles, which causes them to lean away from the curve’s direction when driving along a curve. The leaning of a commercial truck can quickly result in a truck rollover accident. Even a slight maneuver on U.S. Highway 51 that shifts the weight of a truck abruptly can cause the truck to roll over (potentially through multiple lanes of traffic) and injure people in multiple vehicles. If you have been injured in a truck rollover accident, the Jackson truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to represent you and fight to recover damages for your injuries and losses. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that has been serving injured victims throughout the South for more than 30 years – recovering over $1.5 billion in compensation on behalf of our clients.
Truck Rollover Accidents
Like all other drivers on the road, truck drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicle carefully and in accordance with traffic laws. Unfortunately, some truckers fail to exhibit reasonable care by speeding, driving while impaired, overloading their truck, driving while fatigued , texting while driving, over-steering, or driving while distracted – all of which can lead to a rollover accident. Injuries sustained from a rollover collision can be dire, so it is important that you seek medical attention for your injuries following an accident.
Under Mississippi law, the burden of proof is placed on the party seeking damages, so you will likely have to establish that the truck driver owed you a duty of reasonable care and breached that duty, which resulted in your injuries. A truck driver’s failure to follow the regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may hold that person liable under negligence per se if their failure was the cause of your injuries. It is not uncommon for a trucker to blame the injured victim for the collision, so you should consider hiring an experienced Jackson attorney to defend you against comparative fault allegations. Under Mississippi law, your award of damages may be reduced by any percentage of liability attributed to you for contributing to the wreck.
Sustaining significant injuries and losses may entitle you to economic and non-economic damages from the truck driver and to cover monetary and intangible losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of consortium. If you are one of numerous victims in a rollover accident, though, you may find that a truck driver’s individual insurance coverage fails to cover all of the victims involved. Sometimes you can hold the trucking company liable as well for negligent actions or under a theory of vicarious liability if you can prove that the truck driver was negligent during the course and scope of employment.
Consult a Jackson Lawyer About Your Claim
Being caught in the midst of a big rig rollover accident can leave you with serious injuries and substantial financial burden. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our 30 attorneys and more than 120 staff members have the experience necessary to take on the big trucking companies and fight for your rightful compensation. Contact our office by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form for a free consultation with a motor vehicle wreck lawyer. After speaking with us, you will understand why NST is the way to go.