Jackson, MS T-Bone Truck Accidents
Jackson Lawyers Experienced in Big Rig Crash Cases
With the volume of commercial truck traffic that flows through Jackson, Mississippi on a daily basis, residents should always be mindful to watch out for big trucks. Due to the size and weight of commercial trucks, truck wrecks can be among the most dangerous motor vehicle accidents. Of the ways that a collision can occur, T-bone truck accidents are some of the most common. Also known as broadside accidents, these occur when the front of a commercial truck collides with the side of another vehicle. Often, these accidents take place at intersections. If you have been injured in a T-bone truck accident in or around Hinds County, contact the Jackson truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. Our firm has been helping accident victims recover for their losses for over 30 years, and our team of 30 attorneys and more than 120 staff members is eager to assist you with your case.
Assisting Victims of T-Bone Truck Accidents in the Jackson Area
As a truck accident victim, you may have a claim for negligence against the truck driver. Bringing a negligence claim involves establishing the legal elements of duty, breach, causation, and damages. Our attorneys can help you find evidence to substantiate your claim by searching through Jackson Police Department reports, interviewing witnesses, and subpoenaing records from the trucking company, if necessary. It is also important to take steps to prevent spoliation of evidence to ensure that no evidence is lost during the trucking company’s ordinary course of business.
Often, victims of T-bone truck accidents are severely injured. When serious injuries are involved, the damages that can be sought by the victim may extend beyond usual damage categories like past medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Victims with severe injuries will likely need continual medical care for their condition, and their condition may keep them from returning to work. Their ability to interact with their family members may also be impacted, which can lead to strained relationships.
To compensate victims for all of these additional losses, Mississippi law allows recovery for further damages categories like future medical expenses, lost earning capacity, and loss of consortium, among others. However, the assets of the at-fault truck driver alone will likely not be enough to cover the full extent of the damages to which you are entitled. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our attorneys are not afraid to go after trucking companies and their insurers as well. If the trucker was acting within the course and scope of employment at the time of the wreck, the trucking company may be vicariously liable for the driver’s negligence. This legal theory is known as respondeat superior.
Mississippi residents, including people in the Jackson area, are probably all too aware of the harm that a truck slamming into the side of a passenger car may cause. The state has a particularly high rate of truck crashes relative to total accidents, compared to the national percentage. In 2014, no fewer than 72 tractor-trailers were involved in fatal Mississippi crashes out of 762 total vehicles. While people generally think of truck accidents as occurring on interstates like I-55 or I-20, T-bone collisions more often occur at intersections in city streets. Some places in Jackson to be especially aware of the possibility of a turning truck include intersections on State Street, Medgar Evers Boulevard, and Ellis Avenue, all of which are major arteries with substantial commercial traffic.
How a Truck Accident Attorney in Jackson Can Help You
If you have been injured in a T-bone truck accident, contact the Jackson lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz for a free consultation. You can reach us over the phone at 800-529-4004 or by filling out the online form on our website. We will zealously fight to help you recover for your injuries and other losses. Our attorneys have had great success in pursuing recovery for truck accident victims in Jackson, and we want to use our knowledge and experience to help your case succeed as well. NST is the way to go.