Jackson, MS Tire Blowout Accidents
Skilled Big Rig Collision Attorneys Serving the Jackson Area
Most of us feel a little nervous driving alongside an 18-wheeler or tanker truck on I-55 or I-20, and as a result, we tend to drive more cautiously than usual. When a commercial truck experiences a tire blowout, however, our exercised caution can prove futile due to the unpredictability of what may occur next. A tire blowout can cause a truck driver to lose control of their truck and collide with another vehicle or several vehicles, resulting in catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a tire blowout accident, the Jackson truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that has been representing people injured throughout the South for more than 30 years. Our firm of 30 attorneys and over 120 staff members has recovered damages in excess of $1.5 billion on behalf of our clients.
Proving Liability in Tire Blowout Accidents
When a truck driver experiences a tire blowout, the truck could possibly roll over or jackknife. Poor maintenance, tire delamination, improper inflation, tire punctures, and the use of refurbished tires are all causes of tire blowouts. If you are seeking damages from the truck driver and/or the trucking company, you will likely have to prove the truck driver’s negligence by showing that your injuries are the direct result of the truck driver breaching their duty of reasonable care that they owed you. However, it is not uncommon for a truck driver to insist that you are to blame for the accident – whether partially or completely.
The trucker may say that you are partially to blame because you were purposely driving in one of their blind spots for a prolonged period of time, and as a result, the truck driver did not know where you were when the blowout happened and when they attempted to stabilize the truck. Since the State of Mississippi operates under the doctrine of pure comparative negligence, your recovery may be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you by a judge or jury. An experienced attorney in Jackson, Mississippi, can defend you against allegations of comparative fault and suggest multiple ways in which the truck driver and trucking company may be held liable.
Not being able to work or being treated at a medical facility like Baptist Medical Center (located at 1225 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202) due to your injuries may cause you to incur significant financial losses. Your injuries may have also caused you to experience pain and suffering that has left you feeling depressed. Depending on your injuries, losses, and other factors, you may be entitled to compensatory damages – both economic and non-economic. Economic damages compensate for monetary expenses, including medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages are awarded to compensate for intangible losses, such as disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Explore Your Options with Our Truck Crash Lawyers in Jackson, MS
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our trucking collision attorneys in the Jackson, Mississippi, area are not afraid to aggressively fight on your behalf in order to get you the compensation you deserve following a tire blowout accident. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.