Jackson, MS Wide Turns
Truck Collision Attorneys Serving the Jackson Area
While driving on interstates like I-55, I-20, and I-220, most of us have seen the mud flaps and stickers on the back of large trucks like semi trucks, 18-wheelers, and tanker trucks that read CAUTION! WIDE TURNS! Unfortunately, there are times when truckers are the ones who do not exercise caution when making wide turns. This negligent behavior can traumatize victims and inflict serious injuries as well. If your injuries were caused by a trucker’s wide turn, the experienced Jackson truck accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case and guide you through the legal process. We have the resources to take on the large trucking companies and their insurers. Our firm employs 33 exceptional attorneys and 120 dedicated staff members. The NST team has proudly represented people injured in motor vehicle accidents for over 30 years, and in that time, we have recovered more than $1.5 billion in compensation for those victims and their families. It is clear why NST is the way to go.
Proving a Trucker’s Liability in a Wide Turn Accident
Squeeze play accidents is another term for wide turn accidents. The extreme difficulty of executing a turn in a large truck like a tanker truck is one of the big contributing factors in these collisions. The truckers need more room for their turns, and these turns tend to require much greater attention. It is very easy for the situation around a truck to change in a second – as in a car appears in a neighboring lane that was not there prior – so it is imperative that truckers stay diligent when making wide turns from start to finish. If they do not, the consequences could be life-altering.
A trucker may be held liable in the event their wide turn caused your injuries, granted you can prove their negligence. You must establish that the truck driver had an obligation to drive safely and did not – the result of which being your injuries. Injuries from a wide turn accident can encompass everything from scrapes to spinal cord injuries. If you are injured in an accident, it is important to note that you should seek medical attention for your injuries as quickly as possible at a nearby Jackson medical facility, such as Merit Health Central – located at 1850 Chadwick Dr., Jackson, Mississippi 39204.
Depending on the nature and severity of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensatory damages. If, for example, you were caught in a wide turn collision and left paralyzed from the waist down, you may be able to recover economic damages for medical bills, wheelchairs, and ramps. If the paralysis has left you unable to do your job, you may also seek damages for loss of earning capacity. Non-economic damages may be sought for loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, and disfigurement. An experienced attorney in the Jackson area can help you fully understand all of the damages for which you may be entitled.
Discuss Your Case with a Jackson Lawyer
If you have been hit by a truck making a careless wide turn, the Jackson attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are available assert your rights and assist you in pursuing compensation. Contact our office by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation. For people injured after a crash who need a motor vehicle collision lawyer, NST is the way to go.