Starkville Delivery Truck Accidents
Sometimes an on-time delivery can be the difference between a big tip and nothing at all. Regardless of the incentive, an on-time delivery is never worth someone being injured. Delivery vehicle drivers are supposed to drive safely at all times. When they do not use reasonable care while driving, the likelihood of a collision in Oktibbeha County increases. If you or a loved one has been injured in a delivery truck accident in Starkville, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries and losses with the assistance of the Starkville truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. For more than 30 years, our large personal injury law firm has been representing people injured in truck crashes. We have over 30 experienced attorneys and more than 120 diligent staff members who are ready to take your call. See what NST can do for you today.Pursuing Compensation After a Delivery Truck Accident
To illustrate an example of a delivery truck wreck, let’s say that you are driving from Roberts Cove near Oktibbeha County Human Services – located at 213 Yeates Street – to Oktibbeha County Justice Court, which is located at 104 Felix Long Street. As you pull onto Yeates Street from Roberts Cove, you see in your rearview mirror a delivery truck that is speeding, and it looks like the truck driver is not paying attention to the road. Within seconds, the delivery truck driver rear-ends your vehicle and causes you to sustain critical injuries.
By hiring a skilled lawyer, you have a better chance of recovering damages from the truck driver and possibly the trucking company as well. In order to recover compensation from the truck driver, you will have to establish negligence, which can be done by showing that the defendant breached a duty of reasonable care that he or she owed you, which caused you to suffer injuries. If you can prove that the delivery driver’s negligent conduct, such as speeding through a construction zone, took place within the course and scope of their employment, the trucking company could be held vicariously liable. Being able to prove vicarious liability can help ensure you recover full compensation for your injuries, as commercial trucking insurance policies are usually significantly higher than those of the individual driver.
Regardless of if you seek medical attention at an emergency room or another medical facility in Starkville, medical bills can be expensive. Luckily, once liability has been established, the focus of your case can shift to damages. Economic damages are awarded for medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and other monetary losses. On the other hand, non-economic damages are awarded for abstract losses, such as mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement. Punitive damages are a separate class of damages designed to punish certain conduct and deter others from acting in a similar manner. They are typically reserved for egregious acts like reckless or drunk driving.Retain a Knowledgeable Truck Crash Lawyer in Starkville
At the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we have seen lives shattered due to delivery truck drivers trying to beat the clock. Delivery truck accidents are preventable, and we are committed to asserting the rights of victims of such accidents. Our firm fights for people injured across Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Starkville, Jackson, Tupelo, Oxford, Grenada, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Columbus, and Meridian. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free appointment with a trucking collision attorney. NST is the way to go.