Tupelo Interstate Truck Accidents
People are driving through Lee County on Interstate 22 every day. For many drivers, interstate highways can be intimidating. Tanker trucks, 18-wheelers, and commercial trucks tend to only add to the intimidation felt by other drivers. This is in part due to the sheer size and weight of these massive vehicles – not to mention the destructive capabilities they possess. Even the most minor of interstate accidents involving one of these giants may have horrifying consequences. If you have been injured as a result of an interstate truck accident, call the Tupelo truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz for a free consultation. Our firm employs 30 attorneys and 120 staff members, and we have recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for clients through verdicts, judgments, and settlements. It just goes to show you why NST is the way to go.Proving a Truck Driver’s Negligence
Under Mississippi law, the burden of proof is placed on the injured victim, so the plaintiff will most likely need to establish the truck driver’s negligence in order to recover damages. To prove negligence, the person injured must first establish that the truck driver owed them a duty of care – usually meaning the trucker had an obligation to drive safely. The next step is to show that the truck driver breached that duty and that your injuries were caused by the trucker’s failure to uphold his obligation. For example, if a truck driver shifted into your lane without signaling or checking for other vehicles – resulting in a head-on collision with your vehicle – the truck driver may be found liable for the wreck.
Dealing with the aftermath of an interstate truck accident can be difficult and frustrating, considering that large trucking companies may try to hide evidence that could negatively impact them or their driver. That is why it is crucial for you to contact a truck accident lawyer in the Tupelo area right after an interstate collision. An attorney could possibly prevent spoliation of evidence, such as black box data and dash camera footage, by contacting the trucking company. A lawyer can also defend you against allegations of comparative fault, which could result in your total recovery being docked by the percentage of blame attributed to you in court.
If the accident, for example, resulted in you being taken to North Mississippi Medical Center at 830 South Gloster Street and kept there for several days, you may be able to recover economic damages for medical bills. If the time at the hospital caused you to miss work, you may be able to recover damages for your lost wages as well. Non-economic damages may be recovered for intangible losses such as loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of consortium. If the accident was the result of a trucker’s reckless behavior, you may be able to acquire punitive damages as well.Discuss Your Interstate Truck Accident with a Tupelo Lawyer
Truck accidents on interstates can have disastrous outcomes – some which may leave victims permanently disabled or even dead. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries from a trucker crashing into you, the Tupelo attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case. For over 30 years, our firm has been serving people injured in Tupelo, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville, as well as other communities in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky. 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 attorney.