Tupelo Moving Truck Accidents
Sometimes when people move, they call upon the services of a moving company, which may entail workers to move furniture and belongings as well as drive the moving truck to the family’s new residence. On the way to the new residence, it is the responsibility of the truck driver to drive safely. Just a moment of inattention can result in a horrific collision in which severe injuries are sustained. Injuries sustained from such an accident may include spinal cord injuries, lacerations, head trauma, broken bones, skull fractures, whiplash, and more. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a moving truck accident, you should reach out to the Tupelo truck accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that has served people injured in the South for more than 25 years.Seeking Compensation for People Injured in Moving Truck Accidents
In Lee County, let us say that you are driving, for example, on McCullough Boulevard when you come to a road construction zone. There are signs, cones, and markers everywhere as construction workers, some on foot and some in bulldozers and excavators, work on the boulevard. Per the signs and common sense, you slow down as you drive through the construction zone. Unfortunately, the truck driver in the moving truck behind you is too busy texting to see that you have slowed down, resulting in him overriding your vehicle and causing you to sustain critical injuries.
While it may seem like a clear-cut case in which the truck driver is responsible for the collision, the outcome is not certain, which is why you should retain a practiced attorney in Tupelo from the get-go. When recovering damages from a truck driver after a collision involving a moving truck, you will have to establish the truck driver’s negligence. This can be done by taking a few steps: The first step is to point out that the truck driver owed you a duty of reasonable care. The second step is to prove that the truck driver breached said duty. The next is to show that the truck driver’s breach of the duty owed to you caused you to sustain injuries and actual damages.
Damages can be examined more in depth once liability has been established. Your injuries and losses may entitle you to compensatory damages, which are meant to make the victim whole once again, as if the accident never happened. Compensatory damages can be categorized into two types of damages. One of the two types is economic damages, which can be awarded for monetary losses, such as lost wages and medical bills. The other type is non-economic damages, which attempt to quantify the intangible losses stemming from the accident and compensate accordingly. Intangible losses include loss of consortium, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement.Call an Experienced 18-Wheeler Crash Lawyer in Tupelo
Drivers of moving trucks have an obligation to drive safely – an obligation that if breached can result in serious injuries for the people involved. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz represents victims of moving truck accidents in Tupelo, Meridian, Jackson, Oxford, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Little Rock, Jonesboro, and other communities throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Arkansas. Contact our office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. Allow us to show you why NST is the way to go.