Tupelo Speeding Truck Accidents
Truck drivers have an obligation to other drivers on the road to exhibit ordinary judgment and act reasonably when driving, regardless of if they are on a street like Rutherford Road or traveling on Interstate 22. The sad truth is that sometimes truckers will give in to the incentive of monetary gain that comes with getting to their destination as quickly as possible, which often involves them driving way above the speed limit. Sometimes speeding is due to a trucker being late for a delivery. Regardless, if you have been hit in a speeding truck accident, you need to promptly make sure that crucial evidence, e.g., a truck’s “black box,” to your case does not fall victim to spoliation. The Tupelo truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have the resources to retain experts and investigators to gather the evidence needed to assert a convincing case against speeding truck drivers and their employers. Our team of 30 attorneys and 120 staff members has over 30 years of experience representing injured victims.Seeking Damages for a Speeding Truck Accident
Retaining legal representation after a speeding truck collision is very important. Some trucking companies may try to cover up or even destroy evidence that may put the blame on them. A skilled truck accident attorney may increase the odds of preserving evidence that is vital to your case, such as the truck’s “black box.” “Black boxes” are recording devices that capture the critical information of a vehicle, such as speed, distance traveled, and sudden braking, and usually come equipped in most commercial trucks. If necessary, a lawyer can also bring in accident reconstruction experts to determine the speed at which the trucker was driving when the accident occurred.
Truckers and their employers may also claim that you are to blame for the wreck. Let us say, for example, that you are heading home after a day at Natchez Trace Parkway and a speeding trucker rear-ends your vehicle. The trucker may try to say that you violently swerved in front of him. If a court agrees that you are partially responsible, you may have a portion of your recovery reduced by the percentage of blame attributed to you since Mississippi operates under the doctrine of I pure comparative negligence. An experienced attorney in the Tupelo area may be able to successfully defend you against comparative fault allegations.
Injuries sustained from trucking accidents can vary drastically in terms of severity. Some victims may only have a few bruises and scrapes while others may have crushed bones or a broken spine, leaving them paralyzed. No matter how small the injury, it is important to have documentation – whether it is paperwork from the hospital or photographs you took of your injuries – to support your claim for damages. Economic damages can be awarded to you for medical bills and lost wages. You may also receive non-economic damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement.Consult a Tupelo Lawyer Regarding Your Accident Claim
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we deal with personal injury cases on a daily basis, and we are familiar with the stress, pain, and financial burden a trucking accident can put on you and your family. If you have been injured in a speeding truck accident, you need to act fast. Our lawyers will work quickly and diligently to gather the evidence necessary to prove negligence against the truck driver and trucking company. We have recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients’ injuries. Call us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle crash lawyer in the Tupelo area. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.