Tupelo Truck Crashes in Road Construction Zones
In Lee County, construction zones tend to have reduced speed limits and visible markers everywhere to keep construction workers and other drivers safe while in these areas. Failure to act reasonably when driving through construction zones can cause a collision that results in numerous people being injured. The risk of danger is increased when it is a truck driver operating a large truck that fails to abide by construction zone protocol. If a truck crash in a road construction zone has resulted in you or a loved one suffering injuries, the Tupelo truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case. We are a large regional personal injury law firm comprised of over 30 attorneys and more than 120 staff members, and our firm has been representing injured victims throughout the South for over 30 years. Dedicated to fighting for our clients through every step of the case, we have recovered compensation in excess of $1.5 billion on their behalf through settlements, jury verdicts, and judgments.The Dangers of Truck Crashes in Road Construction Zones
Wherever there is a construction zone, there can be a trucking collision – even if the zone is on a road with little traffic and a low speed limit or an interstate like Interstate 22. When seeking compensation for your injuries and losses stemming from a trucking accident that occurred in a road construction zone, you will likely have to prove the truck driver’s negligence since the State of Mississippi places the burden of proof on the party seeking damages. To establish negligence, you must show that the truck driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached that duty, and caused you to sustain injuries. You may also establish liability by showing that the truck driver disregarded Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations.
If you can prove that the truck driver’s negligence took place within the course and scope of their employment, you may be able to hold the trucking company vicariously liable in addition to the truck driver. An example would be a grocery store delivery truck driver transporting items from one store to another. The employer could also be held directly liable for negligence like negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent training. For example, if the wreck occurred because the truck driver never received the proper training on how to safely operate a vehicle of that size, the employer could be held liable for negligent training. An experienced trucking accident attorney in Tupelo can inform you of other ways in which you may be able to establish the trucking company’s liability.
After a trucking collision, you may suffer significant injuries like head trauma, lacerations, whiplash, spinal cord injuries, internal bleeding, skull fractures, broken bones, and other serious injuries. Such injuries can result in you staying in a hospital in Tupelo, thus missing work while you recover. For your injuries and losses, you may be entitled to compensatory damages in the forms of economic and non-economic damages, which cover monetary losses, including medical bills and lost wages, and intangible losses, such as loss of consortium and pain and suffering, respectively. Since each personal injury case is different, you will want legal representation on your side who can build a convincing case on your behalf.Discuss Your Case with a Skilled Trucking Wreck Lawyer in the Tupelo Area
Have you been injured in a truck crash in a road construction zone? If so, you need a law firm that has your back and will fight on your behalf to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. In short, you need one of the personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We represent victims of trucking 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 for a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. After speaking with us, you will understand why NST is the way to go.