Tupelo U-Haul Truck Accidents
Many people do not own vehicles that are conducive to moving from one place to another, at least in a timely manner. That is why many people use U-Haul trucks to move. Unfortunately, many people with little to no experience driving large trucks insist on driving their U-Haul trucks themselves, which can lead to a devastating collision with another motorist, pedestrian, or cyclist. If you or a loved one has been involved in a U-Haul truck accident, you should contact the Tupelo truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today to discuss your case and how we may be able to help you. We are a large regional personal injury law firm with over 30 lawyers and more than 120 support staff members. Our firm has been serving people injured in the South for over 30 years.Recovering Damages from a U-Haul Truck Accident
In Lee County, let us say, for example, that you are driving along Interstate 22 on a day in which it is raining heavily. The bad weather has decreased the visibility of most drivers, so you drive with reasonable care by slowing down and driving with extra caution. Next to you is a person driving a U-Haul truck. Since the driver is unfamiliar with driving large trucks, it is difficult for him to operate the truck. The driver of the U-Haul truck hits a pool of water and begins hydroplaning. Within seconds, he crashes into your vehicle, causing you to suffer severe injuries.
When pursuing damages after a trucking collision involving a U-Haul truck, you must establish the truck driver’s negligence. This can be done by proving that your injuries were directly caused by the truck driver breaching a duty of reasonable care that he owed you. Since the State of Mississippi operates under the doctrine of pure comparative negligence, you should consider retaining a truck accident attorney in Jackson, MS because the truck driver could accuse you of comparative fault. If a judge or jury finds you partially at fault, your recovery can be reduced by the percentage of blame attributed to you.
If a truck accident in Tupelo was caused by a mechanical failure of the U-Haul truck, the rental company may be to blame for negligent maintenance. Mississippi law requires vehicle owners to adequately maintain vehicles that are driven on public roads. Fully investigating the cause of a trucking accident is something your attorney can assist with. An attorney can also address potential insurance coverage issues that may arise between U-Haul’s insurance carrier and the renter’s personal coverage.
Depending on the nature and severity and of your injuries and losses, you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages can be awarded for monetary losses stemming from a collision, such as lost wages, past and future medical bills, and lost earning capacity – which may require an expert to calculate. Non-economic damages can be awarded for intangible losses, including loss of consortium, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement.Call NST Today If You Have Been Injured in a Trucking Collision
U-Haul truck accidents have the capability to leave victims with agonizing injuries and expensive medical bills. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz represents victims of truck crashes 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.