Brandon, MS Truck Accident Lawyers
Put Our Legal Team On Your Side
Truck accidents are different from other car accidents because large insurance companies protect the interests of truck drivers and shipping companies. If you have collided with a semi-truck, you will need a high-powered legal team to protect your interests, as well. Luckily, you’ve found us.
'Maggio | Thompson, LLP takes pride in serving as a voice for those affected by major injuries, and we regularly take on fierce opponents. Our attorneys will represent you directly as we fight for your rights and pursue full and fair compensation on your behalf. We’re sure you have questions and concerns during this difficult time, which is why we offer free consultations to help you understand your rights and determine the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
Call us at (601) 265-6869 to learn more about what our team can do for you.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Large trucks weigh 20 to 30 times as much as passenger vehicles and take 20 to 40% farther to stop. Because large trucks are so dangerous and difficult to control, drivers and shipping companies must follow special rules and regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
When truck drivers and shipping companies violate these rules or behave carelessly, accidents happen.
Some of the most common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Drowsy driving and hours-of-service violations
- Distracted driving
- Texting and driving
- Unsafe merging and lane changes
- Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
- Overloaded and improperly loaded trucks
- Defective or poorly maintained vehicles
All of these behaviors constitute negligence on behalf of the truck driver, the shipping company, or both.
If you were injured by another’s carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our Brandon truck accident attorneys can help you get the monetary damages you deserve.
Who Is Liable?
In all types of auto accidents, the negligent party is typically liable, which means whoever is at-fault for the accident should be responsible for any damages that occur as a result. Trucking accidents are unique in that multiple parties may be liable. For example, if you are hurt by an impaired truck driver, the driver will be responsible, but so will the shipping company they work for. Shipping companies are required to screen their drivers for drugs and alcohol on a regular basis, and if they fail to do so they risk allowing an impaired trucker on the roadway.
Similarly, the people who load a truck could be liable if a truck rolls over due to an unbalanced or excessive load, and the people who maintain a truck could be liable for tire blowouts or other maintenance issues. Finally, manufacturers of trucks and truck parts may be liable for defective equipment.
Many parties can be liable for truck accidents, but our team at 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP gets to the bottom of what happened and helps you hold the correct individuals and institutions accountable.
Why Choose Our Firm?
When you choose 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP, our very own Mike Saltaformaggio, Seth Thompson, or Mack Reeves will be involved in your case from start to finish. We return all calls within the same business day, and you will never owe any legal fees unless your case is successful. Trucking accidents can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating – we help you recover the resources you need to move forward.
Our firm fights when other firms won’t – we fight to help you pay your medical bills, missed wages, and other expenses and account for pain and suffering and other losses.
Call us at (601) 265-6869 or contact us online for a free consultation today.