Canton Truck Accident Attorneys
We are Here to Guide & Support You
Being in a truck accident will leave you disoriented and confused, if not also seriously injured. It is easy to feel like you have no options to pursue compensation afterward because everything can be so overwhelming. The opposing insurance company that will probably try to deter you from taking any legal action will not help the situation any, either.
To make sense of your legal choices after being in a truck accident in Canton, turn to ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP at your next opportunity. Our truck accident lawyers are a familiar name among clients, law firms, medical professionals, civil court judges, and insurance companies in Missouri. With a reputation for excellence that precedes us, insurers know that they need to offer our clients a fair amount of compensation after a truck accident or else they need to prepare for a challenge from one of the state’s top legal teams.
Call (601) 265-6869 to arrange a free consultation. It’s that easy!
What Damages Can You Get in a Truck Accident Claim?
Truck accidents usually leave victims with severe injuries. Everything from head injuries to back injuries is not exactly uncommon after a violent crash with such a large vehicle. When injuries are severe, the total amount of damages owed to the plaintiff can be steep.
Damages that we can demand on your behalf in your claim include:
- Medical bills and hospitalization costs
- Rehabilitative therapy costs
- Lost wages and lessened earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Lowered enjoyment of life
- Vehicle repair costs in a property damage claim
Knowing how much you are owed by the truck driver who hit you is not always clear, though, especially if your injuries are severe enough to require months or years of treatment to some degree. Our Canton truck accident lawyers can tap into our years of collective legal experience to accurately calculate your damages, including those you have experienced already and those in the future. Thanks to our familiarity with the local community, we can work with medical experts, crash reconstruction professionals, and others to narrow in on the exact amount of damage you are owed.
Causes of Crashes & Liable Parties
A single bad mistake behind the steering wheel of a commercial truck is all it takes to cause a truck accident. Many crashes involving big rigs, tractor-trailers, and semi-trucks involve a trucker who is exhausted. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) allows truck drivers to be scheduled for 14 hoursin a single day, which is arguably too long for anyone to work without expecting them to be fatigued by the end of the shift.
Other common causes of truck accidents include:
- Intoxication or drug-related impairment
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Incorrectly loaded cargo or products
- Truck part defects like faulty brakes
The cause of a truck accident can act as the telltale indicator of liability. For example, a crash caused by exhaustion will probably involve liability being placed on the truck driver and the trucking company that scheduled them for an unreasonably long driving schedule. Or a crash caused by loose cargo that fell off a trailer can make the third-party load crew who first loaded that cargo liable for the claimant’s injuries and damages.
Stop Worrying & Start Acting – Call Us Now
If you are worried about what your future living situation is going to look like if you do not get the compensation you deserve after a truck accident, then now is the right time to contact our law firm. Our truck accident lawyers in Meridian can help put your mind at ease by listening closely to what you have to say before telling you what you should do next. We are known for being as compassionate as we are professional, which you will probably notice within just a few seconds of talking with us!
Whenever you are ready to start your claim, dial (601) 265-6869.