Madison, MS Truck Accident Attorneys
Proving Liability and Recovering Compensation
The main difference between trucking accidents and regular car accidents is that large trucks are on the road for commercial purposes. This means truck drivers are often backed by big companies and even bigger insurance providers. While they may pretend to have your best interests in mind, insurance companies are never on your side. That’s why you need someone to protect your rights and interests.
At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we would be proud to be that ‘someone.’ Our legal team takes cases that other firms won’t and works diligently to help secure your future. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, we are here to help.
Call us at (601) 265-6869 to get started today.
What Are the Main Causes of Truck Accidents?
Finding out what caused your truck accident and determining which party or parties are liable for your injuries are the keys to winning your truck accident case. Our team at ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP investigates to uncover what happened and who is to blame.
Some of the main causes of truck accidents we see at our firm include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Driver fatigue (drowsy driving)
- Texting and driving
- Improper lane changes
- Unsafe merging and turns
- Overloaded trucks
- Uneven loads
- Defective vehicles and parts
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- And more
Because large trucks weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger vehicles and take 20-40% longer to stop, any mistake could cause a devastating accident. Even a worn-out windshield wiper, for example, could be the difference between life and death.
Who Is Liable for Truck Accidents?
As you saw above, there are many common causes of truck accidents. This means there are just as many liable parties. Any number of individuals or institutions could be fully or partially liable for your truck accident. We identify all at-fault parties so you can maximize your compensation.
Usually, liable parties include more than one of the following:
- Truck drivers
- FedEx, UPS, Waste Management, or other businesses or trucking companies
- Loading/shopping companies
- Vehicle owners
- Freight owners
Each responsible party has its own insurance company, so if multiple parties are liable, you could be pulled into a complex web of accusations and liability.
Our Madison, MS truck accident lawyers can help you navigate it and keep the facts of the case clear – protecting your best interests every step of the way.
How to Prove Your Truck Accident Case
Proving your truck accident case means proving negligence. To do this, you will need plenty of evidence. At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we thoroughly investigate your accident and gain access to important records.
First things first, we will gather all physical evidence at the scene of your accident. Before the trucking company removes the truck from the scene, we will send professional investigators and accident reconstruction specialists to take photos and measurements and collect any and all evidence that aids your case.
As attorneys, we can also look at the driver log all truck drivers must keep per Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations – 49 CFR § 395.8 – which will show us how long the driver spent behind the wheel and help us determine whether or not they were fatigued or overworked.
Additionally, we can examine the driver profile, which will show us whether or not the driver is qualified and has a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). We can also uncover the driver’s history, including any previous complaints, a background check, and substance testing results. If the shipping company participated in negligent hiring, the driver profile will reveal this, as well as other potential sources of liability.
How We Can Help
Filing a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind after experiencing a truck accident, but a successful settlement or verdict can help you secure your future. Truck accidents can lead to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other serious injuries.
Compensation can help you get the medical care, assistance, and recovery time you need to deal with these injuries and losses.
At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, our only goal is to help you get your life back on track after an accident. You will be directly represented by one of our legal partners, and we will return all phone calls within the same business day. We have the skill and experience we need to win your case, and we get results.
We fight for you when other firms won’t, and we never charge you legal fees unless and until we win your case.
Personal Injury Settlement $5,900,000
18-Wheeler Settlement $2,100,000
Slip and Fall Settlement $1,000,000
Auto Settlement $1,000,000
Wrongful Death Auto Settlement $500,000
Car Wreck $437,500
Burn Injury $425,000
Settlement in Transport Van Injury 410,000
Dog Bite Settlement $400,000
Workers' Compensation Settlement $365,000