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Truck Accidents

Rankin County Truck Accident Attorneys

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Behind most truck accidents are big trucking companies and insurers that do not want to accept any liability for what happened. When you try to file a truck accident claim against them, you need to be prepared for some serious resistance or even accusations that you caused the crash.

Rather than fighting against the insurance companies on your own, boost your confidence and abilities by teaming up with ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP in Rankin County. Our truck accident lawyers are ready to turn our resources and experiences into your own, giving you a fighting chance against major insurers. If you prefer, we can handle the majority of your case, from filing a claim to collecting evidence and litigating, all so you can focus on resting.

Get more information about how to start an injury claim. Call (601) 265-6869 now.

Causes of Truck Accidents

One of the worst causes of truck accidents is exhaustion. Commercial truck drivers can legally be scheduled to work 14-hour days and 70-hour weeks. Even after one shift, they can start to feel fatigued while driving, which dramatically increases the chances of causing a crash.

Other causes of truck accidents include:

  • Texting-and-driving
  • Speeding
  • Intoxication
  • Changing lanes without checking mirrors
  • Overloaded trailers
  • Truck part defects

Truck Accidents Often Cause Severe Injuries

The average big rig weighs 20 times more than a passenger vehicle, but it can weigh even more with a fully loaded cargo trailer. The larger size and weight of the truck give it an immense amount of force while traveling. In the event of a crash, the huge force will cause massive destruction, even at low speeds.

It is not uncommon for a truck accident victim to suffer:

  • Brain injury or TBI
  • Spinal cord injury or paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement

Extensive Medical Care for Truck Accident Survivors

Someone who survives a truck accident might require:

  • Emergency medical attention
  • Lengthy hospitalization
  • Months or years of physical therapy
  • Multiple surgeries

The total amount of medical treatments can incur steep medical bills. To avoid having to pay all of those bills out of your own pocket, you should consider filing a truck accident claim against the truck driver, their employer, and any other parties that might be liable. With a successful claim, you can collect damages that pay for your bills, missing wages, hardships, pain, and much more.

Starting Your Claim Can Be Simple

Trucking companies and the insurance companies that represent them after an accident do not want you to know that you have the right to seek full and fair damages from them, either through a negotiated settlement or a lawsuit taken to court. They would rather you not take any legal action at all, or they might try to make you sign a waiver that forces your case into arbitration. Before you sign anything from the opposition after being in a truck accident, speak with one of our Rankin County truck accident attorneys first.

With decades of collective legal experience and eclectic professional backgrounds, our team is prepared to help you find the optimal path forward for your truck accident claim. We do not consider our work as complete until you, our client, are satisfied with the outcome.

Contact us now. We look forward to hearing from you.

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