Mississippi Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck Accident Claims and Settlements in MS
Have you or a loved one been injured in a tractor trailer accident in Mississippi? If so, it is important that you contact a qualified Mississippi truck accident lawyer immediately. It is critical that a thorough on scene investigation is performed to uncover any possible evidence of negligence.
18 Wheeler Litigation in Mississippi
18-Wheeler accidents refers to any encounters between large trucks (vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds) and moving passenger vehicles, other trucks, parked vehicles, or pedestrians. More and more trucks are on the road and crashes or involving 18-wheeleer trucks are on the rise– nearly 20% over the past decade.
Mississippi has a thriving logging industry which means that 18-wheelers, big rigs and mack trucks loaded down with lumber are traveling on highways and interstates in Mississippi from Meridian, to Vicksburg on I-20 and from Jackson to Hattiesburg to Gulfport on Highway 49. These big trucks throw more than just pine needles, sometimes they drop whole trees into oncoming traffic causing wrecks due to inproperly secured loads.
In 2012 alone, nearly 460,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes, in which 5,100 people were killed and an additional 140,000 were injured. The number-one cause of fatal and serious injury is driver error. In statistics provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, driving errors were made by 38% of truck drivers involved in fatal crashes.