Truck Accident Attorneys in Oxford, MS

Personal Injury Services in North Mississippi

The difference between car and tractor trailer accidents can be big. Trucking companies, trucks, and their drivers are closely watched by the Department of Transportation so they are held to different standards in the event of an accident.

Truck drivers need special training and a special license to drive. They also train in how to load each type of truck they drive. A trucking firm can be found guilty if a driver does not follow federal and local rules.

Truckers and trucking companies must:

  • Repair and inspect all trucks
  • Hold a valid license and maintain good conduct
  • Have safe brakes on the truck
  • Rest between driving shifts
  • Keep an updated log book
  • Undergo routine alcohol and drug tests
  • Carry dangerous goods safely
  • Have valid insurance

If you have been involved in a semi-truck accident, you should immediately seek representation from Brad Morris Law Firm, PLLC. Our team can help you file a personal injury claim to seek justice and compensation for expenses and your distress.

Reach out to us at (662) 441-3033 to request a free case evaluation.

The Ins & Outs of Truck Accidents

Truckers are held to high standards when it comes to driving. Any failure to follow strict rules and guidelines could hold them accountable for an accident.

Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue: Between driving long hours, loading and unloading heavy loads, and working overtime, truck drivers are often fatigued. Fatigue can not only affect the driver’s ability to drive but also to judge how well he is driving. Federal guidelines establish how much sleep a driver must get. If they fall behind in a schedule, they should not make it up by driving while sleepy or by taking medications to keep from sleeping.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI): Driving while under the effects of alcohol, drugs, or other substances is against the law.
  • Bad weather: Poor weather – such as rain, fog, or even snow – may cause truck accidents. Big truck drivers may not see motorcyclists, cars, or pedestrians. In such cases, it may be hard to know who may be at fault for an accident, or if anyone was at fault at all. In times of bad weather, it is very important to be cautious and be aware of other drivers.
  • Reckless driving: Truckers are expected to follow the rules just like any other driver. A truck driver may be found to be driving recklessly if they are texting while driving, following too closely, not using their mirrors, braking improperly, changing lanes quickly, or failing to use their turn signal.
  • Jackknifing: One of the biggest causes of commercial truck accidents are braking problems that cause a big truck to jackknife. This problem usually occurs because the driver stomps the brakes while the truck is going at a high speed – this causes the entire truck, along with the trailers, to skid. If the truck and trailer skid long enough, the trailer will in all likelihood jackknife. Jackknifing can cause extreme destruction and loss of life.

Truck Accident Injuries

Because many trucks – even smaller delivery vehicles like UPS or FedEx trucks – are so much larger than the average car, truck accidents can be particularly devastating.

Common injuries resulting from truck accidents include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal cord and neck injuries
  • Burns
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of arms or legs
  • Bad scars
  • Broken bones
  • Death

Victims of trucking accidents may need help financial assistance for medical bills and future medical care and to make up for lost income and damaged property. Our attorneys can evaluate your case and determine the next step to get you relief for your losses due to a trucking accident.

Compassionate Care

At Brad Morris Law Firm, PLLC, we take the time to properly research your case and assess the situation from every angle. We go far beyond the bare minimum and take advantage of our many resources – industry experts, focus groups, and powerful databases to name a few – to ensure that our case is built to withstand the opposition’s case. We do not cut corners, instead diligently and meticulously analyzing every aspect of the case to reach a favorable outcome.

We understand that you are likely struggling with physical injuries, financial burdens, and even emotional wounds. Our Oxford truck accident attorneys take your case seriously and make themselves available to you 24/7 to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Contact us online or give us a call at (662) 441-3033 today.

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