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Truck Accident Lawyers in Ridgeland, MS

We Represent Truck Accident Victims in Ridgeland and Throughout Madison County

Driving on the roads and highways in Mississippi can be a dangerous business. Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mississippians are more than twice as likely to die in traffic accidents than the general US population. Trucking accidents are especially dangerous, given the sheer size and power of trucks, with automobile passengers in such accidents being highly prone to serious injury and death. 

At Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, our Mississippi trucking accident attorneys have the civil litigation experience needed to negotiate a fair settlement or seek a jury verdict in court in order to obtain the award necessary to fully compensate you. If you or someone you know was injured in a collision with a tractor trailer, we are more than ready to help. Contact our Ridgeland law office today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Mississippi truck accident attorney. 

Steps to Take After a Truck Accident in Ridgeland, MS

The immediate aftermath of a truck accident is hectic and chaotic. If you were injured in a truck accident in Mississippi, you need to know how to take the proper steps to protect your health, safetly, psychological well-being, and legal claim. Here are four of the most important steps to take after a truck accident:

  1. Stop your vehicle, exchange information, and document the scene; 
  2. Get immediate emergency medical attention for serious injuries; 
  3. Avoid giving a statement to the trucking company or its insurance company; and
  4. Set up a free consultation with an experienced Ridgeland truck accident lawyer.

Why Do Truck Accidents Happen?

Truck accidents are a serious public safety hazard in our region. Commercial trucking companies have a legal responsibility to ensure safe operation. They must protect the health and safety of the public and their own drivers. Unfortunately, too many truck accidents happen because companies cut corners on safety. Some of the leading causes of tractor trailer crashes in Mississippi include: 

  • Speeding truck drivers; 
  • Overly fatigued truckers;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Intoxicated driving; 
  • Improperly loaded trailers; and 
  • Inadequate truck maintenance. 

Most Common Truck Accidents Injuries

Due to their large size, commercial truck accidents are disproportionately likely to result in severe or catastrophic injuries. Victims of truck accidents can often find themselves with serious injuries requiring ongoing medical care for years beyond a settlement or jury verdict and facing prolonged pain and suffering. Injuries might include broken or lost limbs, whiplash, back or spinal injury, and brain damage, for which lifetime care is necessitated.

What to Know About Truck Accident Liability in Mississippi

Mississippi is a fault-based truck accident state. To hold a truck driver, trucking company, or any other defendant responsible for your crash, you must prove that their negligence contributed to the collision. Negligence can be simply understood as the failure to take proper care. In truck accident cases, negligence comes in many different forms—from drivers speeding to meet strict delivery deadlines to trucking companies failing to perform basic pre/post-trip inspections. 

Ultimately, truck accident cases come down to the evidence. Proving liability requires building a strong case. For this reason, it is essential that you consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer in Ridgeland as soon as possible after a major crash. At Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, our legal team will conduct a proactive, thorough investigation of your accident to figure out exactly what happened and why. 

Recovering Top Compensation for Your Trucking Accident Claim

Many lawyers will want to represent you, and even an inexperienced lawyer will be able to obtain some settlement for your injuries. An experienced courtroom litigator, however, will fight to force all the potential defendants into court and negotiate a settlement or win a jury award that covers the full range of the lifetime costs of your care and compensates you for the full past and future pain and suffering that you will endure.

Settlements and jury awards vary widely, and the same accident victim might collect a small award to cover past medical bills (or may not recover at all if the lawyer puts forward a weak case) or may recover millions based on the evidence put forth by the legal team. Anyone who has had the misfortune of suffering an injury in a trucking accident, or lost a family member in such an accident, owe it to themselves to seek representation from experienced accident attorneys who will assert your best possible case regarding the full extent of your damages.

Large Insurance Companies are Not On Your Side

You cannot rely on an insurance company to look out for your best interests—even if it is your own insurance carrier. Unfortunately, large insurers are focused primarily on their own profits. They will look for things that they can use to resolve your truck accident injury case for as little financial compensation as possible. You can protect your rights by dealing with insurance adjusters directly through your Ridgeland, MS truck accident lawyer. We know how to handle insurance companies. 

Call (601) 853-2223 for a Free Consultation With a Ridgeland Truck Accident Attorney 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, or if a family member has perished in a trucking accident, call on a firm with a team of experienced trial attorneys who can protect your rights. The lawyers at Hancock Law Firm, PLLC are dedicated to working with you and your family to make sure your financial needs are met following an accident and to get your lives back to normal as soon as possible. Contact us now for a free, no-commitment initial consultation. We represent truck accident victims in Ridgeland and throughout the entire region.

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