Biloxi & Gulfport Truck Accident Attorney
The Mississippi Gulf Coast and Biloxi-Gulfport in particular is a huge transportation hub for the southern United States. Whether transporting natural resources, manufactured goods, or food products, trucks keep our roads and highways busy and our economy moving. But Mississippi also sees more than its fair share of truck accidents, causing our state to have one of the highest per capita truck accident injury and death rates in the country. Because trucks weigh up to 80,000 pounds (around 20 times more than the average new car) and are harder to stop, the injuries suffered by victims in truck accidents can be far more devastating than a typical auto accident, requiring extensive medical costs and years of rehabilitation. At the Law Offices of Judy Guice, P.A, we work with truck accident victims in going up against the trucking companies to recover the full scope of damages victims have suffered. Contact our Biloxi & Gulfport truck accident attorneys for more information.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Many trucking accidents are in fact preventable and occur for reasons related to trucker error and/or attempts by the operator or trucking company to obtain increased profits at the cost of safety. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue (drivers routinely drive 70-80 hours a week or more)
- Drugs and alcohol, including prescription drugs
- Improper driver training
- Defective or negligently maintained trucking equipment
- Negligently loaded freight
- Unsafe speed
- Distracted or aggressive driving
In a truck accident case, a truck operator will often be liable as will the employer of the operator and any other parties whose actions played a part in causing the accident.
Winning Your Mississippi Truck Accident Claim
Unlike other states that have what are called “no fault” insurance laws, Mississippi requires injured plaintiffs to prove that the other driver was at fault in causing the accident and therefore should be liable for damages. At the Law Offices of Judy Guice, P.A., we start working with you as soon as possible to begin a factual investigation into the accident, which includes collecting physical evidence and eyewitness testimony to prove the defendant’s fault.
The trucking company’s lawyers will likely try to minimize the trucker’s fault and place the fault on you as the injured driver, passenger, or pedestrian, but we stand up to the defendants and their lawyers and put forth your strongest argument for recovery.
In addition to proving fault in causing the accident, a plaintiff will need to prove the full extent of his or her injuries, including future costs of medical care, any lost income or reduced earning potential the victim will endure, and all pain and suffering the victim will experience over the course of a lifetime. Collecting this evidence of damages and convincing a judge and jury of your full injuries can be an enormous legal challenge, but the Law Offices of Judy Guice, P.A. has the skills and experience necessary to make the tough arguments for your full range of lifetime injuries. Contact our experienced Biloxi truck accident attorney today.
Work with Experienced Biloxi & Gulfport Truck Accident Attorney
The injuries sustained in a truck accident can persist for years, requiring high medical bills and causing huge losses. To get the compensation you deserve, work with trusted and experienced Biloxi truck accident attorneys to bring your truck accident claim. Call the Law Offices of Judy Guice, P.A. today to schedule a free consultation.