In a Trucking Accident, Who Is Liable?
Being on an open Mississippi road can be quite relaxing to many. Though you may feel like you are completely alone, with just your thoughts, you are not. You share the road with so many people: motorcyclists, pedestrians, automobiles, but most significantly, commercialized trucks, and though an accident can happen at any time with any vehicle, injuries that are sustained when you are involved with a commercial truck are typically far more serious. Truck accidents often result in serious injuries and often times, fatalities. . If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident in Mississippi, please contact our office. We have experience against big trucks and may be able to help.
Trucking Accidents: Who Is Liable?
Accidents are difficult to deal with physically, mentally, as well as emotionally. Often times, trucking accidents result is extremely severe injuries and high medical bills. Because there are more truck drivers on the road in recent years, accidents involving commercial trucks have increased significantly. When you are involved in a truck accident and sustain injuries, it can be difficult trying to figure out who to sue so that you can be compensated for your injuries. First and foremost, most accidents involving trucks are going to be due to a negligent driver. Negligence is a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in similar circumstances. Though you or the truck driver may have been negligent, sometimes other parties are at play. Other parties that could be negligent include the manufacturer of the truck or the person in charge of loading the items on the truck leading to improper loading. It is important to note that you, too, could be at fault.
Ultimately, in cases of multiple at-fault parties, Mississippi follows the doctrine of pure comparative negligence. This means that fault will be apportioned among parties, and damages will be distributed accordingly. It is important to note that the amount you are owed will be decreased by the amount of fault that you have in the equation. Determining fault can be difficult, that is why it is important to seek legal representation to help you figure out the amount that you should be compensated for your injuries.
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Trucking accidents can leave you with serious injuries and huge medical expenses and can involve more than one party. This can be overwhelming and difficult to determine who owed a duty to you so that you can be compensated. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident contact an experienced Mississippi attorney at The Law Offices of Judy Guice so that we can strategize about the best possible outcomes for your case. Contact our office today for an initial consultation.