The economy in Mississippi and throughout the United States largely depends on the sale of goods and commercial trucks are needed to transport goods across the country so they can be sold. Whenever large, heavy trucks drive alongside smaller passenger vehicles, there is the potential for very serious accidents and injuries.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)1 is the state agency tasked with Commercial Vehicle Enforcement2 throughout the state. MDOT enforces a wide variety of regulations on both the state and federal levels that involve the size and weight of trucks, the qualifications of commercial truck drivers, the actions of trucking companies, the maintenance and inspection of trucks, and many other matters. Compliance with regulations is critical to keeping motorists safe and many truck accidents happen because a Mississippi regulation was violated.
Violations of law and other forms of negligence can lead to many different types of collisions involving commercial motor vehicles. The following are only some examples of common truck collisions:
There are different parties that may be responsible for causing truck accidents and the following are examples of negligent acts by different parties that can result in truck crashes:
After a truck accident, you will likely be stressed and confused about what to do. The following are some step you can take to help increase your chances of financial recovery from any negligent parties:
It is important to call a lawyer with specific experience with truck accident cases because these cases can be so complex and can involve state and federal laws. Having the right Mississippi truck accident attorney can increase your chances of receiving compensation for all of your accident-related losses.
We’ve all seen news stories about horrific truck accidents involving large semi-trucks, many of which were carrying cargo at the time of the crash. While dangerous, these are not the only types of trucks that can cause serious…READ MORE
Truck accident cases can be substantially more complicated and can require significantly more resources than other types of motor vehicle accident or personal injury cases. You always want to make sure that any attorney you hire has successfully handled cases that specifically involve large commercial trucks and the trucking industry. Your attorney should have a thorough understanding of trucking industry standards, FMCSA regulations, and truck accident reconstruction methods. At USTA, we focus specifically on truck accident cases and you can rest assured that we have the experience needed to successfully handle your case.GET STARTED
With their legal teams and insurance companies, trucking companies are known for fighting against liability whenever possible. They will often try to strong-arm injured individuals into accepting inadequate settlements by intimidating them with the idea of trial and the resources involved in litigation. Unfortunately, too many attorneys recommend settling cases too early in the process to avoid any further litigation. You need an attorney on your side who is not intimidated by trucking companies and who has the resources and willingness to take your case as far as necessary to obtain the full settlement or award you deserve. The attorneys at USTA will not back down and will do what is needed to fully protect your rights as a truck accident victim.GET STARTED
n order to best know if an attorney is the right one for you, you should meet with them in person or schedule a phone consultation. A positive attorney-client relationship is critical in a successful truck accident case so you should always ensure that you get a good feeling from an attorney before you decide to hire them. You want to stay apprised of new developments in your case and ensure your attorney is not too busy to address your questions or concerns as they arise. At USTA, we provide personalized and committed representation and invite anyone who believes they may have a truck accident claim to call and schedule a free consultation today.GET STARTED