Jackson Truck Accident Attorneys
Filing a Commercial Vehicle Accident Claim in Mississippi
Few motor vehicle accidents are as devastating as large truck collisions. Because of their immense size and weight, semi-trucks and tractor-trailers tend to cause massive amounts of damage, catastrophic bodily injury, and fatalities when they are involved in accidents with smaller passenger vehicles.
At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we understand the immense impact commercial vehicle accidents have, both on victims and their families. Because of this, our Jackson truck accident attorneys are entirely dedicated to helping injured accident victims and the loved ones of those wrongfully killed fight for justice and the fair recoveries they are owed. No matter how complex your case may be, you can rely on our firm to aggressively advocate for you and your family.
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Are Truck Drivers Responsible for Damages After an Accident?
Determining who is legally responsible, or “liable,” for your damages after a truck accident is important. After all, this person or party is the one responsible for paying for your accident-related medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other losses.
However, identifying the liable party after a truck accident can be challenging. Even when the truck driver was the one who caused the crash, they may not necessarily be legally responsible for your damages. This is because they are not driving personal vehicles and, therefore, do not typically have personal insurance in these situations. Instead, the trucking company is the one to carry insurance on these vehicles and, because truck drivers are generally “on the clock” when these accidents occur, the trucking company’s insurance coverage usually applies.
To make matters more complicated, truck drivers are sometimes responsible for damages. This could be true when the truck driver:
- Is classified as an “independent contractor,” rather than an “employee”
- Acted with gross negligence or willful/wanton misconduct
- Violated the trucking company’s policies and/or the law
- Failed to uphold the legal duty of care
You may also be able to sue a truck driver after an accident if the available insurance coverage is insufficient and the truck driver is otherwise legally responsible for the crash that led to your injuries and resulting damages.
Our Jackson truck accident attorneys can review the facts of your case and determine who is liable for your damages. We conduct exhaustive investigations in which we examine hours-of-service logs, electronic data, and other critical evidence to discover exactly how the accident occurred and, most importantly, who is responsible for our clients’ damages. Whether you have a claim against the truck driver, the trucking company, a manufacturer, another liable entity, or some combination thereof, you can count on Mike Slocumb Law Firm to pursue every avenue of compensation and fight for every penny you are owed.
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It is not always necessary to go to court after a truck accident. Many truck accident claims are settled outside of court—in fact, the majority of these cases do not go to trial. However, every case is different, and there is a chance that you may need to go to court to receive the fair compensation you are owed.
If the trucking company, insurance carrier, or other liable party refuses to offer a fair settlement, our team is ready to represent you and your rights at trial. As your legal team, we will work to ensure you are fully prepared for the process so that you can feel confident in the direction of your case. Our willingness to litigate cases and pursue fair verdicts for our clients often drives insurance companies to agree to fair settlements in order to avoid the time and expense of going to trial.
At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we are known for our tireless approach to protecting our clients’ rights, including their right to fair compensation. We are not afraid to take on major trucking companies and powerful insurance carriers—and we have what it takes to win. To date, our firm has recovered more than half a billion dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients; get in touch with us today to learn how we can fight for you, too.
There are no legal fees for you unless we win your case. We only collect attorney fees and litigation-related expenses via a percentage of your settlement or verdict, meaning you never pay anything out of pocket when you hire Mike Slocumb Law Firm. Learn more about our fee structure and how our team can help you fight for the fair compensation you are owed.
Injured in a truck accident in Jackson or the nearby areas? Call (769) 200-1408 or contact us online to get started with a free initial consultation.