Experienced Cleveland, Mississippi Truck Accident Lawyers Help Victims Get Compensation
Litigators assist clients hurt in commercial vehicle wrecks
Approximately 10 percent of fatal Mississippi road accidents involve large trucks, and the people who are struck by these commercial vehicles are more likely to suffer a serious injury. At Povall & Jeffreys, P.A., we are Cleveland, Mississippi truck accident attorneys who have the skill and determination to take on careless truck drivers and the businesses that employ them. Our experience litigating claims arising from wrecks throughout the state gives victims and their families the chance to secure appropriate payment during settlement negotiations with insurance companies and at trial if a fair recovery cannot be secured out of court.
Why truck accidents happen in Mississippi
With more than 70 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys understand the main reasons why truck accidents occur and draw on this knowledge to develop strong arguments for clients. Factors that frequently contribute to commercial vehicle crashes include:
- Drowsy driving, sometimes caused by overscheduling or unrealistic deadlines
- Drug or alcohol impairment, including the use of stimulants
- Improper maintenance
- Parts failures
- Vehicle operators who lack a Commercial Driver’s License or are inadequately trained
- Overloaded trucks
No matter what led up to the wreck in your case, you can rely on us to get the relevant information and advocate for compensation to pay your medical bills and cover other crash-related expenses.
How negligence is established after an accident
From the moment our attorneys start to work on a commercial vehicle collision case, we dig to find out what exactly contributed to the wreck. In these matters, it might not just be the driver who violated their duty of care to others on the road. The trucking company might not have trained the vehicle operator properly, a fleet owner could have failed to perform required maintenance or a contractor might have loaded the truck improperly. Our Bolivar County personal injury lawyers review information from a truck’s event data recorder to determine how fast the vehicle was driving and when the brakes were applied. Along with physical evidence, cell phone records and witness testimony, this data can indicate if the driver was texting or falling asleep behind the wheel.
What is the claims process for truck accidents?
Often in a large truck collision case, it is in everyone’s interest to reach a settlement. This speeds up the legal process and eliminates the aggravation and uncertainty associated with a trial. Once we have the relevant information, we can file a claim with the insurance company for the at-fault driver. If an agreement can be reached, you could have the money you need to pay for healthcare expenses, vehicle damage and other costs within a month or two. Our trial record and knowledge of claims valuation helps us negotiate from a position of strength.
How compensation is determined following a truck accident
Any auto accident presents a risk of injury, but commercial trucks are typically many times heavier than passenger vehicles, increasing the odds of a catastrophic injury. While broken bones or whiplash might heal after a few months, assessing the damages that should be awarded for a permanent brain or spinal condition is much more complex. Our firm examines the immediate and long-term effects of a serious medical condition and pursues payment for medical bills, reduced body function, lost work income, rehabilitation costs, in-home care and adjustments that must be made to one’s residence. Following a fatal truck accident, we seek compensation to address funeral costs, income the victim would have provided over the course of their lifetime and the loss of companionship suffered by loved ones.
Contact an accomplished Mississippi truck accident lawyer for a consultation
Povall & Jeffreys, P.A. in Cleveland represents Mississippi residents who have suffered injuries in crashes involving trucks and other commercial vehicles. To discuss your case with a qualified attorney, please call 662-843-9948 or contact us online.