Dedicated Biloxi Truck Accident Attorneys Ready To Assist You
Much like Las Vegas, Biloxi is a city that never sleeps. By day you can enjoy our sandy Gulf Coast beaches, our historic museums, our year-round celebrations, and our championship golf courses. By night, you can gamble to your heart’s content at any of our world-class, 24 hour casinos. But wherever your activities take you, it’s important to be vigilant on the road because an accident can change your life in an instant.
And while a car accident is always traumatic to those involved, a crash that involves a truck can be particularly catastrophic. If this happens to you or a loved one, the first thing you must obviously seek is medical care. The second thing you should do it call an experienced Biloxi truck accident attorney. The attorneys at Smith & Holder, PLLC, stand at the ready to help you put your life back together with as little pain as possible.
Truck Accidents and Negligence
The cold hard truth of the matter is that semi-trucks – by virtue of their sheer size and power – can cause extremely serious accidents. When a semi collides with a much smaller passenger car, the results are often catastrophic. But who is to blame? Determining liability is a key factor in truck accident cases, and there are typically three places to look when making this assessment.
We’ve all heard of automobile recalls. Sometimes a vehicle manufacturer can design a car that has inherent flaws, and these flaws can result in crashes. Or even if there is no design flaw, parts and systems can malfunction and cause an accident. Well, the same is true of truck manufacturers. When a faulty system is determined to have played a part in a truck accident, victims have the right to seek recovery from the manufacturer.
Trucking companies have been known to run on tight schedules. We’ve all heard the horror stories. Truck drivers can be pushed to the brink of human abilities by their employers because if deliveries are made on time or even earlier than expected, it can be very good for business – but deadly to innocent people on the road.
Trucking companies must also keep their equipment in proper working order. So if a company neglects to ensure that their trucks are in good shape or overwork their drivers, they can be at fault and liable for your injuries.
And lastly, we have driver negligence as a contributing or causal factor in truck accidents. Regardless of their schedule, drivers owe a duty of care to the public to refrain from driving if they have not gotten enough rest. Drivers who push themselves past human limits sometimes even resort to drugs to help them stay awake. Drowsy driving, distracted driving, and drunk or drugged driving are all extremely dangerous in general. But when a semi-truck is involved, the stakes are exponentially higher.
Let Professionals Determine Liability
So as you can see, determining liability plays a large role in helping you to get the compensation for your injuries that you deserve when you’ve been involved in a truck accident. This requires the assistance of an experienced Biloxi truck accident lawyer. There are so many things that can be at fault for your accident, and all must be taken into consideration so that your recovery is sufficient to cover your costs now and into the future.
In addition to what was listed above, here are some more common causes of truck accidents:
- Bad weather conditions
- Bad road conditions
- Driver exhaustion
- Inadequate driver training
- Driver inexperience
- Loss of control
- Bad brakes
- Tire blowouts
- Overloaded trucks
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Aggressive driving
- Sudden traffic stops
- Failure to yield
As you can see, there are many things that can cause a trucking accident, and sometimes it is a combination of elements. It is very important that you have a professional on your side to ensure that all evidence is properly examined and that an accurate assessment of liability is made. This is the only way that you can be sure to be properly compensated for your accident.
Let Our Attorneys Help
The lawyers at Smith & Holder, PLLC, have decades of experience helping people just like you. We won’t stop until your case has been properly assessed, and you have gotten every dollar that your case is worth. We are here to help you put the pieces of your life back together when you need it most. So give us a call, or contact us online today. We’ll schedule a time for you to meet with one of our lawyers to discuss your next steps.