Biloxi, MS Attorneys Representing Motorists Injured by Truckers
Driver errors can have serious, if not fatal consequences
A tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler differs greatly from the average passenger car. In addition to being bigger and heavier, they require special training. A careless, reckless or negligent truck driver endangers the lives of everyone on the road. Are you the victim of a semi-truck accident? To be eligible to receive compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages, you must establish who is liable for your injuries.
Corban Gunn Van Cleave Law Firm works swiftly to assist you with the prosecution of your case. We closely examine all parties involved to determine who is truly to blame for your accident. Once we find the responsible party, our experienced legal team helps you file a claim for rightful compensation.
Why driver errors occur
Regardless of how cautiously and safely you drive your car, you may still be involved in a truck accident — many truck drivers are either careless or reckless. If you are the victim of an accident caused by a truck driver, an attorney can help. Our truck accident lawyers waste no time gathering evidence to support your case. Moreover, we offer you protection from insurance tactics and unfair settlement offers. Our legal team has extensive experience advocating for clients injured because of the following truck driver errors:
- Fatigue — Truckers have tight deadlines. To stay on schedule, some operators drive more than they sleep.
- Drugs — Driving a tractor-trailer or semi-truck while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous. Even prescription or over-the-counter drugs can cause drowsiness, disorientation, dizziness and other symptoms.
- Speeding — The faster a vehicle is moving, the harder it is to stop. Since trucks also weigh much more than most cars, they are more difficult to control and brake. Additionally, speeding around a turn or curve in an 18-wheeler or other truck increases the chances of a rollover or jackknife accident.
- Distraction — Trucks have larger blind spots than other vehicles, so truck drivers must pay keen attention to their surroundings. Distractions such as eating, talking, texting and listening to the radio can cause a serious accident.
After you have received proper medical care, you should consult with an attorney. When we take your case, our Biloxi attorneys quickly move to gather evidence. We visit the accident scene, reconstruct the crash, interview eyewitnesses and check the driver’s logbooks. Our skilled legal team explores every avenue to ensure you have a strong case against the defendant.
Getting help from an attorney
Depending on the unique facts of your case, the trucking company may also be involved. Large shipping and transportation businesses have their own experienced legal teams determined to thwart your attempts to collect compensation at every turn. Furthermore, because truck accident injuries tend to be more severe, they may require expensive medical procedures and therapies. Our firm has been serving injured Mississippians for more than 90 years. Whether you suffered catastrophic injury or lost a loved one in a deadly crash, our lawyers are ready to help you resolve your case. While negotiations are often preferred by both parties, we are fully prepared to litigate forcefully on your behalf.
Put an aggressive team of Biloxi lawyers in your corner
A collision with a large truck can cause brain, spine and neck injuries — even death. If your life has recently been devastated by a truck accident, we at Corban Gunn Van Cleave Law Firm want to be your voice. Schedule a free consultation to speak with a lawyer at our firm in Biloxi by calling 228.273.4455 or contacting us online.