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Millions of Dollars Recovered for Accident Victims in Mississippi

One Call That's All Logo Any motor vehicle accident is traumatic, but surviving a collision with a big rig or 18-wheeler is particularly devastating and can cause life-changing injuries. It makes sense a vehicle as large as a semi-truck could cause serious injuries when you consider the massive size and weight of these vehicles, which can be upwards of 80,000 pounds.

If a distracted, fatigued, or otherwise reckless truck driver gets behind the wheel, it can result in a serious and potentially deadly collision. The blame could also be attributed to faulty parts from the manufacturer or the trucking company itself. When you call Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A., we can help you determine liability and seek justice.

Call our Jackson truck accident attorneys at (601) 869-0696 or contact us online for your free initial consultation.

Seeking Compensation for Your Truck Accident Injuries

If you were the victim of a truck accident, you can take steps to protect your financial future by seeking compensation from the person whose negligence caused your injuries. You’ve likely been left with serious injuries, mounting medical bills, and likely have to miss significant time from work to heal, all of which can be compensated in a truck accident lawsuit.

The best strategy for pursuing justice is retaining competent representation from a lawyer familiar with Mississippi law. Our attorneys at Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. have over 30 years of experience and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We know precisely how to help you with the legal process, so you can start rebuilding your life.

How to Hold the Responsible Person or Party Accountable

Your accident could be more than the fault of the truck driver. Some degree of negligence is usually to blame for the accident by one or more of the following: the driver, the trucking company, and/or the truck manufacturer.

  • Trucking company liability: Trucking companies can be held liable if they bring on a driver that is inexperienced or they incorrectly train new drivers. In other situations, they may force drivers to work extra hours to meet deadlines. It is also up to the company to check in on the trucks regularly to prevent a crash caused by poor maintenance. In some cases, employees of the trucking company can be responsible for improperly loading or overloading a trailer.
  • Truck driver liability: Drivers are responsible for operating their trucks safely at all times. When they fail to do so, they put your life at risk. Examples of driver negligence include intoxication, drowsiness, and distracted driving.
  • Parts or vehicle manufacturer liability: There are cases when the driver may not be at fault. Faulty auto parts can also be the cause of a truck crash. Whether it’s brake failure, defective tires, a bad tow hitch, or even a malfunctioning steering system, the manufacturer of specific parts may be the subject of a defective product lawsuit.

You have the right to file a lawsuit and seek compensation from the responsible parties to cover the damage you have sustained. Let our firm put over 30 years of experience on your side. Call Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A.

Investigating the Cause of Your Big Rig Accident

18-wheelers often have a black box which records important data that could affect the outcome of your case. This data would include the speed of the truck, whether brakes were applied, and other potentially vital data. However, black box is not readily available; many times, you will need the assistance of a truck accident lawyer to obtain the data.

In many serious trucking accident cases, the services of an accident reconstructionist will also be necessary. If you wait too long to consult an attorney, some of the evidence to reconstruct the accident could change over time.

It is also important to determine the driver’s condition at the time of the collision. Was he or she too tired to be behind the wheel? Was there any alcohol or drug use involved? If negligence on behalf of the truck driver was a deciding factor in the accident happening in the first place, it is important to make note of this fact when presenting your case.

At Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A., we believe in doing everything we possibly can to offer our clients a successful outcome. We know that the aftermath of a truck wreck can be really difficult to handle on your own. Our trusted legal team in Jackson, MS has successfully handled countless personal injury cases, including complex trucking accident cases. You won’t regret having us on your side during this difficult time.

Our Truck Accident Lawyers Will Review Your Case for Free

It is our responsibility as your legal advocates to carefully research every aspect of the wreck and assemble a strong case so you have the best chance at recovering fair compensation. Monies recovered may include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you have questions about how we can help you, give us a call today.

Need a truck accident attorney in Jackson? Contact Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. at (601) 869-0696 for a free consultation. If we don’t win, you don’t owe us a dime.

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