D’lberville Truck Accident Attorneys
The consequences of a commercial truck accident can be unimaginably devastating. While any accident involving a motor vehicle can result in serious injuries, the risk is particularly higher in accidents involving commercial trucks – due to their enormous size and the massive amount of load they tend to carry.
Data shows that when a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle collide, the occupants of the passenger vehicle are 73% more likely to suffer serious or even fatal injuries. Apart from physical injuries, being involved in a commercial truck accident can also affect you psychologically and leave you traumatized.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is critical to be represented by an experienced D’lberville, MS truck accident lawyer who has the expertise and resources to pursue the compensation you deserve. At Gardner Law Firm, we have over 40 years of experience in handling personal injury claims and have recovered millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We can build a strong case against the truck driver (as well as other parties, if any), hold them accountable for their negligence, and fight hard to get the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in D’lberville, MS
The most common causes of commercial truck accidents in D’lberville, MS include:
- Fatigued or drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Failing to check blind spots – especially while changing lanes
- Tire blowout
- Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo
- Shifting cargo
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Mechanical failure
- Inability of the driver to control the truck due lack of experience
Who Can Be Held Liable for a D’lberville, MS Truck Accident?
One of the reasons why truck accident claims can be complicated to handle is that depending on the circumstances, there could be more than one liable party, which means you will have to file multiple claims to secure the compensation you deserve.
If the accident was caused only as a result of the driver’s negligence or reckless behavior, they can be held liable for your injuries. For instance, if the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs or if they were distracted (talking on the phone or texting) at the time of the accident, they can be held liable for the accident.
If, on the other hand, the accident was caused as a result of fatigued driving, and if it is found that the truck company forced the driver to work long hours, the truck company can be held accountable for your injuries.
This is because truck companies in the US are required to abide by the guidelines set by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). If they fail to do so, and if their failure results in a truck accident, they can be held liable for the resulting deaths, injuries, and other losses.
Circumstances under which a trucking company can be held responsible for an accident include:
- Failing to maintain the truck
- Hiring inexperienced drivers
- Hiring drivers with a history of alcohol or drug abuse or reckless driving
- Failing to properly train the drivers
- Forcing drivers to work long hours – beyond what is recommended by the DOT
- Violating safety inspections
If the accident was caused due to a defective part, the manufacturer can be held liable for the accident. Similarly, if the accident was caused as a result of overloaded or improperly loaded cargo, the party responsible for loading the cargo can be held liable.
The D’lberville, MS truck accident attorneys at Gardner Law Firm have decades of experience in handling truck collision cases and have a track record of obtaining favorable results through negotiation as well as litigation. We can investigate your case, identify all the parties that can be held liable for your injuries, collect the evidence required to establish their liability, and fight relentlessly to get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to under the law.
How Our D’lberville, MS Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help You
Conducting an Investigation
We will carefully inspect the accident scene, take photos, look for potential witnesses and get their contact information, and gather the evidence needed for your claim.
The key pieces of evidence that might be required to support your claim include:
- The police report
- Black box data
- GPS data
- The truck driver’s cell phone records
- The truck driver’s driving record
- The truck driver’s chemical test results
- Information posted on the truck driver’s social media accounts – as well as the accounts of other parties, if any
- Trucking logs
- Inspection records
- Maintenance records
- Weather report
Identifying Liable Parties
This is one of the most important steps involved in a D’lberville, MS truck accident claim. We will conduct an in-depth investigation and find out exactly how the accident happened, whose negligence contributed to it, and who can be held liable. Depending on the circumstances, the driver, the truck company, the loading company, the contractor responsible for maintaining the truck, the parts and components manufacturer, and other parties can be held liable for your injuries.
Once we build a strong case, we will start negotiating the at-fault party’s insurance company to get the settlement you deserve. If the negotiations fail, we will file a claim, take your case to trial, and get the maximum amount of compensation possible under the law.
Choose an Experienced D’lberville, MS Truck Accident Lawyer to Handle Your Claim
Truck accident claims are heavily defended by the at-fault parties, as they know that they will have to pay hundreds of thousands – or even millions – in compensation if their liability is established. The skilled and knowledgeable truck accident attorneys at Gardner Law Firm can stand toe to toe with the at-fault party’s insurance company, negotiate aggressively, and take it to court if necessary to get the compensatory damages you deserve.
To discuss your case with one of our attorneys, call our firm today at 228-436-6555 or contact us online and schedule a free and confidential consultation.