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If you have been involved in a truck-related accident in the state of Mississippi, and the other party acted in negligent fashion, you could be entitled to claim for your injuries and damages. Also, if you have lost a loved one as the result of a truck-related accident in Mississippi, you may be able to claim compensation. If you are looking to file for compensation, you should contact a Mississippi truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. An accident attorney can help you determine the best action to take and get all the necessary information gathered and filed to ensure a speedy, positive outcome.

Recent statistics show that in 2008 there was a total of 123,918 large trucks and 13,263 buses that were involved in non-fatal crashes in the United States. 49,084 large trucks and 7,123 buses were involved in injury crashes. There were 73,047 injuries involved in large truck crashes, and 16,760 injuries due to bus crashes. There were also 74,834 large trucks and 6,140 buses that were involved in tow away crashes, and 2,609 large trucks and 11 buses that were involved in Hazmat Placard (trucks that carry dangerous, often explosive, substances) crashes. Fatal truck accidents occurred 68% of the time in rural areas, 66% during the day time, and 78% of the time on weekdays. Passenger vehicles are less likely than large trucks to be involved in a fatal, multi-vehicle accident.

Truck accidents can be very serious because of the size and weight of these vehicles. Other factors can add to injury, too. Having an untrained or overly tired driver operating the truck can lead to deadly results. If a driver's schedule is unrealistic, they will often compensate by traveling at higher speeds. If you have been involved in an accident due to any of these factors, it is important to contact a lawyer who can help you gain compensation.

If you have been involved in a collision and are claiming for your injuries, a Mississippi truck accident attorney can help to put together a solid lawsuit that will get you the compensation to which you are entitled compensation for damages, pain, suffering, lost income and medical costs.

A common reason why there is a collision between a passenger vehicle and a large truck is because of the passenger vehicles driver being ignorant of the truck's performance capabilities, including what type of visibility the truck driver has, and the limits that are associated with braking. This can also include changing lanes quickly in front of a truck, driving in the No-Zones right behind and beside the truck where the driver cannot see you, and not slowing down or speeding up when a truck starts to change a lane or merge. Truck drivers who are driving fatigued, driving a faulty truck, or carrying an over-sized load are also reasons for many accidents.

In the event of a fatal accident, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit if you have lost a family member. However, in these cases it can be difficult to prove wrongful death and blame, unless there were witnesses or the truck driver admits fault. An experienced and skilled Mississippi truck accident lawyer will use his or her expertise to ascertain the facts surrounding the accident.

In short, using a Mississippi truck accident attorney can make a big difference as it relates to the amount of compensation you get, or even whether or not you get compensation at all. You can dramatically increase your chances of getting compensation simply by enlisting the help of a Mississippi truck accident attorney. They can relieve a lot of the stress associated with an injury and the legal proceedings that may follow for you.


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