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What to do if a loved one is injured in a truck accident

Semi trucks and eighteen-wheelers are common sights on Mississippi roads and highways. Unfortunately, given their massive size and incredible weight, these vehicles pose substantial threat to others on the roadway in the event of an accident. They can destroy much smaller personal vehicles even at lower, city road speeds, and the injuries of drivers and passengers in the other vehicle tend to be much worse than in collisions with vehicles of a comparable size.

If someone you love has been injured or killed in a vehicular accident where the other vehicle was a commercial truck, you most likely need the help and advice of a skilled personal injury attorney.

Truck-related collisions are all too common

Hundreds of people are killed and thousands are injured in motor vehicle accidents in Mississippi every year. For those who experience a collision with a semi truck or eighteen-wheeler, the possibility of severe injury or even death increases substantially.

Because of the demands of local, interstate, and shore-to-shore trucking, many professional truck drivers bend or overtly break laws specifically put in place to protect those who share the roads with them. These laws include sobriety laws, weight restrictions, and limits on the hours they can drive in a day. Failure to comply with these laws can result in a tragic accident, and your family could be the ones paying the price.

Post-accident expenses mount quickly

From the loss of income that results from a death or a prolonged hospital stay and recovery to the medical bills and the cost of repairing or replacing the vehicle, the bills start coming in almost as soon as the accident happens. Even if there is full coverage on your vehicle and your family has medical insurance, payment may be slow as the insurance companies seek out another liable party.

Your family deserves the peace of mind of knowing that those bills will be paid. An attorney can help by both advocating for your family with the insurance agency to obtain prompt payment and exploring other avenues of recourse, including a civil suit.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help your family after an accident

Don't let an accident destroy your family's future and finances. If someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident with a large truck in the state of Mississippi, you should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An initial consultation will not cost your family anything, but depending on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of the property damage and injuries, they may be able to help you seek legal recourse for the accident.

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