Truck rollovers often lead to devastating injuries for the occupants of any nearby vehicles. A truck may roll over on top of their cars or lose its load, creating debris on the road. If you were hurt in one of these accidents, a Biloxi rollover crashes lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help. You may be eligible to file a claim and hold the negligent driver, their employer, or another liable party responsible.
You can speak with a truck accident team member from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport for free today. Our case reviews are free for victims and their families. Call (228) 357-9621 now to get started.
How Morris Bart, LTD Can Help with Biloxi Rollover Crashes
A Biloxi rollover crashes lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can represent truck accident victims and file claims on their behalf. We are a firm that operates on contingency fees. We understand what causes truck rollovers and how to build a case.
Our team gathers evidence to prove what happened and who is responsible for our client’s accident. We look for proof of what led to the rollover crash and how our client suffered injuries. We also document the damages our client suffered. This documentation helps us to build a case that may support an out-of-court settlement or an award in court.
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The Process for Seeking Damages Following a Truck Accident
A Biloxi rollover crashes lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can utilize statutes like Mississippi Code Annotated §75-89-15 to pursue damages for victims hurt in these accidents. Assigning liability is more complex in these cases than in others. Depending on the cause of the accident, several parties could be liable in addition to the truck driver.
This could include:
- The truck driver’s employer, usually a corporation or trucking company
- The distributor or owner of the cargo
- The party responsible for loading and securing the trailer’s cargo
At the very least, the truck driver’s employer will typically be vicariously liable in a truck accident case under Mississippi’s respondeat superior laws. Vicarious liability means that the employer carries a degree of responsibility for their employee’s actions while in the performance of the employee’s duties.
Once we have the evidence we need and identify the liable parties, we prepare the claim and present evidence to show the insurer that our client suffered injuries because of their policyholder’s negligence. This claim usually leads to settlement negotiations, and an out-of-court settlement may be possible.
Some Cases Will Go to Court to Seek Compensation
If a truck accident case needs to go to trial, there are time limits on how long the attorney can wait to file the paperwork and begin the process. In Mississippi, victims generally have three years to begin a civil suit per Mississippi Code Annotated §15-1-49.
In addition to preparing the complaint that names the trucking company and at-fault driver as defendants, an attorney from the Morris Bart law firm represents their client throughout this process. We answer questions, explain what to expect, file all necessary motions, and present a strong argument to support a fair payout on our client’s behalf.
If we do not know about your case soon enough, we could miss this deadline. Contact us as soon as you can following your rollover collision and treatment of your accident injuries.
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Rollover Truck Accidents Injure Innocent Occupants of Other Vehicles
When a tractor-trailer truck rolls over in Biloxi, Mississippi, those in nearby vehicles can get caught up in the accident. This type of accident often results in severe injuries and losses because of the size and weight of a big rig.
The height and length of an 18-wheeler make it easier to roll over than many other vehicles. When a trailer tips, it often takes the truck with it, causing a major accident that can block several lanes and affect multiple vehicles. It could also lose its cargo, affecting even more motorists nearby.
Issues with the truck, its cargo, or the driver’s behavior can all cause rollovers. For example, cargo can shift or cause a rollover when distributed incorrectly or overloaded in the trailer. A driver’s actions behind the wheel can also cause a problem. These actions could include turning or maneuvering too quickly.
Negligent maintenance can lead to accidents as well. Truck drivers and the owners of these vehicles must ensure the truck’s brakes, suspension systems, and tires are all in working order regularly.
Speak to a Truck Accident Team Member Serving Biloxi Today
A Biloxi truck rollover accident attorney from the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport may be able to help if you suffered injuries in this type of collision. We understand the mechanisms that lead to tractor-trailer rollovers and how to prove liability in these cases. Discuss your Biloxi truck accident and the resulting injuries with a team member today for free.
You can reach the Morris Bart law office now by dialing (228) 357-9621. We have a truck accident team member available today to review your case and assess your legal options during a telephone consultation at no cost to you or your family.
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