If you were injured in a Moss Point, Mississippi, crash that a negligent truck driver caused, state law allows you to hold them accountable. In a truck collision, this could mean recovering a cash payout from the driver and their employer.
A truck accident lawyer in Moss Point from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you. We provide complimentary consultations so that you can learn more about our services and your legal options with no obligation or investment. We’re here to fight for your best interests.
Recovering Awards for Your Moss Point Truck Accident Case
The Mississippi Civil Code lays out a process that allows us to seek financial awards for our clients by taking the case to a Jackson County civil court and proving:
- The truck driver acted negligently.
- This caused the accident.
- The client’s injuries and damages occurred in the accident.
It is also possible to reach an agreement for a cash settlement in many cases. This occurs when we present a strong case to the insurer and convince them to provide enough money to compensate our client for their related damages, future medical care, and pain and suffering.
Some recoverable damages in a Moss Point truck collision include:
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic losses
- Current bills, expenses, and losses
- Future medical needs and lost wages
- Wrongful death damages as allowed per Code Ann. § 11-7-13
Who Else Is Liable for My Truck Accident?
These cases are unique from many other traffic accident cases because the negligent driver is not the only liable party in most of them. Instead, their employer is also vicariously liable in many instances. We file a claim with the trucking company’s insurer and/or name them as a defendant when we sue for our client.
There are also some cases when the trucking company could be directly liable, such as when the driver has a history of bad behavior behind the wheel, but they kept them on staff anyway. Our team investigates each accident individually to accurately assign liability, determine which avenues to explore, and develop a strong case.
For a free legal consultation with a Truck Accident lawyer serving Moss Point, call (800) 537-8185
Understanding Truck Accidents in Moss Point
Professional truck drivers must meet stringent requirements to qualify for and keep their jobs, at least in theory. Additional laws apply specifically to truck drivers, such as rest requirements and regular checks of their rig. Their employer must ensure they follow all applicable laws to keep their drivers as safe as possible behind the wheel.
Drivers of 18-wheelers still need to abide by all applicable traffic laws, as well. Proving these cases requires us to determine what went wrong and how it led to a collision. This usually involves a violation of at least one traffic law and sometimes additional regulations.
For example, a driver who failed to rest as required might be drowsy and fail to obey a traffic signal. This leads to flying through an intersection and colliding in a side-impact with a passenger car. Our case would require us to show:
- They ran the red light.
- There is an issue with their driving logs, although this part would support our claim against the trucking company and is not strictly necessary.
We may need to secure evidence held by the trucking company to prove this, including:
- The truck’s computer data
- The driver’s rest logs
- Results from required post-accident drug testing
- Dashcam video
Our staff in Pascagoula knows the Moss Point area and can build a case based on a collision on any area road, such as:
- Interstate 10
- Mississippi Highway 63
- Mississippi Highway 613
- Mississippi Highway 614
- Other surface streets and highways
Our Contingency Fee Firm Serves Truck Accident Victims in Moss Point
A Moss Point truck accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm represents victims of truck accidents, and we are proud of the outcomes we secure for our clients. We have worked for accident victims like you for more than 40 years, obtaining cash settlements or cash awards for more than 6,500 clients in 2019.
Truck accident financial recovery varies widely, depending on one’s injuries. Recent cash recoveries we won for clients injured in truck accidents include:
- $490,000 for an accident resulting in neck and back injuries
- $337,500 after the client suffered two concussions and a broken neck and vertebra
Our contingency fee firm has 15 locations near the Gulf Coast, including near you in Pascagoula. We serve clients in all areas of Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Our team goes to work protecting our clients’ rights and pursuing cash settlements and court verdicts quickly. We defend truck accident victims and fight for their best interests, representing them to all involved parties, including:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- Their tough insurance companies
- The judge
- The jury
Our attorneys take on our clients’ cases and update them about what is happening, but we take care of everything. You can focus on your treatment and rehabilitation while putting our knowledge and experience to work for you.
Speak With Morris Bart, LTD, About Your Case for Free
Contact Morris Bart’s truck accident lawyers in Moss Point for your free case consultation as soon as you can after an accident. We generally have a limited time to sue the truck driver and trucking company in these cases per Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49.
You can learn more about your legal options based on your collision and injuries during your free case assessment. Call the Morris Bart law firm or fill out our online contact form today.
Questions?Call (800) 537-8185
to find a Morris Bart office near you.