Commercial truck accidents destroy more than vehicles. They tear apart entire lives, entire futures in a matter of seconds. Regardless of how much of a responsible driver you are, the fact is that commercial truck accidents are rather common. Even more dangerous than car crashes, truck accident tend to be fatal with those involved often dying on the scene. Losing a loved one, in this or in any way is extremely difficult, but losing them due to the irresponsibility and carelessness of another is oftentimes even worse. If you have recently lost a loved one due to a commercial truck accident in Jackson, Mississippi or if you know someone that been through a truck accident and has miraculously survived but wants to hold the at-fault party responsible, we recommend contacting a personal injury lawyer in Mississippi.
The Gravity of Commercial Truck Accidents in Comparison to Car Accidents
According to Policy Advice, “it is estimated that by 2030 [truck accidents] will become the fifth largest cause of death in the USA. 74% of all fatal passenger vehicle cases include a large truck, a 52% increase in these accidents has been noted since 2009, and tire defects account for around 30% (the most common cause) of all truck-related accidents.” 30% is a high percentage of tire related truck accidents, preventable accidents which in an instant ended a life or many lives. And if those involved survived the accident, it’s important to note that “approximately 130,000 people suffer from injuries in truck accidents. Severe injuries may include broken bones, back and neck injuries, head trauma, internal bleeding, spinal cord damage, and whiplash injury.” Many of these injuries need to be treated immediately otherwise those suffering from it are likely to succumb to them. And beyond the immediate life or death injuries, there are the spinal cord injuries and the emotional trauma which could potentially result in a need for lifelong medical and psychological treatment.
How Can an Attorney Assist You Throughout Your Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury attorneys are trained to provide you aggressive representation through the most challenging of times. Totally Legal describes them as “litigators who provide legal advice and representation to clients who have sustained physical or psychological injury after falling victim to the carelessness or negligence of an individual or organization.” Some of their responsibilities include “investigating claims and gathering evidence, documenting injuries and expenses, calculating damages, interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical documents, drafting pleadings and motions,” etc. Each step bears great importance in the preparation of the case, and the effectiveness and propriety with which each step is handled could determine whether or not you win the case. For a personal injury attorney in Jackson, Mississippi who can successfully navigate this process with you, reach out to Ballard Law at (769) 572-5111.