Experienced Jackson Truck Accident Lawyers Fighting for You
Strong advocates for people hurt by commercial trucks in Mississippi
When a large commercial truck such as a semi or an 18-wheeler collides with a passenger vehicle, the results are typically disastrous. Death and catastrophic injury often occur in truck accidents, which means massive medical bills, lost time from work and other losses. Pursuing compensation after a truck crash is different from what happens after a collision with another passenger vehicle. You need the services of a skilled Mississippi truck accident attorney to protect your interests and make sure that you recover all the compensation that is due to you.
At Merkel & Cocke, P.A., we have been putting our more than 200 years of combined legal experience to work for our clients. While we offer aggressive representation, we always treat our clients with the utmost care and personalized attention. You will work one-one-one with a Jackson truck accident attorney on your truck accident injury case, but you will reap the benefits of the collective wisdom of the team of seven lawyers.
We do not just talk about what we might be able to do for you we back it up with our record of achievement in getting favorable results for our clients who have been injured in truck crashes including:
- $1 million+ settlement for a client struck by an 18-wheeler. Our client was hit in the rear by an 18-wheeler truck. He suffered several injuries in the crash and died about three weeks later. His case settled for well over a million dollars.
- Six-Figure settlement amount in commercial truck accident case. Client was injured after striking the rear end of a truck which moved into his lane of traffic while making a right-hand turn.
What are some of the common causes of truck accidents?
Truck crashes have many of the same causes as car accidents. Driver error is the most common cause in the form of the following:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving (Hours of Service violations)
- Drugged driving
- Unbalanced loads
- Overweight trucks
- Defective parts
- Mechanical malfunctions
What damages are available after a truck crash?
When you or someone you care about has sustained injuries in a truck crash, if you are successful in proving negligence you may be able to recover compensation from the party or parties at fault. Damages are the financial compensation you may receive in both economic (quantifiable) and non-economic losses such as:
- Medical expenses current and future
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Severe emotional distress
- Loss of consortium (for the spouse)
What can our Jackson truck accident attorneys do to help your case?
As we mentioned, getting into a collision with a commercial truck is different from another passenger vehicle. If the other driver caused the crash because they were drunk or speeding, you deal with that driver’s car insurance company. An 18-wheeler is a commercial vehicle, which means that while the driver may have caused the crash, you may also be able to hold their employer responsible for their actions which led to the crash. If defective equipment played a role in the crash, you may also be able to name the manufacturer of the part in question in a products liability action. You require the services of a skilled Mississippi truck accident lawyer who knows how to determine the value of your case, find the parties at fault in the crash and hold them responsible.
Investigating a truck crash is always far more extensive than a car accident. We use many kinds of experts, accident reconstructionist, medical experts and economists to compile to most accurate and compelling case for compensation for your injuries. When you work with a distinguished and experienced team of Jackson truck accident attorneys, you benefit from our knowledge of the complex nature of these cases, and our firm has the resources to make sure that every possible option is explored so that you get the maximum compensation.
Call an experienced Jackson truck accident lawyer to discuss your injuries today
If you were injured in a truck accident, you may be dealing with serious injuries and other losses. At Merkel & Cocke, we take your case seriously and commit ourselves to obtaining a fair award that covers medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You are welcome to visit our office, where we serve injured clients throughout the rest of Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. If you or a loved one was hurt in a collision with a truck, call us now at 662-799-1633 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.