Mississippi Truck Accident Lawyers
Trucks are consistently involved in a higher proportion of fatal crashes than passenger vehicles, yet only represent 4% of registered vehicles. Dangerous road conditions, defective truck equipment, and texting truck drivers have all been causes of these fatal accidents, but there are innumerable contributing factors that could have been involved. Regardless, if you have been injured in such an accident, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Current laws limit the time trucking companies must keep records, so do not delay in filing your claim.
Determine the Cause of Mississippi Truck Accidents
Don't wait to talk to a lawyer if you or someone you love has been injured in a collision with a big rig in Mississippi. It is easy to assume the truck driver is at fault, but accidents involving large trucks are often more complicated. This is because, as explained above, large truck accidents often have multiple contributing factors. From the driver to the manufacturer to the trucking company, all parties have responsibilities in making sure the truck is running properly. For example, the trucking company may be at fault for hiring a driver who failed a drug or alcohol test.
Mississippi Truck Accident Statistics
According to data provided by the NHTSA (2014):
- There were 81 fatalities from truck crashes.
- Jackson County had the most fatal truck accidents.
Mississippi State Information
- Population: 2,992,333
- Capital: Jackson
- Most Populous City: Jackson
Top 10 Cities
- Olive Branch
Top 5 Counties
- Hinds County
- Harrison County
- DeSoto County
- Rankin County
- Jackson County
About Mississippi Highways
There are 7 high-traffic highways in Mississippi. I-55 runs north-south through Jackson between New Orleans and Memphis. I-10 covers the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I-59 runs through Meridian, and I-20 goes east-west through Jackson. In addition, Highways 78, 49, and 61 are also highly used throughout the state of Mississippi.
Contact a Mississippi Truck Accident Attorney for Help
Here at Arnold & Itkin, we aim to accurately identify all parties at fault. With years of experience, we have handled all types of cases and can provide the help you need. As victims of a truck accident, you and your family may be overwhelmed with the thought of fighting trucking and insurance companies. Let us join your battle. Our team is waiting to provide you with practical support and to answer your questions. Call (888) 493-1629.