The Sun Herald reports that the accident occurred on August 31st around 1 a.m. on Interstate 10 near Pascagoula and left a 31-year-old woman dead.
Jackson County Deputy Coroner Jason Moody told the Sun Herald that the deceased motorist’s car was hit by tractor-trailer, causing her car to flip. Her car was then struck by a second tractor-trailer. Another vehicle with two occupant was also involved in the collision, but it is unclear how events unfolded.
The two occupants of the other vehicle were injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. The nature of their injuries is not known.
What set off this chain-reaction collision has not been revealed, so we can’t say who was at fault or what was the cause. While we can’t speak to the cause of this accident, the majority truck accidents and car accidents in Mississippi, for that matter, are caused by driver error. Driver error can run the gamut, but fatigued, speed are distraction are the three most commonly cited. In a prior study Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that driving too fast for conditions accounted for 23 percent of truck accidents and fatigue accounted for 18 percent.
In order for truck accident victims to get the compensation they deserve for their injuries or loss of a loved one, they must be able to show that a truck driver was negligent or driving recklessly when their accident occurred. This is not always an easy task and requires the expertise of truck accident lawyer in Mississippi.
If driver error is the cause of your truck accident, your legal counsel will work quickly to identify the cause and identify all parties who are liable. They will also look at the nature of your injuries and asses the current and future costs you face so that you don’t settle for less compensation than you need and deserve.
When you enlist one of the talented truck accident lawyers at USAttorneys, you will have someone to fiercely defend your rights and work to get you an optimal settlement. We urge you to contact a truck accident lawyer in Mississippi as soon as you are able. They will evaluate the circumstances of your case and determine the best course of action for you to pursue. Either through settlement negotiations or a court trial, our team of attorneys will work tirelessly to get you the full and fair amount of compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
The aftermath of a major truck accident can be a very confusing and troubling time for the victims. They may not know where to turn or what they need to do next, so they need someone they can lean on for emotional and legal support. Our team of personal injury lawyers will approach each client’s case with compassion and integrity. Don’t delay action, call and set up a consultation today.