Earlier this week, there was a semi truck wreck in Vicksburg. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened on Highway 61, near Washington Street. At this time, very few details have been released, but we do know that this was a one-vehicle crash. For currently unknown reasons, the large truck overturned in the roadway. The tractor trailer was apparently hauling grain at the time of the crash, and spilled its load on the highway. Thankfully, no major injuries have been reported with this crash.
2013 Semi Truck Crash Facts
• 4,186 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal wrecks.
• 73,000 large trucks were involved in injury wrecks.
• 265,000 large trucks were involved in property damage only wrecks.
18-Wheeler Accidents in Jackson
Tractor trailer accidents in Jackson and across the nation can leave victims injured, in the hospital, or worse. Since these trucks are so much bigger and heavier than other vehicles on the road, they can do a considerable amount of damage when involved in accidents. Truck drivers and commercial trucking companies are required to follow additional rules and regulations to keep roadways safe. In accident cases involving semi trucks, it often takes additional investigative measures to determine if drivers and companies were in compliance with all federal regulations at the time of the accident.
What to do After a Truck Accident
After any type of car or truck accident due to somebody else's dangerous, negligent or careless behavior, it's absolutely critical to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about your options. Insurance companies aren't always easy to get along with, even if the wreck wasn't your fault. Your lawyer can stay on top of multiple investigations, both local and federal, and be your advocate during a difficult time. You should be focusing on your recovery and moving forward. Let your lawyer handle the details and make sure you get the compensation you deserve to pay your medical bills and help make ends meet.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a truck accident in the Jackson Metro are or the surrounding communities, contact the experienced legal team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for an immediate free consultation.