Truck Accidents

In a matter of seconds, a collision with a large truck can permanently change a person's life. At the law firm of Duncan | Kent PLLC, we help truck accident victims obtain the compensation they need to return their lives to some semblance of normal.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an 18-wheeler wreck in the Jackson area, contact our law office for a free initial consultation. We have the knowledge and resources to conduct thorough truck accident investigations and seek the maximum in compensation for our clients.

Causes Of Truck Wrecks

In the United States, a large commercial truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. If not properly driven and maintained, a vehicle of that size and weight can cause devastating damage. That is why truck drivers and trucking companies are held to a higher standard of safety than drivers of passenger vehicles.

Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Speeding and failure to slow down in work zones
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Truck driver impairment
  • Improper loading
  • Defective truck parts, including tires
  • Poor truck maintenance

We can investigate your case to determine exactly what caused the wreck.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

Truck accidents are typically more complicated than wrecks involving only passenger vehicles because there are multiple federal regulations that apply to the trucking industry — and because there are multiple potentially liable parties.

In addition to the truck driver, the parties that are potentially responsible for a tractor-trailer accident include the trucking company, the insurance company, the truck manufacturer and the company that loaded the truck. It is important to identify and notify all potentially liable parties after a truck accident.

At Duncan | Kent PLLC, we can notify the potentially responsible parties and seek financial compensation on your behalf for any of the following:

  • Medical costs
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost work time
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

Contact Duncan | Kent PLLC

For a free initial consultation, contact our law firm in Ridgeland, Mississippi, at 800-445-3564. Regardless of the complexity of your case and the extent of your injuries, we are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you need while you focus on healing.