Mississippi 18-Wheeler Wreck Attorney
Auto accidents are very dangerous because they normally involve two automobiles that each weigh around a ton traveling with speed. In 18-wheeler accidents one of the vehicles weighs as much as 17 tons, (34,000 pounds!) and can be traveling just as fast as a car that is much smaller than the truck. Also, big rigs often have blind spots and can’t see the cars that are immediately around them.
We see wreck cases at an alarming rate where one of the drivers was distracted or so fatigued that they could barely keep their eyes open. It is scary enough that the average driver is in control of a 2,000 to 4,000 pound vehicle but it is terrifying to think that an 18-wheeler driver is fatigued or looking at a cell phone screen or text message when he is driving an 18-wheeler rig weighing in at 80,000 pounds and traveling 70 miles per hour.
Also many states require that drivers of any sort use hands-free cellular devices or not use cell phones at all while driving. It has been shown that the kind of distraction caused by cell-phones or on-board computers leads to slower reaction times and more crashes.
If you have been involved in an 18 wheeler wreck in Mississippi, call us for a free consultation about your case. We know how much paperwork there is in a wreck and how many phone calls to an insurance company there may be. We will help you get back to your normal life while we communicate with your insurance and work for you to see that justice is done. Contact Us.