Truck drivers and truck companies are required to follow federal and state trucking regulations. The regulations are in place to protect motorists as well as truckers from injury and death. Despite the regulations, far too many innocent motorists are injured and killed each year in trucking accidents. Our Mississippi 18-wheeler accident lawyers have full command of the regulations that truckers should be in compliance with and the ways in which truckers often violate these regulations.
At Hopkins, Barvié & Hopkins, P.L.L.C., we protect the rights of people who were injured in truck accidents and those who have lost loved ones in fatal truck accidents. With more than 65 years of combined personal injury experience, we offer injured people throughout Mississippi the representation they need. We offer free initial consultations with an experienced Gulfport truck accident lawyer. To schedule yours, contact us online or call 228-864-2200.
Were You Injured in an 18-Wheeler Accident?
As skilled Mississippi 18-wheeler accident attorneys, we encourage you to seek legal help as soon as possible. The sooner you speak with our law firm, the sooner we can begin investigating the accident. The trucking company will have their lawyers on the scene soon after the accident. When we have access to the same evidence — before it is conveniently misplaced — we can build a strong injury claim on your behalf. We regularly handle serious accident claims, including closed-head, brain, neck and back injuries.
Our law firm has extensive knowledge of Biloxi tractor-trailer crash investigations. We have found that the following are common causes of truck accidents:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver distraction such as talking on a CB or cell phone
- Excessive speed
- Faulty or defective truck equipment
- Overloaded and improperly loaded trucks
- Driver operating truck too fast for road and weather conditions
- Following a car too closely
- Other noncompliance with federal and state trucking regulations
Fatal Truck Accidents
If you have lost a family member such as a spouse, parent or child in a fatal 18-wheeler accident, please talk to us about your options and rights in pursuing a wrongful death claim. Our law firm has significant experience providing families with the compassionate help they deserve at this time.
To speak with one of our attorneys in a free initial consultation, contact us online or call 228-864-2200.