Woman Injured After Car Collides with 18-Wheeler
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A woman suffered injuries after her
car collided with an 18-wheeler in Jones County, Mississippi. The car sustained major
damage to the driver’s side, and the truck had damage to the cab
and trailer. The woman driver was transported to an area hospital with
minor injuries, and the 18-wheeler driver was uninjured. However, a section
of the road was closed for emergency personnel to clean up around the
accident. The 18-wheeler leaked full onto the roadway and shoulder which
needed to be cleaned up. Firefighters were able to temporarily fix the
leak on the fuel tank.
Each year there are over 400,000 accidents that involve 18-wheeler and
commercial trucks. These trucks are dangerous to other drivers on the
road because many have blind spots that make it hard to see other vehicles.
They also carry heavier loads which mean it is more difficult for them
to stop suddenly. Scarily, these trucks can often overturn due to their
load size and how it is hauled. Drivers and passengers of cars, bicyclists,
pedestrians and motorcyclists are all at serious risk if they are involved
in an accident with a tractor-trailer. Injuries sustained in these accidents
can be life changing, and it is important to contact an attorney to explore
your options. A skilled attorney will be able to assist and help hold
the negligent trucking company and driver accountable for any injuries
caused by their company.
The attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC are dedicated to those who
have been injured in trucking accidents. We believe each victim deserves
adequate care and compensation for their injuries sustained in these accidents.
Our team has assisted in many accident settlement cases and can help you
or your loved one.
Contact our St. Louis office today for a free no-obligation consultation.