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 & Kurth, 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.