Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents are extremely dangerous due to the sheer size and nature of the use of these vehicles. Often, truck accidents are responsible for severe injuries and even death for the driver or passengers involved. 

If you or someone you know was involved in a 18-wheeler accident in South Mississippi and sustained injuries, contact Mississippi truck accident attorney Ben Bowden for legal advice. Our legal team will guide you through your legal recourse to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Who is at Fault in an 18-Wheeler Accident?

Determining the liability in a trucking accident is ultimately important to obtain the necessary compensation and recover for the damages and injuries sustained. However, this is not always easy because multiple parties are often involved. Different parties can potentially be responsible for the accident. For example, if the manufacturer produced a truck with a defect that caused the accident, the manufacturer will be held accountable. 

Secondly, if the agency that hired the truck cut corners or failed to perform inspections, they may equally be liable for the accident. In addition, the truck driver, trucking company, or the truck owner can potentially be at fault depending on the facts of the accident. A truck company could also be liable if it hires or continues to employ a driver with a history of careless driving. 

If you are unable to determine who is liable for the accident, our Gulfport truck accident attorneys at Ben Bowden, PC can gather evidence and investigate your accident to discover the actual at-fault party.

What Should You Do After a Truck Accident?

Being involved in a large truck accident can be life-changing, and you might not know what to do to protect yourself in that situation. If able, we recommend contacting law enforcement immediately. You should also seek emergency medical treatment if you suffered from any injuries. Seeking medical attention for your injuries as soon after the accident as possible is important, even if you believe any such injuries may eventually resolve without medical attention. 

Be sure you identify everything and everybody involved and gather necessary information such as phone numbers and photos. Lastly, gather relevant details regarding the accident, including substantial evidence and witness details. Ben Bowden, PC can help you collect the most critical information to help build a strong case.

The Importance of Hiring an Attorney with Experience Representing Truck Accident Victims

Though insurance companies may be willing to provide an initial settlement, hiring an experienced attorney will only benefit your case. At Ben Bowden, PC, we understand that the claims process can be complex. Trucking companies, insurance defense attorneys, and other parties will do their best to diminish the value of your claim. We can help level the playing field in several ways:

  • Collect evidence and relevant information
  • Retrieve the accident report
  • Interview witnesses
  • Identify the at-fault party or parties
  • Assess your medical records
  • Consult with experts
  • Handle communication with insurance adjusters
  • Negotiate a settlement with insurance companies
  • Take your case to trial and represent you in court

If you are involved in a Gulfport or Lucedale 18-wheeler truck accident and need legal help, contact us at Ben Bowden, PC for assistance. You can also call us at (228) 896-5652 to schedule a consultation or visit our Gulfport, MS office at 8927 Lorraine Road, Bridgewater Commons Suite 204B Gulfport, MS 39503 or our Lucedale, MS office at 398 Ratliff Street Lucedale, MS 39452 to discuss your case.

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Former Client | Personal Injury

Ben was awesome to work with. His assistant was able to address most of my questions during my case. Ben always found time to explain in layman’s terms how the court process worked. We won the case.

Former client

Mr. Bowden handled my workers' compensation case through trial and won big. He then filed a bad-faith case on the way my workers' compensation claim was wrongfully handled by the insurance company. I didn't even know I had that claim before he told me. I highly recommend Mr. Bowden. He took it to the other side at trial.

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8927 Lorraine Rd, Suite 204-B
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