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Motorists could save thousands of lives each year simply by eliminating distractions while behind the wheel. Despite the recent passage of laws aimed at deterring these crashes—texting and driving, for example, are prohibited in 48 states—people all over the country suffer devastating injuries every day due to distracted motorists.

If you were struck by someone who wasn’t paying attention, you may be entitled to compensation for the resulting damages. In order to recover for your damages though, you will have to gather sufficient evidence of the motorist’s liability. You will also have to prove causation and the extent of your damages.

In this blog, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about bringing a car accident claim against a distracted driver:

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Truck accidents tend to cause extensive—and oftentimes catastrophic—damage. In fact, it’s not uncommon for victims to incur tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost income, property repairs, and other unexpected costs. Unfortunately, insurers use all kinds of strategies to deny or at least devalue such claims. One of the most common defenses asserted by insurance companies is to argue that the claimant has failed to mitigate their damages.

Defendants in these cases are only responsible for covering the losses for which they are liable. If a claimant’s own negligence exacerbates their injuries and increases their damages, the insurance company might refuse to pay for 100 percent of their losses.

If you were hurt in a large truck crash, here are a few steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of facing a dispute over the mitigation of damages:

thompsonandme-300x200If you’re recovering from serious injuries, dealing with insurance adjusters and navigating complicated legal proceedings are probably at the bottom of your to-do list. Should you have grounds for a claim, though, failing to take action right away could prevent you from obtaining fair compensation. The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC work out of Jackson, Mississippi. We travel and represent people throughout the entire State of Mississippi on car crashes, other personal injuries, and criminal defense.

Below are just a few signs that you might have a strong personal injury claim:

  1. You Played No Role in Causing the Accident

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Motor-vehicle collisions cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars each year in lost productivity, medical expenses, and property damage. At the individual level, a single traffic fatality costs society $1.4 million, while a survivor who sustains critical injuries might cost the nation $1 million. That doesn’t mean, however, that car accident victims are automatically entitled to a seven-figure payout. If you were hurt in a wreck, the potential value of your claim will depend on the circumstances. This is something that always comes up in our attorney-client conversations and it quite often defies an easy answer at the beginning of a case.  At Coxwell & Associates, we do the best we can to let a client know upfront what he might be able to recover, but as stated earlier, sometimes you must wait until the client reaches maximum medical recovery. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest factors that influence car accident settlements and verdicts:

  1. The Severity of the Injuries

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Truck accidents tend to cause extensive—and oftentimes catastrophic—damage. In fact, it’s not uncommon for victims to incur tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost income, property repairs, and other unexpected costs. In the legal system, these are called special damages, as opposed to damages for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, ect. Unfortunately, insurers use all kinds of strategies to deny or at least devalue such claims. One of the most common defenses asserted by insurance companies is to argue that the claimant has failed to mitigate their damages. Defendants in these cases are only responsible for covering the losses for which they are liable. If a claimant’s own negligence exacerbates their injuries and increases their damages, the insurance company might refuse to pay for 100 percent of their losses. If you were hurt in a large truck crash, here are a few steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of facing a dispute over the mitigation of damages:

  1. Following Medical Advice

 
It’s not uncommon for doctors to advise injured patients to stay home from work and to limit their physical activity. You should be diligent about following all such orders, so the opposing party is less likely to argue that your own negligence has inhibited your medical recovery. I personally think people respect other people who fight against all odds and try to make the best out of life even if they are severely injured. Always follow your doctor’s orders. But if your doctor permits a type of physical activity, then you are free to try and perform the activity.

If you were hurt in a truck accident through no fault of your own, it’s reasonable to assume the trucker was at fault. After all, the vast majority of truck crashes are caused by driver errors such as speeding, tailgating, or falling asleep behind the wheel.

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After some accidents, though, the negligence of the truck driver’s employer is found to be a contributing factor. In this blog, we’ll discuss a few common examples of motor carrier negligence and how they lead to serious collisions.

If you were hurt in a crash with a commercial truck and you want to sue the motor carrier, turn to Coxwell & Associates for advice. Our personal injury lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and skills to take on even the largest corporations and insurance companies. Call 877-231-1600 to schedule a free case evaluation with a truck accident attorney in Jackson

If you were hurt in a truck accident, you may be wondering how you are going to pay for the resulting medical bills, let alone regular expenses like rent and utilities. Most Americans live paycheck to paycheck, which means missing just one or two weeks of work can make it impossible to cover the essentials.

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If your collision was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for your injury-related expenses by filing a personal injury claim; however, your case will not be successful unless you can prove liability. This is where a Jackson truck accident attorney can help.

The personal injury lawyers at Coxwell & Associates provide aggressive legal representation to truck accident victims and their families. They have more than 35 years of experience helping clients in Mississippi fight for the compensation they need to move on with life after serious and unexpected injuries. Call 877-231-1600 to schedule a free case evaluation.

Truck accidents are traumatic enough without attempting to try and deal with the aftermath yourself. Chasing up insurance firms, witnesses, and big legal firms is a massive chore and is easy to get wrong. That’s why we recommend you hire an attorney to represent you. This post will outline everything you need to know on how to find the perfect big truck accident personal injury lawyer.

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We’ll cover:

  • Where to Find Attorneys

Being in an 18 wheeler truck accident can be a particularly traumatic experience. After the shock has settled you’re going to need to take action to ensure you receive the right amount of compensation. This post will outline everything you should do after the accident.

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Actions to Take After the Crash

Semi trucks are involved in around 500,000 accidents annually, resulting in approximately 5,000 fatalities across the US. If you’ve been involved in a semi truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation. You’ll need an expert, well-rounded attorney who can help you to make a claim.

No lawyer is officially a ‘Specialist Semi Truck Accident Attorney’ but many of them have the skills and experience needed to successfully represent you.

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Why Are There No Specialist Semi Truck Accident Attorneys?

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