When an accident involves a small and a large vehicle, the consequences are often more worrisome for the occupants of the smaller vehicle. Once such incident recently played out near Meridian when a pickup truck collided head-on with a log truck at the intersection of Highway 19 S and Old Highway 19 S near Meridian.
According to news reports, the driver of the pickup was seriously injured and officers at the scene rushed him to the hospital. The driver of the log truck, however, was uninjured. As a result of the accident, both lanes of the highway remained closed for several hours. The accident is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Victims have hope
Physical injuries, unemployment, medical debt, mental trauma – facing any of these challenges individually would be difficult, facing them all at once would be brutal. Unfortunately, for many car accident victims, dealing with these obstacles is a part of daily life. Just putting food on the table can be a struggle.
However, victims should know that they have rights under Mississippi Law. If the accident that caused their injuries was the result of wrongdoing, they can file a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible. A successful suit may result in significant financial compensation.
The first step is hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer. They understand the nuances of the law and can launch a thorough investigation to ensure the truth gets heard.
Mississippi residents should act quickly. The state imposes a three-year statute of limitations on all personal injury lawsuits. Failure to get started could mean permanently forfeiting the right to legal recourse. If cost is a concern, many lawyers offer a free initial consultation at no out-of-pocket cost to the client.