Mississippi Lawsuits and Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Mississippi Lawsuits and Tractor-Trailer Accidents

If you have been severely injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer or other oversized commercial truck but the negligent driver’s insurance company is resistant to offering you an equitable settlement, you might have no other option available to you other than to bring a claim against the driver. If you have ample proof to establish your side of the story, bringing a personal injury claim could potentially produce the financial compensation that you need to get your life back on track.

Due to the fact that most litigation is hostile, tiresome, and intrinsically stressful, you might be reluctant to file a lawsuit, even one that is perfectly legitimate. Luckily, an established tractor-trailer accident attorney will be able to help you understand and successfully manage every part of these unpleasant legal proceedings.

A settlement is able to be reached during any phase of a tractor-trailer accident lawsuit, but it is also feasible that a case could continue all the way through to litigation.

The Preliminary Complaint

Mississippi Lawsuits and Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Litigation will start when your personal injury attorney files a grievance in court. This document, which will outline the details of your accident and the cumulative damages you are asking for, will need to be filed in the county where the defendant lives or works or in the county where the accident took place.

The Discovery Phase

Throughout the discovery phase, your personal injury attorney and the defendant’s attorney will trade evidence and documents to learn the defenses and claims being made by either side.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Should the defendant feel incentivized to settle but does not feel like meeting all your demands, your lawsuit might continue on to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation will begin with the aid of an impartial third person. 

Going to Trial

If alternative dispute resolution proves unsuccessful, the case will go to court, which essentially means the outcome will be up to a judge or jury. During a typical personal injury trial, it will be necessary to complete the following stages in order to reach a verdict:

  • Jury selection
  • Opening statements
  • Witness testimony
  • Cross-examination
  • Closing arguments
  • Jury deliberation

If you or a member of your family has been involved in a car accident, attorneys at Germany Law Firm, PLLC are in your corner. We have the experience and the knowledge necessary to help you obtain the financial compensation to which you are entitled. 

After almost four decades of legal practice, our skilled, Mississippi-based attorneys know exactly what it takes to win your case. Our attorneys are proud of their outstanding performance histories and distinguished reputations.

If you have recently been injured due to the negligence of another driver, then we firmly encourage you to speak with a qualified Mississippi personal injury attorney by giving us a call at (601) 487-0555 and scheduling an appointment for a  free case evaluation so that we can advise you on the best course of legal action for your situation.