August 13, 2022

Vicksburg, MS - Double Tractor-Trailer Injury Crash on I-20 Near MM 8

Vicksburg, MS (August 08, 2022) - Highway patrol troopers, fire crews, and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene of an accident on Friday, August 5th in Vicksburg. 

According to sources, the incident took place at about 10:00 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the interstate close to mile marker 8, when, for reasons still under investigation, two tractor-trailers collided with one another. 

Although details of the crash are sparse, one victim was taken by paramedics to an area hospital for immediate medical treatment. 

It is unclear if anyone else was injured during the impact. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Truck Accidents in Mississippi

, Vicksburg, MS - Double Tractor-Trailer Injury Crash on I-20 Near MM 8, Germany Law Firm PLLC

Due to their immense weight and size, accidents involving tractor-trailers often result in serious injuries and heavy property damage to the other vehicles involved. Our Mississippi tractor-trailer collision lawyers know the most effective methods for collecting the evidence needed to prove your claim and determining the cause of your crash. 

Regrettably, the majority of tractor-trailer accidents involve other vehicles. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted a Large Truck Crash Causation Study which showed that almost 75% of tractor-trailer crashes involve the truck crashing into at least one other vehicle. Only 54% of passenger vehicle accidents involve a second vehicle. 

The leading causes of tractor-trailer accidents involving a second vehicle include:

  • Mechanical problems 
  • Issues with traffic, such as a backup or another accident
  • Speeding/Driving too fast for current road conditions
  • Hazards or defects in the roadway
  • Unexpected stops, such as crosswalks or stop signs
  • Unfamiliar roadways
  • Failing to properly check blind spots
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Fatigue brought on by failing to stop and rest as required

At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, our Mississippi truck accident lawyers know the most common ways truck operators cause accidents. As we examine the details of your case and conduct an inquiry, we will be able to accurately identify the driver's negligent behavior and all parties liable for your injuries. We believe in providing unmatched legal representation to injured victims in order to increase their odds of a successful outcome. 

Our attorneys have an established track record of obtaining fair and full compensation. This allows their clients to cover their losses following a crash. Contact a Mississippi truck accident attorney today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case and see what can do for you. 

Note: The information provided within these posts has been gathered from outside sources, for Germany Law Firm, PLLC, and, as such, has not been independently verified. All provided information has been gathered from secondary sources including news bulletins and other first-hand accounts. If you find any information that is incorrect or you would like this post to be removed, please contact our law firm immediately so that we can correct the story or remove it entirely from the website.

Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

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