Truck Accidents Involving Bad Weather

Published on Mar 24, 2023 at 3:58 pm in Truck Accidents.

Truck Accidents Involving Bad Weather

It takes a significant amount of skill and knowledge to safely drive tractor-trailers in even the safest driving conditions. When conditions are anything less than ideal, truckers must take extra care when sharing the road with other vehicles.

Unfortunately, even the safest and most experienced truck driver can still cause an accident—especially if the weather isn’t great.

Truck accidents involving bad weather can be especially severe, resulting in serious injuries and significant amounts of property damage. Bad weather doesn’t give truckers who cause crashes a free pass. Weather and poor driving conditions are not an excuse for negligence, and we should expect professional drivers to exercise even greater caution than usual when the weather is bad.

What Happens After I Hire a Lawyer?

Published on Nov 11, 2022 at 1:13 pm in Personal Injury.

When you have a personal injury accident, such as a car crash, here in Jackson, MS, you will often receive an overwhelming number of promotional materials in the mail with attorneys advertising their services. While that doesn’t generally happen after slips and falls, medical malpractice events, and other personal injury incidents, Jackson attorneys like ours at Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC regularly represent fellow Mississippi residents like you who have suffered harm due to someone else’s negligence.

How Do Potholes Cause Accidents?

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 2:07 pm in Car Accidents.


How Do Potholes Cause Accidents?

An AAA study determined that pothole damage costs motorists in the U.S. about $3 billion every year. The vehicle damage that can result from hitting a pothole is well known to many drivers unlucky enough to have had a run-in with a large road crater. But many people are less familiar with auto collisions caused by potholes.

How do potholes cause accidents? We will look at a few ways hitting a pothole can ultimately lead to an accident between two vehicles or between a vehicle and a pedestrian or bicyclist.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents Resulting From Negligence

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 1:59 pm in Truck Accidents.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents Resulting From Negligence

Truck accident injuries are often catastrophic for occupants of smaller motor vehicles. If you were injured in a collision involving a tractor-trailer, you may be owed compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and more. Trucking companies have powerful insurance companies and lawyers on their side, so you’ll need a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney who is prepared to advocate for your rights.

At Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC, our attorneys are familiar with the most common causes of truck accidents resulting from negligence. We thoroughly investigate every case to determine what exactly caused an accident and who was at fault. With this information, we build strong truck accident cases that can stand up to the insurance company’s scrutiny.

What Are Some Telltale Signs of a Drunk Driver?

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 2:24 pm in Car Accidents.

What Are Some Telltale Signs of a Drunk Driver?
Data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) details how an estimated 30% of all car accidents are attributable to drunk driving. Over 10,000 individuals die in drunk driving crashes yearly in the United States. There were at least 170 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in 2019 here in Mississippi. Countless others likely suffered varying degrees of injuries in other alcohol-involved crashes.

Drunk driving accidents are often described as preventable crashes. They wouldn’t have occurred had it not been for a motorist negligently getting behind the wheel of a car, putting others’ lives at risk. When sharing the road with others, there are a few telltale signs that a drunk driver is near that you can be on the lookout for to potentially avoid becoming entangled in a crash.

Mississippi Distracted Driving Laws

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 2:21 pm in Car Accidents.

Mississippi Distracted Driving Laws
Distracted driving is one of the most under-reported causes of car accidents—making it a hidden hazard that threatens the lives of motorists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. To help drivers in our state better understand their rights and duties on the road, we’ve put together a quick guide to Mississippi distracted driving laws.

If you were involved in an auto collision caused by driver negligence, contact the car accident attorneys of Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC with questions. Our legal team has an in-depth understanding of state laws all drivers must follow. If the motorist who caused your injuries violated a Mississippi distracted driving law, we can help you take legal action.

How Do Defective Hitches Cause Truck Accidents?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 2:15 pm in Truck Accidents.

Most of us drive alongside large trucks on a daily basis, no matter whether we only navigate city streets here in Jackson or highways and major interstates. While sharing the road with truckers makes some of us uncomfortable for various reasons, one danger you may not often consider is the prospect of a truck having a defective hitch.

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