DeSoto County, Mississippi Automobile Attorney
The grass always seems to be sweeter in DeSoto County, Mississippi, where southern charm and family lifestyle sweetly align. Minutes away from Memphis, Tennessee and Tunica, Mississippi, Desoto County provides the suburban living within reach of the entertainment world.
However, the grass doesn’t always seem greener when you are facing injuries related to an auto accident. After an auto accident, your world in DeSoto may feel like it’s turned up-side down. You may not be able to work, drive your children to soccer practice, or take your dog to the veterinarian.
Sadly, DeSoto County isn’t immune to automobile accidents. Trucks and car accidents happen every day, leaving families to cope with their altered lifestyle.
When trauma strikes in DeSoto County, consult with an auto accident attorney. At The Stroud Law Firm, our accident attorneys work closely with Hernando, Horn Lake, Olive Branch, and Southaven neighbors that are struggling after an accident. We understand that troubles follow you after an accident—healing takes time—and we will work with you to alleviate some of your stress.
If you have been involved in a car or truck accident, please be aware that compensation may be available to you. If a negligent driver or company is involved, they should be held accountable and our auto accident attorneys will insure that they are.
Truck Accidents in DeSoto County
Imagine you are on Interstate 55 or Hwy 61 driving home from Arkabutla or Sardis Lake or the casinos in Tunica with your spouse in the passenger seat. You’ve had a relaxing weekend with family and friends, and stayed later than expected. Driving through the dark, you see large headlights approaching quickly.
As the headlights come near, you realize the semi-truck is quickly coming behind you, speeding on the highway. Before you can change lanes, the semi crashes into the back of your car; pushing you off of the roadway, leaving you incredibly scared and seriously injured.
If this was a car accident, maybe you could have survived with a broken leg. Now, you are in the hospital with a broken pelvis, right hip, and head injury. The doctors tell you to that it will take months to recover—months before you can even walk again.
Your spouse that slept through the accident luckily only had a broken arm, whiplash, and a concussion. The only fortunate aspect of the accident is that your son stubbornly decided to drive alone—he got home safely.
When a DeSoto County resident is injured in a truck accident, our truck accident attorneys will look at the case through every angle—the accident investigation, accident reconstruction ( if necessary), the EMTs, insurance company, and yours. By gathering the evidence and consulting with other professionals, the truck accident attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm can determine why the accident occurred—and ultimately who is responsible.
In this scenario, the driver was speeding, had too much weight in his semi, and was drowsy. This is a common scenario, but there are others that DeSoto County residents should be aware of. Truck accidents are also commonly caused by: drunk or distracted driving, improper training, defective equipment, and hazardous weather.
Over 500,000 semi truck accidents happen every year, leaving families to bear the financial, emotional, and physical mess that is resulting. If you have been injured by a truck accident in DeSoto County, Mississippi, contact a truck accident attorney with the Stroud Law Firm in Southaven.
Car Accidents in DeSoto County
Car accidents are more common than truck accidents and also drastically affect families in Desoto County. Almost every day you either witness the wreckage of a car accident on the side of the road, or pull over to allow an ambulance to hurriedly pass to go to the scene of an accident.
Similar to truck accidents, car accidents can be caused by drunk and drowsy driving, hazardous weather, and inadequate training. However, the most common situation that we see in our office is injuries resulting from distracted driving.
Distracted driving was responsible for almost 26 percent of car accidents in 2011, according to distraction.gov. Distracted driving isn’t just texting and driving; it is talking on the phone, changing your music, looking at your GPS/map, grooming, eating, and drinking. For many drivers, it can be hard to focus on the road—our minds are now wired to only stay focused for a minute before moving onto other things.
Yet those seconds of time can lead to a serious accident, which can further leave you unable to work, struggling to pay medical bills (on top of regular bills), and frightened for your children to drive the streets of your own hometown.
If you have been injured in a car accident in DeSoto County, The Stroud Law Firm empathizes with your pain. We have handled many car accidents within Hernando, Olive Branch, Horn Lake, Nesbit, Tunica, and Southaven neighborhoods that have left many families struggling.
After you’ve been injured in a car accident, contact The Stroud Law Firm’s car accident attorneys. We can help solve some of your problems, so you have more time to focus on yourself.
How We Can Help
After car and truck accidents, many injured victims take the blame for the accident. Many victims believe that if they would have taken a different route home, or left a minute later, that the auto accident wouldn’t have happened.
Unfortunately, accident cannot always be avoided. But you can hold those negligent drivers accountable for their actions, and our firm will fight to help you receive the benefits that you deserve to live an enjoyable life in DeSoto County.
As truck and accident attorneys, we understand your financial, emotional, and physical needs after an accident. The Stroud Law Firm attorneys will work to obtain the compensation that you deserve.
You may have a growing pile of medical bills, physical therapy sessions, and struggle to work and keep up with your housework and family needs. By receiving adequate compensation, your medical bills can be paid, bill collectors will stop calling, and you may be able to take the time off work necessary to fully recover and return to life/work.
Contact an experienced car and truck accident at The Stroud Law Firm today to plan a free consultation about your case. From there, we can determine how to handle your unique case in DeSoto County and get you back on your feet.