Langston & Lott, PLLC Mississippi
Truck Accident

Mississippi Truck Accident Attorneys

Suffering from a big truck accident in Mississippi brings not only physical harm but also the daunting challenge of navigating the aftermath.

At Langston & Lott, we deeply comprehend the significant toll an accident can inflict on you and your family’s well-being.
Boasting over half a century of legal prowess, our firm, rooted in Mississippi, is devoted to helping those struggling in the wake of big rig and commercial truck accidents. We provide the necessary support, advice, and legal representation to achieve the compensation you deserve.

Why Opt for Langston & Lott as Your Mississippi Truck Accident Attorneys?

Established in 1964, Langston & Lott has built a venerable legacy of delivering superior legal services to our clientele. Our track record includes securing multi-million-dollar settlements and awards for our clients, underscoring our dedication to excellence.

Our 100% Client Satisfaction Guarantee reflects our unwavering commitment to your confidence and tranquility throughout the legal process.

Strategically located in Booneville, adjacent to the Mississippi Department of Human Services, and Tupelo, close to Tupelo City Hall, our firm is ideally situated to represent clients throughout Mississippi. We are committed to providing high-quality legal advocacy for the most favorable results.

Battling the Insurance Company

It can often feel like an uphill battle when you need to file an insurance claim due to a vehicular accident, workplace injury, or property damage. 

With their sizable resources and teams of experienced adjusters and lawyers, insurance companies are intimidating – and then there’s Langston & Lott. Our firm champions our clients’ rights against these corporate titans.

Mississippi Big Rig Truck Accident Compensation

When you’ve been injured due to a truck driver’s negligence, the financial burden of your recovery should never be your responsibility. At Langston & Lott, we believe in fighting for our client’s complete compensation.

Medical Expenses

One of the first worries following a vehicular accident is usually the cost of medical care, including emergency room visits, surgeries, medications, hospital stays, therapy, and long-term care needs that may develop. 

Our team reviews your bills and expenses and consults with medical professionals to ensure that your claim fully accounts for all current and anticipated healthcare costs.

Lost Wages

If your truck accident injuries have forced you out of work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages. This encompasses not just the income you’ve already lost but also the impact on your future earnings if you cannot work or must take a lower-paying job due to your injuries. 

Langston & Lott calculates the full extent of your lost income – even bonuses, benefits, and other earnings, so you’re compensated for all these losses.

Pain and Suffering

Unlike visible and evident expenses like medical bills and lost wages, pain and suffering compensation addresses your non-economic damages, including physical pain, emotional and mental agony, loss of enjoyment of life, and the influence of lasting disabilities.

Property Damage

If the incident that led to your injuries also damaged your property, such as your vehicle, you can legally seek compensation for repairs or replacement. 

Langston & Lott fights to cover the cost of property damage, so you’re never responsible for such expenses.

Punitive Damages

A court may award punitive damages for the defendant’s particularly reckless and irresponsible actions. These are not associated with any losses you’ve suffered but punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct.

While not always applicable, Langston & Lott will explore whether seeking punitive damages suits your situation.

Where Do Most Mississippi Truck Accidents Happen?

Certain roads and intersections stand out for their high risk of accidents and fatalities. 

The following details highlight areas that drivers should approach with caution:

  • Interstate 59, mainly rural, has a concerning death rate of 0.47 per mile, especially near the perilous S-curve at mile marker 96.
  • U.S. Highway 61, with an average of twelve fatalities per year, demands heightened caution from drivers.
  • Interstate 10 is known for its high risk, averaging about 80 fatalities a year. A significant number of these accidents occur in Jackson County, with a mortality rate of 0.7 deaths per mile.
  • Interstate 20, characterized by its winding routes and poor visibility, has a death rate of 0.57 per mile, marking it unsafe.
  • Interstate 55, which cuts through both rural and urban settings and is a standard route for commercial traffic, sees increased danger due to drunk driving incidents and unsafe bridges.


Several intersections in Mississippi are known for their high accident rates:

  • At Airways Boulevard and Goodman Road in Southaven, 85 accidents were reported, frequently caused by speeding and tailgating.
  • The intersection of South Highway 49 and Community Road in Gulfport has seen around 70 crashes, with mistakes in left-turning and drunk driving being prevalent.
  • Near South Highway 49 and Creosote Road in Gulfport, nearly 100 accidents have occurred, often due to distracted driving and running red lights.
  • The crossing of South HighwaySouth Highway 51 and Goodman Road in Horn Lakes has experienced about 200 accidents, many from failing to yield while making right turns.
  • The intersection of South Highway 98 and Westover Drive in Hattiesburg has been the site of roughly 70 accidents, usually resulting from incorrect lane changes.

Awareness of these hazardous locations and the common causes of accidents helps us all navigate safely. 

At Langston & Lott, we deeply understand the profound impact that road accidents can have on individuals and their families. For this reason, we emphasize the critical need for careful and attentive driving, especially in areas known for higher risks. 

Should you or your loved ones experience the traumas of a big rig truck accident, please know that our hearts go out to you. We are here to stand by your side, offering our support and guidance to help you navigate the legal process.

Our commitment is that you receive the fair compensation you deserve, with compassion and understanding guiding our every step.

What Kind of Accidents Do Big Trucks Have?

Big rig truck accidents involving large commercial vehicles like semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and 18-wheelers can occur in various ways, each presenting unique hazards and challenges for all road users. 

Here are some common types of Mississippi commercial truck accidents:

  • Jackknife Accidents: This occurs when the truck trailer folds at the pivot point and forms an acute angle with the cab, resembling a folding knife. Jackknifing can lead to loss of control and is often caused by sudden braking, slippery roads, or improper turning.
  • Rollovers: Trucks can roll over when drivers lose control, often due to taking turns too quickly, improper loading, or navigating steep inclines or declines. Rollovers can be particularly dangerous, posing risks to nearby vehicles.
  • Rear-End Collisions: Big rigs require more distance to come to a complete stop due to their significant weight and size. If a truck driver fails to maintain an adequate following distance or is unable to slow down in time, they can rear-end passenger vehicles, leading to severe injuries or fatalities.
  • Underride Accidents: These occur when a smaller vehicle crashes into the back or side of a trailer and slides underneath it. Underride guards are meant to prevent this, but not all trailers are equipped with them, and those that are may not always prevent an underride in a crash.
  • Blind Spot Accidents: Big rigs have more prominent blind spots than passenger vehicles, making it difficult for truck drivers to see other vehicles beside or behind the trailer. Accidents can occur when a truck changes lanes or turns without noticing a vehicle in its blind spot.
  • Lost Load Accidents: Improperly secured or overloaded cargo can fall off a truck, leading to road hazards that cause accidents. Vehicles may swerve to avoid debris or may collide with it directly.
  • Head-On Collisions: Although less common, head-on collisions with big rigs are hazardous and often fatal. These can occur due to wrong-way driving, losing control, or veering into oncoming traffic.
  • Tire Blowouts: Big rigs with poorly maintained or defective tires can experience blowouts, causing the driver to lose control. The suddenness of tire blowouts can lead to swerving or rollover accidents.
  • Side-Impact Collisions: “T-bone” accidents occur when the front or rear of another vehicle hits the side of a truck. This can happen at intersections due to failure to yield, running red lights, or other forms of negligent driving.
  • Wide Turn Accidents: Trucks making wide right turns may swing out to the left first, creating a risk for vehicles that attempt to pass on the right, potentially getting caught between the truck and the curb.


Understanding these types of accidents is crucial for preventing them and for legal considerations following a big rig crash.

How Can a Mississippi Truck Accident Attorney Help?

A commercial truck accident lawyer specializes in navigating the complex legal and regulatory landscape surrounding accidents involving commercial trucks, such as semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other large vehicles. 

Their skill is crucial for victims of such commercial truck accidents due to the unique challenges these cases present. 

Here’s how a commercial truck accident lawyer will assist you:

  • Professional Legal Guidance: They offer knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the commercial trucking industry, including state and federal laws that may apply to your case.
  • Investigation and Evidence Gathering: Lawyers have the resources and experience to conduct thorough investigations into the accident. They can gather crucial evidence such as trucking company records, driver logs, vehicle maintenance records, and data from electronic logging devices (ELDs) and onboard cameras. This evidence can be pivotal in establishing liability.
  • Identifying Liable Parties: Unlike accidents involving only passenger vehicles, multiple parties may be liable in a commercial truck accident, including the driver, trucking company, cargo loaders, and truck manufacturers. A lawyer can identify all potentially liable parties to ensure you pursue compensation from every available source.
  • Dealing with Insurance Companies: Trucking companies and insurers often have powerful legal teams to minimize payouts. A skilled lawyer can negotiate with these entities to ensure your rights are protected and you receive fair compensation.
  • Assessing Damages: They can accurately assess the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and long-term care needs. This ensures that any settlement or award considers the accident’s current and future financial impacts.
  • Litigation Support: A commercial truck accident lawyer is prepared to take your case to court if a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation. They can manage all aspects of litigation, from filing lawsuits to representing you in court proceedings.
  • Navigating Complex Liability Issues: Commercial truck accident cases often involve complex liability issues and stringent regulations. A lawyer with experience in this field can navigate these complexities to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Maximizing Your Compensation: An experienced lawyer understands the tactics used by defense attorneys and insurance companies to undervalue claims. They will advocate aggressively for your right to total and fair compensation.
  • Providing Peace of Mind: Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be overwhelming. Having a knowledgeable attorney handle the legal aspects of your case allows you to focus on recovery, providing peace of mind during a difficult time.


A commercial truck accident lawyer plays a crucial role in leveling the playing field against well-resourced trucking companies and insurance carriers, helping victims navigate the legal system to secure the compensation they deserve.

Casey Langston Lott, Personal Injury Lawyer
in Booneville

Reach Out to a Commercial Truck Accident Attorney at Langston & Lott

You have support during these difficult times. At Langston & Lott, we're dedicated to assisting you in your recovery journey with empathy and an unwavering dedication to securing justice.

Ensuring your well-being and defending your rights stand at the forefront of our mission. Contact us to arrange a consultation and discover how we can advocate for you.

By joining forces, we can navigate this difficult period and strive for the compensation and resolution necessary for you to advance. Dial (662) 728-9733 today to connect with a big rig accident attorney in Mississippi.

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100 South Main Street

Booneville, MS 38829