A Neshoba County man was killed in an accident with an 18 wheeler when the driver of the 18 wheeler swerved into Carl Joe Terrell's lane of traffic and hit Terrell's 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck head-on. Terrell was wearing his seat belt, but the airbags did not deploy. The accident happened on Hwy. 19 South near Tucker.
Terrell was airlifted to University Medical Center in Jackson, MS where he died from head trauma. Mr. Terrell was a Master Mason, served in the Army National Guard, and was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church.
Who can sue whom and why? The 18 wheeler's insurance company can be sued for their driver's negligence for pulling into Mr. Terrell's lane of traffic and hitting him head-on; also, the maker of the pickup truck and airbag company can be sued for products liability for the failure of the airbag to deploy; the driver who caused the 18 wheeler driver to swerve in the first place can also be sued for negligent driving.
Anyone in Mr. Terrell's family can pursue the lawsuit against the negligent parties and their insurance companies. Damages would include: loss of love,society and companionship of Mr. Terrell, pain and suffering before death, medical bills, funeral bills, lost income, and any other damages allowed by Mississippi law for the wrongful death of Mr. Terrell.
If you know of someone who was killed in an accident with an 18 wheeler or big truck, call the Mississippi Accident Lawyer Paul Snow with any questions that you may have, 601-969-1977 or contact us online. We represent accident and injury victims in all kind of accidents all throughout Mississippi including Jackson, Columbus, Clinton, Pearl, Brandon, Starkville, Olive Branch, Clarksdale, Ridgeland, Natchez, Greenwood and Laurel.