NST Law

Office Locations

Memphis, TN Office
488 South Mendenhall
Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-683-7000
Fax: 901-462-3350

 

Jackson, TN Office
2709 North Highland Avenue
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
Phone: 731- 427-5550
Fax: 731-951-0090

 

Knoxville, TN Office
408 North Cedar Bluff Road
Suite 200
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
Phone: 865-684-1000
Fax: 865-934-4364

 

Jackson, MS Office
Briarwood One 460 Briarwood Drive Suite 125
Jackson, Mississippi 39206
Phone: 601-362-5222
Fax: 601-991-3465

 

Jonesboro, AR Office
922 South Main Street
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
Phone: 870-931-0500

 

 

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Personal Injury Legal News

According to WHBQ Memphis, two women died due to an accident with an 18-wheeler in Alcorn County, Mississippi, on February 20, 2015. A 9-year-old boy was also injured. The accident occurred on Highway 72 after the big rig jackknifed and hit the victims, who were standing on the side of the road following a different auto accident.  One of the women died at the scene of the accident, while the other passed away at a nearby hospital. According to reports, the truck driver blamed icy conditions for the accident.

According to the Associated Press, a construction company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, must pay $4 million to the family of a deceased couple concerning a fatal trucking accident case. The accident occurred in Ohio, but the couple was from Tennessee. The accident occurred in 2009, after the deceased couple drove into the back of the construction company dump truck. The case proceeded to trial in 2013. The jury awarded $4 million in damages to the family of the couple, finding the construction company was partially at fault. The construction company appealed the verdict and argued the deceased driver was 100% at fault for the accident. However, the court of appeals disagreed and upheld the trial verdict.

A Virginia trucking accident case involving significant injuries recently settled for $4.575 million. In this big rig accident, an 18-wheeler pulled out into traffic and crashed into a 25-year-old riding a bicycle. Following this impact, the bicyclist was knocked onto the ground and run over by two of the truck’s tires.  The victim sustained traumatic injuries as a result of being hit, including multiple pelvic and back fractures as well as damage to an artery. The bicyclist was transported from the scene to the hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. He remained hospitalized for one (1) month, and when finally released, had to spend an additional nineteen (19) days in inpatient rehabilitation. Per doctors, the victim sustained permanent neurological damage and erectile dysfunction as a result of this accident.

A jury in Illinois recently returned a $7.5 million verdict following a fatal trucking accident trial. At the time of this accident, the decedent was on the job for the City of Chicago transportation department. While unloading supplies, he was struck by a big rig truck and dragged approximately 20 feet.  The decedent died two hours after the accident. The trial in this case lasted two weeks, and after considering the facts of the accident and damages, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the decedent for $7.5 million.

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