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

A Florida jury recently assessed over $15 million in damages against a large trucking company following a fatal trucking accident trial.  The accident occurred on June 2, 2011, around 11:00 p.m. As the defendant truck driver attempted to make a left turn, the victim’s motorcycle struck the rear of the big rig’s trailer. The victim did not survive the crash.  Suit was filed against the trucking company and truck driver, alleging that the driver frequently falsified his log books and violated federal regulations regarding hours of service.  The lawsuit also alleged that the trucking company used paper logs to monitor driving schedules, while electronic logs would have increased safety.

A March 2013 trucking accident case resulting in the death of an Illinois state trooper recently settled for $10.9 million. This accident occurred on the shoulder of an Illinois interstate. The trucker, on his way to Chicago, had spent most of the day of the accident loading and unloading trucks in Wisconsin. While driving on the interstate, the trucker fell asleep at the wheel. The trucker then veered onto the left shoulder of the interstate and struck the state trooper’s vehicle, which was parked. The impact pushed the trooper’s car almost a quarter (1/4) of a mile, causing it to catch on fire. The trooper did not survive the crash.

A New Jersey trucking accident case in which a 47-year-old man was injured recently settled for $1.25 million at mediation. The accident occurred as the man’s vehicle was rear ended by a large commercial truck and pushed into the car in front of him.  Following the accident, the man was taken to a nearby emergency room for neck and back pain.  He was released from the hospital, but due to continued pain, he returned five days later. MRI and diagnostic tests revealed multiple bulging discs and herniated discs in his neck and back.  To recover from these injuries, the victim underwent extensive therapy and medical procedures recommended by doctors.

A Florida jury recently awarded $7.35 million to a 54-year-old man critically injured in a trucking accident.  The accident occurred on Highway 27, when a Volvo tractor trailer crossed the median and struck the victim’s vehicle. The impact crushed the victim’s left leg and caused three (3) fractures in his left arm. The victim was transported by helicopter from the scene to a nearby hospital. Due to his condition, the victim’s leg had to be amputated. He was given a prosthetic replacement leg that eventually caused pain, skin breakdown, and ulcers.  At the conclusion of his trucking accident trial, the jury found the big rig driver to be 100% at fault for the accident and awarded $7.35 million in damages to the victim.

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