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 the Knoxville News Sentinel, a school bus driver involved in a December 2014 accident did not possess the proper Tennessee Commercial Driver License (CDL) endorsement to operate a school bus by himself. The bus driver in question is 67-year-old Joe Gallman, who was driving School Bus 57 at the time of the accident. Per the Tennessee Department of Safety, he possessed a learner’s permit and could only operate a school bus when accompanied by a fully licensed driver, protocol he failed to follow at the time of this wreck. His driving record has also come under recent scrutiny. Records indicate he was cited for speeding in December 2013 and November 2009. Following the accident, the company that owns Bus 57 “voluntarily terminated” its contract with Knox County Schools. Three people in Bus 57 passed away as a result of this wreck.

An Illinois jury recently returned a $1.21 million verdict in a fatal trucking accident case involving a big rig flatbed truck and a van. The accident occurred on October 29, 2008, around 9:45 p.m.  At the time of the accident, the big rig truck was parked in the middle of the interstate. The trucker was involved in a separate accident with a Honda sedan approximately 20 minutes earlier, but instead of pulling the truck to the shoulder of the road, the big rig driver left his truck sitting in the middle of the roadway.  The decedent, a 45-year-old male who was driving a van, then drove into the back of the big rig truck at highway speed. After penetrating the back of the truck, he was airlifted to a local hospital with blunt abdominal trauma. The decedent underwent emergency surgery and received a blood transfusion in an effort to save his life. Unfortunately, eleven (11) hours after this accident, he passed away.  

On December 2, 2014, two (2) school buses crashed in Knoxville, Tennessee, causing three (3) deaths and injuries to nineteen (19) other people, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. The accident occurred at the intersection of Asheville Highway and Gov. John Sevier Highway in East Knoxville around 3:00 p.m. The two school buses involved in this accident carried students from Chilhowee Intermediate School and Sunnyview Primary School. As a result of the crash, one school bus sustained significant front end damage, and the other school bus flipped completely on its side. One witness described the accident as a “big bang.” Following the bus accident, three (3) individuals were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, while nineteen (19) others were taken to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital for treatment.

In a recent North Carolina trucking case, a jury awarded $3.35 million to an injured 59-year-old driver. The injured driver, a construction worker, was driving on a two-lane road near Hamlet, North Carolina, when a commercial truck driver heading the opposite way crashed head-on into his vehicle. As a result of the impact, the injured worker sustained multiple fractures. He was hospitalized for one (1) month and underwent surgery to a knee and elbow. The construction worker was unable to return to work following the accident.  Despite the worker’s injuries and losses, the defendant trucking company did not admit fault for the accident until shortly before trial. At trial, the jury awarded $3.35 million to compensate the worker for damages caused by the trucking accident.

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