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

On July 22, 2015, a New Mexico district judge upheld New Mexico’s largest civil jury verdict, a $165 million verdict assessed against FedEx for a 2011 truck accident causing two deaths. On the date of incident, the FedEx 18-wheeler crashed into a GMC truck which was either parked or moving slowly on Interstate 10 around 1:30 a.m. Due to the significant impact, two people in the GMC were killed: a 22-year-old woman and her 4-year-old daughter. The mother’s 1-year-old son survived the wreck.

According to Courthouse News Service, a Virginia woman recently filed a lawsuit against Uber, alleging her 13-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver. Uber is a transportation company that allows people to book drivers through the company’s Smartphone application. Per the lawsuit, the minor used Uber to obtain car rides from school, and on approximately 10-20 occasions, a certain driver acted inappropriately, which made the minor “uncomfortable.” The mother claims the driver made inappropriate comments to her daughter many times, and on November 7, 2014, the driver “reached backward between the seats and rubbed [the minor’s] inner thigh and asked [the minor] if her mother was home.” 

According to the Associated Press, Toyota plans to recall 1.4 million vehicles, citing airbag safety concerns. Vehicles affected in this recall include Toyota Corolla and Matrix from 2003–2007, Toyota Tundra from 2005–2006, Toyota Sequoia from 2005–2007, and Lexus SC430 from 2003–2007.  Toyota’s recall is part of a larger recall led by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) and Takata Corp. of Japan (“Takata”), the company that manufactures the airbags in question. In May 2015, Takata agreed to double the size of its previous recall of these airbags to 33.8 million vehicles while admitting many of its products are defective, making this the largest auto recall in United States history. 

In May 2015, an Illinois woman received a $32.5 million jury verdict award following a three-week car accident trial, according to the Chicago Tribune. The case concerned a car accident that occurred in January 2006, which left the woman wheelchair bound and partially paralyzed. The injured woman, Kristen Zak, was 31 years old at the time of the accident. Her driver, traveling on Interstate 65 in Illinois, drove over an ice patch, slid out of control into the median, and collided with an 18-wheeler that had crashed into the median one hour before the accident. At trial, the woman alleged that her driver disregarded safety standards and drove too fast for the weather conditions. Negligence was also asserted against the big rig 18-wheeler for failing to follow safety regulations after it had crashed, such as using its flashing lights and laying out reflective triangles. 

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