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 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. 

In January 2015, the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) released its annual list of most wanted safety improvements for transportation in the United States. The 2015 “Most Wanted List” includes “critical changes needed to reduce transportation accidents and save lives.” The NTSB investigates significant highway accidents in the United States, “determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents.” 

On May 12, 2015, an Amtrak train carrying 238 passengers from Philadelphia to New York derailed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, causing 7 deaths and over 200 injuries. The accident occurred near downtown Philadelphia. While the official cause of the train wreck has not been disclosed, sources indicate that the train was traveling over 100 miles per hour when it derailed, which is over twice the posted speed limit in that particular corridor. The speed limit is lower in that area because trains are required to make an extremely sharp turn. Since the train crash, emergency personnel, including the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) and FBI, have launched investigations into what happened.

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