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 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.

A Chicago trucking accident case involving an accident between a commercial truck and bicyclist recently settled for $9.75 million.  The accident occurred on November 14, 2011. Around 1:40 p.m., the commercial truck driver was driving to the left of the bicyclist, a 49-year-old woman, on LaSalle Street near an interstate. As they approached the intersection, the trucker made a right turn, cutting off the bicyclist and trapping her underneath the truck. 

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.

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