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 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.

In April 2015, a Georgia jury found Chrysler responsible for the death of four-year-old Remington Walden in a 2012 car accident and awarded $150 million in damages to Remington’s family. The accident occurred in Bainbridge, GA, after a pickup truck rear ended the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in which Remington was a passenger. The impact caused a fuel leak in the Jeep, which then caused the car to catch on fire. Chrysler manufactured this particular Jeep and installed the fuel tank behind the rear axle of the car.

According to an Associated Press article, driver speed may be the true cause of 18-wheeler tire blowouts, not necessarily the tires themselves. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) recently came to this conclusion following an investigation of certain 18-wheeler tires. The NHTSA initiated the investigation after receiving complaints about Michelin tire failures that led to accidents.

In March 2010, Ms. Brooke Melton, a 29 year old nurse, died in a crash as a result of the ignition switch in her 2005 Cobalt, slipping into the accessory position as she was driving, causing her to strike another vehicle and ultimately ending up in a creek.  

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