At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. We have over 30 knowledgeable injury lawyers at our firm, in addition to a staff of over 100. We are committed to making ourselves available to clients at any hour of the day and night, and we can travel to meet you anywhere that you choose. As the largest personal injury firm based in Tennessee, we are fully equipped to represent people who need guidance in cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, product liability, workers’ compensation, and Social Security Disability, among other areas. We also can assist employees with bringing wage and hour claims.
Our firm has recovered over $1 billion on behalf of victims and their families, and we have represented injured victims for over 25 years. Those are not numbers to take lightly, for they show the commitment to advocacy that makes us proud of our track record of helping injured victims. We work hard to prepare each case that we take. If you do not receive a fair settlement offer, we will be ready to take your case to trial. Our goal is not to settle a case as quickly as possible but to obtain the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.
Victims who have been hurt by a careless or reckless driver should consult a car accident attorney to bring a claim on their behalf. These cases usually involve proving that a driver acted negligently in causing the crash. In other words, they must have done something that showed a lack of reasonable care under the circumstances. There are many ways that drivers in Tennessee and elsewhere in the South may act negligently. They may engage in distracted driving, drunk driving, or violations of traffic rules related to speed limits, stop signs, or traffic signals. When this leads to an accident that causes injuries, a victim may be able to receive damages for their medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life, and other harms. It will be important to show that the driver’s careless conduct directly led to the wreck, such that it likely would not have happened otherwise. Our Memphis personal injury lawyers can guide you through each step of the process and gather evidence to prove the full scope of your damages.
Some of the most devastating injuries on roads in Tennessee and surrounding states are caused by big rigs, 18-wheelers, and other large commercial vehicles. Our truck accident attorneys are ready to help victims try to hold truckers and their employers accountable for conduct that violates federal or state regulations or otherwise breaches their duty of reasonable care. For example, truck driver fatigue causes many serious collisions when truckers fail to follow the hours of service regulations provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In some cases, trucking companies even encourage their drivers to violate the rules or take no action when they observe violations by their employees. When this happens, they may be held liable through theories such as negligent supervision and negligent hiring. A trucking company also may be held vicariously liable when one of its employees causes a crash through their own negligence, as long as the crash occurred in the scope of the employment relationship.
Motorcycles have a right to share the road with cars and trucks, but our motorcycle accident lawyers know that drivers of larger vehicles do not always respect this right. Motorcycle accidents are often fatal or result in injuries that change a victim’s life forever and place substantial burdens on their family. Unfortunately, many insurers and defense attorneys in Tennessee and elsewhere will try to pin the blame for a crash on a motorcyclist. This strategy is meant to take advantage of the rule of comparative fault, which reduces a victim’s damages according to their degree of responsibility for causing an accident. In some states, including Tennessee, a victim’s right to compensation will be barred entirely if their fault is estimated at a certain level. Our firm is ready to stand by the side of injured motorcyclists and their families, fighting back against allegations of comparative fault and placing the blame for a crash caused by a careless driver where it belongs.
Property owners in Tennessee and neighboring states have an obligation to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition so that people who enter the property lawfully are not exposed to unreasonable risks. When this duty is violated, and someone is hurt in a slip and fall accident or another incident, our premises liability lawyers can help the victim seek to hold the property owner accountable. Even if the property owner was not actually aware of a hazard, it may be held liable under a theory of constructive notice if the hazard that caused the accident existed for long enough that the property owner should have become aware of it through the exercise of reasonable care. In some situations, moreover, a property owner like an apartment complex, a shopping center, or an office building may be held liable when its failure to provide adequate safety results in crimes by third parties. Our negligent security lawyers can help victims bring these claims as well.
Doctors and other health care providers are held to an elevated standard of care, based on their professional training and the trust that patients place in them. They are expected to act with the same degree of competence and skill as a qualified health care professional in the same specialty. Unfortunately, our medical malpractice lawyers have seen many instances in which a physician, nurse, hospital, or other medical provider fails to meet this standard. It is critical to act quickly if you believe that you may have a medical malpractice claim, since certain procedural requirements must be met at the outset of the case. Our firm also will need to retain an expert witness on your behalf to explain to a judge or jury how the actions of the defendant failed to meet the standard of care and how they led to your injuries.
Families who entrust a loved one to the care of an assisted living facility may be shocked to learn that their loved one is exposed to physical abuse, sexual abuse, overmedication, malnutrition, or other forms of negligence or outright abuse. Many of these issues result from inadequate staffing at facilities in Tennessee and the surrounding region. Certain statutes and regulations protect elderly people in nursing homes. Proving that a defendant violated a statute or regulation may help a victim or their family bring a claim under a theory of negligence per se. This means “negligence as a matter of law,” and it may apply when a defendant violated a law that was meant to protect people like the victim from the type of harm that the victim suffered. Successfully proving negligence per se may shift the focus of a case from liability to damages.
When a manufacturer releases defective products into the stream of commerce, such as cars, appliances, workplace equipment, food, or toys, consumers may suffer serious harm. Many states allow a victim to bring a claim against a manufacturer based on a theory of strict liability, which does not require showing that the manufacturer acted carelessly. Instead, a product liability attorney at our firm simply would need to show that the item that caused your harm, such as a metal-on-metal hip replacement device, was defective and that you were hurt because of the defect. There are three main types of defects: manufacturing, design, and marketing (or failure to warn). Manufacturing defects relate to an error in the process of making a certain item, while design defects are based on an inherent problem with the blueprint of the item. Marketing defects refer to inadequate instructions or warnings regarding how an item should be used.
Among the defective products that cause the greatest harm to consumers are pharmaceuticals that come with flaws or inadequate warnings about potential side effects and risk factors. Our defective drug lawyers know that medications such as Invokana, Risperdal, Viagra, Xarelto, and Zofran have been associated with serious injuries, as have proton pump inhibitors and procedures involving Essure. In many of these instances, consumers would not have used a certain medication had the manufacturer appropriately informed their doctor or them about its risks. Sometimes a health care provider also may be liable for medical malpractice for failing to adequately investigate potential side effects and discuss them with a patient before prescribing a medication.
People who are hurt or get sick on the job in Tennessee or elsewhere in the South generally will be eligible for benefits through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance program. This is a no-fault system of benefits that provides compensation for medical costs, partial replacement of wages, and vocational rehabilitation assistance. Our workers’ compensation lawyers can help injured employees assert their right to these benefits. Depending on the scope and nature of their disability, workers may be able to receive permanent total disability benefits, temporary total disability benefits, or partial disability benefits. They will usually not be able to sue their employer in a personal injury case, but they may have a claim against a third party if a defective product or negligence by someone other than an employer or a co-worker contributed to their injuries. Our firm can assist workers with third-party claims as well.
The largest city in Tennessee, Memphis is home to well over 1.3 million people. The web of interstate highways and bustling economy in the area result in many motor vehicle collisions and other accidents. We are here to help Memphis residents bring claims against careless people or entities that may have caused their harm. Even if the driver who hit you was uninsured or not sufficiently insured to cover your costs, we can help you bring a claim against your own insurance provider based on the uninsured or underinsured motorist provision of your coverage. These claims tend to be fiercely contested with the victim’s insurance provider taking the other driver’s position and resisting any allegations of negligence by that driver.
Known as the home of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville lies near the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains. There are many exciting roads for tourists and residents to explore in the region, including a winding stretch famous among motorcyclists as “the Dragon.” If you have been struck by a careless driver in Knox County or the surrounding area, the team at NST’s Knoxville office is ready to help you seek the compensation that you deserve. Our wrongful death lawyers also can assist families who are bringing a claim after losing a loved one in a wreck or another accident. They may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and their loss of the victim’s love and companionship.
For much of its history, the city of Jackson has served as a transportation and manufacturing hub. Interstate 40 runs through the area, carrying a high volume of traffic that includes many large trucks supplying the region’s economy. When these massive vehicles are not operated with proper care, deaths or devastating injuries may ensue. The knowledgeable lawyers at our Jackson office can help victims bring claims following truck crashes or other accidents. We also can help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits if you have been hurt on the job in Madison County, whether you were behind the wheel or working in a factory or at a construction site. This would involve proving that you were hurt in the course and scope of your employment. Even if you had a pre-existing condition, a job-related aggravation of that condition likely would be covered by workers’ compensation.
Situated in northeastern Mississippi between Memphis and Birmingham, Alabama, Tupelo is served by Interstate 22 and other highways. After an accident in Lee County or the surrounding area, the attorneys in our Tupelo office can help victims seek the full range of damages that they need. Mississippi uses a system of pure comparative negligence, which means that a victim may be able to recover damages after an accident in which they were partly at fault, no matter their proportion of responsibility. Despite this generous rule, it is still important to seek legal guidance after an accident so that you can minimize the degree of fault attributed to you to the extent possible.
The city of Jackson is the capital and the largest city in Mississippi. Over 170,000 people make it their home, and many more commute to work there from the surrounding communities. If you have been hurt in a business or leisure activity in this area, contact the Jackson office of NST without delay to explore your legal options. A statute of limitations applies to personal injury claims in Mississippi, as in other states, so you will need to take legal action within that time window. Moreover, it is important to act before evidence important to your claim decays or disappears.
Interstate 555 travels through the Arkansas city of Jonesboro and the surrounding area of Craighead County. The knowledgeable attorneys at our Jonesboro office are ready to investigate a claim after an accident that causes catastrophic injuries or a tragic death. While the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is three years in Arkansas, the time allotted for wrongful death cases is just one year, which makes it especially important to bring your claim as soon as possible. We will make sure to take procedural deadlines into account so that a defendant does not escape liability for technical reasons.
If you have been hurt in Tennessee or elsewhere in the surrounding region, the Memphis personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz know how to assert your rights. We have brought accident claims on behalf of people throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our firm at 800-529-4004 or through our online form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury attorney or wrongful death lawyer. Let us explain to you why NST is the way to go.
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Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is a large regional firm with over 30 lawyers and more than 100 staff members, including paralegals, investigators and administrative personnel. For your convenience, we offer flexible scheduling at any of our multiple office locations, and home and hospital visits can be arranged when needed. Please contact us, so we can begin working on your case.