Accidents are a fact of life. They occur daily throughout Arkansas, affecting residents and people passing through the state. When an incident does occur, the victim must deal with the consequences and react accordingly. Sometimes, physical injuries resolve easily, while other times, the effects may last for years, if not longer, after the date of incident. If you have been hurt due to someone else’s fault, the Arkansas personal injury lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to assist you. We represent clients injured as a result of car accidents, truck wrecks, on the job injuries, negligent security, and acts of medical malpractice and nursing home neglect. We also assist people who are unable to work in navigating the Social Security Disability process. To hear how our personal injury lawyers may be able to assist you or a loved one, call our office today.Recovering Compensation for Injuries After an Accident
In Arkansas, drivers owe other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians a duty to drive safely and act reasonably under the circumstances. Any deviation from that standard of care is usually considered negligence. If you are able to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries, you may be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress, among others.
Many commercial truck pass through Arkansas on a daily basis. In addition to Arkansas driving laws, interstate truck drivers must follow regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These rules concern driving standards, driving schedules, and required rest periods. Trucking companies must also follow specific rules regarding hiring drivers, drug testing, and vehicle maintenance. The violation of a federal trucking regulation may be evidence of negligent or reckless conduct, thereby giving rise to liability.
In an accident, there may be multiple causes of injuries or theories of liability. What happens if another car hits you, but your airbag fails to properly deploy? In that particular instance, it may be appropriate to assert a product liability claim against the manufacturer. Product liability claims may be filed against a manufacturer or other entity involved in placing the product in the stream of commerce. Common causes of action include design defects, marketing defects, and manufacturing defects. Liability may need to be established by an expert witness.
Another situation where expert proof can be critical is when you or a loved one is hurt as a result of medical malpractice or nursing home neglect. We expect doctors to take care of us and provide us with the attention we deserve. An unfortunate reality is that some medical professionals do not live up to the standard of care of their field and community. An experienced attorney licensed in Arkansas will understand how to investigate these claims and retain experts when necessary to satisfy the relevant burden of proof.Call NST Today to Speak with an Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney
For more than 30 years, Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has represented the interests of personal injury victims and their loved ones. Many cases have involved significant injuries or even wrongful death. Following any type of accident, retaining an experienced lawyer can take pressure off of you and your family members. Our firm assists people who need a personal injury attorney throughout Arkansas, including in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, Conway, Hot Springs, Forrest City, and surrounding areas. Call us today at 800-LAW-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free consultation if you are seeking a car accident lawyer or may be interested in pursuing another personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability claim. NST is the way to go.