Jackson, MS Rush Hour Accidents
It is safe to say that no one likes rush hour traffic, regardless of if it is on the way to work in the morning or in the evening when everyone is headed home after a long workday. One reason for the disdain of so many toward rush hour is because of the chaos on the road and the consequential, increased likelihood of being involved in a collision. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a rush hour accident caused by another driver, you should contact the Jackson car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that has been representing injured victims across the South for decades. Through settlements, jury verdicts, and judgments, our firm has recovered damages in excess of $1.5 billion on behalf of injured victims and their loved ones.
Recovering Compensation After a Rush Hour Accident
The other driver’s negligence is what you must establish in order to recover damages for your injuries and losses. Many negligent actions during rush hour traffic can result in a motor vehicle crash, such as cell phone use while driving, aggressive driving, driving while fatigued, failing to maintain one’s lane, failing to yield, reckless driving, and tailgating. To establish the defendant’s negligence, you, the plaintiff, must prove that the other driver owed you a duty to drive safely but failed to do that because of negligence, which ultimately caused you to suffer injuries.
For example, let us say that you are driving on Interstate 220 in Hinds County on your way to work one morning. The driver in the lane to the right of you appears to be scrolling through their cell phone despite the congested, rush hour traffic. In hopes of not rear-ending the vehicle in front of them, the distracted driver glances up from their phone every few seconds to check the road, which results in them forcefully braking every time. One driver who was parked on the shoulder of I-220 decides to cut off the distracted driver in order to merge. When the distracted driver looks up to see that they are about to hit this vehicle, they instinctively swerve left into your lane – forgetting that you are there – and end up colliding with your vehicle. As a result, you sustain critical injuries.
While photographing your injuries and the scene of the accident – something which you can do on your own – is a great start to proving your claim, you should consider retaining assistance in the form of an attorney. If you hire a knowledgeable lawyer in the Jackson, Mississippi, area to legally represent you, the likelihood of you recovering economic and non-economic damages to compensate you for your losses, which may include medical bills, lost wages, disfigurement, loss of consortium, and more, is greater, and you will have someone with the knowledge of how to best approach your case and how to properly substantiate your claim.
Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney in the Jackson Area
With over 30 lawyers, more than 120 staff members, and upwards of 30 years of experience representing injured people, the Jackson lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have the resources and experience necessary to fight on your behalf to recover the damages you deserve after a rush hour accident. Contact us by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free consultation. After talking with us, you will understand why NST is the way to go.