Jackson, TN Failure to Maintain Lane Accidents
All drivers owe to other drivers a duty to maintain their lane appropriately. Failure to maintain one’s lane can result in a collision with another vehicle. It is not uncommon for injuries to be sustained after such an accident either – injuries that could leave you in excruciating pain and cause you to accumulate significant monetary losses. If you have suffered injuries from a failure to maintain lane accident caused by another driver, you should reach out to one of the Jackson car accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. With more than 30 lawyers and over 120 support staff members, we are the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm based in Tennessee. In over 30 years of practice, we have provided a voice to injured clients, helping them recover over $1.5 billion in compensation, collectively.
Recovering Damages After a Failure to Maintain Lane Accident
There are a number of reasons as to why a driver would fail to maintain his or her lane. These reasons include texting while driving, driving while fatigued, drunk driving, aggressive driving, cell phone use while driving, reckless driving, distracted driving, and more. For instance, excessive alcohol consumption has been shown to significantly reduce cognitive abilities, so if a driver is drunk driving, he or she will likely be unable to drive straight, thus weaving in and out of their lane. Regardless of the reason why, failure to maintain one’s lane while driving is dangerous and can yield tragic consequences.
Under Tennessee law, establishing the negligence of the other driver is one way to recover compensatory damages for your injuries and losses. Negligence may also be established against the vehicle owner for negligent entrustment. Establishing negligence can be done in the following steps: One, you have to point out that you were owed a duty of reasonable care by the defendant. Two, you must show that the defendant breached the duty that was owed to you. Three, you must prove that the defendant’s breach of said duty caused you to sustain injuries and suffer actual damages. An experienced car accident lawyer in Jackson, TN can aid you in proving your claim as well.
To illustrate a failure to maintain lane collision, let us say that you are driving on the Keith Short Bypass near Union University, located at 1050 Union University Drive, Jackson, TN 38305. One of the drivers in the lane next to you is sipping from a flask. With each sip, the driver loses more control of his vehicle. He drops his flask, and it falls down into the floorboard. Due to his state of mind being compromised, he holds on to the steering wheel as he bends over to pick up his flask. As a result, he ends up sharply turning the steering wheel, swerving out of his lane, and colliding with the side of your vehicle.
Retain a Motor Vehicle Collision Attorney in Jackson to Fight for You
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our lawyers and staff members understand the devastation that failure to maintain lane accidents can cause for victims and their families. If we are able to assist you with your case, we will fight on your behalf as we have for so many others over the course of 32+ years. Contact our office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer. Allow us to show you why NST is the way to go.