Jonesboro Failure to Maintain Lane Accidents
Countless collisions occur due to motorists failing to maintain their lane. In Arkansas, as well as other states, drivers are supposed to drive within their lane of traffic without crossing over the lines and weaving. If a driver does weave and cross over the lines, he or she may be pulled over by a police officer under suspicion of drunk driving. Of course drivers can change lanes, but changing lanes requires properly signaling and changing lanes only when it is safe to do so. If a driver fails to maintain his or her lane, the result could be an accident in which the other driver and any passengers sustain critical injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a failure to maintain lane accident, you should contact the Jonesboro car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today. We are a large regional personal injury law firm with over 30 years of experience representing people injured in throughout the South.Establishing Liability for a Failure to Maintain Lane Accident
A driver’s failure to maintain his or her lane can result from negligent actions, such as drunk driving, distracted driving, driving while fatigued, texting while driving, aggressive driving, reckless driving, cell phone use while driving, and more. Let us say, for example, that you are driving along Interstate 555, and in the lane next to you is another driver. The other driver is texting and does not notice that he is veering out of his lane. Within seconds, the other driver collides with your car and injures you.
Immediately after a motor vehicle collision, you should dial “9-1-1.” If the accident occurred in Craighead County, officers from the Jonesboro Police Department, which is located at 1001 South Caraway Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401, may be dispatched to your location. Police officers at the scene will likely transcribe statements from all parties involved and make notes regarding the damages at the scene of the accident. Obtaining a copy of the police report regarding the collision can be beneficial to your case.
When pursuing non-economic and economic damages for your injuries and losses, which may include lost wages, disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and medical bills, you will need to establish the negligence of the other driver. This can be accomplished by proving that your injuries were caused by the defendant’s breach of a duty of reasonable care that was owed to you. For additional assistance in substantiating your claim, among other things, you should retain a knowledgeable car accident attorney in the Jonesboro area. Otherwise, important evidence may never be identified.Discuss Your Case with a Skilled Automobile Accident Lawyer in Jonesboro
Failure to maintain lane accidents have the potential to permanently alter the lives of individuals by leaving them with debilitating injuries and significant losses. With over 30 attorneys and more than 120 staff members, Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has the resources necessary to fight for you to get the compensation you need and deserve. Our firm serves people injured across Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, and Meridian. Contact our Jonesboro attorneys today toll-free at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free appointment. It is easy to see why NST is the way to go if you need a motor vehicle collision attorney in Arkansas.