Jonesboro Rear-End Truck Accidents
Large trucks, such as commercial trucks, 18-wheelers, semi trucks, tractor-trailers, and tanker trucks, need more time and distance to come to a stop than standard passenger vehicles. This need is due to the sheer size and weight of most trucks. Sadly, it only takes a few seconds of inattention for a trucker to lose the window of time and distance needed to stop – resulting in a rear-end collision that could cause serious injuries like whiplash, lacerations, and head trauma. The Jonesboro truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have been fighting for people injured in rear-end truck accidents for more than 30 years. We are a large regional personal injury law firm with 30 attorneys and over 120 staff members. To date, our firm has recovered more than $1 billion in damages via verdicts, settlements, and judgments.Bringing a Claim Against a Truck Driver and Their Employer
Being rear-ended by a truck can leave you in pain – regardless of whether if it happened on a street in the suburbs or while traveling down an interstate like I-555. Those injuries you sustained in the collision may require you to seek medical attention at a medical facility, such as NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital on 4800 East Johnson Avenue, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401. Due to your injuries, you may not be able to work for quite some time. At the end of the day, you could be left with a mountain of medical bills and no source of income to chip the debt away.
Hiring a Jonesboro attorney who is well-versed in rear-end truck accidents can provide you with the knowledge and assistance needed to recover economic and non-economic damages that will compensate you for your injuries and losses. A lawyer can also help you substantiate your claim, which first needs to establish the truck driver’s negligence by showing that the trucker breached their duty of reasonable care that was owed to you and caused you to sustain injuries as a result. Your attorney can attempt to have important evidence preserved by the trucking company, photograph the scene of the accident, and ask witnesses about the collision.
In addition to the truck driver, you may be able to hold the trucker’s employer liable as well. There are many ways in which to hold a trucking company accountable. For example, if you can prove that the truck driver’s negligent actions occurred during the course and scope of their employment, you may be able to hold their employer vicariously liable. Negligent training may prove a trucking company’s liability if the truck driver was not trained on how to avoid rear-end collisions. There are other forms of negligence that could hold a trucking company liable, such as negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent maintenance of the truck.Retain an Experienced Truck Collision Lawyer in the Jonesboro Area
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end truck accident, the Jonesboro truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to represent you and fight the trucking company to get you the compensation you deserve. We serve injured victims in 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 us today toll-free at 1-800-LAW-4004 or complete our online form for a free appointment with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. It is easy to see why NST is the way to go.