Jonesboro Truck Accidents Involving Bad Weather
Safe driving requires motorists to pay attention to their surroundings, abide by traffic laws, and anticipate what other drivers may or may not do to ensure their safety. Unfortunately, when bad weather is thrown into the safe driving equation, things get a lot trickier and the likelihood of a collision, especially with a large truck, skyrockets. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a truck accident involving bad weather, you should reach out to the Jonesboro truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that is committed to serving injured victims throughout the South. Our firm – comprised of more than 30 experienced lawyers and over 120 dedicated staff members – has been advocating for people injured in trucking crashes for more than 30 years. On behalf of our clients, we have recovered damages in excess of $1.5 billion to date through judgments, settlements, and jury verdicts.Truck Accidents Involving Bad Weather
In Craighead County, you may be driving on Interstate 555 during inclement weather and find yourself traveling next to a truck, such as a commercial truck, 18-wheeler, semi truck, tractor-trailer, tanker truck, or delivery truck. If a truck driver fails to exercise extreme caution in such conditions and collides with your vehicle, the truck driver may be held liable for the accident if you can establish the trucker’s negligence by showing that they owed you a duty to use reasonable care while driving but failed to do so, resulting in your injuries. Many truck accidents involving bad weather occur during periods of ice, snow, rain, and heavy fog.
Substantiating your claim is vital to your case, so it is important to photograph your injuries as well as the scene of the accident and gather additional evidence that may prove beneficial to you. While you may be able to do a lot on your own, it is beneficial to retain an experienced attorney in Jonesboro who can procure and preserve evidence that may be pivotal to your case. An example of attempting to preserve evidence would be a lawyer sending a trucking company a spoliation of evidence letter to deter the truck driver’s employer from destroying the truck’s “black box” data, which may contain information on how fast the truck was going at the time of the collision. Other evidence that could disappear over time includes video footage, driving logs, and other employment records.
Truck accidents involving bad weather often result in the individuals involved sustaining significant injuries, which could require them to be rushed to a nearby hospital like NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital – located at 4800 East Johnson Avenue, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401 – or St. Bernards Medical Center. Such injuries can also lead to devastating losses. Depending on the nature and severity of your injuries and losses, you may be entitled to economic damages and non-economic damages to compensate you for monetary and intangible losses, respectively, such as medical bills, lost wages, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.Talk to an Experienced Lawyer in the Jonesboro Area About Your Case
The personal injury lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have seen their fair share of truck accidents and all agree on the following statement: bad weather has a tendency of making dangerous situations worse, and that holds true when it comes to trucking collisions as well. Contact our firm today toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form for a free appointment with a motor vehicle collision attorney. Our firm serves injured victims in Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Meridian, and other communities in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. When it comes to hiring a Jonesboro lawyer to fight the trucking companies for your maximum compensation, NST is the way to go.