Jonesboro Wide Turns
Commercial truck drivers are supposed to exhibit caution when making wide turns because maneuvering a large truck is much more difficult than a standard passenger vehicle and colliding with one or multiple vehicles while performing a wide turn can happen in the blink of an eye. If a truck driver is cautious, follows the necessary procedures, and takes the time needed to safely execute a wide turn, he or she should be able to make a wide turn without an accident occurring. Unfortunately, some truck drivers bypass certain procedures and fail to check their mirrors when making wide turns, which can result in gruesome collisions. If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash caused by a truck driver’s negligence when they were making a wide turn, you should contact the Jonesboro truck accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz to discuss your case as well as the possibility of bringing a lawsuit against the truck driver and their employer for your injuries and losses.Recovering Damages for Accidents Caused by Wide Turns
Most wide turn accidents, also known as squeeze play accidents, are caused by a truck driver’s negligence, which can be driving while fatigued, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, distracted driving, and more. Let us say, for example, that you are driving on a stormy night near Arkansas State University, whose campus is located at 215 Aggie Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401, and then you stop at a stoplight. Near you at the intersection is a commercial truck that is preparing to make a wide turn. The truck driver is so fatigued that he can barely pay attention – not to mention he can barely see anything due to the diminished visibility caused by the bad weather. As a result, the truck driver fails to properly make the wide turn and you get hit by his truck.
To obtain compensation from the truck driver for your injuries and losses caused by the improper wide turn, you are likely going to have to establish the truck driver’s negligence by showing that the truck driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached it, and caused you to suffer injuries as a result. You should retain an experienced trucking accident attorney in the Jonesboro area to assist you in proving your claim. In addition to the truck driver, you may be able to hold the trucking company liable as well via theories of liability like vicarious liability or direct liability. Direct liability can include negligent training if the truck driver did not receive proper training on how to safely make turns in the large truck.
Depending on your injuries and losses, you may be entitled to compensatory damages. Compensatory damages can be categorized into two types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. For monetary losses stemming from the accident, which may include medical bills, crutches, wheelchairs, lost wages, and lost earning capacity, you may be awarded economic damages. Non-economic damages compensate for abstract losses, including loss of consortium, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement.Discuss Your Case with a Big Rig Crash Lawyer in Jonesboro
In Craighead County, a truck driver’s negligence when making a wide turn can result in you being caught in a collision and suffering critical injuries. When you are going head to head with a large trucking company for the compensation you deserve, the 30+ attorneys and 120+ staff members of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can provide you with hundreds of years of collective experience in trucking collision litigation to make sure you recover your deserved damages. We serve 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 us today toll-free at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form to schedule a free appointment with a motor vehicle crash attorney. After speaking with us, you will understand why NST is the way to go.