Jonesboro Cell Phone Car Accidents
Motor Vehicle Collision Attorneys Serving Jonesboro and the Surrounding Area
For most people, carrying their cell phone everywhere they go has become a routine part of daily life. Cell phones not only allow us to stay constantly connected to the world around us, they also come with an array of features and applications that are useful in our everyday lives. With so many opportunities for distraction available in one easily-accessible device, there is a strong temptation for people to use their cell phones even when their attention should be focused elsewhere. Unfortunately, people often give in to this temptation while driving. If you are injured in a cell phone car accident, your injuries could result in substantial medical bills and leave you unable to work for an extended period of time. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Jonesboro car accident lawyers understand how difficult this situation can be for injured victims. Our firm has dedicated over 30 years of practice to seeking compensation for our injured clients, and we want to use that experience to help you recover for your injuries as well. Call our office today so we can show you why NST is the way to go.
Establishing Liability in a Cell Phone Car Accident Case
The National Safety Council estimates that over 25% of all car accidents that occur in the United States are associated with texting while driving. Each year, nearly 1.6 million wrecks involve cell phone use. With all of the campaigns against texting while driving, many might assume that texting is the only issue. However, any manner of cell phone use while driving slows driver reaction times and increases the likelihood than a car wreck will occur. This is true whether the driver is texting, reading an article on their phone, playing a mobile game, or even just talking with someone else.
All drivers in Arkansas owe a duty to those around them to operate their vehicle in a manner that is reasonable under the circumstances. If a driver operates their vehicle in an unreasonable manner, such as driving while distracted by a cell phone, and causes an accident, those injured in the accident will likely have a legal claim for negligence against that driver. Proof of the other driver’s unreasonable actions will be essential to the claim, which is why it is important to contact an experienced car accident attorney in the Jonesboro area immediately after an accident occurs. Your attorney will be able to investigate the facts of the accident and obtain evidence from police reports, witness testimony, cell phone records, and other sources to support the negligence claim. Your attorney will also thoroughly analyze the case to ensure you are properly seeking compensation for all categories of damages to which you may be entitled. Without the assistance of an accident attorney who specializes in car accidents, injured victims run the risk of recovering less than they deserve, or perhaps nothing at all.
Seek Guidance From Our Jonesboro Attorneys Today
If you have been injured in a cell phone car accident in Jonesboro or the surrounding area, contact the Jonesboro attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz to discuss your rights. Our firm has over 30 attorneys and more than 100 support staff who are ready to fight for your legal rights. We serve accident victims in Jonesboro, Little Rock, Memphis, Chattanooga, Nashville, Knoxville, Jackson, Tupelo, Oxford, Meridian, Columbus, Starkville, Grenada, Hayti, Caruthersville, and other cities throughout Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. To schedule your free consultation with our attorneys, call us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or fill out our online form. NST is the way to go if you were injured in a car wreck in Jonesboro.
Most car accidents are preventable and occur as a result of errors by one or more drivers. To prove liability, you will need to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the driver owed you a duty of care, which was breached, and that your injuries resulted from the driver’s carelessness. Damages that may be available in these cases often include medical expenses, lost income, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
Truck drivers are required to follow numerous detailed regulations, including rules related to hours of service, keeping a logbook, and maintenance procedures. Many of these regulations are intended to protect other people on the road from harm. In some states, if a driver violated a law that was enacted to protect the public, the violation can create a rebuttable presumption of negligence. Trucking companies are also required to follow a number of regulations, including rules related to background checks of drivers and proper supervision. They often may be held directly or indirectly liable for a truck accident.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates applications for disability benefits. Although many people pay into this system throughout their lives, many legitimate claims are initially denied, and this process may be less straightforward than claimants expect. The SSA uses a five-step sequential evaluation to determine whether to grant benefits to an applicant. Each step is considered in a set order. We can present your case in a persuasive manner and help you appeal a denial of a meritorious claim if needed. This could include representing you in a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Workers’ compensation functions slightly differently in each state. In Tennessee, for example, businesses that employ five or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you may recover benefits, such as medical costs and disability. Neither your employer’s nor your own culpability for your injuries will prevent you from collecting these benefits. However, it may still be a struggle to obtain benefits from your employer’s insurer. We can help you navigate this challenging process.
If you were harmed by a health care professional’s failure to use the appropriate level of care in providing treatment to you, you may be able to recover compensation. Most medical malpractice lawsuits require retaining an expert to determine the accepted standard of care and explain what the defendant did that fell short of this standard, as well as how the inappropriate conduct caused the patient’s injuries.
When you buy a toy, car, medication, or other product, you do not expect to be hurt. If you are injured, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. There are three types of defects that may be actionable: manufacturing, design, and marketing (also known as failure to warn). Manufacturers may be held accountable under multiple different theories, including strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and concealment. For example, if you take a drug that causes you to develop cancer, but you were not told that a potential side effect of the drug was developing cancer, you may have grounds to hold the manufacturer strictly liable for its failure to warn you of the risk.
Nursing home residents are often elderly or disabled, and thus they are especially vulnerable to neglect, physical abuse, and exploitation by staff members. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed or employ staff members who are inadequately trained to deal with potentially frustrating situations. Nursing homes are required to protect their residents from physical, mental, and emotional harm by providing a safe environment, as well as adequately training and supervising staff. A failure to do so may be grounds for a nursing home negligence lawsuit for damages.
Property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe. In most situations, this includes an obligation to inspect the property for dangerous conditions and fix them or provide warnings about them so that visitors are not harmed. One type of dangerous condition, which may present a particular problem in apartment complexes or shopping centers, consists of inadequate security measures such as broken locks, poor lighting, or a lack of security guards. A failure to take security measures when appropriate may allow third-party criminals to assault, rob, rape, or otherwise harm visitors and tenants. You may be able to recover damages if you can prove that the defendant knew or should have known about a history of attacks similar to yours and taken appropriate security measures to reduce the risk of further incidents.
Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer in Memphis or the Surrounding Regions
If you are dealing with a devastating injury or medical condition, the Memphis personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can evaluate and explain your options. Our firm has 30 attorneys and more than 100 staff members, and we serve injured people in many areas of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability lawyer. Once you have learned more about our vigorous advocacy for the rights of the injured, you will realize that NST is the way to go.