Jonesboro Common Injuries in Car Accidents
Motor Vehicle Crash Attorneys Fighting for Injured Victims in Jonesboro
In Craighead County, car accidents happen all the time, resulting in countless people being injured. Each car crash has its own distinct details, such as when the accident occurred, where the auto crash took place, the cause(s) of the collision, and the injuries sustained by individuals in the car wreck. Despite the uniqueness of each collision, there are common injuries in car accidents, and the Jonesboro car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz understand how these common injuries are valued by juries and can assist you in properly investigating and developing your case.
We are a large regional personal injury law firm that consists of 30+ attorneys and 120+ staff members. Our firm has been representing people throughout the South for more than 30 years, and we have proudly obtained compensation in excess of $1.5 billion for injured victims and their families via jury verdicts, judgments, and settlements.
Seeking Compensation for Common Injuries in Car Accidents
Severe injuries can be sustained in any type of auto accident, whether it be a speeding accident or a collision caused by texting while driving. In order to recover economic damages and non-economic damages after a car accident, you will likely have to prove the negligence of the other driver; basically, you will have to show that the other driver owed you a duty of reasonable care and breached that duty, which resulted in your injuries. For example, if you were rear-ended by another driver while on East Johnson Avenue near Arkansas State University, you would need to prove the other driver’s negligence to obtain compensation for your injuries and losses.
One way of reinforcing your claim is to obtain evidence from the scene of the crash, including contact information of witnesses and photographs of the vehicles involved. Obtaining documentation of your injuries after seeking medical attention is important in terms of validating your claim as well. Regarding the procurement of evidence for your case, you would be able to cover more ground and do it more efficiently with the help of an experienced attorney in the Jonesboro area. For example, while you are treating for your injuries, the lawyer you retained could obtain a copy of the police report regarding the accident and begin speaking with witnesses.
Common injuries in car accidents include:
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Skull fractures
- Broken bones
Whiplash can result in persistent neck pain and long-term ligament damages, and spinal cord damage could eventually result in paralysis. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to impaired vision, hearing loss, chronic migraines, and possibly hallucinations – both auditory and visual. Skull fractures and broken bones could possibly result in internal bleeding or the puncturing of an internal organ. No matter what type of injury you sustain from an accident, you should seek medical attention after a car collision.
Explore Your Options with a Skilled Injury Lawyer in the Jonesboro Area
Injuries from a car accident can take a toll on you and your family – both emotionally and financially. If you suffered an injury in an Arkansas car accident caused by another driver, our firm will take the time to assess your case and see how we can help. We represent people injured in Jonesboro and throughout Arkansas.
Please call Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free consultation with a car accident attorney. After speaking with us, you will see why NST is the way to go.
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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.
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Our firm represented a sixty one year old woman who suffered catastrophic injuries in an automobile wreck caused by an industrial forklift. As a result of this violent collision, our client sustained a traumatic brain injury and debilitating permanent and life changing abdominal injuries.