Jonesboro Failure to Maintain Lane Accidents
Car Wreck Attorneys Assisting Jonesboro’s Car Crash Victims
Countless collisions occur due to motorists failing to maintain their lane. In Arkansas, as well as other states, drivers are supposed to drive within their lane of traffic without crossing over the lines and weaving. If a driver does weave and cross over the lines, he or she may be pulled over by a police officer under suspicion of drunk driving. Of course drivers can change lanes, but changing lanes requires properly signaling and changing lanes only when it is safe to do so. If a driver fails to maintain his or her lane, the result could be an accident in which the other driver and any passengers sustain critical injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a failure to maintain lane accident, you should contact the Jonesboro car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today. We are a large regional personal injury law firm with over 30 years of experience representing people injured in throughout the South.
Establishing Liability for a Failure to Maintain Lane Accident
A driver’s failure to maintain his or her lane can result from negligent actions, such as drunk driving, distracted driving, driving while fatigued, texting while driving, aggressive driving, reckless driving, cell phone use while driving, and more. Let us say, for example, that you are driving along Interstate 555, and in the lane next to you is another driver. The other driver is texting and does not notice that he is veering out of his lane. Within seconds, the other driver collides with your car and injures you.
Immediately after a motor vehicle collision, you should dial “9-1-1.” If the accident occurred in Craighead County, officers from the Jonesboro Police Department, which is located at 1001 South Caraway Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401, may be dispatched to your location. Police officers at the scene will likely transcribe statements from all parties involved and make notes regarding the damages at the scene of the accident. Obtaining a copy of the police report regarding the collision can be beneficial to your case.
When pursuing non-economic and economic damages for your injuries and losses, which may include lost wages, disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and medical bills, you will need to establish the negligence of the other driver. This can be accomplished by proving that your injuries were caused by the defendant’s breach of a duty of reasonable care that was owed to you. For additional assistance in substantiating your claim, among other things, you should retain a knowledgeable car accident attorney in the Jonesboro area. Otherwise, important evidence may never be identified.
Discuss Your Case with a Skilled Automobile Accident Lawyer in Jonesboro
Failure to maintain lane accidents have the potential to permanently alter the lives of individuals by leaving them with debilitating injuries and significant losses. With over 30 attorneys and more than 120 staff members, Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has the resources necessary to fight for you to get the compensation you need and deserve. Our firm serves 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 our Jonesboro attorneys today toll-free at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free appointment. It is easy to see why NST is the way to go if you need a motor vehicle collision attorney in Arkansas.
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.