Jonesboro Highway Accidents
There are many highways in Jonesboro, including Highway 1, Highway 18, Highway 91, Highway 141, Highway 226, Highway 351, Highway 463, U.S. 49, U.S. 63, and I-555. These roadways are shared by vehicles ranging from the compact-sized to the massive, e.g., tanker trucks and commercial trucks. Since most vehicles are traveling at elevated speeds on highways, there is an increased likelihood for highway collisions to occur – collisions that could leave you with significant injuries.
The Jonesboro car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have been representing people injured in highway accidents that occurred in Jonesboro for more than 30 years. Our firm, which is comprised of 30 attorneys and over 120 staff members, is a large regional personal injury law firm that is committed to serving injured victims in Arkansas and throughout the South. Our Jonesboro car accident lawyers have recovered more than $1.5 billion in compensation on behalf of injured victims and their families.
Recovering Damages for Highway Accidents
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) calculated that there were 32,166 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2015, which resulted in 35,092 deaths. Many of those fatal accidents in 2015 occurred on highways and were caused by the negligence of some drivers, which may include distracted driving, texting while driving, drunk driving, driving while fatigued, speeding, reckless driving, and more. As with many other car crash cases, you will likely have to establish the negligence of the other driver by proving that the other driver failed to use reasonable care while driving and this failure caused you to suffer injuries.
In order to recover damages, you need to substantiate your claim. This may include photographing your injuries and the scene of the accident as well as gathering witness testimony. Hiring a lawyer in the Jonesboro area could provide you with assistance and insight in regards to procuring evidence. If your injuries from the accident resulted in you being treated at a medical facility like St. Bernards Medical Center – located at 225 East Jackson Avenue, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401 – you should obtain documentation of your injuries to support your claim. Your attorney can inform you of other ways you could strengthen your case.
Highway crashes can leave you with injuries that require around-the-clock hospital care, thus rendering you unable to work. Depending on numerous factors, such as the nature and severity of your injuries and losses, you may be entitled to compensatory damages in the form of either economic damages or non-economic damages. Economic damages can compensate you for monetary losses, such as lost wages, medical bills (both past and future), loss of earning capacity, and other out-of-pocket expenses that derive from the collision. Intangible losses, such as loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium, can be quantified and recovered in the form of non-economic damages.
Retain a Skilled Highway Accident Lawyer in the Jonesboro Area
Due to the elevated speed limits of most highways in comparison to other roads, the injuries you can sustain from being involved in a highway collision have the potential to leave you in critical condition. If you or a loved one has been injured in a highway accident, you should contact the Jonesboro attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz.
We serve injured people in Jonesboro and throughout Arkansas. Contact our office today toll-free at 1-800-LAW-4004 or complete our online form for a free appointment with a motor vehicle crash lawyer. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.
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