Jonesboro Hydroplane Car Accidents
Attorneys Fighting for Jonesboro Auto Accident Victims
When the roads are wet, reducing one’s speed while driving is important to one’s safety as well as the safety of others. In addition, tire maintenance plays a key role in being able to drive safely on slick roads. Unfortunately, there are drivers that have bald tires and do not exercise caution when there are wet road conditions. This neglect can cause a vehicle to hydroplane, which can result in a collision where victims sustain serious injuries. If you have suffered injuries from a hydroplane car accident that was caused by another driver, you should contact the Jonesboro car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today to discuss your case. Our firm, which is comprised of more than 30 attorneys and over 120 staff members, is a large regional personal injury law firm that has served car collision victims for over 30 years.
How to Recover Compensatory Damages for a Hydroplane Car Accident
In Craighead County, seeking compensation for your injuries and losses in the forms of economic and non-economic damages requires you to establish the negligence of the other driver. Some examples of negligence include distracted driving, texting while driving, speeding, driving while fatigued, drunk driving, cell phone use while driving, aggressive driving, tailgating, and reckless driving. In order to establish the other driver’s negligence, you must prove that the other driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached said duty, and caused you to suffer injuries. A car accident attorney in the Jonesboro area can help you substantiate your case.
To illustrate a hydroplane car accident, let us say that you are driving on Red Wolf Boulevard near Arkansas State University, located at 2105 Aggie Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401. The road you are on is partially flooded due to recent rainfall. A driver in the lane adjacent to you is texting rather than paying attention to the road. Judging by the high speed of the driver, he does not seem to be aware of the road’s condition. While his eyes are still glued on his phone, the driver speeds through a pool of water and starts hydroplaning. The hydroplaning vehicle skids into your lane and strikes the side of your vehicle, causing you to sustain significant injuries.
An accident caused by another driver hydroplaning may leave you with injuries that render you unable to partake in activities you enjoyed prior to the accident. For example, if a hydroplane collision results in both of your arms being broken, you may be unable to play tennis anymore, which could leave you in a state of depression. Loss of enjoyment of life, as seen in the previous example, may entitle you to non-economic damages. Other intangible losses that may entitle you to non-economic damages include loss of consortium, disfigurement, and pain and suffering. On the other hand, monetary losses, such as lost wages and medical bills, may entitle you to economic damages. A skilled Jonesboro attorney will understand which classes of damages apply to your situation.
Call Our Jonesboro Lawyers to Discuss Your Car Accident Case
When cars lose traction on the road and skid due to wet road conditions, hydroplane car accidents can occur, which often leave victims with medical bills and stress. For over 30 years, the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has been helping victims of car crashes throughout 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 office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free appointment with a car wreck lawyer. After speaking with us, you will understand why NST is the way to go.
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.