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Jonesboro Parking Lot Car Accidents

Out of every five motor vehicle collisions, one happens in a parking lot. That is a lot, considering that there are millions of motor vehicle crashes that occur every year. Upon entering a parking lot, some drivers fall into a false sense of security, which makes them more likely to use their cell phone while driving and be susceptible to distractions. On the other hand, many other drivers become aggressive when entering a parking lot – especially when one is packed – in order to get a parking spot. The aforementioned mindsets and their correlating actions can result in serious accidents where injuries are sustained by the victims.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a parking lot car accident, you should contact the Jonesboro car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today to discuss your case and see if we may be able to help you as we have helped countless auto collision victims in Jonesboro, across Arkansas, and throughout the South.

Establishing Liability for a Parking Lot Car Accident

Collisions in parking lots can take many forms. A motorist could hit you as you are walking in a parking lot. As you are driving through a parking lot aisle, a driver could reverse out of their parking spot and ram into the side of your vehicle. Just as there are numerous forms a parking lot collision can take, there are also several negligent actions that can result in an accident in a parking lot, including distracted driving, cell phone use while driving, driving while fatigued, aggressive driving, speeding, road rage, texting while driving, and more.

For example, let us say that you are driving in the parking lot of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, located at 315 West Oak Avenue, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401. As you are driving around in search of a parking space, a driver is preparing to back out of their parking spot. However, the driver is too busy talking on his cell phone and thus fails to check his rearview mirror, side view mirrors, or look behind him before he backs out. As a result, the driver backs into your vehicle and causes you to sustain whiplash, lacerations, and a concussion.

When seeking economic and non-economic damages for losses stemming from the accident, which may include medical bills, loss of consortium, lost wages, and pain and suffering, you will have to establish the defendant’s negligence by proving that you sustained injuries because the defendant breached a duty of reasonable care that was owed to you. To defend you against possible allegations of comparative fault and maximize your recovery, you should hire a skilled car accident attorney in the Jonesboro area. A lawyer can be the difference between recovering all of your damages and nothing at all.

Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Car Wreck Lawyer in Jonesboro

Parking lot car accidents have the potential to inflict critical injuries upon victims – injuries that may be enduring and result in exorbitant medical bills and other out-of-pocket expenses. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Jonesboro attorneys can assert your rights and assist you in recovering damages for your injuries and losses.

Our firm helps victims In Jonesboro and throughout Arkansas. 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 crash attorney. Allow us to show you why NST is the way to go.

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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.

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Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.
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