Jonesboro Delivery Truck Accidents
Big Rig Crash Lawyers Serving the Jonesboro Area
Have you been injured by a delivery vehicle? In today’s society, more and more delivery trucks are on the road. With the success of e-commerce businesses like eBay and Amazon, the demand is high to put thousands of delivery trucks on the road to provide the easiest shopping experience available. To deliver these goods, entities like the United States Postal Service (USPS), FedEx, and UPS employ thousands of drivers across the country. With Jonesboro interstates, highways, and neighborhood streets filled with these vehicles, delivery truck accidents are bound to happen. For over 30 years, Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has evolved into a large regional personal injury law firm, and our Jonesboro truck accident attorneys fight for injured victims each day. With 33 lawyers and over 120 support staff members, we have the experience and resources available to assist you in your personal injury claim.
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Anytime an accident happens, several questions arise. How did this happen? Who will take care of all of my medical expenses? How will I provide for my family?
In order to recover compensation after a delivery truck accident, the injured party must establish that the delivery driver or his employer acted negligently or recklessly. In doing so, the victim must show that the defendant violated a safety law or breached a duty owed to the victim. It is important to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer in Jonesboro following an accident that can investigate the wreck and devise an effective strategy for representing your interests.
Gathering evidence is crucial in delivery truck accident cases. To ensure critical evidence does not get destroyed, your lawyer can send a spoliation letter to the trucking company that demands preservation of evidence such as truck maintenance records, driver logs, delivery schedules, black box data, and any video footage that exists. It is also important to identify all of the parties involved in the wreck and their respective insurance carriers. A particular challenge of trucking accident cases is identifying all corporate defendants, including parent companies or subsidiaries.
To prove a defendant driver’s negligence, witness testimony is often important. Also helpful is physical evidence from the crash scene. An accident reconstruction expert can visit the scene, take photographs, and look for skid marks. This information can assist in recreating the crash and exploring whether any party took evasive action, such as braking.
Proving negligence can shift the focus to damages. In a delivery truck accident case, they can add up quickly. Many victims suffer economic losses, such as incurring medical bills or lost wages. Non-economic losses can include pain and suffering and emotional distress. Trucking accidents may prevent someone who lived an active lifestyle from partaking in hobbies, or their injuries could make it more difficult to play with children or grandchildren. Witness testimony plays a large role in establishing how a wreck affected a victim’s daily life.
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Delivery truck accidents can be devastating. Many times they result in severe injuries that require months of therapy and doctor’s appointments. If you have been struck by a careless delivery truck driver, the Jonesboro lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can evaluate your case and devise a strategy to pursue damages to which you are legally entitled. Our firm serves victims in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville, as well as other communities in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-LAW-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision attorney. Let us explain to you 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.