Jonesboro Head-On Truck Accidents
Head-on crashes are more dangerous and deadly than almost any other type of accident. This is because the impact force of two vehicles traveling in opposite directions is generally greater than in other types of accidents, which results in more serious accidents and more catastrophic injuries. When the head-on collision involves a commercial truck, very serious or fatal injuries are even more likely to occur. These cases often leave victims with thousands upon thousands of dollars in medical bills and other expenses. Many of the victims are also not able to return to work for extended periods, resulting in further losses.
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Jonesboro truck accident lawyers know what it takes to pursue compensation for our clients in these difficult cases. Our firm has handled head-on truck accidents and other accident cases for over 30 years, and we have recovered over $1.5 billion for our injured clients.
Pursuing Your Claims in a Head-On Truck Accident Case
Victims injured in head-on truck accidents are most commonly able to seek recovery for their losses by bringing a negligence action against the truck driver, the trucking company that employs the driver, or both. The essential elements that must be established for a negligence claim to succeed are: duty, breach, causation (actual and proximate), and damages. Evidence of the truck driver or trucking company’s negligence can potentially be found in many places, including police reports, witness statements, video footage, cell phone records, driver logs, and more. In some cases, negligence may also be established by showing that the truck driver or trucking company violated some safety statute or regulation, such as the ones promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Due to the large number of laws that govern the actions of commercial truck drivers and trucking companies, it is best to consult with an attorney experienced in truck accident cases to ensure that you are building the strongest case possible against those responsible for your injuries.
Once you have established that the truck driver, the trucking company, or both are responsible for your injuries, the focus of your case will shift to your damages. In most trucking accident cases, a victim’s damages will include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In head-on truck accident cases that result in serious or fatal injuries, such as a crash with a heavy tanker truck, additional damages will likely be available. These damages can include future medical expenses, future lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium, and others. In some cases, the opinion of an expert witness may be required to prove the amount of damages that the victim or their surviving family members are entitled to recover. By consulting with a trucking accident lawyer in Jonesboro about your case, you can ensure that you are taking all steps necessary to obtain maximum recovery.
Discuss Your Case with a Jonesboro Attorney
Dealing with the aftermath of a head-on truck accident can be overwhelming. However, the truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz want you to know that you do not have to face these challenges alone. With an office in Jonesboro, our attorneys are dedicated to helping accident victims in Craighead County obtain fair and just compensation for their losses, which is why we want to assist you with your case as well.
We serve personal injury clients in Jonesboro and throughout Arkansas. Contact our firm today for a free consultation by calling 800-529-4004 or by filling out our online form. NST is the way to go if you need a motor vehicle collision lawyer.
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