Jonesboro Head-On Truck Accidents
Big Rig Crash Attorneys Serving the Jonesboro Area
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 throughout Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri, including in cities like Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Oxford, Tupelo, Meridian, Columbus, Starkville, Grenada, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, Caruthersville, Hayti, and more. 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.
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.