Jonesboro Pedestrians and Cyclists Hit by Trucks
Attorneys Advocating for Big Rig Collision Victims in Jonesboro
In Craighead County, it is crucial that motorists share the road with others, such as pedestrians and cyclists. While this is true for drivers of standard passenger vehicles, it is especially true for truck drivers and their colossal trucks that they drive. If reasonable care is not used by truck drivers when cyclists and pedestrians are nearby, the result could easily be catastrophic. If you were a pedestrian or cyclist hit by a truck, you should contact one of the Jonesboro truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that is dedicated to serving trucking crash victims throughout Arkansas and the rest of the South. Our firm is comprised of more than 30 attorneys and over 120 support staff members.
Pedestrians and Cyclists Hit by Trucks in Jonesboro
Accidents in which pedestrians and cyclists are hit by trucks can occur in many places in Jonesboro. For example, let us say that you are cycling on East Nettleton Avenue near the intersection of South Caraway Road. A commercial truck is on the same street and headed in your direction. The truck driver is severely fatigued and can barely keep his eyes open. Within seconds, he closes his eyes, and his truck starts veering out of his lane. The trucker ends up colliding into you, leaving you with significant injuries that require immediate emergency medical attention.
After the collision, you are rushed to NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, located at 4800 East Johnson Avenue, Jonesboro, AR 72401. You stay there for a few days, thus missing work. When you start to think about the financial aspect of lost wages and medical bills, you start to panic because you know you cannot afford them. If your doctor tells you that surgery is needed and that you may require follow-up treatment for months, you wonder how these future medical bills will be paid off. In order to recover economic damages for monetary losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages for intangible losses, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life, you will need to establish the truck driver’s negligence or any negligence on the part of the trucker’s employer.
To establish the negligence of the truck driver, you must prove that the trucker owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached that duty, and directly caused you to suffer injuries as a result. When dealing with truck drivers and their employers, it is highly recommended that you retain a truck accident lawyer in the Jonesboro area with extensive experience in trucking litigation. When your recovery hangs in the balance, it pays to have good legal representation. Sometimes, an attorney can be the difference between recovering the maximum amount of damages and nothing at all. Trucking companies often send out teams of investigators to begin investigating and mitigating their damages immediately following a wreck. Without someone on your side to look out for your interests, critical evidence may disappear or be destroyed.
Call Us to Discuss Your Case and See How We May Be Able to Help
It is important that truck drivers use reasonable care when driving. Otherwise, they could run over pedestrians and cyclists, which would likely leave them with horrific, agonizing injuries if they survive. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz serves pedestrians and cyclists hit by trucks across 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 us today toll-free at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form to schedule a free appointment with a trucking accident attorney in Jonesboro. 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.