Jonesboro T-Bone Truck Accidents
Big Rig Collision Lawyers Advocating for People Injured in Jonesboro
In Craighead County, you could be driving through the intersection of Parker Road and Southwest Drive and get the side of your vehicle rammed by the front of a commercial truck, resulting in a T-bone accident. These accidents can inflict injuries upon the individuals inside the vehicle that was T-boned, especially those that were on the side that was struck. If you or a loved one has been injured in a T-bone truck accident, you should contact the Jonesboro truck accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that has represented accident victims in Jonesboro, across Arkansas, and throughout the South for more than 30 years. Due to our unwavering commitment to our clients, our firm has recovered over $1.5 billion in damages on behalf of injured victims and their families.
Pursuing Recovery for a T-Bone Truck Accident
Proving the truck driver’s negligence – which in this case could be anything from driving while fatigued to speeding – is what you will likely have to do to recover damages after a T-bone trucking collision. This can be done by showing that the trucker owed you a duty to drive safely, breached that duty, and caused you to sustain injuries as a result. After a collision, it is important to call the police or dial 911. Police officers from the Jonesboro Police Department, which is located at 1001 South Caraway Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401, may be dispatched to your location and compose a police report after hearing statements and assessing the damage. Acquiring a copy of that police report can support your claim, and testimony from witnesses at the scene of the accident can substantiate your claim as well.
In addition to the truck driver, you may be able to hold the trucker’s employer liable as well. If the collision was caused by the truck driver speeding, for example, the trucking company may be held liable for negligent hiring if the trucker was hired despite the company knowing from a background check that the truck driver had received numerous speeding charges in the previous year. Negligent training and negligent supervision are additional actions that may prove the trucking company’s liability. If the truck driver was negligent during the course and scope of employment, the employer can be held vicariously liable. An experienced attorney in the Jonesboro area could recommend other forms of liability that may be applicable to your case.
T-bone crashes can leave you with broken bones, spinal cord damage, and lacerations – all of which could easily put you out of commission for an extended period of time. That can mean missing work and even an extended stay at a hospital. If you have been in that situation before, you probably wondered how you will pay for those bills and any associated medical devices that you may need. Depending on your injuries and losses, you may be entitled to compensatory damages – more specifically, economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages can be awarded for monetary losses, such as lost wages and medical bills (both past and future), while non-economic damages attempt to quantify and compensate for the intangible losses, including pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Consult a Jonesboro Lawyer About Your Case
When you have suffered critical injuries due to a T-bone truck accident, you should be represented by a firm with the experience and resources needed to successfully recover damages from the large trucking companies. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we have over 30 attorneys and more than 120 dedicated staff members with trucking litigation experience throughout the South. Our firm serves people injured 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 for a free appointment with a motor vehicle collision attorney. NST is the way to go.