Knoxville Tailgating Accidents
Have you ever been driving and seen a driver behind you who was within a few feet of your bumper? If so, you likely experienced someone tailgating you. Tailgating is a leading cause of auto accidents in the United States, and it is no surprise when you consider the limited time the tailgater has to react due to driving so close to the car in front of them. Whether you are driving along a street like Cumberland Avenue or traveling down I-40, you can be the victim of tailgating. If you or a loved one has been injured in a tailgating accident, you should contact the Knoxville car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. With 30 attorneys and more than 120 staff members, we are the largest personal injury law firm based in Tennessee. Our firm has recovered damages in excess of $1.5 billion for injured victims and their families over the past 25+ years.Establishing Liability After a Tailgating Accident
Tailgating can be a part of aggressive driving or occur due to distracted driving or some other form of negligence. When pursuing compensation from another driver after a tailgating collision, you will have to prove that the other driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached that duty due to negligence, and caused you to sustain injuries as a result. However, the other driver may say that your brake lights were not working, for example, and suggest that you are either partially or completely at fault for the collision. Modified comparative negligence is the doctrine of negligence recognized by the State of Tennessee, so your recovery could be affected if you are found at fault by a jury.
Hiring a knowledgeable lawyer in Knox County can be the difference between being awarded the compensation you deserve and being barred from all of it. An attorney can defend you against allegations of comparative fault and help you gather evidence that may bolster your claim, such as the police report regarding the accident from the Knoxville Police Department – located at 800 Howard Baker Junior Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915 – and documentation of your injuries from the medical facility where you had your injuries examined. Eyewitness testimony and photographs of the scene of the accident as well as your injuries can all prove vital to proving your case and establishing the defendant’s liability.
Let us say, for example, that you were rear-ended on Murray Drive by another driver due to that person tailgating you. As a result, you sustained whiplash and a spinal cord injury, which rendered you unable to work at your job and caused you to incur medical bills from routine physical therapy sessions and hospital visits. Through the ordeal, you experienced pain and suffering as well as persistent apathy that alarmed and saddened your family. For monetary losses, such as the medicals bills and lost wages, you can be awarded economic damages. You can be awarded non-economic damages for the non-monetary (intangible) aspects, including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.Consult Our Knoxville Lawyers About Your Tailgating Accident Case
Tailgating collisions can cause you to sustain significant injuries that can put you and your family in a financial bind. The personal injury attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to assist you in recovering damages after such an accident. Our firm serves injured victims in Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, Caruthersville, and other communities across Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.