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Knoxville Speeding Accidents

Knoxville Speeding Accidents

Experienced Motor Vehicle Collision Lawyers in Knoxville

Speeding kills. Those traveling at excessive speeds on roads like I-40 or I-75 put themselves in danger as well as those around them as well. Tennessee averages close to 7,500 speeding related crashes each year. Speeding greatly affects the reaction time of drivers, their stopping distance, and their ability to notice their surroundings. When a speeding accident occurs, severe injuries or death can result. The Knoxville car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz handle auto accident cases involving traumatic injuries. Moreover, our attorneys have successfully obtained over $1.5 billion in compensation on behalf of clients through settlements, judgments, and verdicts. As the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm based in Tennessee, we have a team of 33 lawyers and 120 support staff members dedicated to helping accident victims.

Recovering Compensation After Being Injured in the Knoxville Area

It is important to contact an attorney immediately following a speeding accident to start paving your way to a potential recovery for your injuries. The injured party will first need to prove that the speeding driver was negligent and caused the accident. To assert a negligence claim, the injured party must show that the defendant owed the injured party a duty to drive safely, that the defendant breached that duty, that the defendant’s breach caused the plaintiff’s injuries, and damages.

Damages come in many shapes and forms under Tennessee law. There are generally two types of damages that can be recovered – compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages, designed to make a victim whole, consist of economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages generally come in the form of medical bills, lost wages, and household services. Non-economic damages consist of pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. Sometimes it is necessary to hire expert witnesses to provide testimony regarding an injured party’s losses.

Under Tennessee law, punitive damages can be awarded if the injured party can prove that the defendant acted maliciously, intentionally, fraudulently, or recklessly. Punitive damages could be awarded in a speeding accident case if it can be proven that the defendant’s speeding was considered reckless driving. For instance, if the defendant drove 100 miles per hour through the University of Tennessee campus, it is likely that the defendant’s conduct would be considered reckless. It is important to contact the Knoxville Police Department immediately after an accident happened so that they can investigate, determine fault, and cite the defendant for speeding or reckless driving, if applicable. The Knoxville Police Department is located at 800 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Their phone number is (865) 215-7000.

Consult with a Knoxville Lawyer Today

Speeding accidents often result in serious injuries that can take many months to recover from, and sometimes injured parties are never able to make a full physical recovery. Paralysis, disfigurement, and brain damage are common diagnosis after high speed accidents, especially those that occur on highways and narrow roads. If you have been injured by a speeding driver in the Knoxville area, the attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to take your call. We can be contacted 24/7 for a free consultation, and we can meet with you at a location of your choice. Our car crash lawyers serve clients across Tennessee. Contact our office by calling 800-LAW-4004 or by completing our online form. Once you get to know us, you will see why NST is the way to go.

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Our Knoxville Office

408 N. Cedar Bluff Road

Suite 450

Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: 865-684-1000

Fax: 865-934-4364

Testimonials

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"The team at NST have done an amazing job with my Worker's Compensation case. Corey reached out at the beginning and talked me through the process and made me feel comfortable from the start. Monica and her paralegal Laurel were assigned to my case. They worked extremely hard to get me the care that I needed as fast as possible."
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"Everyone I dealt with from the beginning until the actual end was awesom! They are very knowledgeable at what they do. They also kept me posted along the way with great details of my daughters case. If you need an attorney, they are definitely the go to crew."
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"This is the third time I have had to use the service of NST. Each time they have been prompt, effective and professional with my case. I have referred family, friends and co workers to them as well. Everyone assigned to my case reached out to keep me updated on statuses, next course of action, and to just check on my general well being."

Settlements/Verdicts

$1,000,000.00

Our client was walking in a Tennessee gas station parking lot when he was struck by a commercial concrete truck. He broke both of his legs and underwent extensive medical treatment.

$1,400,000.00

Represented a Tennessee couple involved in an accident with a driver who hit them head on while driving on the wrong side of the road.

$2,200,000.00

Our firm represented a young man who was severely injured in an automobile accident caused by a construction company who negligently failed to place proper traffic signs at an intersection.