Little Rock Dump Truck Accidents
Dump trucks are a unique hazard for other drivers on the road. On one hand, their size and weight present the same dangers that standard commercial trucks present to other motor vehicles. On the other hand, they also carry large, heavy loads of various materials. If the load is not properly secured, it could cause an accident even if the dump truck itself is not directly involved in a collision. Insurance companies that insure truckers and their employers know of these risks, which is why they will fight aggressively against any claims by a party injured in a dump truck accident. For this reason, it is important for truck accident victims to contact an attorney who can help them pursue their claims and protect their rights. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Little Rock truck accident lawyers are ready to do just that. With over 30 attorneys and more than 120 support staff members, our firm has the experience and resources you will need to fight for the compensation you deserve.Building a Case Against Dump Truck Drivers and Trucking Companies for Negligence
Dump truck accidents can happen for a number of reasons. Sometimes, the accident is caused by the negligence of the truck driver. For example, a truck driver could be barreling down I-30 while distracted by a cell phone or a conversation with a passenger, totally unaware that traffic up ahead has slowed down until it is too late to avoid an accident. Other common examples of truck driver negligence include speeding, tailgating, failing to properly secure a load, driving while fatigued, and driving under the influence. Many of these wrecks occur near construction sites, meaning extreme caution is needed.
Other times, dump truck accidents are caused by the negligence of the trucking company. Examples of possible trucking company negligence can include negligently hiring a driver with a poor record, failing to properly maintain their vehicles, overloading their vehicles, encouraging their drivers to drive for longer than allowed by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, and failing to follow other FMCSA safety rules. In addition, trucking companies can be held responsible for the negligent actions of the truck drivers that they employ. Under the doctrine of vicarious liability, trucking companies may be held liable for the negligent actions of their drivers if those actions occurred during the course and scope of the driver’s employment.
Once liability for the accident has been established, a person injured in a dump truck accident can recover damages to compensate them for losses caused by the collision. Depending on the severity of the injuries involved, the available damages might include past and future lost wages, past and future medical bills, lost earning capacity, loss of consortium, and more. The defendant’s insurance company will likely attempt to reduce the damages that the injured party can recover by arguing that the injured party shares some fault for the accident. However, an injured party that has contacted an attorney who is experienced in truck accident cases in Little Rock will have someone by his or her side who can argue against the insurance company every step of the way.Consult with an Experienced Trucking Accident Lawyer Today
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we never want to see an injured victim receive less compensation than they deserve. Our Little Rock attorneys are committed to pursuing our clients’ personal injury claims to the fullest extent under the law, and we are ready to go toe-to-toe with aggressive trucking companies and their insurers. If you have a personal injury case that you would like to discuss with an Arkansas attorney, call NST toll-free at 800-529-4004 or fill out our online form to set up your free consultation. Our firm serves injured victims in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Starkville, Grenada, Oxford, Jackson, Tupelo, Meridian, Columbus, Caruthersville, Hayti, and other cities across Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Let us show you why NST is the way to go if you were hurt in a truck wreck in Little Rock, AR.