Little Rock Interstate Truck Accidents
Truckers driving in Pulaski County can cause nearby drivers of smaller vehicles to feel nervous, especially when traveling on interstate highways like I-430, I-630, I-30, and I-440. Unlike on streets in metropolitan areas, most vehicles on interstates tend to being traveling at high speeds due to the higher speed limits for these roads. A commercial truck combined with elevated speed and negligence can result in a devastating collision in the blink of an eye. If you or a loved one has been injured in an interstate truck accident, you should contact one of the Little Rock truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. For your convenience, we are available 24/7 to take your call and discuss your case. Our large regional personal injury law firm is comprised of over 30 lawyers and more than 120 diligent staff members, enabling us to provide our clients with personalized attention and numerous resources. For more than 30 years, our firm has been representing truck crash victims in the South.Pursuing Compensation Following an Interstate Truck Accident
After being involved in a trucking collision on an interstate highway in Arkansas, you may be hospitalized for your injuries and forced to miss work. Medical bills and lost wages can diminish one’s savings quickly, and Arkansas law can allow you recover damages to compensate you for such economic losses as well as additional losses stemming from the collision. In order to recover compensatory damages, you will likely have to establish the truck driver’s negligence by proving that you were owed a duty of reasonable care, but the trucker breached that duty, which resulted in you sustaining injuries. Although truck drivers are required to undergo safety training, a common form of negligence is speeding.
For example, let us say that you are driving along I-430, and there is a construction zone ahead of you. Naturally, you decelerate as you approach the construction zone, but the driver of the tanker truck behind you is not paying attention to the road and rear-ends you as a result. The collision leaves you with serious injuries, including whiplash, head trauma, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. Even in such a scenario where you feel your case will be easily won, you should hire a trucking accident lawyer in the Little Rock area who is experienced in trucking litigation and battling large insurance companies.
The truck driver in the previous example could possibly assert that he rear-ended you because your tail lights were not working, which could result in your recovery being reduced if a judge or jury agrees. Luckily, an attorney can take steps to help protect you against such allegations of comparative fault by speaking with witnesses and retaining experts when necessary. Your lawyer can also help you hold the truck driver’s employer liable for your injuries as well. For instance, the trucking company can be held vicariously liable for the conduct of the truck driver if the conduct occurred within the course and scope of employment. If discovery reveals that the company failed to properly train the driver or hired someone incompetent to drive, direct liability may apply.Discuss Your Case with an NST Attorney Today
When you are driving on an interstate highway, all it takes is a nearby trucker making one false move to involve you in an interstate truck accident and change your life forever. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz represents victims of 18-wheeler and semi-truck collisions in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities throughout Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact us today by calling toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form for a free consultation. If you need a truck crash lawyer to represent you, NST is the way to go.