Little Rock Moving Truck Accidents
Many people who are moving usually rent moving trucks, with some of those renters operating the truck themselves – despite being inexperienced. For the ones that acknowledge their own inexperience and decide it is not the safest idea for them to operate such a vehicle, they tend to utilize the services of drivers with moving truck experience. Unfortunately, certain drivers may be poorly trained, which can result in a collision just like an inexperienced driver. If you or a loved one has been injured in a moving truck accident, you should contact one of the Little Rock truck accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. Our large regional personal injury law firm consists of more than 30 knowledgeable attorneys and over 120 committed staff members, enabling us to provide our clients with personalized attention and numerous resources. We have been representing injured clients for more than 25 years.Seeking Recovery After a Moving Truck Accident
While traveling on Interstate 30, for example, near the Arkansas Department of Transportation, which is located at 10324 I-30, Little Rock, Arkansas 72209, you could be rear-ended by a moving truck that was being manned by an inexperienced driver. Such a crash can leave you with injuries like whiplash, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and more. Your injuries may be so severe that you are rushed from the scene of the accident to a nearby medical center, such as Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock – located at 9601 Baptist Health Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.
In order to recover compensatory damages for your injuries and losses following a collision with a moving truck, you will have to establish the other driver’s negligence. In cases of moving truck crashes, the negligence is usually improper loading, equipment failure, or driving while fatigued, but keep in mind that negligence can take many forms, not just of the three aforementioned examples. To establish negligence, you must show that the other driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached said duty, and caused you to become injured. An auto accident lawyer in the Little Rock area can provide you with the help and guidance you need to prove your case.
The establishment of liability in your case will allow the focus of your case to be redirected to the damages aspect. Victims of motor vehicle collisions are usually awarded compensatory damages, which can be broken down into two types of damages: economic and non-economic damages. Your injuries and losses directly affect what types of damages you may be entitled to. For instance, medical bills, lost wages, and other monetary losses are not eligible for non-economic damages. For the losses just mentioned, you can be awarded economic damages. Non-economic damages are awarded for abstract losses stemming from accidents; such losses include pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. If a driver employed by a moving truck company caused the collision, Arkansas’ vicarious liability doctrine may apply, under which an employer can be held responsible for negligent acts of its employee committed during the course and scope of employment.Contact One of Our Attorneys in Little Rock to Discuss Your Case
At the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we know what moving truck accidents can do to people and their families. Our firm has seen it time and time again. That is why we fight on behalf of victims of trucking 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 appointment. If you need a trucking collision attorney to represent you, NST is the way to go.