Little Rock Override Accidents
When the front of a commercial truck hits and runs over another vehicle, it is known as an override collision. This type of truck accident is extremely dangerous because the driver and passengers of the vehicle being run over can sustain critical injuries or possibly be crushed to death. Override collisions can easily be prevented if truck drivers use reasonable care when driving, but unfortunately, not all truck drivers do. If you have suffered injuries from an override accident, the Little Rock truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can discuss your case with you and may be able to assist you in bringing a lawsuit against the truck driver and possibly their employer. For more than 25 years, our large regional personal injury law firm, consisting of over 30 lawyers and more than 120 staff members, has been fighting for truck crash victims in the South.Holding a Truck Driver Responsible for an Override Accident
While you can experience an override crash practically wherever there is a commercial truck in Pulaski County, you are more likely to experience one while traveling on an interstate highway, such as Interstate 30, Interstate 440, Interstate 430, and Interstate 630. This likelihood is due to the high speed at which vehicles usually travel on interstate highways and the fact that commercial trucks tend to be heavy, which results in them taking longer to slow down and come to a complete stop. Many of these accidents happen due to the negligence of truck drivers, which can range from driving while fatigued to intoxicated driving.
This type of collision usually leaves victims with exorbitant medical bills and significant lost wages. In order to recover compensatory damages from a truck driver, you must prove his negligence by showing that he directly caused you to suffer injuries because he breached a duty of reasonable care that he owed you. A skilled truck accident lawyer in the Little Rock area can help you substantiate your claim of negligence against the truck driver and even possibly hold the truck driver’s employer liable as well. There are many theories of liability that can be used to hold a trucking company liable. For example, the truck driver’s employer may be held liable under the theory of direct liability for acts of negligence like negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent training. To determine which causes of action may apply to your case, an attorney will investigate the accident and can send a spoliation of evidence letter to the trucking company to help ensure critical information does not get destroyed.
Damages can take center stage once liability has been established. The damages you may be entitled to are affected by the nature and severity of your injuries and losses. For monetary losses, including lost wages, past and future medical bills, and lost earning capacity, you can be awarded economic damages. Future medicals can be awarded if they are supported by a doctor. Non-economic damages attempt to quantify the intangible losses and compensate for them accordingly. Intangible losses include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. In an accident that produces catastrophic injuries, non-economic losses may be large if the victim is unable to enjoy hobbies or spend time with family as he or she did prior to the wreck.NST Can Fight For the Compensation You Deserve
When trucks collide with other vehicles and result in override accidents, the aftermath can be gruesome. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we can assert your rights and fight the trucking company on your behalf to recover damages for your injuries and losses. We represent people injured 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 motor vehicle crash lawyer to represent you, NST is the way to go.