Little Rock Rush Hour Accidents
Driving during the morning and evening rush hour can be perilous. Both are time frames in which traffic tends to be the most congested as well as when many motorists – even those who are normally safe drivers – exhibit dangerous, negligent behavior in the forms of speeding, aggressively driving, erratically weaving in and out of traffic without signaling, tailgating, and more. Such negligent actions usually result in collisions that severely injure those involved and cause traffic to become backed up. If a rush hour accident caused by another driver has left you or a loved one with injuries, you may be able to recover compensatory damages with the assistance of one of the Little Rock car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. As a large regional personal injury law firm, we fight each day on behalf of auto collision victims in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky, just as we have done for over 30 years.Seeking Damages from a Rush Hour Accident
To illustrate an example of a rush hour collision, let’s say that you are driving on I-630 near the US Veterans Affairs Department – located at 4300 West 7th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205 – on your way to work one morning during rush hour. For the most part, traffic is moving slowly, with the vehicles in traffic repeating the process of stopping, rolling forward a few feet, and stopping again. Due to this level of stagnation, the driver behind you decides to start text messaging, which causes the driver to not fully pay attention when they roll forward in traffic. This ultimately results in the distracted driver rear-ending the back of your vehicle.
Rush hour crashes can occur at a low speed like in the previous illustration or at high speeds when drivers, for example, are barreling through traffic and making unsafe lane changes. While collisions occurring at higher speeds tend to result in more significant injuries than injuries sustained in crashes happening at lower speeds, you can still be seriously injured in a low-speed collision and even rushed to a nearby hospital.
To recover compensatory damages for your monetary losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, as well as your abstract losses, such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, you will have to establish the other driver’s negligence by proving that the defendant breached a duty of reasonable care that he or she owed you, which resulted in you being injured. To aid you in substantiating your claim, you should consider retaining a skilled car accident attorney in the Little Rock area. Your lawyer can be your eyes, ears, and voice throughout what can be a complex legal process. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of properly investigating an auto accident and uncovering relevant evidence.Explore Your Options with One of Our Lawyers in Little Rock
Navigating rush hour traffic is bad enough, but being involved in a rush hour accident can be a disastrous nightmare that leaves you with costly, debilitating injuries. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz represents car crash victims 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 us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with an auto accident attorney. After speaking with us, you will know why NST is the way to go.