Little Rock Speeding Truck Accidents
Most of us – if not all – know that we are not supposed to drive faster than the legal speed limit of the road on which we are driving. The faster you are driving, the longer it takes for you to slow down and come to a complete stop. In addition to the increased time needed to stop, the faster you drive can increase the severity of the injuries a person can sustain if you were to collide with them. Speeding can result in catastrophe. However, the stakes skyrocket when the equation of speeding involves a commercial truck doing the speeding. Due to their weight, they take even longer to come to a complete stop than standard passenger vehicles. If you or a loved one has been injured in a speeding truck accident, you should contact one of the Little Rock truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today. For over 30 years, our large regional personal injury law firm, consisting of more than 30 attorneys and over 120 staff members, had been representing trucking collision victims in the South.Steps to Take After a Speeding Truck Accident
After a trucking collision in which the truck driver was speeding, you should dial “9-1-1” to have police officers dispatched to your location. If your accident happened in Pulaski County, police officers from the Little Rock Police Department will likely be dispatched to your location. The Little Rock Police Department is located at 700 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201. Their phone number is (501) 371-4605. Obtaining a copy of the police report can be beneficial to establishing the negligence of the truck driver. A truck accident lawyer in the Little Rock area can help you gather evidence and inform you of other ways to substantiate your claim.
Establishing the negligence of the truck driver and/or trucking company is the key to recovering economic and non-economic damages from the truck driver for your injuries and losses stemming from the collision. In order to establish the defendant’s negligence, you must prove that your injuries are a direct result of the truck driver or trucking company breaching a duty of reasonable care that he owed you. Unfortunately, some trucking companies will do everything in their power to make it difficult for you to prove liability. For example, some trucking companies will try to hide or even destroy crucial evidence, e.g. maintenance records or a truck’s “black box,” that could establish their liability. Others may allow critical information to disappear in the normal course of business if a spoliation of evidence letter is not sent in a timely manner.
If a speeding truck carrying hazardous materials were to hit you, there would be numerous ways to prove liability because there are more things for that driver and his employer to maintain, such as a proper license and training. However, even if you were not hit by such a truck, there are ways in which you can hold the trucking company liable in addition to the truck driver. For example, the truck driver’s employer can be held directly liable for negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent training.NST Lawyers Can Help People Injured in Trucking Collisions Recover Damages
More often than not, speeding truck accidents result in catastrophe. Victims are usually left in critical condition and sustain permanent, life-altering injuries. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we believe that victims of trucking collisions should be compensated fairly for their injuries and losses. Our firm represents 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 collision attorney to represent you after an accident in Little Rock, NST is the way to go.