Little Rock T-Bone Truck Accidents
The sides of most standard passenger vehicles are not equipped to handle collisions as well as the front and back of the car, so when a vehicle does collide headfirst with the side of another vehicle, resulting in a T-bone collision, the result can be devastating. When the vehicle T-boning the side of a standard passenger vehicle is a commercial truck, however, the aftermath can be catastrophic due to the high probability of the driver and passengers of the standard passenger vehicle sustaining more severe injuries like broken bones, internal bleeding, skull fractures, head trauma, whiplash, spinal cord injuries, concussions, lacerations, punctured lungs, and more. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a T-bone truck accident, you should contact the Little Rock truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today to discuss your case and let us guide you through the legal process.Establishing Liability for T-Bone Truck Accidents
T-bone truck accidents can occur due to negligence ranging from distracted driving or driving while fatigued to speeding or intoxicated driving. For example, a truck driver in Pulaski County could be speeding towards the intersection of Kanis Road and John Barrow Road. Before he gets to it, though, the stoplight turns red. The size and weight of his massive truck prevents him from being able to stop at the red light, so he ends up barreling through the intersection as you are driving through it and T-bones the side of your vehicle. The collision leaves you with dire injuries as a result, requiring immediate treatment at the emergency room at nearby Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock at 9601 Baptist Health Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.
In order to recover damages from the truck driver for your injuries and losses, you are going to have to prove that the truck driver’s negligence caused him to breach the duty of reasonable care that he owed you, and it was that breach that caused you to sustain injuries and suffer damages. You can substantiate your claim by taking pictures of the scene of the accident, gathering eyewitness testimony, and photographing your injuries. However, an experienced trucking accident attorney in Little Rock could help you not only hold the truck driver liable, but also his employer – whether it be through vicarious liability or direct liability. Your attorney may need to consult with an expert witness well-versed in the commercial trucking industry to analyze driving logs, maintenance reports, and other sources of information.
Proving liability will allow the focus to shift to damages and helping you recover fair compensation for what you have been through. Compensatory damages in the forms of economic damages and non-economic damages may be awarded to you, but that depends on the nature and severity of your injuries and losses. Monetary losses, including lost earning capacity, medical bills, and lost wages, can be compensated for via economic damages. Non-economic damages attempt to quantify and compensate for the abstract losses, such as loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. In Arkansas, there is no set formula for damages, making it critical that you retain legal representation that will vigorously fight on your behalf.Retain a Knowledgeable Big Rig Collision Lawyer in the Little Rock Area
A large truck ramming into the side of your vehicle, resulting in a T-bone truck accident, can leave you in critical (possibly life-threatening) condition. While you recover from your injuries, you should let the Little Rock attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz assist you by working to recover damages on your behalf and handling the trucking company for you. Our firm serves injured people throughout Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, and Meridian. Available 24/7, contact us by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free appointment with a truck wreck lawyer. After speaking with us, it will be clear why NST is the way to go.