Little Rock Aggressive Driving Accidents
Motor Vehicle Crash Lawyers Serving Little Rock and the Surrounding Area
With so many drivers on the road who have busy lives and hectic schedules, aggressive driving accidents are all too common as people try to get where they are going as fast as they can. If you have been injured in an aggressive driving crash, you should promptly seek the advice of a competent attorney who can protect your interests and obtain fair compensation for you through negotiation or litigation. The Little Rock car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to assist you with your claim, and we will work diligently to help you pursue the compensation that you deserve for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Seeking Compensation for an Aggressive Driving Accident
It has been estimated that nearly half of all auto accidents involve some form of aggressive driving. Aggressive driving can occur when a person violates a traffic law, thereby endangering other drivers and vehicles. It includes speeding, tailgating, erratic lane changes, running red lights or stop signs, driving on the shoulder or in the median, passing in no-passing zones, failing to use turn signals, and failing to yield right of way.
Aggressive driving may also include road rage, which occurs when a driver gets angry or agitated and uses his vehicle essentially as a weapon against the driver of another vehicle. This type of collision can cause serious or critical injuries such as neck pain, back injuries, and brain damage. Persons injured in aggressive driving car crashes may seek monetary recovery in the form of compensatory and sometimes punitive damages.
As with any other auto accident, a person injured in an aggressive driving accident in Little Rock must prove that his or her injuries were caused by the other driver’s negligence. If the aggressive driver was cited for speeding, illegal passing, or another aggressive driving offense, it can be much easier to prove negligence. In fact, the accident victim may seek recovery under a theory of negligence per se where an act is presumed to be negligent if it violates a law, such as a traffic law. A conviction of an offense in criminal court is not required to prove negligence in a personal injury action in civil court.
In some accidents, the responding law enforcement office will decline to issue any citations if the other driver’s description of the accident may conflict with your story of how the accident occurred. In those cases, it is especially important to seek the assistance of an experienced car wreck attorney in the Little Rock who can investigate the wreck, interview eyewitnesses, and take steps to preserve evidence that helps to prove the other driver’s fault. Otherwise, the aggressive driver may point the finger at you for the accident, causing the other driver’s liability insurance carrier to deny or contest your bodily injury claim. If an aggressive driver tries to blame you after an accident, you should consult a knowledgeable attorney who will fight for you so the aggressive driver can be held responsible for his actions.
Even if you are deemed to be partly at fault for the crash, you may be able to recover compensation through Arkansas’ comparative fault system under which a percentage of liability may be attributed to each vehicle involved in an aggressive driving collision. If your portion of fault exceeds 50%, then you may be barred from recovering damages from the other driver or his insurance carrier. However, if your portion of fault is less than 50%, then your damages award will be reduced by that percentage of your fault.
Seek the Advice of a Car Accident Attorney in Your Area
Aggressive driving accidents can result in severe or fatal injuries. If you have been the victim of an aggressive driving collision, you should call our Little Rock lawyers today to discuss your case. We employ a dedicated team of more than 30 attorneys and 120 staff members, and we have recovered more than $1.5 billion in compensation for our injured clients. We represent those injured throughout Arkansas and surrounding states, including Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact us by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form for a free consultation with an auto accident lawyer. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.
Most car accidents are preventable and occur as a result of errors by one or more drivers. To prove liability, you will need to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the driver owed you a duty of care, which was breached, and that your injuries resulted from the driver’s carelessness. Damages that may be available in these cases often include medical expenses, lost income, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
Truck drivers are required to follow numerous detailed regulations, including rules related to hours of service, keeping a logbook, and maintenance procedures. Many of these regulations are intended to protect other people on the road from harm. In some states, if a driver violated a law that was enacted to protect the public, the violation can create a rebuttable presumption of negligence. Trucking companies are also required to follow a number of regulations, including rules related to background checks of drivers and proper supervision. They often may be held directly or indirectly liable for a truck accident.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates applications for disability benefits. Although many people pay into this system throughout their lives, many legitimate claims are initially denied, and this process may be less straightforward than claimants expect. The SSA uses a five-step sequential evaluation to determine whether to grant benefits to an applicant. Each step is considered in a set order. We can present your case in a persuasive manner and help you appeal a denial of a meritorious claim if needed. This could include representing you in a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Workers’ compensation functions slightly differently in each state. In Tennessee, for example, businesses that employ five or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you may recover benefits, such as medical costs and disability. Neither your employer’s nor your own culpability for your injuries will prevent you from collecting these benefits. However, it may still be a struggle to obtain benefits from your employer’s insurer. We can help you navigate this challenging process.
If you were harmed by a health care professional’s failure to use the appropriate level of care in providing treatment to you, you may be able to recover compensation. Most medical malpractice lawsuits require retaining an expert to determine the accepted standard of care and explain what the defendant did that fell short of this standard, as well as how the inappropriate conduct caused the patient’s injuries.
When you buy a toy, car, medication, or other product, you do not expect to be hurt. If you are injured, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. There are three types of defects that may be actionable: manufacturing, design, and marketing (also known as failure to warn). Manufacturers may be held accountable under multiple different theories, including strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and concealment. For example, if you take a drug that causes you to develop cancer, but you were not told that a potential side effect of the drug was developing cancer, you may have grounds to hold the manufacturer strictly liable for its failure to warn you of the risk.
Nursing home residents are often elderly or disabled, and thus they are especially vulnerable to neglect, physical abuse, and exploitation by staff members. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed or employ staff members who are inadequately trained to deal with potentially frustrating situations. Nursing homes are required to protect their residents from physical, mental, and emotional harm by providing a safe environment, as well as adequately training and supervising staff. A failure to do so may be grounds for a nursing home negligence lawsuit for damages.
Property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe. In most situations, this includes an obligation to inspect the property for dangerous conditions and fix them or provide warnings about them so that visitors are not harmed. One type of dangerous condition, which may present a particular problem in apartment complexes or shopping centers, consists of inadequate security measures such as broken locks, poor lighting, or a lack of security guards. A failure to take security measures when appropriate may allow third-party criminals to assault, rob, rape, or otherwise harm visitors and tenants. You may be able to recover damages if you can prove that the defendant knew or should have known about a history of attacks similar to yours and taken appropriate security measures to reduce the risk of further incidents.
Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer in Memphis or the Surrounding Regions
If you are dealing with a devastating injury or medical condition, the Memphis personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can evaluate and explain your options. Our firm has 30 attorneys and more than 100 staff members, and we serve injured people in many areas of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability lawyer. Once you have learned more about our vigorous advocacy for the rights of the injured, you will realize that NST is the way to go.