Little Rock Cell Phone Car Accidents
Motor Vehicle Collision Attorneys Advocating for Victims in Little Rock and Beyond
Most of us know the dangers of texting while driving. We have seen the commercials on TV. We have seen the ads. We have watched segments on the news. However, many think that the danger lies solely with texting while driving, but that is not the case. The truth is that cell phone use of any kind while driving can result in a horrific collision in which the individuals involved may suffer injuries or worse. If you or a loved one has been injured in a cell phone car accident caused by another driver, you should contact the Little Rock car accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz to discuss your case and see what course of action should be taken next. Our firm is a large regional personal injury law firm that has served auto accident victims in Little Rock, throughout Arkansas, and across the South for years.
Pursuing Damages After Cell Phone Car Accidents
At any given time in a day, approximately 660,000 motorists are using their cell phones while driving. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes annually. These figures are alarming to say the least, so it is important to discern that the following are some examples of cell phone use:
- Talking on the phone
- Checking social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
- Surfing the web
- Sending and reading emails
- Using Snapchat
- Scrolling through your music library
Basically, any use of your cell phone that redirects some or all of your attention from the road to your cell phone is dangerous and can be considered negligent.
In Pulaski County, you could be driving on Interstate 630 and be hit by another driver talking on their cell phone. Suffering injuries from such an accident may result in you being transported to a nearby medical facility, such as the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) – located at 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. If you are planning on bringing a lawsuit against the other driver, it can be beneficial to your case to obtain copies of the documentation of your injuries from the hospital at which you were treated.
Establishing negligence is what you will have to do in order to recover damages from the other driver. To do this, you must prove that the other driver, the defendant, owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached that duty, and caused you to sustain injuries. If you retained an experienced car wreck attorney in the Little Rock area, he or she could help you substantiate your claim in many ways, e.g. obtaining the defendant’s phone record to prove that they were talking on their cell phone at the time of the collision.
Explore Your Options with an Experienced Car Crash Lawyer in Arkansas
Cell phone car accidents can leave a person’s life in shambles. The personal injury attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are dedicated to restoring order to the lives of our clients by asserting their rights and fighting for the damages they deserve. Our firm serves victims across 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. Contact NST today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free appointment with a car crash attorney. After speaking with us, it will be clear why NST is the way to go if you want a Little Rock attorney to fight for you.
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.