Little Rock Failure to Maintain Lane Accidents
Motor Vehicle Collision Lawyers Advocating for Victims in Little Rock
When it comes to the safety of other drivers on the road, maintaining one’s lane while driving is of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to maintain their lanes by weaving in and out of the lines of their lanes. Such action is extremely dangerous as one weave outside of one’s lane could result in a collision with another motor vehicle, whose driver and passengers may suffer serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a failure to maintain lane accident caused by another driver, the Little Rock car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to assist you in recovering damages for your injuries and losses. Our firm is a large regional personal injury law firm that is comprised of more than 30 lawyers and over 120 staff members. We have been fighting for people injured across the South for more than 30 years, recovering over $1.5 billion in compensation on their behalf during that time.
Obtaining Compensation for Failure to Maintain Lane Accidents
In a failure to maintain lane accident, you can suffer common injuries that victims sustain in car accidents, including spinal cord injuries, skull fractures, whiplash, lacerations, broken bones, and head trauma. If your injuries are severe, you may be rushed to a nearby hospital like Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock, which is located at 9601 Baptist Health Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205. Before you know it, your injuries can quickly become a financial burden. To compensate you for your monetary losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, you may be awarded economic damages.
In order to recover economic damages as well as non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering), you must establish the other driver’s negligence, which can range from driving while fatigued or distracted driving to drunk driving or reckless driving. Establishing negligence requires you to show that the defendant owed you a duty of reasonable care and breached said duty, which resulted in you sustaining injuries. In an effort to avoid responsibility, the defendant may accuse you of contributing to getting hit. Under Arkansas law, your recovery can be reduced in accordance with the doctrine of modified comparative negligence if you are found to bear a portion of fault by a jury. Hiring a skilled car accident lawyer in the Little Rock area would give you ammunition to diffuse unfounded claims of you being at fault.
Now, here is an example of a collision caused by a driver’s failure to maintain their lane: Let us say that you are driving on Interstate 630 near the Little Rock Zoo, located at 1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205. One of the vehicles in an adjacent lane to you is slightly drifting in and out of its lane. Unbeknownst to you, the driver of the aforementioned vehicle is falling asleep at the wheel. Within moments, the driver is asleep and loses control of their vehicle, resulting in a collision with your vehicle.
Speak with an Experienced Auto Crash Attorney in Little Rock About Your Case
Being involved in a failure to maintain lane accident can leave you with critical injuries that may prevent you from living your life as you did before the collision. The personal injury lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can fight for the compensatory damages to make your life whole once again. Our firm helps 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 us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free appointment with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. After speaking with us, you will understand 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.