Little Rock Head-On Collisions
Car Wreck Lawyers Assisting People Injured in Little Rock, AR
When operating a motor vehicle, drivers have the responsibility of driving safely, which entails maintaining one’s lane, being cognizant of other vehicles, and adhering to speed limits, among other responsibilities. Failingto drive safely could result in a head-on accident. When a car crashes head first into the front of another vehicle, those involved can be left with significant injuries that may require immediate medical attention. In this type of collision, it is not uncommon for the drivers to jerk forward and strike the steering wheel, which can result in crushed bones, punctured organs, and internal bleeding. If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on collision caused by another driver, you should contact the Little Rock car accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that has been representing auto accident victims throughout the South for more than 30 years
Recovering Damages if You Were Injured in a Head-On Collision
Many head-on crashes happen due to failure in maintaining one’s lane or failure in driving on the appropriate side of a road. Some of the actions that cause many drivers to fail include texting while driving, driving while fatigued, distracted driving, or drunk driving, among others. Let us say, for example, that you are driving in Pulaski County on West 29th Street, headed for the Barton Coliseum at 2600 Howard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72206. Ahead of you, you see a motorist driving in the opposite direction on the same street. The driver you see is also intoxicated. Before both of your vehicles pass each other, the drunk driver swerves onto your side of the street and collides head first into the front of your vehicle.
A collision like the one in the previous example can result in severe injuries. Some injuries can leave you unable to go to work and result in you staying several nights at a nearby hospital, such as Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock – located at 3333 Springhill Drive, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117. Missing work and accumulating medical bills can quickly put someone in a financial hole, not to mention cause pain and suffering and emotional distress. Getting out of that hole can be done by recovering compensatory damages for your injuries and losses.
In order to recover compensatory damages, both economic and non-economic, you will have to prove that the other driver breached a duty of reasonable care that he or she owed you, which caused you to sustain injuries. Photographing the scene of the accident and objective injuries like bruising or scarring is a good start to validating your claim. A car accident lawyer in the Little Rock area can assist you in procuring evidence and assert your rights to the fullest extent. Obtaining a copy of the police report regarding the accident and a copy of the medical documentation of your injuries can also help your case. A skilled attorney will understand where to look for and identify critical evidence that can be used to satisfy your legal burden of proving the defendant’s negligence.
Discuss Your Case with a Motor Vehicle Collision Attorney
Auto accidents of any type can leave victims with injuries, but the injuries victims sustain in head-on collisions tend to be extreme; this is especially true for individuals in the driver seat and front passenger seat. While these wrecks can produce injuries at low speeds, high-speed crashes can cause one to suffer permanent injuries. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we fight for 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 our office today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to discuss your car crash. Let us show you why NST is the way to go if you need a Little Rock lawyer.
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.