Little Rock Hit and Run Accidents
Motor Vehicle Collision Lawyers Representing People Injured in Little Rock
After a car crash, the drivers involved are required by law to stay at the scene, and they are supposed to exchange information with each other, such as their names, contact information, and registration number. Unfortunately, some drivers perform a hit and run, meaning that they hit someone’s car and flee the scene of the accident instead of staying and following the appropriate procedures in accordance with the law. Many of these drivers do this because they do not have insurance, have warrants out for their arrest, or are drunk – all of which can get them in serious trouble with the law. If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit and run accident, the Little Rock car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case and guide you through the legal process. We may be able to assist you in recovering damages.
What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident
After a hit and run collision, you should call the police by dialing “9-1-1.” Depending on your location in Pulaski County, you may have police officers from the Little Rock Police Department – located at 700 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 – dispatched to your location. The police may be able to find the driver who fled the scene of the accident. If the driver is found, you will need to establish the other driver’s negligence in order to recover damages by proving that you were owed a duty of reasonable care by the other driver, but the other driver breached the duty, thus causing you to suffer injuries.
The injuries you may sustain from a hit and run collision are likely to be common injuries that many people sustain in car accidents. Common injuries in car accidents include head trauma, whiplash, skull fractures, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and more. These injuries can result in hospital visits and missed work. Monetary losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, can be recouped by being awarded economic damages. Non-economic damages can be awarded for your intangible losses, including pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of consortium.
If the driver who committed the hit and run is found, there is the possibility that you may not be able to recover damages from them at all. For example, you may not be able to recover damages from the other driver if they do not have insurance. If the driver, on the other hand, is not found, many victims file an uninsured motorist claim with their own insurance company. In this situation, your insurance company can take a position adverse to yours, stepping into the shoes of the at-fault party as if they had coverage in the first place. To fully understand the complexities regarding hit and run collisions, you should hire a knowledgeable car accident lawyer in Little Rock.
Retain a Skilled Auto Accident Attorney in the Little Rock Area
Hit and run accidents can leave victims in a precarious situation – one in which they may not know what to do or where to turn. That is why the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is here to help. We represent 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 schedule a free appointment with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. 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.