Little Rock Car Accidents at Intersections and Stoplights
NST Lawyers Serving Little Rock’s Car Collision Victims
There are many busy intersections and stoplights in Pulaski County, such as Asher and University, Shackleford and I-430, Baseline and Chicot, and Cantrell and I-430. Car accidents at intersections and stoplights often occur due to the negligence of another driver, which can range from distracted driving or texting while driving to reckless driving or drunk driving. Even collisions occurring at low speeds can leave victims with serious injuries that may be permanent and life-altering as well as significant losses. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that happened at an intersection or stoplight, the Little Rock car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to take your call and discuss your case with you. For over 30 years, our large regional personal injury law firm has served people injured in the South.
Seeking Compensation After a Car Accident at an Intersection or Stoplight
You could become involved in an accident at one of the many dangerous intersections in Little Rock, which could possibly become a chain reaction accident and involve other vehicles as well. For example, you could be driving through the intersection of West 65th Street and South University Avenue when another driver T-bones the side of your vehicle, which causes your car to hit another vehicle. As a result of the accident, you could suffer injuries like broken bones, lacerations, head trauma, or other serious injuries.
Even if you do not suffer injuries as severe as the ones in the example, it is vital that you seek medical attention for any injury you sustain after a motor vehicle collision. Many people injured in the Little Rock area go to nearby medical facilities to have their injuries tended to, such as Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock – located at 9601 Baptist Health Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. In order to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses stemming from the collision, you will likely have to establish the negligence of the other driver, or you may be stuck with paying the bill the hospital sends you.
A skilled auto accident lawyer in the Little Rock area can help you establish the negligence of the other driver, which involves showing that you were owed a duty of reasonable care, but the defendant breached it, resulting in you sustaining injuries. Once liability has been established, you can focus on the compensatory damages to which you may be entitled. The severity and nature of your injuries and losses affect the damages you may be awarded. Economic damages can be awarded for monetary losses like lost wages and medical bills, while non-economic damages can be awarded for the intangible losses, such as loss of consortium and loss of enjoyment of life.
Talk to One of Our Auto Accident Attorneys Today
When it comes to car accidents at intersections and stoplights, the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz knows that such accidents can leave you and your loved ones with excruciating injuries and significant losses. 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 set up a free appointment with a car crash 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.