Little Rock Parking Lot Car Accidents
Legal Representation for People Injured in Auto Accidents in Little Rock
Compared to interstate highways, many people tend to let their guards down while driving in parking lots. They usually think, what is the worst that can happen? While you may not collide with another vehicle while traveling at 70 miles per hour in a parking lot, you can be critically injured and rushed to the nearest hospital even if a wreck occurs at a low speed. For example, 126 of the total 277 pedestrians injured due to being struck by a vehicle or mobile equipment at a workplace took place in a parking lot, according to the 2010 report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Research has also shown that pedestrian fatalities make up more than 10% of all accidents that occur in parking lots. Needless to say, you can be seriously injured in a parking lot. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a parking lot car accident, you should contact one of the Little Rock car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today to discuss your case.
Types of Parking Lot Car Accidents
In Pulaski County, you could be hit by a car while walking in a parking lot. As you are driving through the aisles of a parking lot in search of a parking spot, a driver could back out of a parking space and ram into the side of your car. A driver could hit you head-on in a parking lot as well. There are many different scenarios that fall under the category of parking lot collisions. Many of these accidents occur due to cell phone use while driving in a parking lot, especially texting.
For an example of a collision in a parking lot, let us say that you are driving in the parking lot of Walmart at 2510 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72202. The parking lot is packed with vehicles, and you are looking for a parking space. There is a driver behind you, and she is texting on her cell phone. Ahead of you, you see a vehicle pulling out of a parking spot, so you stop to let them out. The driver behind you does not see you stop, so she ends up rear-ending your vehicle, leaving you with whiplash and headaches.
Parking lot cases can be tricky. To help you navigate through the legal process, you should retain a knowledgeable car accident lawyer in the Little Rock area after the crash. Often, defendants in parking lot cases will claim that the plaintiff is responsible for the collision as well. Sometimes, police offers will be hesitant to issue citations for accidents on private property. Luckily, an attorney on your side can take steps to minimize allegations of comparative negligence. In addition to the stated benefits, a lawyer can also help you pursue economic and non-economic damages, which will require you to establish the other driver’s negligence by proving that the other driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached said duty, and caused you to sustain injuries.
Contact Our Arkansas Lawyers After Being Injured in an Auto Accident
No matter where a car wreck occurs, the people involved can sustain serious injuries. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we represent people injured in parking lot car accidents 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 attorney. 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.