Little Rock Rush Hour Accidents
Personal Injury Attorneys Assisting Car Crash Victims in Little Rock
Driving during the morning and evening rush hour can be perilous. Both are time frames in which traffic tends to be the most congested as well as when many motorists – even those who are normally safe drivers – exhibit dangerous, negligent behavior in the forms of speeding, aggressively driving, erratically weaving in and out of traffic without signaling, tailgating, and more. Such negligent actions usually result in collisions that severely injure those involved and cause traffic to become backed up. If a rush hour accident caused by another driver has left you or a loved one with injuries, you may be able to recover compensatory damages with the assistance of one of the Little Rock car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. As a large regional personal injury law firm, we fight each day on behalf of auto collision victims in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky, just as we have done for over 30 years.
Seeking Damages from a Rush Hour Accident
To illustrate an example of a rush hour collision, let’s say that you are driving on I-630 near the US Veterans Affairs Department – located at 4300 West 7th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205 – on your way to work one morning during rush hour. For the most part, traffic is moving slowly, with the vehicles in traffic repeating the process of stopping, rolling forward a few feet, and stopping again. Due to this level of stagnation, the driver behind you decides to start text messaging, which causes the driver to not fully pay attention when they roll forward in traffic. This ultimately results in the distracted driver rear-ending the back of your vehicle.
Rush hour crashes can occur at a low speed like in the previous illustration or at high speeds when drivers, for example, are barreling through traffic and making unsafe lane changes. While collisions occurring at higher speeds tend to result in more significant injuries than injuries sustained in crashes happening at lower speeds, you can still be seriously injured in a low-speed collision and even rushed to a nearby hospital.
To recover compensatory damages for your monetary losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, as well as your abstract losses, such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, you will have to establish the other driver’s negligence by proving that the defendant breached a duty of reasonable care that he or she owed you, which resulted in you being injured. To aid you in substantiating your claim, you should consider retaining a skilled car accident attorney in the Little Rock area. Your lawyer can be your eyes, ears, and voice throughout what can be a complex legal process. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of properly investigating an auto accident and uncovering relevant evidence.
Explore Your Options with One of Our Lawyers in Little Rock
Navigating rush hour traffic is bad enough, but being involved in a rush hour accident can be a disastrous nightmare that leaves you with costly, debilitating injuries. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz represents car crash victims 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 consultation with an auto accident attorney. After speaking with us, you will know 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.