Little Rock Speeding Accidents
Attorneys Seeking Justice for Car Wreck Victims in Little Rock and the Surrounding Area
Driving at excessive speeds is dangerous and puts others at risk of serious injury. This fact is so well known that even children who are far too young to drive would consider it common knowledge. Nevertheless, each year speeding is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents in cities across America, including Little Rock, Arkansas. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Little Rock car accident lawyers have dedicated over 30 years of practice to ensuring that careless drivers are held responsible for the damage that they cause to innocent drivers, passengers, and bystanders. If you have been injured in a speeding accident in the Little Rock area, contact us today to discuss your rights with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.
Holding Speeding Drivers Responsible for Your Injuries
Recovering reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages against a speeding driver usually begins with a claim for negligence against the speeding driver. Under Arkansas law, a negligence claim requires the injured party to establish the following elements:
- The at-fault driver owed you a legal duty to act reasonably and drive safely
- The at-fault driver breached that duty
- Causation – actual and proximate
As a general rule, the driver of a motor vehicle owes a duty to operate the vehicle in a manner that is reasonable under the circumstances. In Arkansas, as in other states, the law provides that speeds up to a certain limit are reasonable under normal circumstances. Speed limits are posted visibly, and violating the speed limit constitutes breaking the law. If a driver exceeds the speed limit, either intentionally or because he was distracted, that driver has breached his duty to operate his vehicle in a manner that is reasonable under the circumstances. An example would be someone speeding through the intersection of West Broadway Street and Willow Street going 60 miles per hour. If that driver causes a speeding accident, a jury would likely allow others who are injured as a result of the collision to recover compensation against the speeding driver.
Defending Your Rights and Protecting Your Recovery
Depending on the injuries sustained, victims of a speeding wreck may be able to recover damages such as past medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and more. However, in many cases, the defendant driver’s insurance company will try to reduce an injured party’s recovery by arguing that the injured party was partially or wholly at fault for the accident. Insurance companies make this argument because Arkansas’ comparative fault laws reduce an injured party’s recovery in proportion to the degree of fault attributed to the injured party. In extreme cases, where the injured party is found to be 50% or more at fault for the accident, Arkansas law will bar recovery completely. Since these comparative fault laws place an injured party’s recovery at such risk, it is important for victims to seek the advice of an attorney experienced in handling speeding accident cases in Little Rock as soon as possible. By consulting with an accident attorney, injured victims can both increase their chances of successfully establishing their claims against the at-fault party and protecting their right of recovery against attacks by the defendant and his insurer.
Retain the Services of a Dedicated Little Rock Attorney
If you have been injured by the careless and unlawful actions of a speeding driver, the Little Rock attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz want to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. We are a large regional law firm, and our team has the knowledge and resources necessary to help you pursue maximum recovery in your case. We fight for the rights of injured accident victims across Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri, including in cities like Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Starkville, Grenada, Oxford, Columbus, Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Caruthersville, and Hayti. To schedule your free consultation with a car wreck lawyer, call us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or visit our website and fill out our online form. 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.