Little Rock SUV Rollover Accidents
Auto Accident Attorneys Helping People Injured in Little Rock
Due to a high center of gravity, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) tend to roll over more than other vehicles when turning. Many SUVs roll over while turning due to speeding. That is why it is crucial that SUV drivers understand their vehicles and be careful while driving. SUV rollover collisions often leave victims with serious injuries, including lacerations, broken bones, skull fractures, spinal cord injuries, and more. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from an SUV rollover accident, you should contact one of the Little Rock car accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that is comprised of more than 30 attorneys and over 120 support staff members. Throughout Arkansas and the rest of the South, our firm has been assisting victims of auto accidents for more than 30 years.
Seeking Damages for an SUV Rollover Accident
For an example of an SUV rollover collision, let’s say that you are riding as a passenger in an SUV on East 9th Street in Pulaski County on your way to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, located at 1 Airport Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. At an intersection, your driver attempts to turn, but he is going too fast. The SUV, as a result, rolls over, causing you to suffer some of the common injuries sustained by individuals involved in car accidents, such as broken bones, lacerations, spinal cord injuries, skull fractures, head trauma, and more.
If you sustain injuries in an auto accident, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. If an injury is catastrophic in nature, medical treatment should be rendered immediately. Many people injured in the Little Rock area receive medical treatment at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, located at 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. Obtaining a copy of the documentation detailing your injuries can help you validate your claim of negligence against the other driver in order to recover damages for your injuries, losses, medical bills (past and/or future), lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Recovering damages from the other driver requires you to establish the other driver’s negligence, which can range from distracted driving or driving while fatigued to drunk driving or reckless driving. In order to establish negligence, you must prove that the other driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached said duty, and caused you to suffer injuries as a result. In some circumstances, you may be able to assert a product liability claim if the vehicle was not tested properly or designed in an unsafe manner. A knowledgeable car accident attorney in the Little Rock area can help you substantiate your claim and inform you of which injuries and losses may entitle you to economic and non-economic damages once liability has been established.
Talk to a Skilled Car Wreck Lawyer Today
When an SUV rolls over, the injuries sustained by those involved can be excruciating, permanent, and even life-altering. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has represented people injured in SUV rollover accidents for decades. We assist 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 schedule a free appointment. If you were involved in a car accident in Little Rock, AR and need a motor vehicle collision attorney, 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.