Little Rock Motorcycle Accidents at Intersections
NST Lawyers Fighting for Motorcycle Collision Victims in Little Rock, AR
Accidents happen all the time in Pulaski County and occur almost anywhere you can think of – any place from a person’s driveway or a parking lot to an interstate highway. Certain types of locations tend to experience more collisions than others, but one type in particular that sees them all the time is an intersection – where many vehicles are going in different directions at certain intervals. Intersection accidents can result in disaster in the blink of an eye, especially for motorcyclists. A biker can easily suffer potentially life-threatening injuries after a collision at an intersection. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a motorcycle accident at an intersection, the Little Rock motorcycle accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to help you recover damages for your injuries and losses. For over 30 years, our large regional personal injury law firm has been advocating for people injured in motorcycle crashes throughout the South.
Motorcycle Accidents at Intersections
A collision at an intersection involving a motorcycle can easily yield devastating consequences for those involved, especially for the biker. Even if a biker is fortunate enough to avoid a fatal accident, a collision of any type can leave a motorcyclist injured, which is usually the case. Biker’s arm, skull fractures, road rash, head trauma, paralysis, broken bones, and nerve damage are some of the most common injuries sustained by motorcyclists. Those injuries can result in hospital visits, surgeries, long-term physical therapy, nerve block injections, and much more – all of which can add up very quickly.
While you should seek medical attention from a nearby medical facility in Pulaski County, such as Cornerstone Hospital of Little Rock, which is located at 2 St Vincent Circle, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, after being injured in a collision, hospital visits can be pricey and quickly deplete one’s funds. In order to recover damages for your injuries and losses, you will likely have to establish the negligence of the other driver, which can be done by showing that you were owed a duty of reasonable care by the defendant, but the defendant breached said duty, resulting in you suffering injuries.
Retaining a motorcycle wreck attorney in Little Rock is a great move toward proving your claim. A lawyer can navigate you through the legal process and strategize the best way to go about your case. After liability has been established, you and your lawyer can focus on the damages aspect of your case, and he or she can inform you to which damages you may be entitled. Most victims are awarded compensatory damages, which can be categorized as economic damages and non-economic damages, but the nature and severity of your injuries and losses also play a huge part in determining what damages you may be awarded.
Consult an Experienced Motorcycle Crash Attorney in the Little Rock Area
Motorcycle accidents at intersections usually result in motorcyclists sustaining horrific injuries or even death. The 30+ lawyers and 120+ staff members at the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are committed to helping victims of motorcycle crashes 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 motorcycle collision attorney. After talking with us, you will understand why so many people say NST is the way to go.
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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.
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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.