Little Rock Truck Crash Injuries
Big Rig Collision Attorneys Representing Victims in Little Rock, Arkansas
Commercial trucks are forces to be reckoned with on the road, so naturally, most drivers of smaller vehicles in Pulaski County give these larger vehicles their space and are cognizant of them when driving in their vicinity. Sometimes, unfortunately, that level of caution is not reciprocated by truck drivers. When truck drivers fail to drive safely and stay aware of their surroundings, devastating collisions can occur within an instant. Many of these accidents result in victims suffering significant truck crash injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking collision, you should contact one of the Little Rock truck accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today. Our large regional personal injury law firm, consisting of more than 30 lawyers and over 120 staff members, has been representing trucking collision victims in Arkansas for more than 30 years.
Pursuing Recovery for Truck Crash Injuries
You could be driving on I-430 near Highway & Transport Department Communications, which is located at 11300 Baseline Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72209. Behind you is a tanker truck that is speeding. A collision has occurred about a mile ahead of you, which causes you to slow down, but the truck driver behind you is distracted and fails to slow down in time. This ultimately causes the truck driver to run over the back of your vehicle, resulting in an override accident. The accident leaves you with multiple broken bones, lacerations, head trauma, and more.
Regardless of whether your injuries after an accident are so severe that they warrant you being rushed to a nearby hospital, such as Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock, located at 9601 Baptist Health Driver, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, or not, you should have your injuries looked at by a medical professional if you are in pain. Some injuries sustained may require you to undergo multiple surgeries, nerve block injections, or some other kind of invasive procedure – all of which can amount in substantial medical bills and time off work. A knowledgeable truck accident attorney in the Little Rock area could help you recover compensation to pay for such procedures and inform you of how much your injuries should be worth to juries.
In order to recover compensatory damages for your injuries and losses stemming from the accident, you will likely have to establish the negligence of the truck driver. Negligence can be established by showing the truck driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, but breached it, resulting in you sustaining injuries. A common example is a truck driver operating the vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Once liability for the collision has been established, the focus can shift to the damages portion of your case. You may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages, and your lawyer can tell you which may be relevant to your case.
Explore Your Options with an Experienced Truck Crash Lawyer in Little Rock
Not only can truck crash injuries be extremely painful, but they can also be emotionally devastating for family members of the victim. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we are committed to making sure victims are fairly compensated for their injuries and losses. Our firm represents people injured 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 our office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a trucking collision attorney. Allow us to show you 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.