Little Rock Interstate Truck Accidents
Big Rig Collision Lawyers Advocating for People Injured in Little Rock
Truckers driving in Pulaski County can cause nearby drivers of smaller vehicles to feel nervous, especially when traveling on interstate highways like I-430, I-630, I-30, and I-440. Unlike on streets in metropolitan areas, most vehicles on interstates tend to being traveling at high speeds due to the higher speed limits for these roads. A commercial truck combined with elevated speed and negligence can result in a devastating collision in the blink of an eye. If you or a loved one has been injured in an interstate truck accident, you should contact one of the Little Rock truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. For your convenience, we are available 24/7 to take your call and discuss your case. Our large regional personal injury law firm is comprised of over 30 lawyers and more than 120 diligent staff members, enabling us to provide our clients with personalized attention and numerous resources. For more than 30 years, our firm has been representing truck crash victims in the South.
Pursuing Compensation Following an Interstate Truck Accident
After being involved in a trucking collision on an interstate highway in Arkansas, you may be hospitalized for your injuries and forced to miss work. Medical bills and lost wages can diminish one’s savings quickly, and Arkansas law can allow you recover damages to compensate you for such economic losses as well as additional losses stemming from the collision. In order to recover compensatory damages, you will likely have to establish the truck driver’s negligence by proving that you were owed a duty of reasonable care, but the trucker breached that duty, which resulted in you sustaining injuries. Although truck drivers are required to undergo safety training, a common form of negligence is speeding.
For example, let us say that you are driving along I-430, and there is a construction zone ahead of you. Naturally, you decelerate as you approach the construction zone, but the driver of the tanker truck behind you is not paying attention to the road and rear-ends you as a result. The collision leaves you with serious injuries, including whiplash, head trauma, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. Even in such a scenario where you feel your case will be easily won, you should hire a trucking accident lawyer in the Little Rock area who is experienced in trucking litigation and battling large insurance companies.
The truck driver in the previous example could possibly assert that he rear-ended you because your tail lights were not working, which could result in your recovery being reduced if a judge or jury agrees. Luckily, an attorney can take steps to help protect you against such allegations of comparative fault by speaking with witnesses and retaining experts when necessary. Your lawyer can also help you hold the truck driver’s employer liable for your injuries as well. For instance, the trucking company can be held vicariously liable for the conduct of the truck driver if the conduct occurred within the course and scope of employment. If discovery reveals that the company failed to properly train the driver or hired someone incompetent to drive, direct liability may apply.
Discuss Your Case with an NST Attorney Today
When you are driving on an interstate highway, all it takes is a nearby trucker making one false move to involve you in an interstate truck accident and change your life forever. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz represents victims of 18-wheeler and semi-truck collisions 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 toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form for a free consultation. If you need a truck crash lawyer to represent you, 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.