Little Rock Moving Truck Accidents
Truck Crash Lawyers Advocating for People Injured in Little Rock, AR
Many people who are moving usually rent moving trucks, with some of those renters operating the truck themselves – despite being inexperienced. For the ones that acknowledge their own inexperience and decide it is not the safest idea for them to operate such a vehicle, they tend to utilize the services of drivers with moving truck experience. Unfortunately, certain drivers may be poorly trained, which can result in a collision just like an inexperienced driver. If you or a loved one has been injured in a moving truck accident, you should contact one of the Little Rock truck accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. Our large regional personal injury law firm consists of more than 30 knowledgeable attorneys and over 120 committed staff members, enabling us to provide our clients with personalized attention and numerous resources. We have been representing injured clients for more than 30 years.
Seeking Recovery After a Moving Truck Accident
While traveling on Interstate 30, for example, near the Arkansas Department of Transportation, which is located at 10324 I-30, Little Rock, Arkansas 72209, you could be rear-ended by a moving truck that was being manned by an inexperienced driver. Such a crash can leave you with injuries like whiplash, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and more. Your injuries may be so severe that you are rushed from the scene of the accident to a nearby medical center, such as Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock – located at 9601 Baptist Health Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.
In order to recover compensatory damages for your injuries and losses following a collision with a moving truck, you will have to establish the other driver’s negligence. In cases of moving truck crashes, the negligence is usually improper loading, equipment failure, or driving while fatigued, but keep in mind that negligence can take many forms, not just of the three aforementioned examples. To establish negligence, you must show that the other driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached said duty, and caused you to become injured. An auto accident lawyer in the Little Rock area can provide you with the help and guidance you need to prove your case.
The establishment of liability in your case will allow the focus of your case to be redirected to the damages aspect. Victims of motor vehicle collisions are usually awarded compensatory damages, which can be broken down into two types of damages: economic and non-economic damages. Your injuries and losses directly affect what types of damages you may be entitled to. For instance, medical bills, lost wages, and other monetary losses are not eligible for non-economic damages. For the losses just mentioned, you can be awarded economic damages. Non-economic damages are awarded for abstract losses stemming from accidents; such losses include pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. If a driver employed by a moving truck company caused the collision, Arkansas’ vicarious liability doctrine may apply, under which an employer can be held responsible for negligent acts of its employee committed during the course and scope of employment.
Contact One of Our Attorneys in Little Rock to Discuss Your Case
At the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we know what moving truck accidents can do to people and their families. Our firm has seen it time and time again. That is why we fight on behalf of victims of trucking 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 appointment. If you need a trucking collision attorney 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.