Little Rock Override Accidents
Personal Injury Lawyers for Little Rock’s Truck Crash Victims
When the front of a commercial truck hits and runs over another vehicle, it is known as an override collision. This type of truck accident is extremely dangerous because the driver and passengers of the vehicle being run over can sustain critical injuries or possibly be crushed to death. Override collisions can easily be prevented if truck drivers use reasonable care when driving, but unfortunately, not all truck drivers do. If you have suffered injuries from an override accident, the Little Rock truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can discuss your case with you and may be able to assist you in bringing a lawsuit against the truck driver and possibly their employer. For more than 30 years, our large regional personal injury law firm, consisting of over 30 lawyers and more than 120 staff members, has been fighting for truck crash victims in the South.
Holding a Truck Driver Responsible for an Override Accident
While you can experience an override crash practically wherever there is a commercial truck in Pulaski County, you are more likely to experience one while traveling on an interstate highway, such as Interstate 30, Interstate 440, Interstate 430, and Interstate 630. This likelihood is due to the high speed at which vehicles usually travel on interstate highways and the fact that commercial trucks tend to be heavy, which results in them taking longer to slow down and come to a complete stop. Many of these accidents happen due to the negligence of truck drivers, which can range from driving while fatigued to intoxicated driving.
This type of collision usually leaves victims with exorbitant medical bills and significant lost wages. In order to recover compensatory damages from a truck driver, you must prove his negligence by showing that he directly caused you to suffer injuries because he breached a duty of reasonable care that he owed you. A skilled truck accident lawyer in the Little Rock area can help you substantiate your claim of negligence against the truck driver and even possibly hold the truck driver’s employer liable as well. There are many theories of liability that can be used to hold a trucking company liable. For example, the truck driver’s employer may be held liable under the theory of direct liability for acts of negligence like negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent training. To determine which causes of action may apply to your case, an attorney will investigate the accident and can send a spoliation of evidence letter to the trucking company to help ensure critical information does not get destroyed.
Damages can take center stage once liability has been established. The damages you may be entitled to are affected by the nature and severity of your injuries and losses. For monetary losses, including lost wages, past and future medical bills, and lost earning capacity, you can be awarded economic damages. Future medicals can be awarded if they are supported by a doctor. Non-economic damages attempt to quantify the intangible losses and compensate for them accordingly. Intangible losses include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. In an accident that produces catastrophic injuries, non-economic losses may be large if the victim is unable to enjoy hobbies or spend time with family as he or she did prior to the wreck.
NST Can Fight For the Compensation You Deserve
When trucks collide with other vehicles and result in override accidents, the aftermath can be gruesome. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we can assert your rights and fight the trucking company on your behalf to recover damages for your injuries and losses. We represent 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 us today by calling toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form for a free consultation. If you need a motor vehicle 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.