Little Rock Truck Rollover Accidents
Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Truck Wreck Victims in Little Rock, Arkansas
For motorists in standard passenger vehicles, driving next to commercial trucks can be nerve-racking, considering that a collision with a large truck could inflict potentially life-threatening injuries upon the driver of the smaller vehicle. Such injuries are likely to be sustained in a truck rollover collision, which is one of the deadliest types of crashes. Being injured in a truck rollover crash may be grounds for you bringing a lawsuit against the truck driver and maybe even the truck driver’s employer as well. If a truck rollover accident in Little Rock has left you or a loved one with injuries, the Little Rock truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to assist you in recovering compensatory damages for your injuries, monetary losses, and intangible losses as we have done for countless clients over the past 30 years. NST is a large regional personal injury law firm comprised of over 30 attorneys and more than 120 support staff members that is committed to fighting for the South’s victims of trucking collisions.
The Dangers of Truck Rollover Accidents
Commercial trucks tend to roll over when driving along curves due to their high center of gravity. Unstable loads and speeding are additional contributing factors that increase the likelihood of a truck rolling over. Sometimes inclement weather is a factor, especially if a truck driver does not reduce speed accordingly. Due to the size of most commercial trucks, rollover accidents can span multiple lanes of traffic and involve several vehicles, potentially injuring numerous people. The injuries you can sustain from a truck rollover collision in Pulaski County are likely to be severe enough to warrant you being rushed to a nearby hospital, such as Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock – located at 9601 Baptist Health Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Medical bills and lost wages, among other monetary losses, can quickly add up and put you in a financial bind. In order to recover economic damages as well as non-economic damages for your intangible losses, which may include loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of consortium, you will need to prove liability. This can be done by establishing the truck driver’s negligence. Establishing negligence requires you to show that your injuries were caused by the truck driver or trucking company breaching a duty of reasonable care that he or she owed you. Interstate trucking companies and their employees must follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations concerning loading protocol, hours of service, drug and alcohol testing, and vehicle maintenance, among others.
Retaining a skilled truck accident attorney in the Little Rock area can make substantiating your claim much easier. In addition to the truck driver, a lawyer can help you in proving the trucking company’s liability as well. A truck driver’s employer can be held vicariously liable for the truck driver’s conduct if the truck driver’s negligence can be proven to have occurred within the course and scope of their employment. On the other hand, a trucking company can be held directly liable for things like negligent supervision, negligent training, and negligent hiring.
Injured? Call an NST Lawyer to Discuss Your Case Today
When it comes to the aftermath of truck rollover accidents, the personal injury attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz understand what victims can be dealt in terms of injuries and financial losses. That is why our firm advocates for victims of truck 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 our office to set up a free appointment with a truck wreck lawyer by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form. After talking with us, you will understand 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.