Little Rock Speeding Truck Accidents
Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Little Rock Victims of Big Rig Crashes
Most of us – if not all – know that we are not supposed to drive faster than the legal speed limit of the road on which we are driving. The faster you are driving, the longer it takes for you to slow down and come to a complete stop. In addition to the increased time needed to stop, the faster you drive can increase the severity of the injuries a person can sustain if you were to collide with them. Speeding can result in catastrophe. However, the stakes skyrocket when the equation of speeding involves a commercial truck doing the speeding. Due to their weight, they take even longer to come to a complete stop than standard passenger vehicles. If you or a loved one has been injured in a speeding truck accident, you should contact one of the Little Rock truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today. For over 30 years, our large regional personal injury law firm, consisting of more than 30 attorneys and over 120 staff members, had been representing trucking collision victims in the South.
Steps to Take After a Speeding Truck Accident
After a trucking collision in which the truck driver was speeding, you should dial “9-1-1” to have police officers dispatched to your location. If your accident happened in Pulaski County, police officers from the Little Rock Police Department will likely be dispatched to your location. The Little Rock Police Department is located at 700 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201. Their phone number is (501) 371-4605. Obtaining a copy of the police report can be beneficial to establishing the negligence of the truck driver. A truck accident lawyer in the Little Rock area can help you gather evidence and inform you of other ways to substantiate your claim.
Establishing the negligence of the truck driver and/or trucking company is the key to recovering economic and non-economic damages from the truck driver for your injuries and losses stemming from the collision. In order to establish the defendant’s negligence, you must prove that your injuries are a direct result of the truck driver or trucking company breaching a duty of reasonable care that he owed you. Unfortunately, some trucking companies will do everything in their power to make it difficult for you to prove liability. For example, some trucking companies will try to hide or even destroy crucial evidence, e.g. maintenance records or a truck’s “black box,” that could establish their liability. Others may allow critical information to disappear in the normal course of business if a spoliation of evidence letter is not sent in a timely manner.
If a speeding truck carrying hazardous materials were to hit you, there would be numerous ways to prove liability because there are more things for that driver and his employer to maintain, such as a proper license and training. However, even if you were not hit by such a truck, there are ways in which you can hold the trucking company liable in addition to the truck driver. For example, the truck driver’s employer can be held directly liable for negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent training.
NST Lawyers Can Help People Injured in Trucking Collisions Recover Damages
More often than not, speeding truck accidents result in catastrophe. Victims are usually left in critical condition and sustain permanent, life-altering injuries. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we believe that victims of trucking collisions should be compensated fairly 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 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 collision attorney to represent you after an accident in Little Rock, 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.