Little Rock T-Bone Truck Accidents
Semi-Truck Crash Attorneys Advocating for Victims Injured in Little Rock
The sides of most standard passenger vehicles are not equipped to handle collisions as well as the front and back of the car, so when a vehicle does collide headfirst with the side of another vehicle, resulting in a T-bone collision, the result can be devastating. When the vehicle T-boning the side of a standard passenger vehicle is a commercial truck, however, the aftermath can be catastrophic due to the high probability of the driver and passengers of the standard passenger vehicle sustaining more severe injuries like broken bones, internal bleeding, skull fractures, head trauma, whiplash, spinal cord injuries, concussions, lacerations, punctured lungs, and more. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a T-bone truck accident, you should contact the Little Rock truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today to discuss your case and let us guide you through the legal process.
Establishing Liability for T-Bone Truck Accidents
T-bone truck accidents can occur due to negligence ranging from distracted driving or driving while fatigued to speeding or intoxicated driving. For example, a truck driver in Pulaski County could be speeding towards the intersection of Kanis Road and John Barrow Road. Before he gets to it, though, the stoplight turns red. The size and weight of his massive truck prevents him from being able to stop at the red light, so he ends up barreling through the intersection as you are driving through it and T-bones the side of your vehicle. The collision leaves you with dire injuries as a result, requiring immediate treatment at the emergency room at nearby Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock at 9601 Baptist Health Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.
In order to recover damages from the truck driver for your injuries and losses, you are going to have to prove that the truck driver’s negligence caused him to breach the duty of reasonable care that he owed you, and it was that breach that caused you to sustain injuries and suffer damages. You can substantiate your claim by taking pictures of the scene of the accident, gathering eyewitness testimony, and photographing your injuries. However, an experienced trucking accident attorney in Little Rock could help you not only hold the truck driver liable, but also his employer – whether it be through vicarious liability or direct liability. Your attorney may need to consult with an expert witness well-versed in the commercial trucking industry to analyze driving logs, maintenance reports, and other sources of information.
Proving liability will allow the focus to shift to damages and helping you recover fair compensation for what you have been through. Compensatory damages in the forms of economic damages and non-economic damages may be awarded to you, but that depends on the nature and severity of your injuries and losses. Monetary losses, including lost earning capacity, medical bills, and lost wages, can be compensated for via economic damages. Non-economic damages attempt to quantify and compensate for the abstract losses, such as loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. In Arkansas, there is no set formula for damages, making it critical that you retain legal representation that will vigorously fight on your behalf.
Retain a Knowledgeable Big Rig Collision Lawyer in the Little Rock Area
A large truck ramming into the side of your vehicle, resulting in a T-bone truck accident, can leave you in critical (possibly life-threatening) condition. While you recover from your injuries, you should let the Little Rock attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz assist you by working to recover damages on your behalf and handling the trucking company for you. Our firm serves injured people throughout Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, and Meridian. Available 24/7, contact us by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free appointment with a truck wreck lawyer. After speaking with us, it will be clear 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.