Little Rock Tanker Truck Accidents
Truck Wreck Lawyers Representing Victims in Little Rock
Drivers of large trucks, such as tanker trucks, have an obligation to drive safely and be aware of what all is going on around them at all times. Not only is said obligation imperative for the safety of the driver, but it is important for the safety of other motorists, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and bystanders. A moment of inattention is all it takes for a truck driver’s tanker truck to collide with another vehicle and cause those involved to sustain critical injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a tanker truck accident, you should contact one of the Little Rock truck accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today to discuss your case. With over 30 dedicated attorneys and more than 120 diligent staff members, we are a large regional personal injury law firm that has served trucking collision victims in the South for over 30 years.
What to Do After a Tanker Truck Accident
A collision with a tanker truck in Pulaski County can take many forms and occur in most places. For example, assume you are driving on Interstate 30 during heavy rainfall. Nearby, a tanker truck driver in one of the other lanes is fatigued from driving for as long as he has, so he is not checking his tank like he should. The slick road conditions cause the truck’s tank to jackknife, and as a result of the truck driver’s fatigue and the slick road conditions working in tandem, the tanker truck collides with your vehicle as well as two others. You and the other victims suffer critical injuries and are taken to a nearby hospital.
In Arkansas, those involved in an accident should notify police and remain at the scene. If your crash occurred in the downtown area, the Little Rock Police Department may dispatch officers from its 12th Street Station in the Downtown Division. This station’s phone number is 501-918-5130, and its physical location is 3917 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, AR 72204. Upon arrival, officers will interview the parties, call for medical assistance if needed, take photographs, and speak with witnesses. In the context of a tanker truck accident involving the release of chemicals or gasoline, the road may be shut down for a considerable period of time.
In Little Rock, Arkansas, pursuing compensation from the truck driver will likely require you to establish the negligence of the truck driver. This can be done by proving that the truck driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached said duty, and caused you to sustain injuries as a result. In addition to the truck driver, you may also be able to hold the truck driver’s employer liable for the collision as well. Trucking companies, unfortunately, do not usually concede liability; in fact, they often try to make it difficult to prove their liability, especially when the victim suffers serious injuries.
When trying to hold a trucking company liable, it is advantageous to hire a lawyer in the Little Rock area skilled in trucking litigation. An attorney can inform you of different theories of liability and help you prove the trucking company’s liability. For example, a trucking company may be held vicariously liable if the truck driver’s negligence can be proven to have taken place within the course and scope of employment. Direct liability can be established if the trucking company committed negligent training, negligent hiring, or negligent supervision.
Contact NST to Discuss Your Case with a Little Rock Attorney Today
It goes without saying that tanker truck accidents can leave victims with devastating injuries that can place them in a bind and permanently alter their ways of life. The personal injury lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can fight for your rights in order to recover fair compensation on your behalf. Our firm serves victims 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. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free appointment with a truck crash lawyer. We look forward to showing you 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.