Oxford Car Accidents
Motor Vehicle Collision Lawyers in Oxford
What happens after you are involved in a car accident? If you are fortunate, you will walk away unscathed and your vehicle will sustain little to no damage. Obviously, most people are not nearly that lucky. Many people feel instant pain and may need to be transported by ambulance from the scene to the hospital. Once released, additional medical care may be needed in an effort to facilitate healing. Sometimes, victims may be too injured to immediately return to work. These people can benefit from retaining an experienced Oxford car accident attorney to fight for their rights. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has represented injured victims and their loved ones for over 30 years, helping clients recover over $1.5 billion in settlements, judgments, and jury verdicts.
Proving Who Caused Your Accident in Mississippi
When two or more cars come into contact with each other, it is important to be able to prove what happened so you can recover for your losses. Many times, a good place to start is by obtaining the police report. If a driver is involved in a car accident resulting in injury or death to any person or causing property damage of at least $500, Mississippi law requires that person to immediately notify police or local law enforcement. That way, police can begin investigating the crash immediately and take witness statements, if any were present. A skilled attorney will also want to promptly reach out to witnesses as part of documenting the case file and devising an effective strategy for representation.
In some crashes, more than one party may be responsible. An example would be if you got rear ended, pushed into an intersection, and then t-boned by a car who ran a red light. In multi-vehicle accidents, it can get confusing with multiple drivers and insurance companies involved. Our car accident lawyers can help Oxford residents navigate these complicated situations. At a trial, more than one driver can be found negligent by a jury if they failed to drive safely under the circumstances. The jury is then responsible for allocating percentages of fault among the negligent defendants. Under the law, each defendant will typically only be responsible for his or her percentage of liability.
Part of conducting a thorough investigation into the incident involves identifying all potential defendants. This includes determining who owns the car. The owner may be vicariously liable for the driver’s negligence if the driver was on or about the owner’s business, or acting as an agent, at the time of the wreck. This is often the case for employees on the clock. However, special rules, including a different statute of limitation, will apply if the vehicle that hit you belongs to a government entity within the State of Mississippi, such as the City of Oxford. If you suspect the defendant is a governmental entity, you should call an experienced lawyer who is familiar with these rules as soon as possible.
Retain an Oxford Attorney for Your Car Accident Case
If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle collision in Mississippi, the Oxford car accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case. We have over 30 lawyers and more than 100 support staff members eager to begin protecting your rights. We use our knowledge and experience to provide vigorous representation for our clients. To schedule a free consultation with our firm, call us at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form. Whether you need help with a car accident claim or assistance from a truck crash lawyer, 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.