Tupelo Backing-Up Car Accidents
When a driver is reversing his or her vehicle, they have an obligation to the pedestrians, bystanders, and motorists around them to pay attention when backing up. Many drivers fall into a false sense of security when backing up their vehicle, which can result in them hitting another vehicle that was driving by or a pedestrian who was walking behind their vehicle. Even though many backing-up collisions happen at low speeds, victims can still sustain serious injuries, especially if the victim is a pedestrian. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a backing-up car accident caused by another driver, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the negligent driver to recover damages for your injuries and losses. In order to do that, you should contact one of the Tupelo car accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today to discuss the details of your case and see how we may be able to help you. We are a large regional personal injury law firm with more than 30 attorneys, over 120 support staff members, and upwards of 30 years of experience helping injured victims.Reverse Can Be Worse: The Importance of Paying Attention When Backing Up
If a driver backs up and hits another vehicle, the driver and the passengers of the vehicle that was hit could sustain injuries. However, when a driver backs up and injures someone who was not in a vehicle themselves, e.g. a pedestrian or a bicyclist, the likelihood of the victim sustaining critical injuries is extremely high. Victims can easily suffer common injuries of car accidents if a car backs into them. For example, if a driver puts their car in reverse and back up into a pedestrian, there is the chance that the pedestrian could fall and have one of his or her legs run over, resulting in broken bones and scarring.
Some of the other common injuries that most victims are left with include lacerations, concussions, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, and more. If you sustain injuries after a backing-up car accident, it is crucial that you seek medical attention. Many victims of auto collisions in Lee County seek medical treatment at nearby hospitals, such as North Mississippi Medical Center, which is located at 830 South Gloster Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Depending on the nature and severity of your injuries and losses, you may be awarded compensatory damages, which can be categorized into two types of damages: economic and non-economic damages, once liability has been established of course. Liability can be established by proving the other driver’s negligence. To prove the defendant’s negligence, you must show that you were owed a duty of reasonable care by the other driver, but he or she breached it, thus causing you to suffer injuries. Retaining a car accident attorney in the Tupelo area can significantly increase your chances of recovering damages.Contact One of Our Lawyers Today to See How We Can Help
It is important that motorists use reasonable care when reversing their vehicles as they would when driving their vehicles forward. Backing-up car accidents can leave victims with significant injuries, and considering that they can happen in grocery store parking lots, in suburban neighborhoods, and anywhere else where there are parking spaces or vehicles that can go in reverse, it is vital to the safety of everyone that drivers be careful when backing up their vehicles. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz represents auto accident victims across Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Arkansas, including in Tupelo, Jackson, Meridian, Oxford, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Little Rock, and Jonesboro. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a car crash lawyer by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form . Let our team show you why NST is the way to go.