Tupelo Blind Spots
Tupelo Lawyers Representing Victims in Truck Accident Cases
The sheer bulk and weight of a commercial truck can make maneuvering the truck and checking for vehicles around the truck difficult for the driver. Smaller vehicles will sometimes unknowingly be positioned in a truck’s blind spot as they are driving. This can yield devastating results if the 18-wheeler attempts to merge into the lane with the smaller vehicle in its blind spot. Sadly, many of the blind spot accidents that occur each year are the result of negligence like distracted driving or failing to simply check the blind spots regularly before shifting lanes. If you were hit by a commercial truck while in the vehicle’s blind spot, the skilled Tupelo truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case. Our firm has dedicated over 30 years to fighting on behalf of people injured in trucking collisions, and we have successfully obtained upwards of $1.5 billion in compensation for those that we have represented.
Pursuing Compensation After a Blind Spot Collision
You may be able to bring a lawsuit for negligence and recover compensatory damages if your injuries are the result of a trucker failing to check a blind spot. When seeking damages for a collision such as this, it is important to pinpoint the cause of the accident, which could be anything from cell phone use to driver fatigue. From that, you can establish that the driver had a duty to drive carefully, breached that duty, and resulted in your injuries. It is important to note that all injuries sustained after a motor vehicle accident should promptly receive medical attention as well as be documented for your claim.
If you are driving on I-22 and a trucker collides with you due to not knowing how to properly check their blind spots, the truck driver’s employer may be held directly liable due to negligent training. If you are injured by a driver who is found negligent, you may file suit against the trucking company and possibly hold them indirectly liable through the doctrine of vicarious liability. Vicarious liability applies when a trucker injures someone during the course and scope of their employment. To know what other doctrines may apply to your case, you should retain a practiced truck crash lawyer in the Tupelo area.
Compensatory damages are meant to compensate you for your injuries and losses, and they can usually be categorized into two classes: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to compensation for monetary losses such as medical bills, lost wages, surgery, physical therapy, mobility devices, and hospital visits. Non-economic damages attempt to quantify and compensate you for intangible losses such as disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life. In certain instances, you may even be able to obtain future damages, which are damages that have not yet occurred but you expect them to, if you can prove that they are reasonably likely to occur.
Discuss Your Options with a Truck Accident Attorney in the Tupelo Area
Being caught in a blind spot accident can easily blindside you in more ways than just the accident itself; it can leave you with exorbitant medical bills and significant losses – potentially putting you and your loved ones in a financial bind. If you have been injured in a blind spot accident involving a commercial vehicle, the Tupelo attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can assert your rights and represent you during this troubling time. Our firm of 33 lawyers and 120 staff members serves victims throughout the South, including Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Missouri. We have represented people in cities such as Tupelo, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, 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. If you need a motor vehicle collision attorney to advocate for you, 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.