Tupelo Moving Truck Accidents
Commercial Truck Collision Attorneys Representing People Injured in the Tupelo Area
Sometimes when people move, they call upon the services of a moving company, which may entail workers to move furniture and belongings as well as drive the moving truck to the family’s new residence. On the way to the new residence, it is the responsibility of the truck driver to drive safely. Just a moment of inattention can result in a horrific collision in which severe injuries are sustained. Injuries sustained from such an accident may include spinal cord injuries, lacerations, head trauma, broken bones, skull fractures, whiplash, and more. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a moving truck accident, you should reach out to the Tupelo truck accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that has served people injured in the South for more than 30 years.
Seeking Compensation for People Injured in Moving Truck Accidents
In Lee County, let us say that you are driving, for example, on McCullough Boulevard when you come to a road construction zone. There are signs, cones, and markers everywhere as construction workers, some on foot and some in bulldozers and excavators, work on the boulevard. Per the signs and common sense, you slow down as you drive through the construction zone. Unfortunately, the truck driver in the moving truck behind you is too busy texting to see that you have slowed down, resulting in him overriding your vehicle and causing you to sustain critical injuries.
While it may seem like a clear-cut case in which the truck driver is responsible for the collision, the outcome is not certain, which is why you should retain a practiced attorney in Tupelo from the get-go. When recovering damages from a truck driver after a collision involving a moving truck, you will have to establish the truck driver’s negligence. This can be done by taking a few steps: The first step is to point out that the truck driver owed you a duty of reasonable care. The second step is to prove that the truck driver breached said duty. The next is to show that the truck driver’s breach of the duty owed to you caused you to sustain injuries and actual damages.
Damages can be examined more in depth once liability has been established. Your injuries and losses may entitle you to compensatory damages, which are meant to make the victim whole once again, as if the accident never happened. Compensatory damages can be categorized into two types of damages. One of the two types is economic damages, which can be awarded for monetary losses, such as lost wages and medical bills. The other type is non-economic damages, which attempt to quantify the intangible losses stemming from the accident and compensate accordingly. Intangible losses include loss of consortium, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement.
Call an Experienced 18-Wheeler Crash Lawyer in Tupelo
Drivers of moving trucks have an obligation to drive safely – an obligation that if breached can result in serious injuries for the people involved. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz represents victims of moving truck accidents in Tupelo, Meridian, Jackson, Oxford, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Little Rock, Jonesboro, and other communities throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Arkansas. Contact our office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. Allow us to show 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.