Tupelo Pedestrians and Cyclists Hit by Trucks
Big Rig Wreck Lawyers Assisting Victims in Tupelo
Trucking collisions can result in other drivers being seriously injured and their vehicles totaled. When you take the victim’s vehicle – and the safety it provides – out of the equation and add the fact that the vehicle hitting them is a truck, the severity of potential injuries and their likelihood of sustaining them skyrocket. Pedestrians and cyclists hit by trucks are likely to suffer dire injuries that may be debilitating and permanent. If you or a loved one has been hit by a truck while walking or cycling, you should contact the Tupelo truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today to discuss your case and how we may be able to help you. We are a large regional personal injury law firm with over 30 lawyers and more than 120 staff members. Our firm has been serving people injured in the South for over 30 years.
Pedestrians and Cyclists Hit by Trucks in Lee County
Most pedestrians and cyclists are hit by trucks due to the negligence of truck drivers. In Lee County, for example, you could by walking or cycling and be hit by a commercial truck because the truck driver dozed off and veered into you. Driver fatigue is one of many contributing factors to collisions. Other factors include driving while intoxicated, speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and cell phone use while driving. No matter what act of negligence led to a trucking collision involving a pedestrian or cyclist, the aftermath of such an accident can be catastrophic.
Being hit by a commercial truck can leave you with serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. Even if your injuries are not life-threatening or do not seem severe to you, it is extremely important that you seek medical attention if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, especially one that involves a commercial truck. Many people injured in the Tupelo area have their injuries inspected at nearby medical facilities like North Mississippi Medical Center at the intersection of South Gloster Street and Council Circle. When bringing a lawsuit against a truck driver for hitting you with their truck, it can be beneficial to obtain a copy of the documentation regarding your injuries as well.
Since the State of Mississippi places the burden of proof on the plaintiff, you will have to establish the negligence of the truck driver in order to recover economic damages and non-economic damages for your losses and injuries. This can be achieved by proving that a duty of reasonable care that was owed to you by the defendant was breached by the defendant, resulting in your injuries. A skilled lawyer in trucking collision litigation in Tupelo can defend you against potential allegations of comparative fault that the defense may make as well as work to hold the truck driver’s employer liable when applicable.
Explore Your Options with an Experienced 18-Wheeler Crash Attorney in the Tupelo Area
Pedestrians and cyclists hit by trucks can have their lives shattered in a split second. That is why the Tupelo lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are dedicated to fighting large trucking companies on behalf of people injured in trucking collisions. We represent victims of trucking 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 for a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision attorney. Let us show you why NST is the way to go if you need a personal injury lawyer in Tupelo.
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.