Tupelo Truck Crashes in Road Construction Zones
18-Wheeler Collision Attorneys Helping People Injured in Tupelo
In Lee County, construction zones tend to have reduced speed limits and visible markers everywhere to keep construction workers and other drivers safe while in these areas. Failure to act reasonably when driving through construction zones can cause a collision that results in numerous people being injured. The risk of danger is increased when it is a truck driver operating a large truck that fails to abide by construction zone protocol. If a truck crash in a road construction zone has resulted in you or a loved one suffering injuries, the Tupelo truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case. We are a large regional personal injury law firm comprised of over 30 attorneys and more than 120 staff members, and our firm has been representing injured victims throughout the South for over 30 years. Dedicated to fighting for our clients through every step of the case, we have recovered compensation in excess of $1.5 billion on their behalf through settlements, jury verdicts, and judgments.
The Dangers of Truck Crashes in Road Construction Zones
Wherever there is a construction zone, there can be a trucking collision – even if the zone is on a road with little traffic and a low speed limit or an interstate like Interstate 22. When seeking compensation for your injuries and losses stemming from a trucking accident that occurred in a road construction zone, you will likely have to prove the truck driver’s negligence since the State of Mississippi places the burden of proof on the party seeking damages. To establish negligence, you must show that the truck driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached that duty, and caused you to sustain injuries. You may also establish liability by showing that the truck driver disregarded Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations.
If you can prove that the truck driver’s negligence took place within the course and scope of their employment, you may be able to hold the trucking company vicariously liable in addition to the truck driver. An example would be a grocery store delivery truck driver transporting items from one store to another. The employer could also be held directly liable for negligence like negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent training. For example, if the wreck occurred because the truck driver never received the proper training on how to safely operate a vehicle of that size, the employer could be held liable for negligent training. An experienced trucking accident attorney in Tupelo can inform you of other ways in which you may be able to establish the trucking company’s liability.
After a trucking collision, you may suffer significant injuries like head trauma, lacerations, whiplash, spinal cord injuries, internal bleeding, skull fractures, broken bones, and other serious injuries. Such injuries can result in you staying in a hospital in Tupelo, thus missing work while you recover. For your injuries and losses, you may be entitled to compensatory damages in the forms of economic and non-economic damages, which cover monetary losses, including medical bills and lost wages, and intangible losses, such as loss of consortium and pain and suffering, respectively. Since each personal injury case is different, you will want legal representation on your side who can build a convincing case on your behalf.
Discuss Your Case with a Skilled Trucking Wreck Lawyer in the Tupelo Area
Have you been injured in a truck crash in a road construction zone? If so, you need a law firm that has your back and will fight on your behalf to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. In short, you need one of the personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. 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 lawyer. After speaking with us, you will understand 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.