Tupelo Speeding Truck Accidents
Motor Vehicle Crash Attorneys Assisting Injured Victims in Tupelo
Truck drivers have an obligation to other drivers on the road to exhibit ordinary judgment and act reasonably when driving, regardless of if they are on a street like Rutherford Road or traveling on Interstate 22. The sad truth is that sometimes truckers will give in to the incentive of monetary gain that comes with getting to their destination as quickly as possible, which often involves them driving way above the speed limit. Sometimes speeding is due to a trucker being late for a delivery. Regardless, if you have been hit in a speeding truck accident, you need to promptly make sure that crucial evidence, e.g., a truck’s “black box,” to your case does not fall victim to spoliation. The Tupelo truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have the resources to retain experts and investigators to gather the evidence needed to assert a convincing case against speeding truck drivers and their employers. Our team of 30 attorneys and 120 staff members has over 30 years of experience representing injured victims.
Seeking Damages for a Speeding Truck Accident
Retaining legal representation after a speeding truck collision is very important. Some trucking companies may try to cover up or even destroy evidence that may put the blame on them. A skilled truck accident attorney may increase the odds of preserving evidence that is vital to your case, such as the truck’s “black box.” “Black boxes” are recording devices that capture the critical information of a vehicle, such as speed, distance traveled, and sudden braking, and usually come equipped in most commercial trucks. If necessary, a lawyer can also bring in accident reconstruction experts to determine the speed at which the trucker was driving when the accident occurred.
Truckers and their employers may also claim that you are to blame for the wreck. Let us say, for example, that you are heading home after a day at Natchez Trace Parkway and a speeding trucker rear-ends your vehicle. The trucker may try to say that you violently swerved in front of him. If a court agrees that you are partially responsible, you may have a portion of your recovery reduced by the percentage of blame attributed to you since Mississippi operates under the doctrine of I pure comparative negligence. An experienced attorney in the Tupelo area may be able to successfully defend you against comparative fault allegations.
Injuries sustained from trucking accidents can vary drastically in terms of severity. Some victims may only have a few bruises and scrapes while others may have crushed bones or a broken spine, leaving them paralyzed. No matter how small the injury, it is important to have documentation – whether it is paperwork from the hospital or photographs you took of your injuries – to support your claim for damages. Economic damages can be awarded to you for medical bills and lost wages. You may also receive non-economic damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement.
Consult a Tupelo Lawyer Regarding Your Accident Claim
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we deal with personal injury cases on a daily basis, and we are familiar with the stress, pain, and financial burden a trucking accident can put on you and your family. If you have been injured in a speeding truck accident, you need to act fast. Our lawyers will work quickly and diligently to gather the evidence necessary to prove negligence against the truck driver and trucking company. We have recovered more than $1.5 billion in compensation for our clients’ injuries. Call us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle crash lawyer in the Tupelo area. Let us 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.