Tupelo Wide Turns
Big Rig Collision Attorneys Advocating for Victims in the Tupelo Area
Truck drivers are held to the regulations and standards of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and are expected to operate their commercial trucks accordingly in a safe, cautious manner – even when just simply turning. If a truck driver does not pay attention when making a turn, other vehicles could be hit due to the wide turn, which could cause victims to sustain serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident due to a truck driver’s wide turn, you should contact the Tupelo truck accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. As a large regional personal injury law firm of over 30 attorneys and more than 120 staff members, we represent people injured throughout the Mid-South and have been doing so for over 30 years. Due to our commitment to our clients, we have been able to recover damages in excess of $1.5 billion for our clients via jury verdicts, settlements, and judgments.
Establishing Liability for Accidents Caused by a Wide Turn
It is important to establish the truck driver’s negligence when pursuing compensation for a wide turn accident – which can be caused by actions ranging from speeding to drug use while driving – since the State of Mississippi places the burden of proof on the party seeking damages. To do this, you must prove that the truck driver owed you a duty of reasonable care and breached that duty, resulting in you sustaining injuries. Retaining an experienced trucking collision lawyer in Lee County can help you strengthen your case and protect you from possible accusations of comparative fault from the defendant. Mississippi operates under the doctrine of pure comparative negligence, so if you are found at fault by a jury, your recovery will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you.
In addition to the truck driver, you may be able to hold the trucking company liable as well. If the negligent actions of the truck driver can be proven to have occurred within the course and scope of employment, you may be able to hold the employer vicariously liable. Negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent training are additional actions that can result in a trucking company being held liable. For example, if a truck driver’s wide turn resulted in a collision at the intersection of Main Street and North Gloster Street due to the trucker not receiving the training to know how to avoid such a collision, the trucker’s employer may be held liable for negligent training.
Your injuries and losses affect the damages you may be awarded in a trucking accident case. For instance, if you suffered spinal cord injuries and were treated at a nearby medical facility, economic damages can cover the medical bills. Other monetary losses can be recovered via economic damages, such as lost wages and loss of earning capacity. Non-economic damages are awarded for intangible losses stemming from the accident, such as loss of consortium, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement. An experienced truck accident lawyer in the Tupelo area will be able to explain all types of damages to which you may be entitled to recover under Mississippi law.
Explore Your Options with One of Our Experienced Lawyers in Tupelo
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we know that 18-wheeler accidents caused by wide turns can leave you injured and put your family through financial hardships. Our firm is committed to asserting your rights to the fullest extent and fighting for every bit of compensation you deserve. We represent injured victims throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Arkansas, including in Tupelo, Jackson, Meridian, Oxford, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Little Rock, and Jonesboro. Contact us 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 attorney. After talking with us, you will understand why NST is the way to go if you were hit by a semi-truck or 18-wheeler in Tupelo or Lee County.
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.