Jonesboro Rear-End Truck Accidents
Big Rig Wreck Lawyers Fighting for People Injured in Jonesboro
Large trucks, such as commercial trucks, 18-wheelers, semi trucks, tractor-trailers, and tanker trucks, need more time and distance to come to a stop than standard passenger vehicles. This need is due to the sheer size and weight of most trucks. Sadly, it only takes a few seconds of inattention for a trucker to lose the window of time and distance needed to stop – resulting in a rear-end collision that could cause serious injuries like whiplash, lacerations, and head trauma. The Jonesboro truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have been fighting for people injured in rear-end truck accidents for more than 30 years. We are a large regional personal injury law firm with 30 attorneys and over 120 staff members. To date, our firm has recovered more than $1.5 billion in damages via verdicts, settlements, and judgments.
Bringing a Claim Against a Truck Driver and Their Employer
Being rear-ended by a truck can leave you in pain – regardless of whether if it happened on a street in the suburbs or while traveling down an interstate like I-555. Those injuries you sustained in the collision may require you to seek medical attention at a medical facility, such as NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital on 4800 East Johnson Avenue, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401. Due to your injuries, you may not be able to work for quite some time. At the end of the day, you could be left with a mountain of medical bills and no source of income to chip the debt away.
Hiring a Jonesboro attorney who is well-versed in rear-end truck accidents can provide you with the knowledge and assistance needed to recover economic and non-economic damages that will compensate you for your injuries and losses. A lawyer can also help you substantiate your claim, which first needs to establish the truck driver’s negligence by showing that the trucker breached their duty of reasonable care that was owed to you and caused you to sustain injuries as a result. Your attorney can attempt to have important evidence preserved by the trucking company, photograph the scene of the accident, and ask witnesses about the collision.
In addition to the truck driver, you may be able to hold the trucker’s employer liable as well. There are many ways in which to hold a trucking company accountable. For example, if you can prove that the truck driver’s negligent actions occurred during the course and scope of their employment, you may be able to hold their employer vicariously liable. Negligent training may prove a trucking company’s liability if the truck driver was not trained on how to avoid rear-end collisions. There are other forms of negligence that could hold a trucking company liable, such as negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent maintenance of the truck.
Retain an Experienced Truck Collision Lawyer in the Jonesboro Area
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end truck accident, the Jonesboro truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to represent you and fight the trucking company to get you the compensation you deserve. We serve injured victims in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, and Meridian. Contact us today toll-free at 1-800-LAW-4004 or complete our online form for a free appointment with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. It is easy to see 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.