Tennessee Teens to Hear About Dangers of Drunk Driving from Past Victim

November 4th, 2011

According to the Tennessean, a survivor of a near-fatal drunken driving car accident will address 440 high school students in Nashville, Tennessee, in November 2011.  The accident occurred in 1994, when the speaker was 17 years old.  After drinking alcohol at a Knoxville bar, the speaker decided to drive himself home.  He lost control of his vehicle and eventually crashed into a tree.  He was airlifted to a Knoxville hospital where he was comatose for three months.  The speaker has referred to the decision to drink and drive as the “biggest mistake of [his] life.”

Back in 1994, the speaker felt an urge shared by many Tennesseans today, to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol.  Sometimes drivers disregard the risks of driving while intoxicated and place themselves and others in harm’s way.  If you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in Shelby County, call Corey B. Trotz, an experienced Memphis auto accident attorney, at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.  Corey B. Trotz practices law at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”), a large plaintiff’s personal injury law firm that fights for car accident victims and families.

You can feel confident that Team NST can properly handle your claim.  NST lawyers stay up to date with the latest Tennessee driving and insurance laws, courtroom trends, and litigation techniques.  NST lawyers utilize this knowledge when developing the damages portion of a personal injury claim.  Losing a loved one may entitle surviving family members to damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Your NST lawyer can retain experts to calculate and prove these damages.  For instance, medical experts can document the cost of hospital bills and procedures incurred by the deceased between the crash and his death.  Vocational economists can calculate the deceased’s lost wages.  Psychiatric experts can speak with surviving loved ones and determine the extent of mental pain, suffering, and emotional stress experienced as a result of the fatal crash.  Your NST lawyer may also pursue punitive damages if the defendant driver was convicted of driving under the influence (DUI).  Memphis courts award punitive damages to deter defendants and members of the community from engaging in a certain conduct such as drinking and driving.

To speak to a Tennessee personal injury attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 or visit www.nstlaw.com.  NST Law, with 28 lawyers and a support staff of over 100 secretaries, investigators, and paralegals, is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee.  At NST Law, our car accident attorneys aggressively pursue maximum damages for clients while doing everything possible to take care of them along the way.  With over 20 years experience fighting for victims of fatal car accidents, you can feel confident that NST Law has the tools to effectively handle your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.  Call Corey B. Trotz today and let Team NST get started on your auto accident case.

Driving Simulator Shows Tennessee Teens the Dangers of Texting While Driving

October 24th, 2011

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, students at six high schools near Chattanooga, Tennessee, learned about the dangers of texting while driving in October 2011. The students participated in the Arrive Alive Simulator car demonstration at the campus of Miller-Motte Technical College. As part of demonstration, students sat in the front seat of a stationary vehicle and wore virtual reality glasses that simulated them driving down a busy street. Meanwhile, they were asked a question and instructed to type their answer on a cell phone. Navigating through the virtual streets while text messaging, some participants crashed their vehicles and killed other virtual drivers and pedestrians, seeing first-hand how distracted driving can kill others. In addition to the driving simulator, organizers showed the students a film about a fatal car accident caused by a distracted driver.

In Tennessee, texting while driving is against the law. While distracted driving awareness advocates often target teenagers, the problem is more widespread. According to a recent study published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 35% of adult drivers admitted to reading or sending a text message while driving in the last month. If you have been injured in a car wreck caused by a distracted driver, do not hesitate to call Memphis auto accident attorney Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. Corey B. Trotz, one of 26 car accident attorneys at Memphis law firm Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”), has handled car accident cases in Tennessee courts for over twenty years.

To prove a defendant driver violated Tennessee law by test messaging at the time of an auto accident, NST lawyers can examine cell phone tower data. NST lawyers may also interview witnesses and ask to speak to local police. If a driver did text or send an e-mail while initiating the accident, your NST lawyer can aggressively fight for maximum compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and lost wages. You may be entitled to recover damages for past and future medical bills incurred in connection with the crash, including surgeries, X-rays, and medication. Should your injuries affect your ability to work, you may be entitled to recover damages for lost wages or diminished earning capacity. If a car accident renders you permanently disabled, you may be able to recover damages as well. Your NST lawyer can commission a day-in-the-life video to illustrate the debilitating effects of your injuries to a judge or jury.

Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, handling auto accidents that occur on Poplar Avenue, Interstate 240, Interstate 55, and throughout the Mid-South. No matter the severity of your injuries, Team NST can handle your case. In the past, Corey B. Trotz and other NST lawyers have fought for auto accident victims with paraplegia, quadriplegia, brain trauma, broken vertebrae, and spinal cord damage. If you have sustained a permanent disability in a car wreck, NST Law can combine knowledge of Tennessee driving and insurance laws with the latest courtroom trends and techniques to aggressively pursue every dollar you are legally entitled to. If you have been hurt in a car accident, call Memphis and Shelby County auto accident attorney Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today.

Do Not Sleep on the Dangers of Drowsy Driving

October 18th, 2011

According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as distracted driving, texting while driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that drowsy driving causes over 100,000 car accidents each year in the United States, leading to an average of 40,000 injuries and 1,550 fatalities. Drowsy driving accidents are not foreign to Memphis and Shelby County. In 2002, Memphis teen Kyle Kiinhl was killed by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. To spread the message about drowsy driving, family and friends set up the annual Kyle W. Kiinhl Foundation Eye Opener 5K and Run.

Common knowledge tells us that as one becomes tired, his or her motor functions tend to decline. This is no different for drivers. As drivers become drowsy and tired, they may lose depth perception, may have slower reaction times, and face the possibility of falling asleep at the wheel. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a drowsy driver in Memphis, Germantown, or Frayser, call Tennessee auto accident attorney Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today. Corey B. Trotz has handled car accident cases for over twenty years at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”), the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee. Corey B. Trotz and Team NST can thoroughly investigate your accident and help you recover maximum compensation against a negligent driver.

NST Law helps surviving loved ones recover maximum damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering through pre-trial settlements and jury verdicts. Throughout the legal process, NST lawyers utilize up to date knowledge of Tennessee driving laws, courtroom trends, and litigation techniques. To prove these damages, your NST lawyer can retain experts in various fields. For example, if your loved one incurred medical bills between the crash and her death, NST Law may retain medical experts to document those costs. Next, NST Law can consult with vocational economists to compute your loved one’s lost wages. Vocational economists take your loved one’s age, occupation, and experience into account when calculating what she would have reasonably earned during her lifetime. Finally, NST Law realizes that surviving loved ones may suffer emotionally after losing a son, daughter, mother, father, or other close family member. Thus, NST Law can retain psychiatric experts to determine the extent of a surviving loved one’s pain and suffering. With experience handling all types of motor vehicle accident cases, Corey B. Trotz and NST lawyers are capable of clearly explaining these damages to judges, juries, and opposing attorneys.

At NST Law, our attorneys look out for clients’ best interests by providing personal attention as they navigate through difficult periods in their lives. For a free initial consultation on your case, do not hesitate to call NST Law at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. At this free consultation, Corey B. Trotz or other Team NST car accident attorneys can answer your questions, address your concerns, and describe the services the firm provides. In addition, NST Law can determine how to proceed with your claim. For reliable and dependable legal representation from experienced Memphis auto accident attorneys, call Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz today.

Driver Pleads Guilty in Fatal Car Accident Case According to Knoxville Auto Accident Attorneys at NST Law

October 7th, 2011

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, a 22-year-old Tennessee man recently pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and driving while impaired in connection with his role in a 2009 car accident. On December 28, 2009, the 22-year-old man crashed into a 22-year-old female who was walking along Highway 411 in East Tennessee. The female subsequently died. The 22-year-old driver fled the scene and was later arrested by police. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (“THP”), he admitted to drinking a 40-ounce beer before driving that morning.

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident in Knoxville, Memphis, or Jackson, Tennessee, call Tennessee auto accident attorney Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. Corey B. Trotz has practiced law for over twenty years at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”), the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee. NST Law has the resources necessary to fight for surviving loved ones to recover maximum compensation for their loss. These resources allow NST lawyers to establish a defendant driver’s liability, calculate damages, and prove damages to a judge or jury.

To establish a defendant driver’s liability, NST Law can interpret a THP accident report, ask to speak to local police, or ask to interview key witnesses. Proving liability helps clients recover maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. NST Law can retain various experts to calculate these damages and clearly explain them to a jury. Medical experts can document any medical bills incurred by the deceased between the accident and her death. Vocational economists can compute the victim’s lost wages and explain the process used to calculate that figure. Psychiatric doctors and professionals can evaluate the mental health of surviving loved ones and determine the extent of stress and pain suffered as a result of the accident. If a defendant driver was convicted of driving under the influence (“DUI”) after the crash, your NST lawyer may pursue punitive damages. Tennessee courts award punitive damages to punish an individual defendant and prevent members of the community from engaging in certain conduct, such as driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. NST lawyers utilize in-depth knowledge of Tennessee driving and insurance laws when deciding whether to seek punitive damages.

For a free initial consultation with NST Law, call Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. With over twenty years experience handling fatal auto accident cases, NST Law knows how to handle a case the right way. NST Law thoroughly investigates car accidents and lets the insurance companies know that the firm takes its client’s claim seriously. NST Law can attempt to settle a case before trial, but if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, NST Law will be prepared to fight in court. Call Corey B. Trotz today if you have lost a loved one in a car accident, and let Team NST fight aggressively for you to recover every dollar you are legally entitled to in your case.

Memphis City Officials Introduce Plan to Increase Pedestrian Safety

October 7th, 2011

According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the city of Memphis, Tennessee, plans to increase pedestrian safety on Central Avenue near the University of Memphis campus. The effort is part of a $3.3 million dollar safety improvement project. City officials recognize the dangers of a campus that is “separated from the main student parking lot by a busy five-lane street.” Since 1995, two pedestrians have been killed and a third was severely injured in motor vehicle accidents on Central Avenue near campus. This project includes constructing a new median, creating a new parking lot entrance, and closing the fence between the parking lot and Central Avenue to push foot traffic towards safer crosswalks.

The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”) applaud initiatives aimed at increasing pedestrian safety. Pedestrians in high-traffic areas, such as a college campus, face the risk of being hit by a moving car and sustaining permanent injuries. Corey B. Trotz, an auto accident attorney at NST Law, understands how to pursue maximum compensation for pedestrian accident victims. Since joining NST Law over twenty years ago, Corey B. Trotz has represented victims with serious and catastrophic injuries, including paraplegia, quadriplegia, brain trauma, and spinal cord damage. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, call Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 for a free initial consultation on your case.

Corey B. Trotz and fellow NST lawyers have extensive experience developing the damages portion of personal injury claims. An accident victim may face complex and expensive medical costs following the crash, including an overnight stay at a hospital, surgeries, and CT scans. Victims may also require future medical care, including physical therapy. NST Law can retain medical experts to document medical bills and project the medical care a victim could later need. Next, an accident may force a victim to miss work or render her unable to adequately perform her position. To prove these damages, NST Law can consult with a vocational economist who can document a victim’s lost wages and compute her diminished earning capacity. Finally, pedestrian accidents can cause emotional stress and anguish. To prove the extent of a victim’s pain and suffering, NST Law can retain psychologists and other similarly trained experts.

Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, with offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville. If you have been injured in an auto accident in Memphis, Germantown, Cordova, Frayser, or anywhere in Shelby County, do not hesitate to call Corey B. Trotz and the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at NST Law today. NST Law has handled tragic pedestrian accident cases in Shelby County for over two decades and knows how to aggressively pursue maximum compensation while looking out for clients’ best interests. Let Corey B. Trotz or a Team NST attorney fight for you in court while you recover and get to full strength. For reliable legal advice, call the experienced Memphis auto accident attorneys at NST Law today at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.

One Dead, Four Injured After Recent Tennessee Car Accident

September 27th, 2011

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, a 42-year-old man may face charges for his role in a recent fatal car accident. On September 17, 2011, the man was driving on U.S. Highway 25/70 in Tennessee when he approached a tractor from behind. To avoid crashing into the tractor, the man applied his brakes and swerved his vehicle into the other traffic lane, directly into the path of an oncoming Jeep. The Jeep crashed into the man’s vehicle, rolled down an embankment, and landed on its roof. The driver of the Jeep was killed, and four passengers in the Jeep, including three children, sustained injuries. The Tennessee Highway Patrol accident report alleged the 42-year-old man might have been under the influence of drugs. Police are awaiting the results of drug tests and indicate charges against the man are pending.

Fatal car accidents can bring about difficult times for surviving passengers and loved ones. In addition to the obvious pain of losing a loved one’s companionship, survivors must overcome other challenges. For example, surviving family members that were injured in the crash may incur medical bills themselves and could be forced to miss work. Surviving family members may have to find ways to replace the deceased’s lost income. Finally, family members may be responsible for medical bills incurred by the deceased between the crash and his death. If you have lost a loved one in a car wreck in Memphis, call Tennessee auto accident attorney Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 for a free initial consultation on your case. Corey B. Trotz practices law at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”), the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee.

One key to recovering maximum compensation in a car accident case is proving liability. Memphis auto accident attorneys at NST Law know how to prove a defendant driver caused a crash by reviewing the accident report, requesting to speak to police, or asking to speak with witnesses. By proving a defendant driver caused the accident, your NST lawyer can help you recover every dollar you are legally entitled to. NST lawyers can consult with economic experts to document medical bills and compute lost wages. NST lawyers can retain psychiatric experts to determine the extent of pain and suffering you experience as a result of losing a mother, father, husband, wife, or other loved one. If a defendant driver was convicted of driving under the influence (“DUI”), your NST lawyer can pursue punitive damages. NST Law understands that Tennessee courts award punitive damages to deter members of the community from engaging in certain intolerable conduct, such as drinking and driving.

For a free initial consultation on your case, contact a personal injury attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. NST lawyers thoroughly investigate car accidents, know how to apply Tennessee driving and insurance laws to the unique facts of a car accident, and aggressively fight for clients to recover maximum compensation inside and outside the courtroom. If you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving car accident in Memphis or Shelby County, call Corey B. Trotz at NST Law today.

Pedestrians Hit By Moving Van on College Campus in Tennessee

September 22nd, 2011

According to WRCB Chattanooga, two pedestrians were taken to the hospital after being hit by a van in Cleveland, Tennessee, on August 21, 2011. The accident occurred on the campus of Lee University as the victims crossed a street. Both victims suffered head injuries. One of the victims also broke his pelvis. Police arrested the driver for driving with a suspended license, while other charges are pending.

Pedestrians can face danger around moving trucks, vans, and cars because the impact between a moving vehicle and human body can be crushing. In Memphis, pedestrian accidents can occur on Poplar Avenue, Germantown Road, and Union Avenue. In addition, these dangerous accidents can occur on college campuses, including the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, and Christian Brothers University. It is not uncommon for victims of pedestrian accidents
to sustain serious injuries, such as head trauma, loss of limbs, nerve damage, and spinal cord damage. If you have been hit by a car and suffered a severe injury, call Memphis pedestrian accident attorney Corey B. Trotz today at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. Corey B. Trotz, an experienced personal injury attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”), has practiced law in Tennessee for over two decades and possesses in-depth knowledge of Tennessee driving and insurance laws. Corey B. Trotz, along with other Team NST attorneys, can initially try to settle with a defendant driver or insurance company. However, if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, your NST Law attorney will be prepared to file a lawsuit and fight for you to recover maximum compensation in court.

After handling personal injury cases for twenty years, NST Law has a multitude of resources to prove liability and damages. If you incur costly medical bills while recovering from your injuries, your NST lawyer can consult with medical professionals and doctors to document those expenses. For instance, you may be entitled to recover damages for surgeries, X-rays, and physical therapy connected to the crash. If an injury prevents you from returning to work, your NST lawyer can retain a vocational economist to compute lost wages. If an injury limits your ability to adequately perform your job, these vocational economists can compute your diminished earning capacity. In addition to suffering financially, victims can suffer emotionally. Corey B. Trotz and NST Law can retain psychiatric doctors and experts to help determine the extent of the pain and mental distress you experience as a result of being involved in the
accident.

If you have been hit by a car in Memphis, Germantown, Frayser, or anywhere in Shelby County, do not hesitate to call Corey B. Trotz today. Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee with offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville. You can feel confident that Team NST will fight for you to recover maximum compensation in your case. For a free initial consultation on your accident, call Memphis pedestrian accident attorney Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.

Will Truckers Be Prohibited From Talking on Cell Phones While Driving?

September 19th, 2011

According to the New York Times, the United States Department of Transportation may ban commercial truck drivers from talking on their cell phones while driving, just one year after prohibiting commercial truck drivers from texting while driving. Violators of the rule would face monetary fines and potential loss of license. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has called distracted driving “too dangerous” and has compared heavy trucks traveling at fast highway speeds to “80,000-pound unguided missiles.” Currently, over 3.7 million people drive commercial trucks in the United States.

Commercial trucking accidents can occur in Memphis on Interstate 55, Interstate 40, and Interstate 240. The impact between a moving truck and vehicle can cause devastating results, ranging from loss of limbs, paraplegia, and quadriplegia to wrongful death. If you have been injured in a trucking accident or have lost a loved one in a violent crash, call Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. Corey B. Trotz is an experienced Memphis trucking accident attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”), the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee.

Trucking accident cases can be complex due to certain regulations truck drivers must follow. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, for example, limit the number of on-duty hours a trucker can drive each day, forbid truckers from driving under the influence of alcohol, and require truckers to accurately log their locations. If a trucker violates one of these rules and causes an accident with another vehicle, the trucker and trucking company may be liable for any resulting damages. Corey B. Trotz and Team NST know how to investigate a trucking accident and prove negligence by showing a big rig driver violated a regulation at the time of the crash. In the past, NST Law has retained trucking experts to examine logbooks and inspect the safety features of various trucks. In addition, NST Law has retained toxicologists to administer or interpret drug and alcohol tests. Proving negligence can help your NST lawyer recover maximum compensation for injuries you or a loved one sustained in a trucking accident. You should feel confident NST Law has the tools and resources to fight for you in court. NST Law can consult with medical experts to document the medical bills a victim incurred, including surgeries and hospital visits. If the victim’s injuries affect his ability to adequately perform his job, NST Law may retain vocational economists to calculate lost wages and diminished earning capacity. If the trucker was convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), NST Law can utilize knowledge of Tennessee law to seek punitive damages, awards designed to deter members of the community from drinking and driving. Finally, but not least, NST Law can pursue damages for the emotional pain and suffering a victim experiences following the truck accident.

Call Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 for a free initial consultation on your trucking accident case. Corey B. Trotz has handled trucking accident cases in Memphis and Shelby County for over two decades and has the experience, knowledge, and skills to properly handle your case. To learn more about how NST Law can help you recover maximum compensation in a trucking accident lawsuit, call Corey B. Trotz, an experienced Shelby County personal injury lawyer, today.

Driver Dies in Memphis, Tennessee, Car Accident According to Memphis Personal Injury Attorneys at NST Law

August 20th, 2011

According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, one person died and one person was injured in a Memphis, Tennessee, car accident on August 6, 2011.  The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reported a 20-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Camaro caused the crash.  The man was speeding and ran a stop sign near Finch Road and Ross Road.  He then crashed into an Oldsmobile SUV.  According to a statement by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the forceful impact of the accident sent both cars into the yard of a nearby residence.  The Oldsmobile SUV driver was trapped in his car and pronounced dead at the scene.

A driver can be considered negligent by speeding and running a stop sign.  If a driver’s negligence contributes to a car accident, that driver may be liable for any resulting damages.  Therefore, being able to prove a defendant driver’s negligence in a car accident lawsuit is critical.  The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”) have over twenty years experience investigating car accidents and know how to prove negligence.  NST lawyers can prove liability by analyzing an accident report, asking to speak with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office or Memphis Police Department, and speaking to witnesses.  Should these methods not definitively prove liability, NST Law can retain an accident reconstruction expert to recreate the crash.  If you have lost a loved one in a car accident in Memphis, Germantown, Frayser, or Shelby County, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.

When developing the damages portion of a wrongful death claim, NST Law can consult with vocational economists to compute the future lost income of a deceased.  Lost income can be calculated by taking one’s age, occupation, education, and experience into account. If the deceased incurred hospital expenses between the crash and his or her death, NST Law can retain medical experts to document the cost of those bills.  NST Law can also pursue damages for pain and suffering by retaining psychiatric experts and doctors to evaluate the emotional distress a surviving loved one experiences.  The deceased could be a parent, sibling, or spouse, and since each person grieves differently, these professionals can determine the extent of one’s suffering.  Your NST lawyer will do everything possible to help you recover maximum compensation in your case.

To speak to a Tennessee personal injury attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 or visit www.nstlaw.com.  NST Law, with 28 lawyers and a support staff of over 100 secretaries, investigators, and paralegals, is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee.  At NST Law, our car accident attorneys aggressively pursue maximum damages for clients while doing everything possible to take care of them along the way.  Our attorneys stay up to date with the latest trends in courtroom techniques and Tennessee driving and insurance laws.  Call today or visit us at www.nstlaw.com and let an experienced NST Law car accident attorney get started on your case.

Jury Awards $49.2 Million in Fatal Car Accident Lawsuit

August 19th, 2011

According to the Los Angeles Times, a California jury awarded damages of $49.2 million in a car accident lawsuit in January 2011.  The car crash at issue occurred in December 2007 at a California highway traffic stop.  A highway patrol officer had pulled over a motorist and was talking to him through that motorist’s car window.  Another man, driving while intoxicated and carrying marijuana, crashed into both of them.  The patrol officer became quadriplegic while the man he pulled over was killed.  The jury awarded $10.2 million to the deceased’s parents and $39 million to the patrol officer for his injuries.

Intoxicated drivers cause fatal car accidents far too often in the United States and Tennessee.  In 2009, over 10,000 people were killed in drunk driving car accidents.  If a loved one has been injured in a car accident on Interstate 40, Interstate 240, Poplar Avenue, or anywhere in Shelby County, call the Memphis auto accident attorneys at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 to discuss your accident with an experienced personal injury attorney.  Our 28 car accident lawyers can investigate your crash and help determine if you have a claim against another driver.  If you do have a claim, NST Law will develop your case to show a defendant driver and his insurance company that our firm takes your claim seriously.  To investigate your options after a car accident, call NST Law today.

NST lawyers have experience litigating car accident cases in Memphis and Tennessee courtrooms and can present your case to a jury in the light most favorable to you. Your NST lawyer can utilize various experts to prove your medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.  These experts, including medical specialists, vocational economists, and psychiatric doctors, can place dollar values on a victim’s medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering.  At trial, these experts can testify as to the accuracy of those figures and the process of computing those figures. NST lawyers know how to present their testimony to the jury in a clear and convincing manner.  In addition, NST lawyers can clearly convey a client’s injuries or extent of suffering to a jury or judge.  Further, NST lawyers can pursue punitive damages if a defendant driver has been convicted of driving under the influence.

For a free initial consultation on your case, call the Memphis auto accident attorneys at NST Law at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.  Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee and has handled many motor vehicle crash cases that have occurred on Interstate 40, Interstate 240, and Interstate 55.  As a result of handling car accident cases for over twenty years, NST lawyers have an in-depth understanding of Tennessee driving and insurance laws and successful courtroom techniques and strategies. To learn how Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz can fight for you to recover every dollar you are legally entitled to in your car accident case, call our personal injury law firm today.