According to the Charlotte Observer, a 50-year-old tractor-trailer driver caused an accident that killed three motorists and injured a fourth near Durham, North Carolina, on June 30, 2011. The driver was traveling on Interstate 40 when he crashed into a pickup truck. He then crashed into two other vehicles. Â State Troopers found drug paraphernalia in the tractor-trailer and reported the truck driver was under the influence of marijuana and methadone when he caused the crash. Further, the trucking company had been cited for numerous violations regarding unsafe and fatigued drivers in the past.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal trucking accident, call the Memphis trucking accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (”NST Law”) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today. In Tennessee, big rig truck drivers and trucking companies are required to follow various state and federal rules, including Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These safety measures include limiting a driver’s number of daily on-duty hours, prohibiting a driver from operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and requiring companies to perform background checks on prospective drivers. If a trucker or trucking company violated one of these regulations and caused a fatal trucking accident, the trucker or trucking company could be considered negligent, and surviving family members of a deceased victim may be entitled to compensation.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, with over twenty years experience handling trucking accident cases and lawsuits in Tennessee, knows how to prove a truck driver or trucking companyâ€™s negligence. In a typical trucking accident case, NST Law can examine the accident report, ask to speak to local law enforcement officials, and interview key witnesses as soon after the crash as possible. In addition, NST Law may retain an investigator to recover evidence from the scene of the crash and hire an accident reconstruction expert to recreate the accident. By proving negligence, NST Law can help clients recover every dollar they are legally entitled to. NST lawyers may retain medical experts to document any hospital bills incurred by the deceased between the crash and his or her death. NST lawyers can also consult with vocational economists to compute the deceasedâ€™s future lost income. In addition, NST lawyers know how to aggressively fight for family members to recover damages for the pain and suffering they experience after losing a spouse, sibling, parent, or other loved one in a tragic trucking accident.
For a free initial consultation on your fatal trucking accident case, call the Memphis and Shelby County trucking accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today.Â NST Law is the largest personal injury law firm in Tennessee, with offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.Â Let a Team NST lawyer help develop a plan that leads to you recovering every dollar you are legally entitled to in your case.