Archive for August, 2011
Saturday, 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.Â The Shelby County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported a 20-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Camaro caused the crash.Â The man was speeding and ran a stop sign near Finch Road and Ross Road.Â He then crashed into an Oldsmobile SUV.Â According to a statement by the Shelby County Sheriffâ€™s Office, the forceful impact of the accident sent both cars into the yard of a nearby residence.Â 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.Â If a driverâ€™s negligence contributes to a car accident, that driver may be liable for any resulting damages.Â Therefore, being able to prove a defendant driverâ€™s negligence in a car accident lawsuit is critical.Â The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) have over twenty years experience investigating car accidents and know how to prove negligence.Â NST lawyers can prove liability by analyzing an accident report, asking to speak with the Shelby County Sheriffâ€™s Office or Memphis Police Department, and speaking to witnesses.Â Should these methods not definitively prove liability, NST Law can retain an accident reconstruction expert to recreate the crash.Â 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.Â Lost income can be calculated by taking oneâ€™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.Â 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.Â The deceased could be a parent, sibling, or spouse, and since each person grieves differently, these professionals can determine the extent of oneâ€™s suffering.Â 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.Â NST Law, with 28 lawyers and a support staff of over 100 secretaries, investigators, and paralegals, is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee.Â 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.Â Our attorneys stay up to date with the latest trends in courtroom techniques and Tennessee driving and insurance laws.Â Call today or visit us at www.nstlaw.com and let an experienced NST Law car accident attorney get started on your case.
Friday, 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.Â The car crash at issue occurred in December 2007 at a California highway traffic stop.Â A highway patrol officer had pulled over a motorist and was talking to him through that motoristâ€™s car window.Â Another man, driving while intoxicated and carrying marijuana, crashed into both of them.Â The patrol officer became quadriplegic while the man he pulled over was killed.Â The jury awarded $10.2 million to the deceasedâ€™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.Â In 2009, over 10,000 people were killed in drunk driving car accidents.Â 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.Â Our 28 car accident lawyers can investigate your crash and help determine if you have a claim against another driver.Â 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.Â 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.Â These experts, including medical specialists, vocational economists, and psychiatric doctors, can place dollar values on a victimâ€™s medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering.Â 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.Â In addition, NST lawyers can clearly convey a clientâ€™s injuries or extent of suffering to a jury or judge.Â 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.Â Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™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.Â 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.
Friday, August 5th, 2011
According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, a 32-year-old man has been arrested for his role in a fatal car accident in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 3, 2011. The crash occurred on Interstate 240 in South Memphis.Â Memphis police reported the man was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe when he crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 240 near South Parkway.Â A 4-year-old boy in that SUV was killed and a 15-month-old baby in the SUV was injured.Â After crashing into the SUV, the man fled the scene, running into two other cars on his way out.Â Police located the driver later that night and charged him with driving under the influence (â€śDUIâ€ť), reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and vehicular assault.
A drunk driving accident can occur anywhere, including Interstate 40, Interstate 240, and Interstate 55 in Shelby County.Â If you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income.Â At Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), we are aware of the many ways a family member can suffer after losing a loved one.Â While aggressively pursuing maximum compensation on behalf of clients, we are sympathetic towards their situation and the difficulties they face during this complicated period.Â To learn more about the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today.
In a car accident lawsuit, a client may be able to recover compensation from a negligent driverâ€™s insurance company.Â However, if a defendant driver does not have insurance, NST Law can file an Uninsured Motorist claim for maximum compensation.Â To help clients recover maximum damages, NST lawyers utilize experts from various fields.Â If a deceased incurs medical bills between the accident and his death, NST Law can consult with doctors to document those bills.Â These expenses may include surgeries, X-rays, and medication.Â A second type of expert NST Law may retain is a vocational economist.Â This expert can project the lost income the deceased would have earned over the course of his lifetime.Â In addition, NST Law can retain psychiatric experts to determine the pain, suffering, and emotional distress that surviving family members experience following the tragic accident.Â Finally, since driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal in Tennessee, your NST lawyer may pursue punitive damages if the defendant driver has been convicted of DUI.
Call Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in Memphis.Â NST Law is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, representing clients in Knoxville, Jackson, Memphis, and surrounding counties.Â NST Law has handled fatal car accident cases for two decades and has the knowledge, skill, and experience to properly handle your case. Do not hesitate to contact NST Law today for a free initial consultation on your case.
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
According to WSMV Nashville, the city of Nashville, Tennessee, has been awarded a $1.9 million grant to improve pedestrian safety in Davidson County. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced the grant on August 1, 2011. The grant will go towards the Harding Place Pedestrian Network Project, an effort to enhance pedestrian safety in an area that includes multi-family residences, shopping, churches, and a hospital. Haslam said the project should encourage more people in the area to walk to their destinations.
At Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), our personal injury attorneys advocate pedestrian safety and aggressively pursue maximum compensation for pedestrians hit by cars or trucks. When a moving vehicle crashes into a pedestrian, devastating results can occur. A child can be hit walking to or from school. A pedestrian can be hit in a crosswalk because a driver is not paying attention. The injured pedestrian can suffer debilitating injuries, including spinal cord damage, broken vertebrae, brain trauma, or organ damage. It is important to recover maximum compensation from a defendant driver to ensure these medical conditions are properly treated. To learn how the Tennessee pedestrian accident attorneys at NST Law can help you recover maximum damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and lost wages, call NST Law at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.
NST Law has over twenty years experience handling pedestrian accidents cases arising out of a driverâ€™s negligence. A negligent driver, for example, may fail to yield the right of way to a pedestrian, ignore a traffic light or stop sign, fail to look while driving across a crosswalk, drive over the speed limit, or drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Your NST lawyer can prove a defendant driverâ€™s negligence by speaking to witnesses, asking to speak with law enforcement officials who investigated the accident, or retaining an accident reconstruction expert to recreate the crash.
Your NST lawyer can aggressively pursue damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanent disability with the help of various experts. Over the years, NST lawyers have developed relationship with specialists, including medical experts who can document past and future medical bills, vocational economists who can document lost wages and forecast diminished earning capacity, and psychiatric doctors who can evaluate a victimâ€™s mental health and determine the extent of his suffering. If a victim suffers a debilitating or permanent injury, an NST lawyer can commission a day-in-the-life video to show a judge or jury how these injuries affect his ability to perform daily tasks and routine bodily functions.
To speak to a Memphis car accident attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. NST Law, with offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville, is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee. Your initial consultation is free of charge. Call today and let our experienced Tennessee auto accident law firm get started on your case.
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
According to MarketWatch, Protext Mobility, Inc., a developer of mobile phone software and applications, has created DriveAlert, a cell phone application intended to reduce distracted driving. The application, now available for Android phone users, detects when the user is driving and automatically puts the cell phone in â€śDriveAlertâ€ť mode. DriveAlert then blocks incoming phone calls, text messages, and emails and sends an auto-reply message to those who send text messages. In case of an emergency, a driver can override the DriveAlert system to make calls and send messages. DriveAlertâ€™s target audience is drivers under the age of 20 years old, the age group with the highest proportion of distracted drivers involved in fatal car crashes in the United States.
Drivers today have more distractions than ever. Typical distractions include car radios, CD players, and GPS devices. Now, drivers can use cell phones in their cars, which can serve as mobile computers. A driver can be tempted to use his smart phone to make calls, send text messages and emails, surf the Internet, or play a game. When a driver looks down at his cell phone, he is not paying full attention to the road. When a driver is distracted, he is more likely to be involved in a car accident. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone who was texting while driving, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.
No matter the severity of your injuries, NST Law can handle your case. Throughout the years, we have represented victims with paraplegia, quadriplegia, broken vertebrae, lost limbs, and brain trauma. To help you recover maximum damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disability, your NST lawyer can work to negotiate a pre-trial settlement or file a lawsuit and fight for you in court. NST lawyers have many resources at their disposal to prove your damages and suffering to a jury or judge. For example, NST Law can retain medical experts to document all medical bills incurred because of the car accident, including future physical therapy costs. NST Law can consult with vocational economists to project diminished earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from returning to your position at work. NST Law can also show a jury the crippling effects of a debilitating injury through a day-in-the-life video. Finally, NST Law can retain psychiatric specialists to determine the pain and suffering you experience as a result of the accident.
To speak to a Shelby County car accident attorney at NST Law, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 or visit us at www.nstlaw.com. Texting while driving is illegal in Tennessee, and a Team NST lawyer can examine cell phone tower data to prove a driver violated that law at the time of your crash. By calling NST Law, you can receive a free initial consultation with one of our trained personal injury attorneys. Call today to see if you may be eligible to recover compensation for your car crash injuries.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
According to WSMV Nashville, two people died and one person was seriously injured in a four-car crash in Lebanon, Tennessee, on July 29, 2011.Â The accident occurred around noon near East High Street and Cedar Street.Â The two deceased victims are a young child and his grandfather.Â Another passenger in their car suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital.Â Police say the woman who caused the accident is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.Â An investigation is underway and charges against the woman are pending, according to local police.
Family members want the driver held responsible and accountable for her actions.Â The deceased childâ€™s mother said she hopes this tragic crash will remind everyone about the dangers of drunken driving.Â If you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving car accident, call the Tennessee personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â You may have a claim for wrongful death and could be entitled to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.Â NST Law offers prospective clients a free initial consultation on their case to discuss the accident and ask questions about a typical personal injury lawsuit or car accident case.
NST Law has handled tragic car accident cases in Shelby County for over twenty years.Â Our attorneys are well versed with Tennessee driving laws and know how to prove a defendant driver violated one at the time of the crash.Â For instance, Tennessee law prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol (â€śDUIâ€ť).Â NST Law can hire a toxicologist to prove a defendant driverâ€™s blood alcohol content was above the legal limit at the time of the crash.Â A driver that violates Tennessee law can be considered negligent, and a client is more likely to recover maximum compensation once negligence can be proven.
To help clients recover maximum damages, NST Law utilizes the knowledge of various experts.Â Medical experts can document medical bills incurred between the crash and deceasedâ€™s death, including costs for surgeries and hospital visits.Â Vocational economists can be retained by NST Law to compute the projected income the deceased would have earned throughout the rest of his life.Â Psychiatric experts can evaluate a clientâ€™s mental health and determine the pain and suffering a client experienced as a result of losing a loved one in a tragic car accident. NST Law can also apply knowledge of Tennessee law to pursue punitive damages against a defendant driver convicted of DUI.Â In a car accident lawsuit, punitive damages may be awarded against a driver to deter members of the public from drinking and driving.
To speak to a Tennessee auto accident attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â NST Law is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee and has handled fatal car wreck cases for over twenty years.Â NST Law has 28 lawyers and a support staff of over 100 paralegals, secretaries, and investigators ready to help.Â Call NST Law today and let our experienced auto accident attorneys get started on your case.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, a 10-year-old girl was killed in a car accident in Memphis, Tennessee, on July 27, 2011. The accident occurred on Sam Cooper Boulevard near Mendenhall Road. Memphis police said a 62-year-old man was traveling east on Sam Cooper when he crashed into a Honda that had a flat tire. The driver of the Honda and a passenger in the Honda were taken to the hospital. The deceased child was a passenger in the Honda as well. The 62-year-old driver was cited for failure to maintain a safe lookout.
Every parentâ€™s biggest nightmare is to lose a child. When a young child dies in a car wreck, a parent can experience extreme pain and grief. The Memphis auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) understand that the time immediately following a fatal car crash can be tremendously difficult for surviving loved ones. In addition to suffering emotionally and losing the companionship of the deceased, family members can be saddled with costly medical bills that must somehow be paid for. If your loved one has been killed in a car accident in Memphis or Germantown on Poplar Avenue, Union Avenue, or Walnut Grove Road, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 to discuss your case with one of our experienced and skilled attorneys.
At Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, we fight for our clients to recover maximum compensation for losing a loved one in a car accident. Team NST understands how to help clients recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering by utilizing various experts and applying knowledge of Tennessee driving and insurance laws. For example, NST Law can retain medical experts to prove the crash caused the deceasedâ€™s death and document medical bills incurred between the crash and her death. These medical expenses include hospital fees and costs for surgeries, X-rays, and medication. NST Law can also consult with vocational economists to compute the wages the deceased would have earned had the accident not prematurely ended her life. Further, NST lawyers can aggressively pursue damages for the pain, grief, and emotional distress a client suffers as a result of losing a mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, or other loved one in an auto accident.
To learn more about the resources of NST Law, call our auto accident attorneys today or visit us at www.nstlaw.com. Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, with over twenty years experience handling auto accident cases, is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee. For a free initial consultation on your car wreck case, call a Memphis car accident attorney at NST Law today at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. Our experienced attorneys can answer your questions, address your concerns, and help figure out what your next step should be in the legal process. Let NST Law put our resources, knowledge, and familiarity with Tennessee courts and procedures towards helping you recover every dollar you are legally entitled to in your case.
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