Archive for September, 2011
Tuesday, 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 manâ€™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 oneâ€™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 deceasedâ€™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 (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), the largest plaintiffâ€™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 (â€śDUIâ€ť), 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.
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
According to WRCB Chattanooga, two pedestrians were taken to the hospital after being hit byÂ a van in Cleveland, Tennessee, on August 21, 2011. The accident occurred on the campus ofÂ Lee University as the victims crossed a street. Both victims suffered head injuries. One of theÂ victims also broke his pelvis. Police arrested the driver for driving with a suspended license,Â while other charges are pending.
Pedestrians can face danger around moving trucks, vans, and cars because the impact betweenÂ a moving vehicle and human body can be crushing. In Memphis, pedestrian accidents canÂ occur on Poplar Avenue, Germantown Road, and Union Avenue. In addition, these dangerousÂ accidents can occur on college campuses, including the University of Memphis, Rhodes College,Â 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 cordÂ damage. If you have been hit by a car and suffered a severe injury, call Memphis pedestrianÂ accident attorney Corey B. Trotz today at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. Corey B. Trotz,Â an experienced personal injury attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), hasÂ practiced law in Tennessee for over two decades and possesses in-depth knowledge of TennesseeÂ driving and insurance laws. Corey B. Trotz, along with other Team NST attorneys, can initiallyÂ try to settle with a defendant driver or insurance company. However, if a reasonable settlementÂ cannot be reached, your NST Law attorney will be prepared to file a lawsuit and fight for you toÂ recover maximum compensation in court.
After handling personal injury cases for twenty years, NST Law has a multitude of resourcesÂ to prove liability and damages. If you incur costly medical bills while recovering from yourÂ injuries, your NST lawyer can consult with medical professionals and doctors to documentÂ those expenses. For instance, you may be entitled to recover damages for surgeries, X-rays,Â and physical therapy connected to the crash. If an injury prevents you from returning to work,Â your NST lawyer can retain a vocational economist to compute lost wages. If an injury limitsÂ your ability to adequately perform your job, these vocational economists can compute yourÂ diminished earning capacity. In addition to suffering financially, victims can suffer emotionally.Â Corey B. Trotz and NST Law can retain psychiatric doctors and experts to help determineÂ the extent of the pain and mental distress you experience as a result of being involved in the
If you have been hit by a car in Memphis, Germantown, Frayser, or anywhere in ShelbyÂ County, do not hesitate to call Corey B. Trotz today. Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is theÂ largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee with offices in Memphis, Jackson,Â and Knoxville. You can feel confident that Team NST will fight for you to recover maximumÂ compensation in your case. For a free initial consultation on your accident, call MemphisÂ pedestrian accident attorney Corey B. Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.
Monday, 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 â€śtoo dangerousâ€ť and has compared heavy trucks traveling at fast highway speeds to â€ś80,000-pound unguided missiles.â€ť 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 (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), the largest plaintiffâ€™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 victimâ€™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.
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