Archive for October, 2011
Tuesday, 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 (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), the largest plaintiffâ€™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 oneâ€™s lost wages. Vocational economists take your loved oneâ€™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 oneâ€™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 clientsâ€™ 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.
Friday, 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 (â€śTHPâ€ť), 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 (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), the largest plaintiffâ€™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 driverâ€™s liability, calculate damages, and prove damages to a judge or jury.
To establish a defendant driverâ€™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 victimâ€™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 (â€śDUIâ€ť) 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 clientâ€™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.
Friday, 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 â€śseparated from the main student parking lot by a busy five-lane street.â€ť 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 (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) 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 victimâ€™s lost wages and compute her diminished earning capacity. Finally, pedestrian accidents can cause emotional stress and anguish. To prove the extent of a victimâ€™s pain and suffering, NST Law can retain psychologists and other similarly trained experts.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™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 clientsâ€™ 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.
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