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.
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