Archive for the ‘Car Accident News’ Category
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 man‚Äôs 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 one‚Äôs 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 deceased‚Äôs 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 (‚ÄúNST Law‚ÄĚ), the largest plaintiff‚Äôs 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 (‚ÄúDUI‚ÄĚ), 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.
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 ‚ÄúDriveAlert‚ÄĚ 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. DriveAlert‚Äôs 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 (‚ÄúNST Law‚ÄĚ) 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.
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
According to WRCB Chattanooga, a handyman was injured in a car accident in Hamilton County, Tennessee, on July 4, 2011.¬† The crash occurred on Old Lee Highway.¬† The handyman was driving 35 miles-per-hour when his van was T-boned by a Toyota.¬† Police say the driver of the Toyota, who died upon impact, was speeding at the time of the crash.¬† The handyman was taken to the hospital and is currently being treated for a broken ankle and injured back.¬† He is unsure of how or when he will go back to work.
When most people think about car accidents, they think about the physical pain a victim can experience. However, a victim‚Äôs suffering usually extends beyond that pain.¬† Severe car accident injuries, such as spinal cord injury, head trauma, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and limb amputation, can require costly hospital bills and may force a victim to miss work.¬† The Tennessee car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (‚ÄúNST Law‚ÄĚ) are mindful of the many ways a car crash victim can suffer.¬† NST Law, the largest plaintiff‚Äôs personal injury law firm in Tennessee, has fought for car accident victims for over twenty years.¬† To speak to a Memphis car accident lawyer at NST Law, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.
The recovery process from a catastrophic injury may include medical tests, surgeries, and physical therapy.¬† Sometimes, a car accident victim cannot fully recover from injuries sustained in a crash.¬† If you spend time in a hospital or will need future care, your NST lawyer can retain medical experts to document medical bills and project future costs.¬† If you are unable to return to work at all or can only return to work in a limited capacity, your NST lawyer can consult with a vocational economist to compute lost wages.¬† By taking your age, occupation, industry, and experience into account, this expert can forecast your diminished earning capacity.¬† If you have suffered a permanent injury or disability, your NST lawyer may commission a day-in-the-life video that illustrates how debilitating injuries hinder your ability to perform routine tasks.¬† This video shows a jury how your injuries affect your daily life.¬† These resources help your NST lawyer aggressively pursue maximum damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanent disability.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiff‚Äôs personal injury law firm in Tennessee that pursues damages on behalf of victims of car accidents throughout Shelby County and Tennessee.¬† Our Memphis personal injury lawyers have years of experience representing clients with severe and debilitating injuries, so you can trust we have the knowledge and resources to effectively handle your case.¬† For a free initial consultation with an experienced Tennessee car accident lawyer, call Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.¬† A Team NST lawyer can answer your questions and provide insight as to how a typical car accident lawsuit works, including procedural matters and timetables.¬† Call today or visit us at www.nstlaw.com and let NST Law get started on your case.
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
According to the New York Times, Syracuse, New York, and Hartford, Connecticut, have had success reducing distracted driving.¬† Over the past 12 months, those cities have issued nearly 20,000 tickets for illegal use of a cell phone while driving, which includes texting while driving.¬† In addition to stepping up law enforcement, the cities launched high-profile education campaigns that illustrate the dangers of distracted driving, such as wrongful death. ¬†The results have been noticeable, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (‚ÄúNHTSA‚ÄĚ).¬† In Syracuse, handheld cell phone use and texting while driving have decreased 33%.¬† In Hartford, handheld cell phone use has decreased 57% while texting has decreased 75%.¬† NHTSA Secretary Ray LaHood said these results demonstrate that ‚Äústrong laws, combined with highly visible police enforcement, can significantly reduce dangerous texting and cell phone use behind the wheel.‚ÄĚ
Distracted driving is dangerous.¬† In 2009, 20% of car crashes in the United States involved some form of distracted driving.¬† As technology improves, it is natural for cell phone use to increase while driving.¬† Drivers may use cell phones to talk, text, send e-mails, surf the Internet, or search for directions by GPS.¬† If you have been hit by a distracted driver, call the Memphis auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (‚ÄúNST Law‚ÄĚ) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.¬† With over twenty years experience handling car accident cases in Tennessee, you can depend on NST Law to provide solid legal advice.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz has the tools, knowledge and experience to handle a car accident case from beginning to end.¬† By calling NST Law, an injured victim receives a free initial consultation with a Team NST lawyer.¬† Team NST will then begin investigating the accident.¬† Your NST lawyer may speak to Tennessee Highway Patrol officials, law enforcement, or key witnesses to determine the official cause of the crash.¬† Your NST lawyer can also examine the accident report and utilize the services of a technological expert to determine if the other driver was negligent by violating Tennessee‚Äôs texting while driving ban at the time of the accident.¬† By proving another driver‚Äôs negligence, your NST lawyer can help you recover maximum compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disability.¬† NST Law is able to prove these damages by retaining economic experts to document medical bills incurred, forecast future medical expenses, compute lost wages, and project diminished earning capacity.¬† In addition, NST Law can utilize the knowledge of psychiatric experts to determine your pain and suffering.¬† These are only some of the many resources a Team NST lawyer has at his or her disposal to fight for you to recover maximum damages for injuries suffered in a car accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Memphis, Jackson, Knoxville, or anywhere in Tennessee, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.¬† NST Law has handled car accident cases for over twenty years and our car accident attorneys in Tennessee have the skills to aggressively seek maximum compensation for our clients. Let our auto accident attorneys get started on your case by calling NST Law or visiting www.nstlaw.com.
Thursday, June 9th, 2011
According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, a 36-year-old man was killed after being hit by a car on May 27, 2011, in Memphis, Tennessee. An 18-year-old male driver, attempting to pass a car on Walnut Bend Road, clipped the front end of another car.¬† He lost control of his vehicle and ran over the deceased who was checking the mail in the driveway of his home.¬† Police said the 18-year-old was driving at an ‚Äúexcessive speed.‚ÄĚ¬† Further, the police report noted the driver smelled of marijuana and looked impaired.¬† He has been charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence (‚ÄúDUI‚ÄĚ), and reckless driving.
Many Memphians are injured and killed each year in drunk driving car accidents on streets such as Poplar Avenue, Walnut Grove Road, and Germantown Parkway. Since consuming alcohol can inhibit one‚Äôs judgment, drunk drivers are more likely to speed and disregard other safety precautions. Tennessee drunk driving statistics confirm the dangers of drinking and driving. The Memphis car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (‚ÄúNST Law‚ÄĚ) understand the devastating consequences of a fatal car accident caused by a drunk driver.¬† A deceased victim‚Äôs family can lose its primary income earner and incur expensive medical bills.¬† These bills must be paid for and the lost income must be replaced.¬† Team NST lawyers protect surviving family members and fight for them to recover every dollar they are legally entitled to in their car crash lawsuits.¬† To speak to the Shelby County auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today.
At NST Law, our Memphis car accident attorneys combine knowledge of Tennessee driving and DUI laws, the latest courtroom trends, and past experience handling fatal car accident cases to pursue maximum damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.¬† NST Law can retain medical experts to document any medical bills the deceased incurred between the crash and his or her death.¬† Your NST lawyer can consult with a vocational economist to document any lost wages while a deceased was in a hospital and forecast wages he would have earned in the future.¬† Since a deceased can be a parent, spouse, child, or sibling, surviving loved ones can suffer emotionally as well.¬†¬† Your NST lawyer can aggressively pursue damages for the pain and suffering you experience following the accident.¬† Further, if a defendant driver has been convicted of DUI, your NST lawyer can utilize knowledge of Tennessee law to seek punitive damages awarded against that driver.
To learn more about how the Memphis auto accident law firm of Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz can assist in your car accident case, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 for a free initial consultation on your case.¬† NST Law is the largest plaintiff‚Äôs personal injury law firm in Tennessee and handles cases in Memphis, Germantown, Cordova, Frayser, and Collierville.¬† At your free initial consultation, a Memphis car accident lawyer at NST Law will review the facts of your accident, answer any of your questions, and help develop an effective legal strategy.¬† For dependable legal advice, call the Tennessee personal injury lawyers at NST Law today.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
According to the Blount County Daily Times, a woman was injured in a car accident near Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tennessee, on May 23, 2011.¬† An 80-year-old woman was driving eastbound on East Lamar Alexander Highway and attempted to make a left turn into the hospital.¬† Her car turned directly into the path of another vehicle, a Ford Explorer driven by a 28-year-old woman, and the two cars collided.¬† The driver of the Explorer was treated for injuries at the hospital and was later released.
Fortunately, in this case, the driver of the Explorer did not suffer life-threatening injuries.¬† However, many Tennessee car accident victims are not as lucky.¬† A car accident victim can suffer serious injuries that require intensive medical care.¬† For example, it is not uncommon for an auto accident victim to be transported to a hospital and remain there for days or weeks in critical condition.¬† Even after a victim is released from the hospital, he or she could require future surgeries or medical procedures to make a full or partial recovery.¬† The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (‚ÄúNST Law‚ÄĚ) have over twenty years experience handling motor vehicle accident cases that result in permanent disabilities and catastrophic injuries.¬† Debilitating injuries can make it difficult for a victim to properly perform his or her job responsibilities or even perform routine tasks.¬† If you or a loved one has suffered a permanent disability as a result of an auto accident, such as paraplegia, quadriplegia, spinal cord damage, or an amputated limb, NST Law can fight for you recover the compensation you deserve for medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and lost wages.¬† To speak to an experienced and skilled car accident attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 for a free initial consultation on your case.
NST lawyers can utilize a variety of resources to fight for you to recover maximum damages in your auto accident case or lawsuit. Your NST lawyer can consult with medical experts who can prove an accident caused your injuries and document the medical expenses you can incur in the recovery process. To show a jury how permanent injuries and disabilities affect your daily life, your NST lawyer can commission a day-in-the-life video.¬† Your NST lawyer can also help you recover damages for lost wages and diminished earning capacity by retaining specialized vocational economists.¬† In addition, your NST lawyer can pursue damages for the pain, suffering, and emotional distress you experience as a result of the accident, such as the burden of paying expensive bills, missing work, and being involved in a traumatic accident.
To speak to a Maryville car accident attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.¬† NST Law is the largest plaintiff‚Äôs personal injury law firm in Tennessee that pursues maximum compensation for victims of car accidents caused by negligent drivers throughout Blount County and Tennessee.¬† Our lawyers will answer any questions you may have and help design a plan that suits your specific needs.¬† Let Team NST get started on your car accident case today.
Friday, April 15th, 2011
According to News Channel 9 Chattanooga, an April 14, 2011, car wreck in Meigs County, Tennessee, sent two people to the hospital. Tennessee Highway Patrol reported a northbound car on Highway 58 crossed the centerline and collided with a pickup truck traveling southbound.¬† Afterwards, a man and pregnant woman were airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident on Poplar Avenue, I-40, I-240, or any busy street or interstate in Memphis or Tennessee, call (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 to speak to a Tennessee auto accident attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz.¬† Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, also known as NST Law, is the largest plaintiff‚Äôs personal injury law firm in Tennessee that pursues maximum compensation for persons injured in Tennessee motor vehicle accidents.¬† NST Law has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville, and our 28 lawyers have the resources and knowledge to properly handle your car accident case.
If another driver‚Äôs negligence contributed to or caused your car accident, you could have a claim and may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries.¬† With over twenty years experience representing injured Tennessee drivers and passengers, NST Law has an in-depth understanding of Tennessee driving and insurance laws.¬† In the past, NST lawyers have reached substantial pre-trial settlements with insurance companies and litigated and tried cases in courtrooms.¬† Team NST can use this experience and knowledge to create a legal strategy tailored to your needs and preferences.
To develop the damages portion of your claim, your NST lawyer can utilize experts and technology to fight for you to recover maximum compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and lost wages.¬† Since car accident injuries can require hospital trips, physical therapy, doctor‚Äôs appointments, and medication, your NST lawyer can retain economic and medical experts to document past medical bills and project future medical expenses.¬† If your injuries force you to miss work or affect your ability to adequately perform your job, your NST lawyer may hire a vocational economist to compute lost wages and future diminished earning potential.¬† If you suffer a permanent or debilitating injury, such as spinal cord damage, brain trauma, and loss of limbs, your NST lawyer can commission a day-in-the-life video to illustrate the effects of the injuries on your ability to perform daily tasks.¬† At NST, our goal is to help you recover all damages you are legally entitled to.
For a free consultation on your car accident injuries, call the Tennessee car crash attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004, and let us get started on your case today.
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