Archive for the ‘Motor Vehicle Accidents’ Category
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.
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.
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
According to Clarksville Online, a 21-year-old motorcyclist remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a car accident with a 29-year-old motorist in Clarksville, Tennessee, on July 5, 2011.Â While making a left turn out of Man-of-War Road, the motorist crossed the eastbound lanes of Tiny Town Road, directly into the path of the oncoming motorcyclist.Â The motorcyclist tried to avoid the collision but crashed into the motorist.Â The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and sustained multiple injuries to his head and body.Â The motorist was cited for Failure to Yield.
Even if you are fortunate to survive a motorcycle accident in Memphis or Shelby County, you can suffer debilitating injuries, such as head trauma, spinal cord injury, neck injury, amputation, paraplegia, or quadriplegia.Â You can suffer these injuries even if you wear a helmet and other protective equipment.Â Due to the severity of these injuries, victims often require intensive and costly medical surgeries and treatment.Â The Tennessee motorcycle accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) have helped motorcycle accident victims recover maximum compensation for injuries sustained in crashes for over twenty years.Â Our attorneys understand the obstacles motorcycle crash victims and their families face while recovering from injuries and having to pay medical bills.Â To learn more about the Memphis motorcycle accident attorneys at NST Law, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 or visit us at www.nstlaw.com.
Under Tennessee law, you may be entitled to â€ścompensatory damagesâ€ť if you sustain injuries due to another driverâ€™s negligence.Â Compensatory damages are designed to put you in the position you would have been if the motorcycle accident never happened.Â These damages can include compensation to cover your past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and lost wages.Â â€śEconomic damagesâ€ť may also be awarded, including future lost earnings resulting from your decrease in earning capacity.Â Your spouse may also recover for â€śloss of consortiumâ€ť under Tennessee motorcycle accident law.Â This term literally means â€śloss of servicesâ€ť from a spouse and is awarded to compensate the spouse of the person injured in an accident for the impact on their marital relationship.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, with 28 lawyers and a support staff of over 100 paralegals and investigators, has the resources necessary to help you recover maximum compensation in your personal injury lawsuit.Â NST Law has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville and is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee.Â For a free initial consultation on your case, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today.Â During this free consultation, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at NST Law can answer any questions you may have about how NST Law can investigate a crash and develop a claim.Â Our attorneys can tell you about the firm and offer advice as to what your next step should be.Â For a legal plan suited to your specific needs, call the Tennessee motorcycle accident attorneys at NST Law today.
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
According to the Claiborne Progress, a tractor-trailer turned on its side due to an oversized load near Springdale, Tennessee, on June 20, 2011.Â When the tractor-trailer was rounding a curve on Highway 35 East, its load shifted, causing the vehicle to turn over on its side.Â The trailer took out over 200 feet of guardrail on the highway before it finally came to a stop.Â The Claiborne County Sherriffâ€™s Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Claiborne County EMS, and Springdale Volunteer Fire Department responded to the accident to tow the tractor-trailer and clean up the road.Â Fortunately, the driver of the tractor-trailer only suffered minor scratches on his arm.
Tractor-trailers, due to their large size, can pose danger to other drivers on Tennessee highways when improper loading occurs. When a commercial truck driver flips or turns over, the accident can produce devastating results, including spinal cord damage, fractured vertebrae, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and wrongful death.Â While no injuries occurred as a result of the accident near Springdale, most trucking accidents are accompanied by devastating injuries. If you have been hit and injured by a tractor-trailer, commercial truck, or big rig on Interstate 40, Interstate 240, or Interstate 55, call the Tennessee trucking accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 to discuss your case with one of our experienced and skilled lawyers.
NST lawyers have knowledge of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, the rules truck drivers in Tennessee and other states are required to follow.Â These rules limit the number of daily on-duty hours for drivers, require truck drivers to keep detailed driving logs of their schedules and hours, and prohibit truck drivers from operating their vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs.Â The trucking accident lawyers at NST Law know how to prove a truck driver violated one of these rules at the time of the crash.Â For example, NST lawyers can retain trucking industry experts to examine the driverâ€™s logbook or analyze a drug test.
If a truck driver violated federal regulations or state law at the time of the accident, the driver could be considered negligent.Â By proving negligence, NST Law can help a client recover maximum compensation the injuries he or she sustained in the wreck.Â NST utilizes the services of various experts to help clients obtain maximum damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disability. NST lawyers can retain economic experts to document medical bills and project the cost of future surgeries, rehabilitation, and medication expenses.Â In addition, Team NST can consult with vocational economists to compute lost wages and diminished earning capacity.Â NST lawyers also know how to fight for damages for the pain and suffering a client experiences as a result of a being in a traumatic crash.
To speak to a Memphis trucking accident attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call NST today at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â NST Law is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee and has over twenty years experience handling trucking accidents involving severe injuries in Memphis and Shelby County.Â Let a Team NST lawyer answer your questions and help develop a plan that leads you to recovering every dollar you are legally entitled to in your case.
Friday, May 20th, 2011
According to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, a 47-year-old woman was charged with reckless endangerment and DUI after leading police on a high-speed chase in Cookeville, Tennessee on May 18, 2011.Â The woman was accused of stealing clothes and sunglasses from Kohlâ€™s, a store in Cookeville.Â She then drove away from the store on Interstate 40, weaving in and out of traffic at over 100 miles per hour, with Cookeville Police officers and Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers chasing after her.Â A state trooper ended the chase by lightly bumping his patrol car into her vehicle, causing it to slow down and stop.
Fortunately, nobody was injured in this drunk driving incident.Â However, many Tennesseans are injured and killed each year in drunk driving car accidents on Interstate 40, Interstate 240, Interstate 55, and Interstate 75.Â When drunk drivers speed, the results can be catastrophic.Â The Tennessee accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) understand the pain and suffering car accident victims and loved ones can experience following a car wreck.Â In addition to sustaining injuries, a victim can feel burdened by expensive medical bills and a long recovery process.Â Team NST lawyers fight for car accident victims to recover every dollar they are legally entitled to in their car crash lawsuits.Â To speak to the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today.
At NST Law, our car accident attorneys combine knowledge of Tennessee driving and DUI laws, research of courtroom trends, and past experience handling car accident cases to pursue maximum damages for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.Â If injuries require a victim to undergo surgeries or medical procedures, NST Law knows how to retain medical experts to document those expenses and project future medical expenses a victim could need.Â NST Law also knows how to utilize experts to help victims recover damages for debilitating and permanent injuries.Â Your NST lawyer can consult with a vocational economist to document any lost wages or forecast diminished earning capacity.Â Your NST lawyer may commission a day-in-the-life video to show how a traumatic injury affects your daily life.Â 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 the Tennessee auto accident law firm of Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 for a free initial consultation on your case.Â NST Law is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee and has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville.Â With over twenty years experience handling car accident cases in Tennessee, you can trust NST Law has the resources to effectively handle your case.
Monday, May 9th, 2011
According to the Daily News Journal, a Murfreesboro, Tennessee, ambulance driver was arrested for DUI and reckless endangerment when police observed him driving erratically on April 14, 2011.Â The driver, 32 years old, drove the wrong way down Memorial Boulevard before stopping at a green light on Middle Tennessee Boulevard at Greenland Drive.Â The ambulance then veered off the road, striking two mailboxes and sideswiping a streetlight. The ambulance returned to the road and came to a stop on a nearby curb.Â Police noticed the driverâ€™s breath smelled like alcohol and his eyes appeared bloodshot.Â He was arrested after failing a series of field sobriety tests.Â To make matters worse, the driver was transporting a patient.Â Fortunately, nobody was injured.
If you have been injured in a Tennessee drunken driving car accident, call the Tennessee auto accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz today at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â Driving while under the influence of alcohol is against the law in Tennessee, and at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), our auto accident attorneys know how to prove a driver was in violation of the law at the time of an accident.Â For example, NST lawyers can retain a toxicologist to prove a driverâ€™s blood alcohol content was higher than the Tennessee legal limit of .08 at the time of the crash.Â By proving negligence, NST lawyers can help clients obtain maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability and pain and suffering.Â To prove the extent of these damages, NST lawyers can retain medical experts to document hospital bills and medical expenses.Â Also, NST lawyers can consult with vocational economists to compute a victimâ€™s lost wages or diminished earning capacity.Â In addition to these damages, if a defendant driver has been convicted of DUI, a car accident victim may be eligible to recover punitive damages, designed to punish the defendant and deter members of the public from driving under the influence of alcohol.Â With experience, resources, and knowledge of Tennessee driving laws at our disposal, the Tennessee car accident attorneys at NST Law fight for clients to recover every dollar they are legally entitled to.
To speak to a Tennessee car accident lawyer, call 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 over twenty years experience handling auto accident cases in Memphis, Jackson, Knoxville, and surrounding Tennessee counties.Â You can trust that Team NST has the resources and experience to properly handle your case.
Friday, April 15th, 2011
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will set up DUI checkpoints near park entrances in April 2011 designed to stop drunk and intoxicated drivers.Â In addition to setting up checkpoints, the Park will have patrols roam around to look out for potential drunk drivers. Clay Jordan, Chief Ranger of the Park, says that â€śmotor vehicle crashes account for over two-thirds of the fatalities at the Smokiesâ€ť and â€śalcohol is a contributing factorâ€ť in many of them.Â Less than one hour from Knoxville, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park hosts millions of people each year, especially during the spring and summer months.Â In addition, many Tennesseans spend time at Pickwick Lake and other Tennessee campgrounds.Â The Tennessee drunk driving accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz encourage outdoorsmen and women to enjoy themselves responsibly by not drinking and driving.
At Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť), we want you to know our Tennessee auto accident lawyers are here for you if you have been injured in a drunk driving car accident in Tennessee.Â NST Law can be reached any day of the week at (901) 683-7000, 1-800-LAW-4004, or www.nstlaw.com. In drunk driving car wreck cases, NST Law has the resources to help prove another driverâ€™s negligence and help clients recover maximum compensation for injuries caused by the crash.Â For instance, your NST lawyer may hire a toxicologist to help prove the defendant driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash or speak with police or Tennessee Highway Patrol officers to verify the defendant driver failed a Breathalyzer or field sobriety test.Â For the damages portion of your claim, your NST lawyer may hire an economic expert to document current and future medical expenses and rehabilitation costs.Â If the crash has caused a permanent injury or disability, your NST lawyer can consult with a vocational economist to project lost wages and diminished earning capacity.Â At NST Law, our goal is to help you recover maximum damages for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.Â You may also be eligible to recover punitive damages awarded against the defendant driver if he or she was convicted of DUI.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee that pursues maximum compensation for victims of automobile accidents in Tennessee.Â NST Law has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville.
If you have been injured in a Tennessee car accident, call NST today to speak with a Tennessee auto accident attorney at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
According to the Murfreesboro Daily Journal, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, police are stressing the importance of safety during high school prom season in Tennessee.Â Police will keep an eye on the roads, looking for impaired or drunk drivers.Â In addition, parent organizations of some Tennessee high schools are organizing post-prom parties designed to keep students in one place the whole night.Â Some Tennessee high schools are even holding programs that recreate a drunk driving fatal car accident and the ensuing emergency response using student actors and actual emergency professionals, such as ambulance paramedics and police officers.Â These demonstrations are intended to show students that these devastating accidents can happen to them and their friends if they make poor decisions.
Each year in Memphis and throughout Tennessee, high schools host their proms on weekends in April and May.Â A prom is supposed to be a celebration of the school year, but some students take the celebration too far by consuming alcohol and getting behind the wheel. These students put themselves, their passengers, and other drivers in danger of serious injury or death.Â The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) warn teenagers to use their best judgment during prom season and not drink and drive.Â NST Law also warns all Tennessee drivers to be aware of the possibility of drunk drivers coming to and from proms in Memphis, Collierville, Germantown, Bartlett, and Frayser.
If a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident in Memphis or Tennessee this prom season, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â NST Law has 28 lawyers and a support staff of over 100 and has handled car accident lawsuits in Tennessee for over twenty years.Â We have the requisite resources and knowledge to hold negligent drivers accountable and help you recover damages for your injuries or loss.Â Your Team NST lawyer can fight aggressively for you to obtain maximum damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, and permanent disability.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee that pursues compensation for victims of drunk driving car accidents in Tennessee.Â NST Law has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville and handles car accident lawsuits across Tennessee.Â For a free consultation on your car accident case, call the Tennessee auto accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz today at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.
Monday, April 4th, 2011
According to the Billings Gazette, a 22-year-old Montana woman died in a T-bone car accident with a drunken driver in Missoula, Montana.Â On February 20, 2011, the deceased was driving across a street at 2:00 a.m. when a 21-year-old drunken driver crashed into her.Â The speed limit had just changed from 45 MPH to 35 MPH.Â The deceased was driving between 20 and 26 MPH while the drunken driver was traveling around 80 MPH.Â The driverâ€™s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .11, above the Montana legal limit of .08.Â In addition, a Busch beer can and empty Budweiser cup were found in the driverâ€™s front seat.Â Â The deceased was later pronounced dead at a nearby medical center.
Alcohol and speeding form a dangerous combination that can produce deadly results.Â If you have lost a loved one in a Tennessee drunken driving car accident in Memphis, Germantown, Shelby County, or anywhere else in Tennessee, call the Tennessee car accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (NST Law) has pursued compensation for surviving family members of victims of car crashes for over twenty years and has an abundance of resources to prove a drunk driverâ€™s negligence.
Your NST lawyer will begin investigating your case as soon as possible.Â NST lawyers can retain investigators to ensure no evidence from the scene of the crash has been lost and may consult with forensic experts to recreate the scene of the accident.Â Also, NST Lawâ€™s knowledge of Tennessee driving laws, such as .08 being the legal BAC limit for Tennessee drivers, helps our Tennessee auto accident lawyers determine if a driver has been negligent. The lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz may even retain a toxicologist to help show that a careless driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
For the damages portion of a claim, Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz lawyers can retain economic experts to document medical bills and compute lost wages and future earnings.Â NST lawyers have experience interacting with doctors, reading medical documents, and conveying medical information to judges and juries.Â Team NST uses these resources to fight for our clients to receive maximum damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™s law firm in Tennessee that pursues maximum compensation for families of fatal car crash victims.Â With offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville, NST Law handles cases all throughout Tennessee.Â Call 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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