Archive for the ‘Drunk Driving Accident’ 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.
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.
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Most people have known for years that drunk drivers exact an enormous toll in the form of loss of life, permanent injuries and staggering financial costs in the form of medical expenses, rehabilitative and long-term nursing care as well as property damage. Many organizations and massive societal resources have been devoted to reducing the number of drunk drivers on the road and to reducing drunk driving fatality rates. However, a new epidemic may pose an even greater risk of causing serious Tennessee auto accidents. Distracted driving may soon usurp drunk driving as the leading cause of serious motor vehicle accidents. Car accidents caused by distracted drivers continues to become more prevalent as the number of handheld electronic devices continues to grow. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has been representing Tennessee car accident victims including those suffering serious injury or wrongful death at the hands of distracted drivers for over 20 years.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has identified distracted driving as one the most pressing safety issues facing drivers. Drivers can be distracted by a multitude of causes including:
â€˘ Talking on cell phones
â€˘ Reading newspapers or books in print or on E-reader devices
â€˘ Using laptop, net book or tablet computers
â€˘ Adjusting iPods or other MP3 or multi-media devices
â€˘ Texting on cell phones or other mobile devices
â€˘ Playing handheld games
â€˘ Using GPS devices
While these are just a few examples common driver distractions, it is clear that advances in electronic technology have resulted in a corresponding increase in driver distractions. While many people are aware that driver distraction creates a substantial risk of causing serious Tennessee auto accidents, few people are aware that scientific research has quantified the seriousness of the danger. A study comparing the accident risks associated with distracted driving and drunk driving produced surprising results. The study evaluated the differences in reaction time when drunk drivers apply the brakes to that of distracted drivers and found the following:
â€˘ Braking Time with No Distractions or Alcohol: 0.54 seconds
â€˘ Reaction Time of Drivers Whose Blood Alcohol Level Exceeds Legal Limit: 4 additional feet
â€˘ Braking Distance of Drivers Reading a Text Message: 36 additional feet
â€˘ Braking Time When Sending a Text: 70 additional feet
Surprising scientific research results like these can help traffic safety experts develop new policies that improve Tennessee roadway safety and is important in helping Tennessee judges and juries understand the seriousness of distracted driving behaviors.
Many people feel instinctive outrage when they are faced with fatal Tennessee car accidents caused by drunk drivers and commonly award punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish particularly egregious behavior and provide a deterrent to such behavior in the future. Punitive damages may exceed all other types of damages combined. This same sense of outrage is not necessarily instinctive when a judge or jury must decide whether to award punitive damages for a Tennessee car accident caused by a distracted driver, which means that experienced Tennessee distracted driving attorneys must provide evidence like this to help juries understand that distracted driving practices are at least equally deadly and preventable.
We routinely use state of the art litigation tools, cutting edge-edge scientific research, accident reconstruction expert testimony and other sophisticated litigation tools to present the most compelling case to a judge or jury. NST Law has been representing individuals and families seriously injured or killed in Tennessee distracted driving accidents for over 20 years. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, PLC is the largest plaintiffâ€™s law firm in Tennessee that helps injured people recover compensation due to someone elseâ€™s negligence. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has offices in Memphis, Jackson and Knoxville, Tennessee; Jackson, Mississippi; and Jonesboro, Arkansas. Our experienced team is comprised of 26 lawyers and a staff of over 100 that have the experience and resources necessary to help you obtain compensation for your Tennessee car accident. Call NST Law today for your free consultation with a Tennessee auto accident lawyer at 1-800-LAW-4004 (1-800-529-4004) or visit us on the web at www.nstlaw.com.
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