Archive for the ‘Drunk Driving 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.
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, a 32-year-old man from Memphis, Tennessee, has been charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving, and driving under the influence (â€śDUIâ€ť) for his role in a car accident on July 17, 2011.Â The wreck occurred on Interstate 40 in Memphis.Â The man rear-ended a car while entering Interstate 40 from Appling Road. The driver of the car he hit was taken to the Regional Medical Center and later passed away.Â The driver who caused the wreck was taken to Saint Francis Hospital but did not sustain any injuries.
The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) understand the dangers of drunk driving and realize how a fatal car accident can destroy a family.Â Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz fights for families of fatal car crash victims to recover the maximum compensation they deserve in their case. 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 before passing away.Â Further, the deceasedâ€™s income can quickly disappear, leaving a family responsible for finding other ways to obtain financial support.Â If a loved one has been killed in a car accident on Interstate 40, Interstate 240, Interstate 55, or anywhere in Shelby County, NST Law can fight for you recover the compensation you deserve for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.Â To speak to a knowledgeable and experienced car accident attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 for a free initial consultation on your case.
By handling fatal car crash cases in Memphis for over twenty years, NST Law has developed relationships with numerous experts that can prove how a client suffers as a result of a car accident.Â These experts, including medical professionals, vocational economists, and psychiatric doctors, can compute these damages in dollar figures and then explain those figures to a judge or jury.Â For instance, medical experts can document any medical bills a deceased incurred between the crash and her death.Â Vocational economists, familiar with the deceasedâ€™s occupation and industry, can forecast the income the deceased would have likely earned had her life not been ended prematurely in the car accident.Â Psychiatric experts can determine the extent of pain and emotional distress a family member suffers after losing a loved one.Â In addition to pursuing damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, NST Law may seek punitive damages if the defendant driver has been convicted of DUI.Â Tennessee courts typically award punitive damages to discourage members of the community from driving drunk.
To learn more about NST Law, the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â Our car accident attorneys have experience investigating car accidents, speaking with insurance companies, and fighting for clients in court.Â We do everything possible to develop a thorough claim and take care of our clients every step of the way.Â Call Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz today and let our experienced Tennessee auto accident attorneys get started on your case.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
According to the Jackson Sun, AAA recently offered safety tips for traveling drivers in Memphis and Tennessee.Â Cheryl Keating, travel and motor club manager of the Memphis AAA, said drivers should service their vehicles before a trip and never drink and drive.Â Keating also discussed AAAâ€™s Tow to Go program, which gives intoxicated persons free rides home during holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.Â Intoxicated persons without a sober ride home can call 1-800-HELP anonymously, and AAA will send a tow truck to pick up that person and his or her car.Â Over 2400 Tennesseans have used Tow to Go since it was introduced in November 2010.
Drunk driving is a problem Tennessee law enforcement officials constantly try to tackle. Scientific studies have demonstrated the inhibiting effects alcohol has on the human body and brain. Â Â Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said the state is â€ścommitted to reducing the number of fatal wrecks and serious injury crashes across [Tennessee].â€ť Law enforcement units such as the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Memphis Police Department often set up roadblocks designed to catch drunk drivers.Â While these law enforcement agencies should be commended for their efforts to reduce drunk driving, they are unable to catch all drunk drivers.Â If you have been hit by a drunk driver and sustained injuries in the crash, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. NST lawyers have handled car accident cases in Tennessee for over twenty years, possessing the skills and experience necessary for success in a civil lawsuit.
In a drunk driving car accident lawsuit, NST lawyers have a multitude of resources at their disposal to aggressively pursue maximum damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disability.Â NST Law can retain medical experts to document hospital bills and forecast the cost of future medical care a victim could require.Â To prove damages for lost wages, NST Law may consult with a specialized vocational economist to project future diminished earning capacity based on the victimâ€™s occupation, industry, experience, and age.Â If a victim suffered a particularly debilitating injury, such as paraplegia, quadriplegia, vertebrae damage, or brain trauma, NST Law can commission a day-in-the-life video that shows a jury how that injury affects the victim as he tries to perform routine and daily tasks.Â In addition to these damages, if a defendant driver has been convicted of DUI, NST Law can utilize knowledge of Tennessee law to pursue punitive damages.Â Punitive damages are often awarded in cases against DUI-convicted drivers in order to punish that driver and make an example of him to the community.
To speak to a Memphis car accident attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 or visit us at www.nstlaw.com.Â Your NST lawyer will do everything to take care of you during the difficult time period following a car accident.Â You can depend on your Team NST lawyer giving your case the time and attention it deserves.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
According to WSMV Nashville, Interstate 65 in Maury County, Tennessee, was temporarily shut down on June 24, 2011, after a car wreck caused by a drunk driver.Â Highway patrol officials reported a 21-year-old man, driving under the influence of alcohol, clipped the side of a semi-truck, crossed the median of a local street, and crashed head-on into a pickup truck.Â Fortunately, the passengers of the pickup truck were not injured.Â The 21-year-old driver will be charged with driving under the influence (â€śDUIâ€ť).
Drunk driving is an issue that receives frequent attention in Tennessee.Â Studies prove a driver is more likely to cause a car accident if he is under the influence of alcohol. When a driver gets behind the wheel with a blood alcohol content above Tennesseeâ€™s legal limit of .08, that driver operates his vehicle in a negligent manner.Â If that driver causes a car accident that injures one of his passengers or anyone in the other car, the victims may have a claim against the drunk driver and could be entitled to compensation.Â The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) have pursued compensation for persons injured in drunk driving car accidents for over twenty years.Â NST attorneys have the experience, knowledge, and resources needed to handle your case and fight for you to recover maximum compensation in your car accident lawsuit.Â To speak to a Tennessee car accident lawyer at NST Law, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today.
In a lawsuit against a negligent driver or insurance company, it is important to be prepared.Â NST Law does everything possible to thoroughly investigate an accident and develop a claim for maximum compensation.Â Your NST lawyer can utilize various experts to develop a claim seeking damages for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.Â NST Law can retain medical experts to document current and future medical bills, vocational economists to calculate lost wages and diminished earning capacity, and psychiatrists to determine damages for the emotional pain suffered as a result of the crash.Â In addition, if a defendant driver has been convicted of DUI, your NST lawyer can seek punitive damages.Â Punitive damages are designed to deter a specific defendant and the community as a whole from committing a certain act, such as drinking and driving.Â NST Law has knowledge of Tennessee punitive damages laws and understands the situations in which these damages may be awarded.
If you have been hit by a drunk driver and suffered injury as a result of that car crash, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â NST Law, the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville.Â Our attorneys handle cases involving motor vehicle accidents that occur throughout the state on roads such as Interstate 40, Interstate 240, Interstate 55, Interstate 24, and Interstate 75.Â For dependable legal advice regarding your car accident, contact the Tennessee auto accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000, 1-800-LAW-4004, or www.nstlaw.com.
Sunday, April 10th, 2011
According to MSNBC, a Lawrence County, Tennessee, grand jury has indicted a 23-year-old man on two counts of vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault for his role in a single car accident that killed two teenagers and injured two others in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, in November 2010.Â The accident report says the car had just left a residence on Fall River Road when the driver lost control of the car in a curve on the road.Â The driver overcorrected the car, causing it to go sideways.Â The car then crashed into a mailbox and fence.Â A 17-year-old and 15-year-old died, while a 15-year-old and 21-year-old suffered minor injuries.Â The driver was not injured.Â Tennessee Highway Patrol says the driver was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) the night of the crash.
Drunk driving can cause severe injuries and even death to people of all ages in Tennessee and across the country.Â If a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving car accident, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz has the resources and knowledge to handle your car accident case and help you recover all of the damages you are legally entitled to.
When drunk driving is suspected, a Team NST lawyer can retain a toxicologist to help prove a defendant driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.Â NST lawyers can also consult with forensic experts to recreate the scene of the accident.Â In any type of car accident case, NST lawyers may speak with Tennessee Highway Patrol and key witnesses to find out exactly how the accident occurred, proving a driverâ€™s negligence.Â The lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz may visit accident scenes throughout Tennessee, whether it is Interstate 40 near Memphis or Nashville, Interstate 24 near Chattanooga, or Interstate 75 near Knoxville.
In addition, Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz will use its resources to help develop the damages portion of the claim, for example, by retaining an economic expert to document medical expenses.Â In addition, punitive damages may be awarded against DUI drivers.Â Punitive damages are intended to deter the defendant and members of the community from partaking in a certain activity, such as drunk driving.Â NST Law also fights for clients to obtain damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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.Â NST Law has over twenty years experience handling Tennessee drunk driving car accident cases in Memphis, Jackson, Knoxville, and surrounding Tennessee cities and counties.Â Whether by settlement or trial, NST Law is committed to helping you obtain every dollar you are legally entitled to.
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