Posts Tagged ‘Tennessee auto accident attorneys’

Driver Dies in Memphis, Tennessee, Car Accident According to Memphis Personal Injury Attorneys at NST Law

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, one person died and one person was injured in a Memphis, Tennessee, car accident on August 6, 2011.  The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reported a 20-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Camaro caused the crash.  The man was speeding and ran a stop sign near Finch Road and Ross Road.  He then crashed into an Oldsmobile SUV.  According to a statement by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the forceful impact of the accident sent both cars into the yard of a nearby residence.  The Oldsmobile SUV driver was trapped in his car and pronounced dead at the scene.

A driver can be considered negligent by speeding and running a stop sign.  If a driver’s negligence contributes to a car accident, that driver may be liable for any resulting damages.  Therefore, being able to prove a defendant driver’s negligence in a car accident lawsuit is critical.  The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”) have over twenty years experience investigating car accidents and know how to prove negligence.  NST lawyers can prove liability by analyzing an accident report, asking to speak with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office or Memphis Police Department, and speaking to witnesses.  Should these methods not definitively prove liability, NST Law can retain an accident reconstruction expert to recreate the crash.  If you have lost a loved one in a car accident in Memphis, Germantown, Frayser, or Shelby County, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.

When developing the damages portion of a wrongful death claim, NST Law can consult with vocational economists to compute the future lost income of a deceased.  Lost income can be calculated by taking one’s age, occupation, education, and experience into account. If the deceased incurred hospital expenses between the crash and his or her death, NST Law can retain medical experts to document the cost of those bills.  NST Law can also pursue damages for pain and suffering by retaining psychiatric experts and doctors to evaluate the emotional distress a surviving loved one experiences.  The deceased could be a parent, sibling, or spouse, and since each person grieves differently, these professionals can determine the extent of one’s suffering.  Your NST lawyer will do everything possible to help you recover maximum compensation in your case.

To speak to a Tennessee personal injury attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 or visit www.nstlaw.com.  NST Law, with 28 lawyers and a support staff of over 100 secretaries, investigators, and paralegals, is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee.  At NST Law, our car accident attorneys aggressively pursue maximum damages for clients while doing everything possible to take care of them along the way.  Our attorneys stay up to date with the latest trends in courtroom techniques and Tennessee driving and insurance laws.  Call today or visit us at www.nstlaw.com and let an experienced NST Law car accident attorney get started on your case.

Child Killed in South Memphis Car Accident

Friday, August 5th, 2011

According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, a 32-year-old man has been arrested for his role in a fatal car accident in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 3, 2011. The crash occurred on Interstate 240 in South Memphis.  Memphis police reported the man was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe when he crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 240 near South Parkway.  A 4-year-old boy in that SUV was killed and a 15-month-old baby in the SUV was injured.  After crashing into the SUV, the man fled the scene, running into two other cars on his way out.  Police located the driver later that night and charged him with driving under the influence (“DUI”), reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and vehicular assault.

A drunk driving accident can occur anywhere, including Interstate 40, Interstate 240, and Interstate 55 in Shelby County.  If you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income.  At Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”), we are aware of the many ways a family member can suffer after losing a loved one.  While aggressively pursuing maximum compensation on behalf of clients, we are sympathetic towards their situation and the difficulties they face during this complicated period.  To learn more about the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today.

In a car accident lawsuit, a client may be able to recover compensation from a negligent driver’s insurance company.  However, if a defendant driver does not have insurance, NST Law can file an Uninsured Motorist claim for maximum compensation.  To help clients recover maximum damages, NST lawyers utilize experts from various fields.  If a deceased incurs medical bills between the accident and his death, NST Law can consult with doctors to document those bills.  These expenses may include surgeries, X-rays, and medication.  A second type of expert NST Law may retain is a vocational economist.  This expert can project the lost income the deceased would have earned over the course of his lifetime.  In addition, NST Law can retain psychiatric experts to determine the pain, suffering, and emotional distress that surviving family members experience following the tragic accident.  Finally, since driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal in Tennessee, your NST lawyer may pursue punitive damages if the defendant driver has been convicted of DUI.

Call Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in Memphis.  NST Law is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, representing clients in Knoxville, Jackson, Memphis, and surrounding counties.  NST Law has handled fatal car accident cases for two decades and has the knowledge, skill, and experience to properly handle your case. Do not hesitate to contact NST Law today for a free initial consultation on your case.

Grandfather and Grandchild Killed in Recent Tennessee Car Accident

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

According to WSMV Nashville, two people died and one person was seriously injured in a four-car crash in Lebanon, Tennessee, on July 29, 2011.  The accident occurred around noon near East High Street and Cedar Street.  The two deceased victims are a young child and his grandfather.  Another passenger in their car suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital.  Police say the woman who caused the accident is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.  An investigation is underway and charges against the woman are pending, according to local police.

Family members want the driver held responsible and accountable for her actions.  The deceased child’s mother said she hopes this tragic crash will remind everyone about the dangers of drunken driving.  If you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving car accident, call the Tennessee personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.  You may have a claim for wrongful death and could be entitled to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  NST Law offers prospective clients a free initial consultation on their case to discuss the accident and ask questions about a typical personal injury lawsuit or car accident case.

NST Law has handled tragic car accident cases in Shelby County for over twenty years.  Our attorneys are well versed with Tennessee driving laws and know how to prove a defendant driver violated one at the time of the crash.  For instance, Tennessee law prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol (“DUI”).  NST Law can hire a toxicologist to prove a defendant driver’s blood alcohol content was above the legal limit at the time of the crash.  A driver that violates Tennessee law can be considered negligent, and a client is more likely to recover maximum compensation once negligence can be proven.

To help clients recover maximum damages, NST Law utilizes the knowledge of various experts.  Medical experts can document medical bills incurred between the crash and deceased’s death, including costs for surgeries and hospital visits.  Vocational economists can be retained by NST Law to compute the projected income the deceased would have earned throughout the rest of his life.  Psychiatric experts can evaluate a client’s mental health and determine the pain and suffering a client experienced as a result of losing a loved one in a tragic car accident. NST Law can also apply knowledge of Tennessee law to pursue punitive damages against a defendant driver convicted of DUI.  In a car accident lawsuit, punitive damages may be awarded against a driver to deter members of the public from drinking and driving.

To speak to a Tennessee auto accident attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.  NST Law is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee and has handled fatal car wreck cases for over twenty years.  NST Law has 28 lawyers and a support staff of over 100 paralegals, secretaries, and investigators ready to help.  Call NST Law today and let our experienced auto accident attorneys get started on your case.

Jury Awards Car Accident Victims Over $29 Million Dollars

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a California jury recently awarded $29.2 million dollars to surviving victims of a 2006 car crash that killed two children.  A man drove his SUV across the centerline of a highway and crashed head-on into the victims’ Toyota.  Police said the SUV driver was traveling 65 to 80 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone.  Two of the children in the Toyota were killed.  A third child was paralyzed from the waist down.  An adult in the Toyota was hospitalized for over two months with multiple fractures.  The jury found the driver to be negligent as well as the state because it failed to install a barrier or make improvements on the highway, which had been the scene of many fatal accidents in the past.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident on Interstate 40, Interstate 240, Poplar Avenue, or anywhere in Shelby County, call the Tennessee personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.  NST Law has over twenty years experience litigating car accident cases.  Our attorneys have experience investigating car accidents, preparing for trial, speaking to juries, and interacting with judges.  While it is often beneficial to settle a case before trial, NST Law will be prepared to go to trial if a reasonable pre-trial settlement cannot be reached.

While preparing for trial, your NST lawyer can utilize various experts to prove your medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.  These experts, including medical specialists, vocational economists, and psychiatric doctors, can place dollar values on a victim’s medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering.  At trial, these experts can testify as to the accuracy of those figures and the process of computing those figures. NST lawyers know how to present their testimony to the jury in a clear and convincing manner.  In addition, NST lawyers can clearly convey a client’s injuries or extent of suffering to a jury or judge.

If you have sustained injuries in a car accident in Memphis, Germantown, Frayser, or anywhere in Shelby County, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today. Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee.  Our auto accident attorneys have handled car crash cases in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville for over two decades.  NST lawyers have an in-depth understanding of Tennessee driving and insurance laws and the latest courtroom trends and litigation techniques.  Further, NST lawyers understand the commitment level and attention to detail required to achieve success in fatal car accident cases and lawsuits. To learn how Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz can fight for you to recover every dollar you are legally entitled to in your auto accident case, call NST Law today.

Memphis Man Charged With DUI for Role in Fatal Car Accident

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 (“DUI”) for his role in a car accident on July 17, 2011.  The wreck occurred on Interstate 40 in Memphis.  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.  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 (“NST Law”) understand the dangers of drunk driving and realize how a fatal car accident can destroy a family.  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.  Further, the deceased’s income can quickly disappear, leaving a family responsible for finding other ways to obtain financial support.  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.  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.  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.  For instance, medical experts can document any medical bills a deceased incurred between the crash and her death.  Vocational economists, familiar with the deceased’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.  Psychiatric experts can determine the extent of pain and emotional distress a family member suffers after losing a loved one.  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.  Tennessee courts typically award punitive damages to discourage members of the community from driving drunk.

To learn more about NST Law, the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.  Our car accident attorneys have experience investigating car accidents, speaking with insurance companies, and fighting for clients in court.  We do everything possible to develop a thorough claim and take care of our clients every step of the way.  Call Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz today and let our experienced Tennessee auto accident attorneys get started on your case.

Number of Tennessee Fatal Car Crashes Down in 2011

Monday, July 18th, 2011

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott, the number of people killed in fatal car crashes in Tennessee for the first half of 2011 is less than the number killed during the first half of 2010.  From January 1, 2011, through June 30, 2011, 440 people have died in Tennessee car crashes, down from 517 fatalities during those dates in 2010.  While fewer motorists have been killed, more have been arrested for driving under the influence (“DUI”).  In the first half of 2011, Tennessee law enforcement officials have arrested 2132 Tennesseans for DUI compared to 1631 in 2010, an increase of 30.7%.  Trott says there is a “direct correlation between the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s increased efforts to crack down on drunk drivers and the number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents on [Tennessee] roadways.”

Recently, law enforcement agencies across Tennessee have increased efforts to keep our streets and highways safe.  For example, roadblocks are often set up to catch drivers who speed and drive under the influence.  These roadblocks also deter drivers from engaging in that type of behavior.  Unfortunately, however, drivers still get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol and put others in harm’s way.  Scientific studies have proven the negative effects alcohol has on a driver.  A driver’s judgment becomes impaired.  In addition, a driver’s reaction times become slower.  If you have lost a loved one in a car accident in Shelby County, call the Memphis auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.

A fatal car accident is painful for all involved, especially surviving family members.  NST Law recognizes this and can seek a pre-trial settlement to save everyone the time and expense of going to trial.  However, if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached with the defendant driver or his insurance company, NST Law will be prepared to file a lawsuit and fight for you in court.  Your NST lawyer can aggressively pursue maximum damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  To prove these damages, your NST lawyer can retain various experts.  Medical experts can document hospital bills, surgery costs, and medication expenses.  Vocational economists can compute a deceased’s loss of future wages.  Psychiatric experts can evaluate the pain and suffering a family member experiences after losing a loved one in a crash.  In addition, your NST lawyer can utilize knowledge of Tennessee law to pursue punitive damages if the defendant driver has been convicted of DUI.

To learn more about the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.  NST Law, the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville.  Our attorneys stay up to date with courtroom trends, litigation techniques, and any changes in Tennessee law.  With over twenty years experience handling fatal car accident cases, you can trust that Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz has the resources to effectively handle your case and fight for maximum compensation.

Distracted Driving Initiatives Pay Off for Two Cities

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 (“NHTSA”).  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 “strong laws, combined with highly visible police enforcement, can significantly reduce dangerous texting and cell phone use behind the wheel.”

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 (“NST Law”) 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’s texting while driving ban at the time of the accident.  By proving another driver’s 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.

Tennessee Department of Transportation Reports Increase in Fatal Car Accidents in Cumberland County, Tennessee

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

According to the Associated Press, Tennessee officials reported an increase in fatal car accidents this year in Cumberland County, Tennessee.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation (“TDOT”) reported 12 fatal car crashes in Cumberland County so far in 2011, up from one in 2010.  Half of these accidents have occurred on Interstate 40.  TDOT and local law enforcement agencies will team up to set up roadblocks on major roads and Interstate 40, looking for impaired drivers, speeders, and persons not wearing seat belts.

Causes of fatal car accidents include speeding, distracted driving, and driving under the influence.  When a driver travels over the speed limit, he may lose control of his vehicle and cause an accident.  If a driver travels over 100 miles per hour, the probability of a car wreck skyrockets.  By setting up roadblocks, TDOT hopes to catch speeding drivers or encourage drivers not to speed for fear of getting caught.  In addition, TDOT hopes the roadblocks will reduce the number of drunk drivers on Tennessee streets.

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, call the Memphis auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.  Surviving family members of a fatal car crash victim can suffer in many ways.  First, family members may incur costly medical bills that accrued between the crash and victim’s death.  Next, family members may be forced to find ways to replace income the deceased would have earned had his or her life not ended prematurely in the accident.  Finally, family members may suffer emotionally as a result of losing a loved one.  NST Law combines knowledge of Tennessee driving and insurance laws with the services of various experts to aggressively fight for families of deceased victims to recover maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  NST Law can consult with economic experts to document medical bills and compute lost wages.  NST Law can also retain psychiatric experts to evaluate a client’s mental health and the extent of his or her pain and suffering.

For a free initial consultation on your case, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at NST Law at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.  Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee.  Our auto accident attorneys have handled car crash cases in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville for over two decades.  As a result of handling car accident cases for over twenty years, NST lawyers have an in-depth understanding of Tennessee driving and insurance laws and courtroom trends and techniques.  NST lawyers understand the commitment level and attention to detail required to achieve success in fatal car accident cases and lawsuits. In the past, Team NST attorneys have negotiated favorable pre-trial settlements on behalf of clients.  However, NST Law has taken cases to trial if a reasonable settlement could not be reached.  To learn how Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz can fight for you to recover every dollar you are legally entitled to in your auto accident case, call NST Law today.

Tennessee Driver Arrested for DUI Following Car Accident

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.  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.  Fortunately, the passengers of the pickup truck were not injured.  The 21-year-old driver will be charged with driving under the influence (“DUI”).

Drunk driving is an issue that receives frequent attention in Tennessee.  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 Tennessee’s legal limit of .08, that driver operates his vehicle in a negligent manner.  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.  The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”) have pursued compensation for persons injured in drunk driving car accidents for over twenty years.  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.  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.  NST Law does everything possible to thoroughly investigate an accident and develop a claim for maximum compensation.  Your NST lawyer can utilize various experts to develop a claim seeking damages for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.  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.  In addition, if a defendant driver has been convicted of DUI, your NST lawyer can seek punitive damages.  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.  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.  NST Law, the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville.  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.  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.

Is Distracted Driving as Dangerous as Driving Under the Influence?

Friday, June 24th, 2011

According to the National Transportation and Safety Board (“NSTB”), distracted driving is a problem that needs to be addressed in the United States and other nations.  Distracted driving includes talking on the phone, surfing the Internet, and texting while operating a motor vehicle. One NSTB member called distracted driving the “new DUI.”  This member said society must elevate distracted driving to a taboo such as drinking and driving, a change that could take a generation or two.

Sometimes, when people are driving, they feel it will only take a second to answer a phone call, send a text message, or look up information on their mobile browser.  While the amount of time spent on a cell phone may be short, the driver may become distracted at a crucial time.  The car in front of him may slow down.  A pedestrian may cross the street.  A car may turn in front of his car.  If a driver is not paying attention to the road when a similar situation arises, an accident is more likely to occur.  If you are injured in a car wreck caused by a distracted driver, call the Memphis personal injury law firm Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (“NST Law”) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.  On certain Memphis streets, such as Poplar Avenue, Germantown Road, and Union Avenue, drivers need to be especially careful due to the high number of cars on the road.  The Memphis auto accident attorneys at NST Law have over twenty years experience handling tragic car wreck cases that occur throughout Shelby County, and with knowledge of the latest Tennessee driving and insurance laws, you can trust that we have what it takes to fight for you.

NST Law can utilize many resources while investigating your case, preparing for trial, and fighting for you at trial.  Team NST can consult with forensic experts who can reconstruct an accident to prove another driver’s liability.  NST lawyers can also retain investigators to examine cell phone records to determine if a driver was using his phone at the time of the crash.  By proving another driver was at fault, NST lawyers can help clients recover maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanent disability.  NST Law may retain experts to prove these damages, such as medical economists to document medical bills and vocational economists to document lost wages and project future diminished earning potential.  In addition, if a victim has suffered a particularly debilitating injury, NST Law can commission a day-in-the-life video to illustrate how the injury affects a client’s day-to-day life and ability to perform routine functions.

To learn more about how the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz can put Team NST’s resources towards helping you recover every dollar you are legally entitled to in your car accident case, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.  NST Law is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Tennessee that handles car wreck cases in Memphis, Cordova, Germantown, Millington, Cordova, and Frayser.  Call NST today for a free initial consultation on your case.