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.