Accidents between individuals working on highways and truck drivers can result in serious and deadly injuries.¬† Such accidents occur every day.¬† According to Kensington Patch, twelve highway employees have been killed while repairing Maryland roads in the last ten years.¬† National Work Zone Awareness week started in April 2011 with stories of preventable worker injuries.¬† For purposes of illustration, Rick Moser worked with the State Highway Administration in Maryland for 21 years when he was struck by a speeding driver while he was cleaning debris from a state road.¬† The truck had crossed the shoulder of the lane and struck the worker at a speed of 60 miles per hour, which was five miles above the posted speed limit.
In Tennessee, the law states that the driver of a vehicle has to exercise due care to avoid colliding with any individual working upon any roadway, give warning by sounding the horn when necessary, and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any individual performing work upon a roadway.
Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, (NST Law) is a large regional law firm dedicated to protecting the personal rights of individuals working on highways who have been injured due to the negligence of other drivers.¬† The lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have experience in handling cases involving injured workers on highways.¬† NST has a special section in the law firm that is dedicated to protecting the rights of workers injured on highways as a result of the negligence of truck drivers.¬† The rules involving tractor trailers are very complex.¬† The truck drivers are often subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) which mandate safety requirements while operating these vehicles. ¬†¬†For the purpose of illustration, these regulations often subject truck drivers to mandatory drug testing after an accident and certain regulations control the maximum number of hours that a person can drive a tractor trailer on the road.¬† The lawyers in the trucking practice group at Nahon, Saharovich and Trotz often retain experts who can help analyze truck drivers log books to ensure that it is in consistent with the actual number of hours driven.
Individuals who work on highways can often suffer serious and significant injuries as a result of negligent truck drivers.¬† Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can provide the experience necessary to provide help for such injured workers.¬† The Tennessee road construction accident law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz stay current with the laws in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas and have the resources and experience to fight to help individuals recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is the largest plaintiff‚Äôs law firm in Tennessee that helps individuals who have been injured as a result of negligence by truck drivers.¬† The firm serves clients in Memphis, Jackson, Knoxville, and all surrounding counties in Tennessee.¬† If you know of anyone who was working on a highway and was injured by a trucking accident, call NST today at (901) 683-7000, or 1-877-683-7001, or contact us at nstlaw.com.