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According to News Channel 5 Nashville, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) has ordered a Tennessee trucking company to cease all trucking operations immediately for failing to follow federal regulations. The company is Three Angel Farms, a company that transports animals such as horses on Tennessee highways. This decision came after the company violated multiple trucking regulations. The company hired drivers without commercial trucking licenses, failed to subject drivers to adequate drug tests, and failed to properly maintain its trucks. The FMCSA described the company as an “imminent hazard to public safety.”

Trucking accident cases can be complex due to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, specific rules that commercial truck companies and drivers must follow.  For example, truck drivers are limited to a certain number of on-duty driving hours each day. Truck drivers must maintain proper driver’s licenses.  Truck drivers must also keep detailed logs of where they travel.  Finally, truck drivers may not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  It is up to trucking companies to enforce these rules.  In a Tennessee trucking accident case, it is important to have in-depth knowledge of these rules and understand how these rules may be broken.  At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz (“NST Law”), our Tennessee trucking accident attorneys can apply knowledge of federal trucking regulations to the unique facts of an accident to prove a defendant truck driver or trucking company’s negligence.  If you have been injured in a trucking accident in Tennessee, do not hesitate to call theMemphis trucking accident attorneys at NST Law at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today.

Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can aggressively pursue maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering in a Tennessee trucking accident case.  In any trucking accident case, carefully developing the damages portion of a claim is crucial.  NST lawyers seek input from reliable and trustworthy experts that know how to assign dollar values to various losses a client suffers.  For example, NST Law can consult with healthcare experts to document medical bills incurred by a trucking accident victim.  NST Law can retain vocational economists to calculate lost wages, both past and future.  If a trucking accident victim sustains permanent or debilitating injuries, NST Law may commission a day-in-the-life video that visually demonstrates each injury’s effect on a client’s daily life.  Finally, NST Law can retain psychiatric experts and doctors to determine the pain, suffering, and emotional distress a trucking accident victim experiences after the accident.  In addition to computing dollar figures, any expert that NST Law utilizes will be able to testify in front of a judge or jury to explain the process by which a figure was computed.

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According to The Commercial Appeal, a Memphis woman suffered fatal injuries on January 21st, 2014 after being run over by a man driving a tractor-trailer truck in Germantown, Tennessee. The accident occurred near the intersection of Poplar and Kirby. While attempting to make a wide right turn onto Poplar Avenue, the truck driver struck the woman who was simultaneously attempting to cross at the crosswalk. After suffering major injuries resulting from the accident, the victim unfortunately died at the scene.

Due to the large size of most commercial trucks, people can be seriously injured when involved in collisions with these types of vehicles. When a large commercial truck is making a wide turn it becomes difficult for the driver to see pedestrians in the cross walk and accidents such as this one can occur. Unfortunately, the woman involved in this accident suffered fatal injuries and this will affect her family forever. Trucking accident cases are often complex due to the specific rules that commercial truck companies must follow known as Federal Motor Safety Regulations. For example, truck drivers are limited to a certain number of on-duty hours per day and must keep detailed logs of where they travel. Trucking companies are responsible for enforcing all of these regulations. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our experienced attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of these regulations and how they are commonly broken. We then can apply this knowledge to the unique facts of a trucking accident and prove a trucking company’s negligence. The Tennessee trucking accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz (“NST Law”) understand the type of injuries that commonly occur in Tennessee trucking accidents and know how to help. For over two decades, NST personal injury attorneys have represented injured trucking accident victims in Tennessee State and federal courts. To discuss your case with a Tennessee trucking accident attorney, call NST Law at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.

Victims of trucking accidents in Tennessee and their families may be entitled to compensation for the significant injuries and medical expenses incurred as a result of a trucking accident. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can aggressively pursue maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering in a Tennessee trucking accident case. It is important at this time to find attorneys who have experience in the field of trucking accidents and NST Law can help your family receive the compensation that it deserves. Team NST, with over twenty years experience handling Tennessee trucking accident cases, knows how to carefully construct the damages portion of a personal injury claim to pursue the damages a victim needs and deserves. When necessary, NST can also retain reputable experts in order to prove damages to an insurance company or in a court of law. For example, NST can retain healthcare experts to document medical bills and accident reconstruction experts to determine the exact mechanism of the accident. NST law can also retain psychiatric experts and doctors to determine pain and suffering that has resulted from your accident. Finally, NST utilizes experts who can calculate dollar figures and will be able to testify in front of a judge or jury to explain the process by which the figure was computed.

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According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, on January 30th, 2014, a Tennessee man was admitted to the hospital with injuries after a tractor-trailer truck sideswiped his vehicle causing him to be stuck in the wreckage. After being trapped under the tractor-trailer for over an hour, the man was freed by local police and taken to a local hospital. This accident took place on Interstate 40 near the Campbell Station Road Interchange as a result of a truck sideswiping another vehicle causing traffic to stall in both directions for much of the morning. Tennessee semi-truck accidents such as this one are not uncommon due to the large number of commercial semi-trucks that are driving in Tennessee.

Semi-trucks are generally very large vehicles and since it can be difficult for truck drivers to see other vehicles in surrounding lanes, accidents such as the one described above can occur. Additionally, Tennessee trucking accidents are common when trucks are traveling at high speeds on the interstate because seeing surrounding vehicles becomes even more difficult. Tennessee trucking cases are very complex due to the complicated nature of the laws that guide trucking companies and their drivers known as the Federal Motor Safety Regulations. Additionally, the regulations require that any commercial truck driver who has committed two serious traffic violations in any three-year period will have their license suspended for no less than sixty days. Tennessee trucking companies are responsible for monitoring their employees and enforcing these federal rules. However, this is not always the case and at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz (NST Law), our trucking attorneys have extensive knowledge of these regulations and how they are commonly violated. We can then apply this knowledge to the unique details of a specific case and prove either the driver or trucking company’s negligence. For over twenty-five years, NST personal injury attorneys have represented injured trucking accident victims in Tennessee state and federal courts. To discuss your case with a Tennessee trucking accident attorney, call NST Law at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.

It is important to know what to do next after being involved in an accident and victims of trucking accidents in Tennessee and their families may be entitled to compensation for the significant injuries and medical expenses incurred as a result of a trucking accident. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can aggressively pursue maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering in a Tennessee trucking accident case. Dealing with the complexities of the legal system can be a difficult time after experiencing a tragic event such as a trucking accident and it is important during that time to find attorneys who have experience in the field of trucking accidents. Team NST, with over twenty-five years experience handling Tennessee trucking accident cases, know how to carefully construct the damages portion of a personal injury claim to pursue compensation which an injured victim needs and deserves. NST lawyers often retain experts such as forensic economists or vocational experts, in order to prove damages to an insurance company or in a court of law. In addition, NST lawyers routinely retain healthcare experts to document and relate medical bills and also retain accident reconstruction experts to determine the exact mechanism of an accident. Further, NST lawyers retain physicians to determine permanent disability and impairment that resulted from the accident and causation.