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Highway 63/I-555, 49, I-55, I-40, and countless other Arkansas roadways are used by people commuting to work or taking their kids to school, by out-of-state travelers, and by many others. Most drivers may never imagine being involved in an accident. Without question, auto accidents injure or kill hundreds of Arkansas residents every year. At McDaniel Law Firm, PLC, our Jonesboro car accident lawyers work tirelessly on behalf of injury victims in Craighead County, Lawrence County, and throughout Northeast Arkansas.
We understand how difficult life can become after an accident. We care about helping people, and we care about making Arkansas a better place to live. That's why attorneys Bobby McDaniel and Brett A. McDaniel work tirelessly on behalf of accident victims throughout the state. Knowing what to do after an accident may seem impossible. You have more questions than answers. We're here to help. Visit the following pages to learn more about what we can do to help accident victims across Northeast Arkansas:
- FAQs about Car Accidents
- FAQs about Insurance Companies and Accidents
- Importance of Uninsured/Underinsured Coverage
- What to Do After a Car Accident
Do I need an Arkansas car accident lawyer?
There are many benefits to hiring an attorney. People who don’t hire a lawyer often end up with less financial compensation compared to those who do because insurance companies often try to minimize the compensation paid out to crash victims. Insurance companies are notorious for trying to take advantage of accident victims unfamiliar with the claims process by making lowball settlement offers or denying compensation altogether. A lawyer can help level the playing field and stand up for your rights if you have a severe injury due to a crash caused by another driver.
How much does a lawyer cost?
Most accident lawyers get an attorney's fee based on the amount they recover. There are no upfront costs because the fee is deducted from any settlement or verdict, so you don't pay a fee if there is no recovery. Your initial consultation with an attorney is typically free of charge as well.
How do I know if I have a legal case?
Don’t believe what the insurance company for the at-fault driver says to you. Often, an insurance company adjuster will tell you that you don’t have a strong legal case. That’s why it's important to talk to a lawyer familiar with these types of cases in your area as soon as possible after your accident. Your attorney can review the details of your case (including the police report for your accident) and advise you on the legal options available to you.
Who determines who was at fault?
When it comes to car accidents, many people can weigh in on who caused your collision. A local police officer or Arkansas State Police officer may initiate the investigation into your crash. Their findings in the official police report for your crash often describe who was at fault. That’s why it’s important to carefully review your accident report to make sure it’s correct.
Ultimately, it’s the insurance companies representing the drivers involved in the crash who often have the most to say about who was at fault. That’s because Arkansas has a fault-based insurance system, meaning the insurance company for the at-fault driver is responsible for compensating all injury victims. This is why it’s important to have a lawyer on your side, dealing directly with the insurance companies on your behalf.
How much is my accident claim worth?
Every accident is unique, and the value of your claim will depend on the circumstances of your case. You may be entitled to compensation for damages such as medical expenses, including the cost of future medical care; lost wages from missing work and any future diminished earning capacity; and damages for pain, suffering, and emotional distress. In some cases, punitive damages are awarded to injury victims, designed to punish drivers who are grossly negligent or act with malicious intent.
Can I ask for more money for my accident?
What many people might not realize is they have the right to ask for additional financial compensation for accident-related expenses. However, you often only have one opportunity to get all the money you need to cover all your accident-related expenses. As a result, you need to carefully consider whether to accept a settlement offer for your crash. Because once you accept that offer, you often cannot ask for money again in the future. A lawyer working for you can negotiate on your behalf for additional financial compensation. Your attorney can ask the at-fault driver’s insurance company to increase their settlement offer. And if the insurance company refuses to negotiate, your lawyer can take legal action on your behalf to demand more money for you.
What types of compensation can I receive?
If you have been in an accident caused by another driver in Arkansas, you deserve to be financially compensated for all your accident-related expenses, now and in the future. Such expenses can cover a wide range, including all your medical bills. But it’s not just money for medical care immediately after your crash. If you need follow-up surgery or long-term medical care years after your accident due to a severe injury, you should receive money for such expenses as well. You should also receive financial compensation for replacement income if you cannot work while you’re recovering from your accident and lost future income if you cannot return to work due to a permanent disability sustained in your crash.
What are my options after my accident?
You often have three options if you have been in an accident caused by another driver. If the at-fault driver’s insurance company makes a settlement offer, you can choose to accept the offer or you can ask for additional money, especially if the settlement offer does not cover all your accident-related expenses. If your accident claim is denied or the at-fault driver’s insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith, your third option is to file a lawsuit and take your case to court. In each case, a lawyer working for you can help you every step of the way. An experienced attorney knows how to negotiate with insurance companies and can take legal action against them if necessary.
What are common causes of car accidents in Arkansas?
Many different types of car accidents happen on roads and highways in Craighead County, Lawrence County, and throughout Northeast Arkansas. A number of accidents can be traced back to the negligent or reckless behavior of another driver. But it's not always easy for people injured in accidents to get fairly compensated. Insurance companies for the at-fault parties typically will work hard to keep payments to a minimum. Without a skilled attorney at their side, many victims get taken advantage of by fast-talking adjusters.
McDaniel Law Firm, PLC takes an aggressive stand on behalf of accident victims and families who lost loved ones and need to pursue a wrongful death claim. Our law firm gets results for people injured by drunk drivers, distracted drivers, texting drivers, and fatigued drivers. Car accident injuries can be devastating. That's why we're ready to fight for you.
Discover what McDaniel Law Firm, PLC can do for you. Contact us today.
No two car accidents in Arkansas are the same. No two clients are ever the same, either. That's why McDaniel Law Firm, PLC takes the time to learn about every client we work with. You have enough to worry about after an accident. Let us handle the details of your claim. If you were in an accident, you may be entitled to payment for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of ability to enjoy life, lost wages, and diminished earning capacity. We can fight for you.
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Your accident turned life upside-down. We can help set things right. McDaniel Law Firm, PLC is ready to help pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today. Call 870-336-4747 and schedule a free consultation at our Jonesboro office. We proudly serve clients throughout Arkansas, Southeast Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee.