Personal Injury Law in Arkansas
Superstar, Cher, sings a song entitled “If I Could Turn Back Time” about a lost love. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an Arkansas accident, you may be thinking the same thing about your own life. Sometimes it would be nice to be able to turn back time- or ask life for a “do-over.”
The Arkansas legal system does its best to provide that “do-over” by putting you in the financial position you would have been if the accident and resulting injuries had never happened.
If you or a loved one has been injured in the state of Arkansas, this article is meant for you. We’ll nutshell:
- The kinds of cases that Arkansas personal injury lawyers handle.
- What you need to prove in a personal injury case.
- Why you should call a lawyer immediately.
- How to find an Arkansas personal injury attorney.
Would an Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney Handle My Case?
We’ll answer your question with a question. Were you seriously injured in or on an Arkansas roadway, business, medical facility, work place, airport, house, apartment, stairwell, or waterway? If so, yes, an Arkansas personal injury lawyer would likely take cases like yours.
Here are some of the cases Arkansas personal injury attorneys handle.
Example motor vehicle cases include truck, car, motorcycle, scooter, pedestrian, bicycle, golf cart, RV, ATV, boat, cruise line, and amusement park ride accidents.
Example defective products include medical equipment, medical supplies, chemicals, equipment, cars, hair dryers, power tools, medicines, vacuum cleaners, machines, appliances, kitchen tools, etc. have all been found to be defective at times.
Example injuries include fractures, death, birth defects, brain injuries, dog bites, adverse drug reactions, burns, scars, lacerations, bruises, broken bones, nursing home abuse injuries, slip and falls injuries, food poisoning injury, food-borne illnesses, medical malpractice injuries, and Mesothelioma (i.e. cancer).
How Do I Prove My Arkansas Personal Injury Case?
To win your case, you must be able to show that the defendant was negligent. There are other theories of liability, but in Arkansas, negligence is the most common.
- First, the defendant had a duty to you that was breached.
- Second, the breach of duty hurt you.
- Third, you suffered legal damages.
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately?
- As soon as you make the call to a personal injury attorney, you’ll have professionals on your side.
- Law firm investigators will immediately collect and preserve evidence.
- The law firm will protect you from insurance company tricks.
The statute of limitations must be met.
Here are some example Arkansas statute of limitations for personal injury cases:
How Do I Find an Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney?
To find an Arkansas personal injury lawyer, search our site, www.attorneys.org, or ask the bar association or a loved one for a referral. It’s okay to contact personal injury law firm any time of the day or night.