If you suffered injuries because of a careless or reckless boater on a Little Rock, Arkansas, waterway, you might be able to hold them accountable and recover compensation. A lawyer with the Morris Bart law office in Little Rock may be able to help.
We provide complimentary case reviews for boating accident victims in Arkansas. Our team can assess your case and determine how we may be able to help you. Financial recovery may be possible based on the facts of your case.
How Much Is Your Little Rock, AR, Boating Injury Case Worth?
While you may be able to recover damages based on your Little Rock accident injuries, there is no way to know what your case might be worth before an investigation.
When our team manages an injury case, we gather paperwork, bills, receipts, and documents and even work with experts to determine the value of our client’s case. This evidence is the best way to determine what a fair settlement will look like. Recoverable damages in your case could include:
- Medical treatment, care, and future costs
- Lost wages and other income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damages, including your boat
- Related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
What If Your Family Member Died from Their Injuries?
Boating accident injuries that are severe enough could lead to death. If your loved one passed away before they could file a claim or personal injury lawsuit, you might have options for seeking damages for their losses as well as your own.
The Morris Bart law firm handles wrongful death cases in Little Rock. We will discuss your options with you at no cost to your family.
Morris Bart, LLC, Helps Boating Accident Victims Pursue Justice
For more than 40 years, the Morris Bart law firm has represented injured individuals and their families. We help them seek justice and financial recovery via insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits.
Our team won more than 6,500 cases for clients during 2019. We have a team member review each case for free, answering questions and providing options for the potential client. We are a contingency-fee firm.
We Represent Clients in Four States
Our law firm has 15 locations across four states to serve you where you are. We offer online appointments, telephone consultations, and on-site services.
To learn more about how our Arkansas attorneys may be able to help you with your case, call us. We can assess and help you understand your legal options with a free consultation today. We may be able to secure the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
How Our Lawyers Can Get to Work for You
Before the Morris Bart law office in Little Rock can file a claim or begin to build a legal case against an at-fault party, we need to have evidence to support our allegations of negligence.
We can investigate your boating accident to better understand what happened and why, no matter if you were on the Arkansas River between the David D. Terry and the Murray Lock and Dam or closer to the launches at Verizon Arena or Two River Park. We will:
- Speak to witnesses
- Obtain any official reports from first responders
- Survey the accident site
- Review your relevant medical records
- Look at any photos or videos
- Enlist accident reconstruction specialists and other experts
Filing Your Case for Compensation
Once we have support for your insurance claim, we can move forward with trying to negotiate a fair settlement based on the harm you suffered. Only if there is an issue getting justice through the at-fault boater’s insurer will we need to sue the negligent party.
Most personal injury claims settle without ever needing to sue the liable party. There is no way to know beforehand if your case will settle out of court, however.
How Long do You Have to File Suit in an Arkansas Personal Injury Case?
In general, the deadlines for filing a personal injury or wrongful death case following a boating accident in Arkansas are three years. This deadline is codified under:
- AR § 16-56-105, which sets a three-year window for personal injury
- AR § 16-62-102, which sets a three-year window for wrongful death actions
What We Need to do When We File a Lawsuit
However, there is much more to this process. We need to get started as soon as possible because we must:
- Investigate the accident
- Gather evidence and documentation
- File an insurance claim and seek a settlement
- Prepare the paperwork for a civil suit
Each of these steps can take weeks or even months. In addition, exceptions exist to the three-year period to begin the process, as well. In some cases, we need to take legal action against the at-fault boater much sooner. Missing the deadline could cause you to lose the right to take the case to trial and seek a court award.
How do Boat Accidents in Little Rock Occur?
Boating accidents can occur in several ways, including:
- Boats colliding
- Running aground
- Passengers falling overboard
- Collisions with swimmers or non-motorized boats
- Injuries occurring on a boat
- Jet Ski injuries
There are many areas where fishermen, recreational boaters, kayakers, and swimmers can enjoy the outdoors in and around Little Rock. Some popular locations where boating accidents can happen include the Arkansas River, Lake Maumelle, and Lake Conway, among other places.
Talk to Morris Bart, LLC, for Free Today About Your Little Rock Injury Accident
You can talk to a team member serving the Little Rock office of the Morris Bart law firm today for free. We offer free case evaluations for people injured by careless or reckless boaters on area waterways.
Call (501) 588-3304 now to learn more about how our lawyers can help you. We can get started with your consultation at no cost to you or your family.
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