Your Official Texarkana Injury Lawyers
Personal injury accidents come in all shapes and sizes, from car accidents to medical malpractice. However, the end result is often the same: someone is hurt and dealing with the ramifications of that accident, whether property damage or medical bills. If you or someone you love is suffering from injuries because of a personal injury accident, you may have the right to hold that person responsible for their behavior, and the team at Morris Bart, LLC, is here to help you.
We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to help accident victims understand what options they have for recovering compensation related to their injury. We also work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we only get paid if we are successful in your case.
To speak with a Texarkana personal injury lawyer from our team or have us get to work right away, contact us today at (870) 330-4155.
Types of Personal Injury Accidents
There are a variety of circumstances that can lead to a personal injury accident. They include:
There are over 60,000 accidents per year in the state of Arkansas, according to the latest crash data from the Arkansas State Police. Those accidents caused over 400 fatalities and thousands of incapacitating injuries. The majority of these accidents were caused by careless, distracted driving, and could likely have been avoided if the drivers gave their full attention to the road and drove with caution.
According to a study conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine patient safety experts, 10% of all U.S. deaths are now due to medical error, making medical malpractice an under-recognized cause of death. This new research makes medical malpractice the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can be harmful to anyone, but they are especially serious for older adults. One out of five falls for those over 65 causes a serious injury like a head injury or broken bone. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
There are over 60 different types of bacteria in a dog’s mouth, and while only a few of those can make you sick, dog bites can nevertheless lead to infection. The bite itself can also be painful, potentially causing scarring and psychological distress for the victim.
Private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries in 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They also report that transportation incidents remain the most common type of fatal accident, accounting for 40% of work-related fatalities. Many of these injuries involve being struck by falling objects or equipment, and others were the result of fatal falls.
With a number of lakes in the Texarkana, Arkansas, area, boating accidents can occur. According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, 60 boating accidents occurred in 2018, causing 29 injuries and seven fatalities.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Texarkana, call (870) 330-4155
Damages You May Recover After a Texarkana Personal Injury Accident
Every personal injury accident is different, so there is no way that we can estimate the amount of compensation you may be entitled to without first reviewing the details related to your claim. That said, some of the common types of damages that victims are able to recover after personal injury accidents include:
- Medical costs
- Missed wages
- Future wages if you have lost your ability to earn income or if it has been diminished
- Pain and suffering
If someone you love died as a result of the severity of their injuries, your family may be entitled to damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Some common damages in wrongful death claims include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses left to the family
- Loss of consortium
If you have lost someone you love because of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to hold that person responsible. For a free, no-risk review of your claim, contact Morris Bart, LLC, at (870) 330-4155 today.
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Laws That Could Impact Your Claim
Arkansas law allows you three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. If you fail to file within that time frame, your case will likely be dismissed.
In cases where your personal injury was caused by a car accident, you should also be aware that the modified comparative fault rule applies in Arkansas. This means that if the accident victim is at least 50% liable for causing the accident, he or she cannot pursue damages from the other involved party.
How a Texarkana Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
We understand how much stress you may be under as a result of your personal injury accident. We are here to take the burden off your shoulders and build a case to pursue damages to the fullest extent of your injuries. Some of the specific ways a Texarkana personal injury lawyer from our team can help are by:
- Gathering evidence like police reports, witness statements, and video surveillance
- Obtaining copies of medical reports, lab results, and expert statements to prove the extent of your injuries
- Calculating the total value of your case based on medical records, bills, and receipts
- Negotiating with the insurance company to pursue a fair settlement in your case
- Taking your case to court if an agreeable settlement cannot be reached
We also will be here for you every step of the way, answering questions, providing legal advice, and making sure that every document is accurately filed in a timely manner to avoid any unnecessary delays.
The sooner you act, the sooner we can gather the evidence related to your accident. Call us today at (870) 330-4155 for a free, no-obligation review of your case.
Our Texarkana office serves the counties Miller and Bowie and is located on the Arkansas side of the state line. We are near the intersection of North State Line Avenue and East Broad Street between the old Post Office building and the Bi-State Justice Center.