Personal injury accidents arise from all kinds of situations. However, the end result is often the same: someone is hurt and dealing with the ramifications of that accident. If you are suffering from injuries because of a personal injury accident, you have the right to hold the liable party responsible for their behavior.
We are here to help you get your life back together after your accident. Whether you suffered injuries or property damage, you may be able to recover your losses. Our team of personal injury attorneys in Texarkana is ready to help you with your case.
How Much Is My Texarkana Personal Injury Case Worth?
How much you stand to recover from your personal injury case will depend on several factors. Factors to consider include the type of accident you suffered, if your wounds will heal, and damages you suffered as a result. Our past personal injury lawsuit settlements include:
- $430,000 for our client who suffered a bicycle accident
- $550,000 for a client after a hit and run accident
- $640,000 for a workers’ compensation claim
These clients suffered multiple injuries as mild as headaches and as extreme as skull fractures. Our team can review your case to give you a good idea of what to expect in your case.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving Texarkana, call (870) 330-4155
Types of Personal Injury Accidents
Personal injury accidents can vary from case to case. We handle a multitude of personal injury accidents. The most common situations we see 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 car accidents were caused by careless, distracted driving, and they could likely have been avoided if the drivers gave their full attention to the road and drove with caution.
Medical malpractice can cause lifelong damage, disability, and even death. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine patient safety experts, roughly 10% of all U.S. deaths are due to medical error, making 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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
There are over 60 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 disfigurement. Dog bites can also cause psychological distress and trauma.
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 several 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.
Damages You May Recover After a Texarkana Personal Injury Accident
Every personal injury accident is different, so there is no way that any law firm 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 accident victims can recover include:
- Medical costs
- Missed wages
- Future wages
- 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. Our personal injury lawyers in Texarkana can explain your legal options.
When to Consult With a Texarkana Personal Injury Lawyer
It’s perfectly understandable to feel overwhelmed after suffering an accident. Some accident victims hesitate to hire a lawyer. However, the sooner you consult with a Texarkana personal injury attorney, the sooner we can reduce your burden.
Your accident may also be subject to the state’s statute of limitations. 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. Your lawyer can tell you if a different deadline applies to your case.
Arkansas Laws Regarding Car Accidents
There may be laws specific to your case that will impact your personal injury claim. For example, if your personal injury was caused by a car accident, you may be affected by Arkansas’ modified comparative fault rule.
This rule recognizes the fact that multiple parties can contribute to causing an accident. Your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault you are assigned for causing the accident that injured you. If you are 50% liable for causing the accident, you cannot pursue damages from the other involved party.
Should You Hire a Texarkana Personal Injury Lawyer?
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 personal injury attorney in Texarkana from our law firm can help are by:
- Gathering evidence like police reports, witness statements, and video surveillance
- Obtaining copies of medical reports, lab results, and expert statements
- 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 on time to avoid any unnecessary delays. From our free initial consultation to the resolution of your claim, we work diligently to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Can I Afford to Hire a Texarkana Personal Injury Lawyer?
One reason you might delay legal assistance is the cost factor. We know you may have been struggling with bills before the sudden addition of hospital bills or loss of income. For this reason, Texarkana personal injury attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis.
Our legal fee isn’t paid out-of-pocket. That means no up-front charges or hourly rates. We only get paid when you do.
Speak With a Texarkana Personal Injury Lawyer
The sooner you act, the sooner we can gather the evidence related to your accident. Call the Morris Bart law firm today so we can get started on your case. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to help you understand the options you have for recovering compensation after an injury.
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