Little Rock Car Accident Attorneys
Protecting the rights of those injured in car crashes throughout Arkansas
Car accidents are too common of an occurrence, even today when we have cars equipped with forward collision sensors, automatic braking, and technology that will keep your car from wandering out of your lane. Car accidents cost people their lives, or cause injuries so serious that they will be unable to work or participate in their daily activities.
At Bailey & Greer, PLLC, our Little Rock car accident attorneys are here to protect your rights when you have been injured because of the negligence of another driver. You are welcome to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, and you never need to worry about paying a retainer upfront because you do not pay attorney fees until we have recovered compensation for you.
How can we help?
- How can a Little Rock car accident attorney help my case?
- Am I required to hire a Little Rock car accident lawyer for my injury case?
- What causes car accidents in Little Rock?
- What types of car accidents do you handle in Little Rock?
- What types of injuries do car accidents cause?
- How long do I have to file a car accident claim in Arkansas?
- Do you need a lawyer after a car accident?
- What do I do if a car accident wasn't my fault?
- How much does a lawyer cost for a car accident?
- Does Arkansas have seat belt safety laws?
- Do you have a Little Rock car accident lawyer near me?
How can a Little Rock car accident attorney help my case?
Our Little Rock car accident lawyers help clients by:
- Establishing fault, or liability. In order to be successful in your case, you need to prove that someone else’s negligence caused your harm. This can be a challenge – especially when there are multiple parties who share blame. So the first thing we do is establish who is liable for your injuries and losses.
- Presenting a true picture of your losses. Whether it’s for a jury or a team of insurance company lawyers, we make sure that the full extent of your injuries and losses are known. From medical expenses to lost wages, to living in chronic pain or loss of companionship – we show that your life has been irreparably changed because of someone else’s actions.
- Preparing them for depositions and trials. Going to trial can be frightening for folks who have little-to-no experience with the legal system. As proven trial attorneys, we understand what you’re up against. That’s why we help prepare clients for the questions they may face.
- Fighting for your recovery. It’s important to us that people get the help they need and deserve. We’re not the type of lawyers who will settle a case just to reach a resolution; we’re in there fighting for the best possible outcome for you. We don’t back down when it comes to justice for you and your loved ones.
Am I required to hire a Little Rock car accident lawyer for my injury case?
You are not required to hire a car accident lawyer to represent your injury case, but you can bet that the insurance company for the driver that caused the crash will have legal representation. Those lawyers, who work for a national insurance company, have the single-minded purpose of protecting the profits of their company.
Without the services of an experienced Little Rock car accident lawyer, you will not know how to investigate the crash and identify the party that caused it. You will not know what evidence is important to gather, you will not know how important it is to interview any eyewitnesses, nor will you be as adept at knowing the potential value of your case and negotiating with the insurance company’s lawyers to obtain a fair settlement. How will you know when it is time to stop negotiating and instead take the case to trial? A skilled Little Rock car accident attorney from Bailey & Greer is never intimidated about going to trial so that you can have a better chance at recovering a fair settlement.
So, no, you are never required to hire a car accident lawyer, but if you want to receive the full value for your injury case, you should consider the benefits of having a capable advocate on your side as you pursue compensation for your injuries.
What causes car accidents in Little Rock?
Throughout the United States in 2020, an estimated 38,824 people died traffic crashes nationwide according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Whether from drinking and driving, distracted driving, or speeding; the one factor most responsible for traffic crashes is driver error, which shows up in many forms. The following are a few examples of the causes of car accidents in Arkansas and throughout the United States:
- Drunk Driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive/reckless driving
- Drowsy driving
- Defective automotive parts
- Driver inexperience
- Bad weather conditions
- Road conditions
- Animal crossings
- Construction zones
What types of car accidents do you handle in Little Rock?
There are likely an infinite number of ways vehicles can crash into one another and cause injuries, death, and property damage. The following are a few examples of common types of single and multi-car accidents:
- Rear-end car accidents. Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident. They often occur because of a lack of attention to the task of driving on the part of the rear-striking vehicle, which is most often the one at fault for causing the crash. If the vehicle that was rear-ended did not have functioning brake lights and stopped unexpectedly to turn without signaling, they might share some of the responsibility for causing the crash.
- Head-on car crashes. These occur when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions drive toward each other and neither vehicle stops before they collide, head-on into one another. Head-on crashes can cause serious if not fatal injuries. Many head-on crashes are due to drunk driving.
- Broadside crashes. Also known as “T-bone” accidents, these sometimes occur at an intersection when a driver going in one direction fails to see the stop sign or stop light and crashes into the side panel of another vehicle. Injuries for back seat passengers in broadside crashes can be devastating as the side panels of a vehicle do not always provide the same crumple zone protection as the front or back end of the vehicle.
- Sideswipe car accidents. A sideswipe happens when two vehicles traveling side-by-side in the same direction collide with the side of each other’s vehicle. Often sideswipe accidents are caused by distracted driving, or because of reckless aggressive driving which causes the driver to lose some control of the vehicle. Sideswipe accidents often occur when cars are merging or passing.
- Rollover crashes. Older model sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are sometimes prone to rolling over if the driver takes a tight turn too fast. If all the vehicle’s occupants are not restrained, a rollover crash can cause them to be ejected from the vehicle, causing devastating injuries and death.
- Single-vehicle accidents. These can occur when a driver crashes into a tree, a light pole, the side of a building, or some other immovable object. Sometimes these collisions are caused by a dangerous road or a distracted driver; sometimes they occur when a person tries to avoid hitting a pedestrian or bicycle rider.
- Uber and Lyft accidents. Making a claim for compensation can be challenging when you are injured in a car crash involving Uber or Lyft – whether as a passenger, a driver, or a person in the other vehicle – and the rideshare driver is to blame. It depends on which policy covers the crash. Contact us to learn more.
What types of injuries do car accidents cause?
When cars collide with each other, a car with a truck or two trucks crash, there are many types of injuries that can occur including:
- Head and neck injuries, such as a fractured skull, whiplash, or broken neck.
- Traumatic brain injury, which can cause lifelong disability can occur when the brain crashes into the inside front and back of the skull causing lasting damage to the delicate structures of the brain.
- Back injuries can cause pain, limited range of motion, and disability.
- Spinal cord injury from a blunt force impact can cause partial or total paralysis, which will require ongoing medical care.
- Internal organ damage, such as a punctured lung, a bruised kidney, lacerated liver or spleen, and other injuries can lead to the loss of the organ, internal bleeding, infection, and death.
- Bone fractures, including shoulder, wrist, knee, ankle, and broken foot bones, which can occur from the impact of the car crash.
- Burn injuries, which can vary in severity depending on whether they are first-, second-, or third-degree burns, and what percentage of the body has been burned.
How long do I have to file a car accident claim in Arkansas?
The legal time limit for filing a personal injury case is different in every state, and the legal name for it is the statute of limitations. In Arkansas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the date of the injury. If your injury related to the incident is not discovered immediately, the discovery rule affords you to opportunity to file your claim three years from the date you discovered the injury or were diagnosed with a condition related to the injury.
Do you need a lawyer after a car accident?
Yes. You should never try to negotiate a settlement on your own. The insurance company for the driver that struck you will try to deny your claim or persuade you to settle for much less than what your claim is worth. Normally, you shouldn’t consider settling until your medical condition has stabilized.
Our Little Rock car accident lawyers will speak with the insurance company for the driver (or other defendants) for you. We understand how to prove the defendants are liable. We understand the full value of your claim.
Generally, after a car accident, you should seek immediate medical help, cooperate with the police investigation, notify your own insurance company, and speak with our seasoned car accident lawyers.
What do I do if a car accident wasn't my fault?
Our lawyers will explain your right to file a claim if you were not at fault. If you are partially responsible for a car accident in Little Rock, you also have the right to file a personal injury claim – though the amount of the award may be reduced by your degree of fault.
How much does a lawyer cost for a car accident?
There are no upfront legal costs when you file a personal injury claim through our firm. We handle car accident claims on a contingency fee basis. This means we only receive compensation if there is a settlement or a jury verdict in your favor. The amount of compensation is a percentage set forth in the contingency fee agreement you and our firm sign when we first agree to represent you.
If there is no recovery, you do not owe us anything.
Does Arkansas have seat belt safety laws?
Arkansas law states that: “Each driver and front seat passenger in any motor vehicle operated on a street or highway in this state shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt properly secured to the vehicle.” Some exceptions may apply for passengers in wheelchairs.
The Arkansas seat belt law is a primary one, which means that a law enforcement officer can pull your vehicle over and issue a citation because they noticed that the vehicle occupants were not wearing seatbelts. The maximum fine for a seat belt violation is $25, and every passenger in the vehicle not wearing a seat belt can be fined.
Children under age 15 are required to wear a seat belt or be restrained appropriately for their age and weight. If a child is younger than age six or weighs less than 60 lbs., they must be restrained in an approved child safety seat.
Do you have a Little Rock car accident lawyer near me?
Bailey & Greer, PLLC is in Little Rock at 415 N McKinley Suite #250-J, but we represent people throughout Arkansas. Our office is just a five-minute walk from Little Rock Zoo by the Park Plaza Mall.
Rest assured, however, that if you are critically injured and unable to come to Little Rock, we will travel to visit you in the hospital or rehabilitation center. We also offer virtual conferences and telephone consultations.
Our lawyers have a strong record of settlements and verdicts in Arkansas personal injury and vehicle accident cases.
Schedule a free consultation with the experienced car accident attorneys at Bailey & Greer today
At Bailey & Greer, PLLC, our Little Rock car accident attorneys are here to represent you when you want to pursue compensation after you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident. Call us or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a car accident lawyer now.
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415 N McKinley, Suite #250-J, Little Rock, AR 72205