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Arkansas Auto Accident Attorney

It takes time to grasp the full impact of your car wreck. At first, you may not realize how fast medical bills, lost wages, and car repairs add up.

When you are recovering from a car wreck, you need time to heal. Making phone calls, signing paperwork, and tracking down police reports may turn into a full-time job. Accident victims don’t have the time or the resources to negotiate with insurance companies after their crash. Your time is better spent attending doctors appointments and focusing on rehabilitation.

During this time, the services of an experienced Arkansas car accident lawyer can be invaluable. An Arkansas car accident lawyer at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton Injury Lawyers can handle the complicated details and help you determine the full amount of damages you could be owed, so you can focus your energy on your recovery.

Do I have a case?

One of the most common questions we get asked is: “How do I know if I have a case?” That’s a complicated question that depends on a number of specific factors. Unfortunately, there’s no magic formula for determining whether or not you have a case. Only an experienced car accident attorney can make that determination after reviewing the circumstances of your accident.

Perhaps a better question to ask yourself is: “Should I call a lawyer?” And you can answer that question right now by considering these three criteria:

1

Were you injured in the auto accident?

A personal injury attorney can only help you if you suffered injuries as a result of your accident. If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you may be able to collect the money you need to pay your medical bills and rehabilitation expenses.

2

Was the accident your fault?

If the accident wasn’t your fault, you might have a personal injury claim. If you don’t know whether or not you were at fault, review the accident report or contact the reporting officer. An attorney can also help you determine fault with a copy of the accident report. Even if you believe that you may be partially to blame for the accident, it’s important to speak to an experienced attorney. In some cases, there may be multiple parties responsible for your accident and for your injuries. Your lawyer will be able to investigate your accident closely to determine who the liable party is.

3

Did you sign anything from the insurance company?

Most of the time, if you’ve already accepted a settlement offer from the insurance company, an attorney can’t help you. Before you sign any settlement documents, be sure to speak to an experienced car accident lawyer. Your lawyer can review your case to help determine if you are receiving a fair settlement that will cover all of your expenses.

If you meet the above criteria, you should call an experienced law firm immediately. Although it doesn’t necessarily mean you have a case, it does qualify you for a free consultation. Most attorneys can determine whether or not you have a case with a short conversation. Contact us anytime. We’d be happy to speak with you.

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What are common injuries after a car accident?

Car accidents often result in injury. These injuries can range from minor broken bones to more severe traumatic brain injuries. Victims can suffer a variety of injuries that should be covered by the insurance company including, but not limited to:

  • Broken bones
  • Brain injury
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Head and neck injury
  • Lacerations and bruises
  • Burns
  • Whiplash
  • Internal organ damage
  • Disfiguration
  • Amputation

Even a low speed accident can cause significant injury that can take weeks or even months to fully recover from.

  • Chronic pain
  • Decreased mobility
  • Decreased flexibility
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Medication dependency

Soft tissue injuries, for example, can be difficult to diagnose after a car accident, but can result in permanent and chronic pain if not treated quickly. They can make it difficult to work, enjoy life, and maintain relationships.

If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to fully understand the scope of the injury and the long-term effects you may endure. Some of the long-term effects of car accident injuries include:

Why should I hire an attorney after an auto accident?

After an accident, insurance companies gather information and work diligently to reduce your claim. Why? Because their main interest is in protecting their shareholders – not injured accident victims. For this reason alone – you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side.

Hiring a car accident attorney ensures that your rights to compensation will be protected throughout the legal process. It means that insurance companies won’t be able to offer you a low-ball settlement so you can obtain the money you need to address your injuries and recover.

Here are reasons to hire an attorney after your car accident:

  • Avoid missing critical deadlines to file a claim
  • Understand the full scope of damages
  • Proving liability is complicated
  • Liability laws are different in different states
  • Avoiding financial losses
  • Protecting your rights against insurance companies

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Tips for dealing with the insurance company

We would never advocate that you deal with the insurance company alone, but if you must, don’t sign anything until you’ve asked yourself three important questions:

  1. Will the settlement offer from the insurance company be enough to pay all my current and future medical expenses?
  2. Will it fully compensate me for all the paychecks I’ve missed due to my injuries?
  3. Does their offer take into account my pain and suffering or the strain put on my family?

If you can’t answer “yes” to all three of these questions, stop speaking with the insurance company immediately and give us a call.

Even if you believe that the insurance company’s settlement is fair and will cover your expenses, it’s best to speak to one of our lawyers before signing any settlement agreement. What happens when your injury doesn’t quite heal the way you anticipated or you begin to lose time at work because of chronic pain or disability? What if you need more money in the future to pay for revision surgery or to correct a complication?

At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, our Arkansas-based attorneys know that car accident injuries don’t always heal as expected. Insurance companies will try to pay as little as possible, which often results in injured accident victims trying to recover without the money they need. That’s why we fight aggressively for our clients to get the money they need and deserve.

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