Our attorneys are experienced in handling the full spectrum of car accident cases, from minor injuries to catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, and it was the other party’s fault, we’ll do our best to help you recover, no matter what the circumstances may be:
- The other driver didn’t have insurance at the time of the accident.
- The other driver is found to have insufficient insurance (known as an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim).
- The other driver left the scene of the accident.
Our team is well versed in handling car accident claims because they are a daily occurance. To help you win a settlement or verdict, we execute the following tasks on your behalf:
- Quickly and efficiently investigate and document evidence.
- Stand up to insurance companies when they reduce or deny the compensation you’re entitled to.
Car and Auto Accidents in Arkansas: What You Should Know
Car wrecks and other types of auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury cases in Arkansas and across the country. Auto accidents can range from slight fender benders with no injuries to multiple-vehicle pile-ups on state highways.
In 2019, a total of 503 people died in car accidents statewide. That number increased by roughly 11% in 2020. As we continue to gather data, this information is further contextualized when we look back: In 2014, the Arkansas State Police reported that close to 61,000 traffic accidents occurred in the state. Unfortunately, these accidents wreck not only vehicles, but also lives.
What to Do After a Car Accident That Wasn't Your Fault
The moments following an auto accident are often filled with shock. It’s important to remember what you should do in the event of an accident to ensure your well-being. Ub the event of an auto accident, take the following steps:
- Ensure your immediate safety.
- Call the police.
- Gather information and evidence.
- Contact your insurance company.
- Get medical treatment for all injuries.
- Call your team of attorneys at Taylor & Taylor Law Firm.
Why Taylor & Taylor Should Fight Your Auto Accident Case
An auto accident can have a devastating impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones. You will likely face physical, emotional, and financial hardships as a result of your injuries. Adding the painstaking task of filing an accident claim during a time that is already difficult, can be overwhelming.
Without the help of one of our experienced attorneys, you will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Gathering police reports and other evidence to back up your claim.
- Filling out paperwork.
- Talking to insurance company representatives who are trained to limit liability and payout. .
Hiring a Taylor & Taylor attorney gives you the time and space to rest and recover, allowing you to get back to everyday life faster and easier.
The Cost of Hiring an Auto Accident Attorney
Every firm is different, but at Taylor & Taylor Law firm, our attorneys represent injury clients on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you don’t owe any attorney fees to our firm unless we recover lost wages/damages for you in your case. Schedule your FREE consultation online (hyperlink to Contact Us page) or call: (501) 267-9808.
Important Factors in Compensation Recovery
When you’ve been injured in an auto accident that was someone else’s fault, you’re entitled to compensation. In some instances, certain factors make an impact when negotiating with insurance companies for a better, more just settlement.
Review the factors below. If any apply to your case, please let us know when you contact us so we can look for specific evidence that proves one of the following applies:
- The other driver was under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or prescription drugs (DUI/DWI).
- The other driver was on a work-related trip.
- The other driver was texting and driving.
- The other driver was speeding.
- The other driver was drowsy/sleepy.
- The other driver was distracted (cell phone usage, pets in the car, or other distracting actions).
- Icy or snowy road conditions.
If we prove any of the factors listed above, we may be able to increase the damages you are eligible to recover!
Types of Compensation Available in Car Accident Cases
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may recover a variety of damages. The term “damages” refers to your actual injuries and losses, in addition to any financial awards your case yields.
You may be entitled to the following damages:
- All of your medical expenses, both past and future. This includes surgeries, rehabilitation, physical therapy, medications, extended care, and more.
- Lost wages or income due to your inability to work while recovering.
- Loss of all future earnings if you have become permanently disabled and unable to work.
- Pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life.