Conway, AR Personal Injury Lawyer
Injuries from various types of accidents qualify as “personal injury” cases that can often allow victims to get substantial compensation for what happened to them. Our lawyers help victims in Conway and all over Arkansas get compensation for the injuries they sustained from the responsible parties.
Suing for car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, product injuries, and other accidents can be difficult. Working with an attorney can help you better understand the process, how much your case is worth, and your chances of winning your claim.
For a free review of your case, call our personal injury lawyers today by dialing (479) 316-0438.
Areas of Personal Injury Our Conway Injury Attorneys Cover
It is important to turn to a lawyer who practices in the kind of law your case fits under. Out attorneys broadly practice personal injury law, giving us the skills and experience to handle all sorts of personal injury claims, including some of the most common:
Our personal injury attorneys handle car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and other types of auto accidents. Whether you were in a car, riding a bike, or walking on foot, our lawyers can help you seek compensation from the at-fault driver who caused the crash.
Arkansas is an at-fault insurance state, meaning that victims usually get compensation from the at-fault driver and their insurance policy rather than having to file with their own insurance company for compensation.
Property Injuries/Premises Liability
Slip and falls and other accidents that happen because of dangerous features on someone’s property can often result in broken bones, head injuries, back injuries, and other serious injuries. Electrocution, fire, and drowning can also cause substantial injuries, near-death experiences, or even deadly injuries. Our lawyers can help you get compensation from the property owner, a store, or even an everyday homeowner for accidents that happen because of unsafe conditions on the premises.
Product Injuries/Products Liability
If you were hurt by an unsafe product or any item that was dangerous or defective, then our lawyers can help you pursue damages from the manufacturer of the item. Products such as appliances and power tools often fail to have proper warnings and safety features to prevent injury. Many electronics are a fire or electrocution risk. Moreover, many pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other medical equipment are patently unsafe or fail to use the proper warnings to keep users safe. All of these cases fall within our lawyers’ area of practice.
If you were hurt because of improper diagnosis, mistakes during surgery, anesthesia errors, or even dangerous conditions at a hospital, our attorneys can help. When going up against a hospital or doctor and their medical malpractice insurance, it is important to have a lawyer who understands medical malpractice cases and how they proceed differently from many other injury claims.
Our attorneys practice both personal injury and Workers’ Compensation law, allowing us to help with all kinds of work injuries. Many injured workers must file through insurance and have no alternative to get compensation because they were the ones who caused the accident or their employer’s negligence caused the injuries. Workers are unable to sue their employers or themselves for injury, so unless there is a third party like a product manufacturer or a dangerous driver who can pay for your injuries, you might be required to use a Workers’ Compensation claim. If there is a third party to sue, we can also help with that lawsuit, which might include claims for additional damages.
If a loved one was killed, our lawyers can fight to get justice for their death. No amount of money can make up for the loss of a spouse, parent, or child, but compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit can go a long way toward helping your family move forward. Damages for lost wages, lost household services, lost companionship, and funeral/burial costs can help begin to set things right and help your family continue on without having to worry about these huge financial changes.
How to Sue for Injuries After an Accident in Conway, AR
Every accident starts with something the defendant did wrong. While the accident is happening, you might not be in the mindset of collecting evidence and protecting your claim, but your case does truly begin for you with the accident itself. From there, after the accident, it is important to collect evidence and build a case before you file in court. Then our attorneys take over the case and file the claim, negotiate with the defense, and try to reach a settlement. If we cannot, it goes to trial.
The defendant’s negligent actions are what cause accidents. This can be a violation of general safety principles and reasonable standards of behavior in a given situation or an explicit violation of the law. For example, a property owner who leaves a broken handrail on their stairs should know better that it could lead to a fall, putting them at fault for an accident.
What you saw during the accident will form the basis of your testimony, one of the biggest pieces of evidence in your case. Try to remember and write down what happened to you to keep your memory fresh.
Getting as much evidence, photos, and information about the accident as you can is important. If you can get security footage of the accident or witnesses who saw the accident, that is even better.
Building Your Case
Our lawyers will need time to assemble the evidence, gather additional evidence, and draft the documents to file with the court.
Filing in Court
You might want to file an insurance claim in between, but if your case goes to trial, it puts additional pressure on the defense. Our lawyers will file the claim with the proper court and deal with any additional responses and filings.
During this stage, parties will exchange evidence and try to reach a negotiated settlement that ends the case fairly for everyone. If the defense will not pay high enough compensation, we can go to trial.
At trial, a judge and jury decide the case based on the evidence and testimony we present. Trials are very serious, very formal events, but they often do not take more than a few days, even after all the months of preparation. If the facts and circumstances of your accident are quite complex, trial could take longer.
Call Our Conway, AR Personal Injury Attorneys Today
For a free review of your case, dial (479) 316-0438 for a free case assessment with our personal injury lawyers.