Being the victim of a serious accident can leave a person with long-term injuries and stuck dealing with outrageous medical bills. If the injury prevents the victim from working, there are other expenses they may also have to contend with, also the negative impact on their personal life. If you or a family member was the victim of an accident due to the negligence of another person, contact an experienced Greenland personal injury lawyer today.
At the Kieklak Law Firm, our legal team is devoted to helping you fight for legal compensation for your injuries. Our firm has worked with residents of Greenland, Fayetteville, Springdale, and across the State of Arkansas, and we would be proud to represent you. To schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your legal options, contact Gunn Kieklak Dennis, LLP at (479) 279-6267, or contact us online.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury law is a term that encompasses a broad range of claims. For example, if a child enters onto a neighbor’s property and falls into a pool and nearly drowns, a lawsuit for this type of claim would fall under personal injury. Despite what type of personal injury claim you need to file; you should be aware that all personal injury cases have a filing deadline known as the statute of limitations.
In Arkansas, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is two years from the date of the accident. If the case is not filed within this timeframe, the court will bar the plaintiff’s claim. If you have been injured in any of the following scenarios, you should not delay in contacting an attorney to handle your case.
Car accidents often occur because one or multiple drivers were not obeying traffic laws, or a person became distracted while driving. The type of accident you are involved in will typically determine the type of injuries you may sustain. For example, if you were the victim of a head-on collision, there is a good chance that you may have sustained a head injury or even whiplash.
If you were the victim of a car accident, you should seek medical attention immediately. Even if you feel like you escaped without any serious injuries, there is a possibility that you suffered an injury that will only show symptoms after a few days or possibly weeks.
Our car accident attorneys can help you determine who is liable for your injuries and help you file a claim against those negligent parties.
Slip and Falls
Serious slip and fall accidents are usually the results of a property owner failing to maintain their property. Every property owner has a duty of care to repair any hazardous conditions on their property that could injure a visitor. If the landowner cannot easily rectify the issue, the landowner must at least inform visitors of dangers they may not easily discover. For example, if a property owner fails to shovel snow on their property after a severe snowstorm and a pedestrian slips on a patch of ice and suffers a broken bone, the property owner could be held liable for the accident.
Under certain circumstances, a landowner may even have a duty of care towards trespassers. While it is not the same burden owed towards visitors, a property owner must ensure they do not act recklessly regarding a dangerous condition that could injure a trespasser.
Premises liability can also come into play if a person is assaulted on another person’s property. If a property owner like a retail store is aware that there has been an influx in crime on certain areas of their property, they have a duty to take precautionary measures. For example, if you were the 8th person to be assaulted in the parking lot of a certain retail store within three months, the landowner may be liable for your injuries.
There are various other types of personal injury claims that are not listed above. For example, a person could be injured while attending a waterpark or while traversing a construction site. Our firm can help you plan a legal strategy to pursue the compensation needed for your injuries.
Work with Our Trusted Greenland, AR Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a family member was injured in an accident, you should consult with an experienced Greenland personal injury attorney. Injury attorney Ken Kieklak of the Kieklak Law Firm has a wealth of experience handling a wide range of personal injury claims, and he is prepared to use this experience to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. To schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your claim, contact Gunn Kieklak Dennis, LLP at (479) 279-6267.