Hot Springs Auto Accident Attorneys
Arkansas car accident lawyers seek compensation for area residents and tourists
The Hot Springs area has a wealth of natural and historical attractions, as well as numerous dining and entertainment options. This activity can lead to busy roads and, possibly, drivers who are distracted or unfamiliar with their surroundings. If you’ve been hurt in a car or truck accident, the accomplished attorneys at Schnipper, Britton & Stobaugh work diligently to hold the liable motorist accountable so that you can obtain the payment you need to cover your medical costs and lost income resulting from the accident, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve endured.
Common causes of car accidents
Since 1875, our firm has effectively asserted the rights of clients by presenting persuasive arguments in and out of court. Your case might hinge on proving what caused the accident and we have the skill, experience and network of expert witnesses to bolster your claim. Some of the most common causes of vehicle collisions include:
- Speeding — A driver who is traveling over the speed limit or who has not properly adjusted to hazardous conditions might not be able to stop in time, leading to a rear-end accident.
- Distracted driving — Texting, talking on the phone, eating or engaging in any other activity that takes a motorist’s focus off the road creates a serious risk.
- Drunk driving — People who drive while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs cause a high percentage of vehicle crashes. Sometimes, these cases are complicated because the motorist commits a hit and run in an attempt to avoid arrest.
- Fatigue — When someone is drowsy behind the wheel, the loss of control is similar to what occurs when a driver has had too much to drink.
Having served Arkansas clients for more than a century, our firm delivers strong advocacy for accident victims seeking compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Common types of car accident injuries
Victims of auto accidents can suffer almost any type of trauma-related injury, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Paralysis and other effects of spinal cord damage
- Head and neck injuries
- Soft tissue damage
- Internal injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Lacerations and blood loss
Sometimes, the victim of a car, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian accident does not survive. In these situations, our firm represents bereaved family members in wrongful death actions so that they can receive a measure of justice from the parties liable for the loss of their loved one.
Is Arkansas a no-fault state for car accidents?
Arkansas is not a no-fault state for auto insurance. You can take action against the motorist responsible for your accident by suing them directly or filing a claim with their carrier. Depending on your coverage, you might opt to file a claim from your insurance company, which would then likely seek to recoup that money from the liable driver’s insurer. As proving fault is critical under Arkansas law, it is important to hire an attorney with experience successfully litigating vehicle collision claims.
What auto insurance is mandatory in Arkansas?
If you own an automobile, Arkansas requires you to carry a minimum amount of liability coverage to compensate victims for their injuries and property damage if you cause a crash. Currently, your policy must provide at least $25,000 bodily injury coverage per injury and $50,000 per accident. It is not required, but you might choose to purchase Uninsured Motorist protection which would help pay for your damages if you are hit by a motorist who lacks insurance.
Contact an experienced Arkansas auto accident lawyer
Schnipper, Britton & Stobaugh in Hot Springs seeks compensation for clients hurt in all types of Arkansas vehicle accidents. Please call 501-762-0887 or contact us online to make an appointment with a qualified attorney regarding your legal options.