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What Are My Options for Filing a Claim if the At-Fault Driver Died?

Published on Jul 22, 2022 at 3:04 pm in car accident.

filing a car accident claim

Becoming involved in a vehicle accident is stressful, whether you are fully or partially at fault for it or didn’t contribute to its occurrence at all. 

Arkansas law affords you the right to seek compensation for your injuries and other accident-related damages by filing a claim with the at-fault motorist’s insurer so long as you are deemed to be less than 50% liable for its occurrence. 

How Common Are Wrong-Way Accidents?

Published on Jul 22, 2022 at 2:50 pm in car accident.

wrong-way accident

Wrong-way accidents are relatively rare compared to other types of accidents—like rear-end collisions, T-bone crashes, or blind spot accidents. Wrong-way collisions are estimated to comprise roughly 1% of motor vehicle fatalities—about 300-400 deaths a year.

When a wrong-way accident does occur, the outcome is usually quite severe. A wrong-way collision is typically a head-on collision or a high-speed sideswipe. This involves two vehicles driving directly toward one another prior to impact. The force of collision often leaves drivers and passengers with catastrophic injuries. Many wrong-way accidents are fatal to vehicle occupants, especially those in the front seat.

Which Types of Crosswalks Are Safest?

Published on Jul 8, 2022 at 11:23 am in Pedestrian Accident.

Which Types of Crosswalks Are Safest?

All pedestrians in Arkansas have the right to crosswalks that allow them to safely cross the road without unreasonable delays. However, if you’ve spent any time at all as a pedestrian, you’ll have noticed that not all crosswalks are created equally.

Design plays an important role in how safe a given crosswalk is. At McMath Woods P.A., we know that pedestrians are safest in crosswalks that utilize raised crosswalks, rapid flashing beacons, or other enhanced designs. Here are our top picks for the safest types of crosswalks.

Do Drivers Always Have To Yield to Pedestrians?

Published on Jun 24, 2022 at 2:15 pm in car accident.

Do Drivers Always Have To Yield to Pedestrians?

There are many rules of the road that drivers and pedestrians must follow to ensure the safety of everyone. One question that often comes up is when a driver must yield to a pedestrian.

Many people think that drivers must always yield to pedestrians, but this is not the case.

What Types of Medical Errors Are Most Common Among Emergency Room Physicians?

Published on Jun 10, 2022 at 4:02 pm in medical errors.

What Types of Medical Errors Are Most Common Among Emergency Room Physicians?

No one wants to spend their time in the emergency room. Unfortunately, visiting the emergency room (ER) is sometimes a necessity. Whether you were involved in a car accident, suffered a fall, or were otherwise injured, the emergency room is often the best place to receive immediate medical care.

There are ample opportunities for things to go wrong in the ER, though. Around 130 million people go to the emergency room every year in the United States, and the sheer volume of patients can leave hospital staff overwhelmed. Nurses and doctors who do not have adequate time to properly evaluate or treat patients are more likely to make medical errors like misdiagnoses or other diagnostic errors.

What Are Attorneys Looking For When They Request Truckers’ Employer Records?

Published on Jun 3, 2022 at 10:55 am in 18-Wheeler wreck.

analyzing trucker employment records

You need help after a serious truck accident. While you are dealing with the physical side of recovery, financial damages like medical bills and lost wages are steadily piling up. McMath Woods P.A. can provide the guidance and support you need to secure compensation after an accident. 

We know that going up against the trucking company and its insurer is no small task, but we have what it takes to collect evidence that not only proves liability, but that can also help establish a pattern of poor driving behavior. Here’s what our attorneys are looking for when they request truckers’ employer records. 

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries if I Was Partially Responsible for a Crash?

Published on May 19, 2022 at 5:48 pm in car accident.

recover compensation if partially responsible for a car accident

In many cases, you can still recover compensation for your injuries even if you were partially responsible for the crash. However, the amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive may fluctuate based on your degree of fault.  

It is also important to note that each state has its own unique laws regarding how fault is determined in car accidents. In some states, a concept known as comparative negligence is used. Here in Arkansas, the modified comparative negligence doctrine applies. We’ll tackle how that figures into your accident case when you were partially at fault for it below. 

What Is an Adequate Warning from a Property Owner?

Published on May 19, 2022 at 5:33 pm in Negligent Security.

what an adequate warning is

Whether someone’s talking about a shut-down factory, a swimming pool, a condemned house, a rugged trail at a nature preserve, or ramps at a skate park, each of these places may pose injury dangers to those who visit them. Most property owners have a duty of care to keep their premises reasonably safe to minimize the chances of someone getting hurt. However, their responsibility to do so generally varies, depending on why the injured individual was present on the property.   

When you’ve suffered injuries while visiting someone else’s property, you may be hopeful that you can recover your medical costs and other incident-related losses from its owner. However, you’ll need to have a firm understanding of what is an adequate warning from a property owner and its impact before determining whether recovery of compensation is possible. 

Which Types of Floors Cause Most Slip and Fall Accidents?

Published on Apr 25, 2022 at 3:52 pm in Premises Liability.

white and black tile floor

A fall is a serious accident that can lead to injury, hospitalization, or even death. Slip and fall accidents can happen in many different environments but are more likely to occur on certain types of flooring. Understanding which types of floors cause most slip and fall accidents can help you stay safe.

Do not hesitate to reach out to one of our Little Rock premises liability lawyers for answers if you have any concerns or questions about filing a claim following your slip and fall incident.

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