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The Most Important Auto Insurance Coverage to Have After a Crash

Published on Dec 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm in car accident.

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Car accidents can cause devastating injuries and damages to you, anyone else involved, and your car. That’s why having auto insurance is important after a collision—it helps you recover financially from the damages that you sustained. In Arkansas, you are required to have liability insurance, and all other coverage can be elected but isn’t required. That’s why you should know which auto insurance coverage is the most important to have after a crash so you can be sure you have it.

Can Later School Times Reduce Teen Car Accidents?

Published on Dec 17, 2020 at 2:13 pm in car accident.

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When it comes to teens behind the wheel, there are many factors that contribute to them getting into accidents. Driving with friends in the car, focusing on the radio, and cell phone use all immediately come to mind. But there’s another factor that might be less thought about—fatigue. When any driver is tired behind the wheel, they could be putting themselves and others on the road at risk.

Teens, one of the populations who needs the most sleep because they are still growing and developing, can also fall victim to fatigue that affects their driving abilities. This can lead to them getting into collisions with fixed objects or other drivers. Let’s take a deeper look into how later school start times could reduce teen car accidents and the dangers of fatigued driving.

Liability Considerations When a Car Crash Is Caused by Improper Headlight Usage

Published on Nov 13, 2020 at 9:05 am in car accident.

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One of the parts of a car that can be helpful at all times are the headlights. Using headlights at all times can make you more visible on the road and could even prevent accidents. When you aren’t properly using your headlights, like they aren’t on in the dark, or your high beams are on around other cars, then you could be at risk for getting into a car crash.

When you’ve been in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s improper headlight usage, you could use the help of a car accident lawyer to guide you through the legal process. At McMath Woods, P.A. in Arkansas, we’re here to represent you in your car accident claim and determine who was at fault for your collision.

Unexpected Reasons Why Car Accidents Happen

Published on Jul 23, 2020 at 3:07 pm in car accident.

Person using cell phone while driving with passenger in car

While you may be familiar with the common causes of car accidents, like speeding or texting while driving, there are some more obscure reasons that you may haven’t thought about. Regardless of the reason why an accident happened, the results of the accident can be devastating. Let’s look into some unexpected reasons why car accidents happen and what you can do to avoid these situations.

Reports of Drivers Speeding Skyrocket During COVID-19 Pandemic

Published on May 21, 2020 at 3:38 pm in car accident.

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Since March, there’s been far less people on roads and highways because most states have issued stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Arkansas has not received state-wide stay-at-home orders because of its low population density, the state’s schools have been closed and citizens are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing, so traffic has reduced here as well.

Proving Liability After a Collision That Occurs in Bad Weather

Published on Feb 13, 2020 at 11:32 am in car accident.

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Arkansas sees all kinds of bad weather—rain, hurricanes, snow, ice, hail, and even tornadoes. With serious weather like that, you’d think that the extreme weather would cause the most accidents. But actually, according to a study done by Auto Insurance Center where they aggregated data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rain is the deadliest weather condition when driving.

Regardless of the specific type of weather, bad weather impacts roads and requires careful driving to avoid accidents. If you’ve been in a car crash caused by a storm of any kind, you might be wondering who is at fault. So how do you prove liability after a collision that occurs in bad weather?

How Can Work Zone Collisions in Arkansas Be Prevented?

Published on Jan 30, 2020 at 2:54 pm in car accident.

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Work zone accidents in Arkansas are not an uncommon occurrence. As many roadways throughout the state are being repaired, crash rates are climbing. While we’re dedicated to helping accident victims recover compensation for their losses, we also want to aid in the prevention of serious and deadly work zone crashes. Whether you’ve been driving for years or you’re new to the road, it’s a good idea to brush up on some safety tips for reducing your risk of an accident in a work zone.

What Are Some of the Unique Causes of Highway Work Zone Accidents?

Published on Oct 31, 2019 at 1:37 pm in car accident.

Road work ahead sign

As major roadways are repaired throughout our state, it’s a good idea to be aware of the potential dangers presented by the addition of work zones on our highways and interstate. A car accident can happen for a number of reasons, but there are some unique causes associated with those that happen in construction zones. In order to understand those factors, you first have to understand how most work zones are set up and arranged.

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