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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 to Do After a T-Bone Accident

Published on Mar 18, 2022 at 10:11 pm in car accident.

What to Do After a T-Bone Accident
Even when there are stop signs or traffic lights, intersections can be tricky places to navigate. Any time that you are dealing with multiple lanes and flows of traffic there is the potential for serious harm, including T-bone accidents.

After the initial impact in a T-bone accident, one car is often pushed off its original course and into other lanes of traffic. This creates an opportunity for a second impact, more injuries, additional vehicle damage, and even death.

What Are the Rules for Drivers at a Red Light or Stop Sign?

Published on Feb 18, 2022 at 3:12 pm in car accident.

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Intersections can be confusing even for the most well-seasoned drivers. It may even seem like everyone approaches red lights and stop signs a little differently, some choosing to stop while others quickly roll through.

While you might be tempted to simply go along with what everyone else is doing, it is best to stick to the rules of the road to help limit the risk of an accident or serious injuries.

How to Avoid the Glare from Oncoming Headlights

Published on Nov 4, 2021 at 11:00 am in car accident.

headlight glare on road Driving at night can be harder than the daytime—it’s dark, there might not be streetlamps to help you see, and the other cars’ headlights could cause a glare. This is frustrating because headlights are necessary at night, but sometimes they just seem too bright.

How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help You After a Concussion Diagnosis?

Published on Jul 28, 2021 at 11:35 am in car accident.

Woman sitting at desk holding her hand to her head because of headache

Even the most minor of car accidents can result in injuries for a driver or a passenger. One of those injuries that people usually get from an auto wreck is a concussion. A concussion happens after a blow to the head or after the head has been violently shaken. Your brain suffers from trauma inside your skull, swells, and causes damage.

What to Do If You Get Whiplash in a Car Accident

Published on Jun 25, 2021 at 1:33 pm in car accident.

What to Do If You Get Whiplash in a Car Accident

Soft tissue injuries might seem like they’re not as serious as a broken bone, or another severe injury that can happen in a car accident, they can still greatly affect your everyday life if you don’t get checked out and treated right away. When it comes to whiplash, it’s important to go to the doctor because if it’s left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to your head, neck, and back.

Even at low speeds, victims of car accidents can suffer from whiplash. After you’ve been in a collision where you think you suffered from whiplash, or where you don’t think you have any injuries at all, you need to see a medical professional. That way, your doctor can make a treatment plan and ensure you heal as quickly as possible from your injuries.

After a car accident where your head was whipped back and forth, you could have whiplash. This is what to do if you think you have whiplash after your wreck.

The Most Important Auto Insurance Coverage to Have After a Crash

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

Two people going over documents

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.

Rows of school desks

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.

headlights of parked car near rainy sidewalk

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.

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