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Dedicated Arkansas Personal Injury Lawyer
The Pfeifer Law Firm offers aggressive and compassionate legal representation to Arkansas residents who have been injured by another person’s careless actions. Accident victims often go through a long recovery process and may need to take time away from work in order to heal – a process that can have a significant impact on their lives. Personal injury claims can stem from various incidents, including a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, abuse of a nursing home resident, a dog bite, or slip and fall, to name a few. Our firm is committed to making sure that those responsible for your harm are held legally liable for all that you have been through. As an injury attorney with over a decade of experience, Paul Pfeifer at the Pfeifer Law Firm understands the difficulties that victims face in the aftermath of an accident. He takes the time to discuss the legal rights and options that each client has so that they can understand what is happening throughout the proceedings. Our firm knows that one-on-one communication with an attorney is the only way to serve our clients’ best interests.
In addition to our personal injury practice, we are experienced in assisting clients with employment-related claims, including sexual harassment, Family and Medical Leave Act violations, and wrongful termination. If you have been injured, or if you are dealing with a workplace dispute, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your legal rights are protected. We are available to answer any questions that you have in a free consultation. Most of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, so you will not owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you.Personal Injury Overview
The Pfeifer Law Firm helps victims determine who was at fault for causing their injuries, as well as gathering the appropriate evidence to ensure that their lawsuits have a strong chance of success. Negligence is the legal theory on which Arkansas personal injury claims are usually based. A defendant is negligent when he or she has breached a duty of reasonable care owed to the victim, or plaintiff. It must also be shown that this breach was a proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injuries and that damages resulted.
Healing from an injury should be a victim’s first priority. Personal injury claims must be filed within a certain timeframe, which is why it is important for a victim to have an advocate fighting for his or her rights and preserving crucial evidence to support an injury claim while the victim takes the time to heal from his or her injuries. In Arkansas, the statute of limitations for a motor vehicle accident is three years from the date of crash, so consulting an experienced personal injury attorney in Arkansas as soon as possible is vital in making sure that your rights are preserved and just compensation remains available.Car Accidents
Many circumstances can lead to car accidents and related injuries, such as people texting while driving, people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or people who are inexperienced or otherwise careless behind the wheel. Under Arkansas law, motorists are required to obtain basic “at-fault” insurance coverage so that in the event of a collision, the at-fault driver has resources to cover the costs of property damage as well as injury expenses. Arkansas drivers may also decide to pay extra premiums and add on “no-fault” coverage, which provides benefits for drivers and passengers for costs related to disabilities and medical costs, regardless of which party is to blame. When collisions are caused by another person’s negligence, a victim can choose to file a claim against the liable driver’s insurance company, submit a claim to his or her own insurance company, and pursue legal action against any at-fault party. Arkansas personal injury attorney Paul Pfeifer helps victims vigorously pursue the compensation that they need to recover from their injuries and can help you determine which option makes sense for your situation.Truck Accidents
Because of the volume of accidents caused by big trucks on the road, trucking companies have lawyers behind the scenes, ready to work as soon as an accident happens, and so should you. These companies have experienced investigators and attorneys working truck accident cases as soon as they happen. These situations are often challenging for victims left with catastrophic injuries. Paul Pfeifer has experience standing up for injured people against large trucking companies and drivers that are responsible for creating risks on the road, and Paul Pfeifer has a team of experts available to start working on your behalf to protect your rights and preserve crucial evidence. Drivers often operate their vehicles while fatigued or speed in an effort to make deliveries on time. These careless actions can lead to life-altering injuries for other motorists, such as brain injuries, paralysis, or even death. Additionally, trucking companies have a duty to conduct adequate background checks of drivers, make sure that they are properly trained, and perform inspections and maintenance on their fleet. At the Pfeifer Law Firm, we can meticulously investigate whether a federal or state regulation was violated and will work tirelessly to ensure that vital evidence is gathered and preserved on behalf of our clients.Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles do not have the same protections for riders as other vehicles do for their drivers and passengers, which means that motorcycle accidents are more likely to cause life-altering injuries or death. Victims and families often need financial assistance for medical costs, lost wages, and lost earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering. Serving people in many Arkansas communities, dedicated personal injury lawyer Paul Pfeifer works with a team of experts, such as accident reconstructionists and medical professionals, to ensure that clients and their families recover the maximum amount of damages possible. In Arkansas, even if you were partly at fault for causing your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation from other at-fault parties. Know your rights by consulting with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home residents are some of the most vulnerable individuals in our society, since they are no longer able to properly care for themselves and sometimes rely on others for their most basic needs. Federal law dictates that nursing homes must provide quality physical, mental, and emotional care for their residents. However, despite regulations, many Arkansas nursing home facilities fall below the standard of care imposed. Nursing home abuse or neglect can take many forms, and it can lead to serious injuries, such as bedsores, malnutrition, and infections. Nursing home staff or other residents may also physically or sexually assault a resident, or they may administer the wrong medication, leading to significant complications or death. It is important to retain an Arkansas personal injury lawyer to hold facilities and staff responsible for harm caused to nursing home patients, not only for the victim’s own sake, but for all nursing home residents. Nursing home abuse should not ever be tolerated.Dog Bites
When a dog is vicious or uncontrolled, people in its vicinity are put in harm’s way. Dog owners in Arkansas are liable for damages caused when they negligently fail to leash, fence, or pen their dog, leading to another person’s injuries. Dog bites are not only painful, but can also take an emotional toll on victims and leave them scarred, physically and emotionally. If you have been bitten by a dog, a personal injury attorney in Arkansas can help you determine the appropriate legal action necessary to aid in your recovery.Social Security Disability
People who are suffering from a disability are entitled to benefits under the Social Security Act. Social Security Disability and Retirement Survivors Disability, known as SSDI and RSDI, are options for people with a certain amount of work history who have paid into Social Security via taxes. Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a program for disabled individuals with little work history who still need financial assistance. When an individual first applies for benefits under either program, the initial claim is often denied, and he or she may feel as if there are no further actions available. However, these decisions can be appealed by following certain procedures, and with the assistance of an experienced social security attorney, a large proportion of claims are approved upon further review. Seeking advice from a knowledgeable attorney can ensure that your application is filed properly and that you have the proper medical evidence needed to support your claim.Employment Law
The Pfeifer Law Firm also represents employees who have been subjected to unfair practices by an employer or a potential employer, such as discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination is an adverse action taken because of an employee’s membership in certain protected groups, such as those defined by race, color, national origin, gender, age (if over 40), religion, and disability. Employment lawyer Paul Pfeifer and his colleagues fight for workers whose rights have been violated. We can help you if you have been subjected to discrimination or have been denied proper leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.Wrongful Termination
In the most extreme situations, an employee may be fired as a result of discrimination. If you lost your job despite objectively performing well, and you are a member of a protected group, you may want to investigate whether you have a wrongful termination claim. For example, if you are African-American and regularly receive the same or better performance evaluations compared to your white coworkers in the same position, but you are fired while they are retained, this may suggest an improper motive by your employer. In some cases, employees are fired as retaliation for reporting or complaining about discrimination or harassment, and they can bring claims based on this theory as well.Sexual Harassment
A form of gender discrimination, sexual harassment has made many headlines in recent times. In the context of the workplace, it can take one of two forms: quid pro quo or hostile work environment. Quid pro quo harassment happens when a supervisor or manager demands sexual favors in exchange for providing a job benefit or refraining from taking an adverse employment action. Hostile work environment harassment happens when the workplace becomes hostile or offensive to a reasonable person in the employee’s situation, due to severe or pervasive behavior.Insurance Disputes
Insurance companies are built to generate profits, and they are not always willing to pay out claims, even those that might seem deserving or routine. Disputes may arise regarding the language in a specific policy, and the assistance of an attorney is critical in helping you navigate their complexities. Ambiguities in an insurance contract are resolved against the insurance company as the party that drafted it, but this area of the law is often not intuitive to the ordinary person. No matter the type of policy at issue, we can carefully review its specific details and hold an insurer to its terms.Contact an Aggressive Personal Injury Attorney Following an Arkansas Accident
If you have been injured in an accident or have been subjected to a violation of your workplace rights, Paul Pfeifer and the Pfeifer Law Firm can assist you in vigorously advancing your interests. Our firm serves people in Little Rock, Jonesboro, West Memphis, Conway, Hot Springs, Malvern, Batesville, Pine Bluff, Texarkana, Benton, Bryant, Fort Smith, Forrest City, Fayetteville, and Hamburg, and other communities throughout Cleburne, Saline, Pulaski, Miller, Crittenden, Craighead, Faulkner, Garland, Hot Spring, Independence, Jefferson, Sebastian, Washington, Ashley, and Baxter Counties.
Call us today at 501.374.4440 or contact us online to speak with an attorney at no charge. Serving our clients and protecting your rights is what we do best. Let us get you the compensation you deserve. Weekend and after-hours appointments are available.
"At The Pfeifer Law Firm I strive to provide personal service to each and every one of my clients. This means when you call our office, I will speak with you directly and answer any question you may have. Every client is important to me. I will discuss your situation and explain your options and legal rights to you in normal everyday language. I am here to help you understand the process. I am on your side and will personally make sure your needs are handled professionally, quickly, and with the respect you deserve. Most cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, giving my clients equal access to justice. You will not pay an attorney’s fee unless we recover for you. Thank you for your interest in our law firm."