Car accidents happen every day and have everlasting effects on the ones who have unfortunately been injured. If you have been in a car accident, you know just how overwhelming the experience can be. Seeking medical treatment, scheduling doctors’ appointments, talking to insurance companies regarding your injuries and property damage, obtaining a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired, getting the police report, taking pictures of the scene and the vehicles, talking to witnesses to document important evidence, etc., all while trying to recover from your injuries can be more than one person can handle. And time is important. You don’t want to wait too long to collect the evidence. It is crucial that certain things be done immediately after an accident so that you can preserve evidence and get accurate facts. You should know your rights before talking to the insurance company. At the Pfeifer Law Firm, we will handle all of this for you while you concentrate on obtaining the medical treatment you need. We will work diligently and efficiently to gather the facts and evidence necessary to get you the compensation you deserve. We are a Little Rock personal injury law firm with the privilege of representing clients all over the state of Arkansas. We are known for the personal attention that we give our clients. We know that your time is important, so when you call us, your call does not go through a secretary first; the receptionist will connect your call directly with an attorney who will discuss your case with you and answer any questions you may have. The call is free, and you won’t owe us any money unless we recover for you. Call us at 501-374-4440, or contact us online, and talk with an experienced personal injury attorney today.
In the last reported year approximately 70,000 people suffered personal injuries in car accidents in Arkansas. The Arkansas State Police, Highway Safety Office recently reported the following statistics:
Total crashes reported: 59,076
Fatal crashes: 509
Fatalities reported: 551
Drug and alcohol related crashes: 231
32.9 billion miles traveled by vehicles
What should you do if you've been involved in an accident? First of all, call the police and get the other driver's insurance information. If there were any witnesses to the accident, get their name and telephone numbers. If you have a camera or cell phone camera in your car, take some pictures of the accident scene and the vehicles. Get medical attention as quickly as possible. DO NOT give any type of statement to the insurance company.
Following a car accident, families must determine how to pay hospital and doctor bills, how to be reimbursed for missed work, and how to recover from their injuries. The accident lawyers at the Pfeifer Law Firm understand that traffic accidents cause serious financial and physical harm to the injured person and their families. Let a knowledgeable Arkansas car accident attorney help you and your family handle these hardships.
Some people believe that insurance companies will do the right thing and pay their medical bills, lost wages, and settle their claim in a fair and judicious manner. However, insurance companies train their adjusters to minimize the value of the personal injury claim, thus maximizing the profit of the insurance company. Personal injury attorney Paul Pfeifer has been fighting for injured Arkansans for over a decade to make sure that his clients' rights are protected. Under Arkansas law there is a limited amount of time to file a claim for automobile accidents, so call today for a personal no-obligation consultation to discuss your rights and learn how you can recover fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries and lost wages.
Most motor vehicle accidents can be prevented. Listed below are major causes of vehicle accidents:
- Driving while intoxicated
Listed below are just a few ways that we can make a difference and make our roads safer:
- Drive aware and awake.
Stay focused while driving. If you feel that you are too tired to drive or closing your eyes while driving to ‘rest’ for just a second, pull over. You are not only a danger to yourself, you are a danger to the innocent and unaware lives around you.
- Try not to talk on your phone while driving.
But if you must, at least use the hands-free option. Talking on the phone while driving in and of itself is a distraction, so if that phone call can’t wait, use a hands-free device. NEVER TEXT WHILE DRIVING. Taking your eyes off the road long enough to read or type a short text could result in tragedy.
- Teach our children about road safety.
As a parent, it is our job to teach our children the importance of road safety. We are one of the biggest influences in our children’s lives, so modeling excellent driving habits is important.
- Buckle up.
Always buckle up, and make sure your passengers are also buckled up. Use appropriate child safety seats when traveling with children.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and have questions, please feel free to contact us at 501-374-4440. After-hours and weekend appointments are available upon request.