If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, it’s important to know you have rights. You’re entitled to compensation that will help with the costs of your accident-related losses. Our Fayetteville, AR, car accident lawyers have been helping injured victims get the settlements they deserve for over 50 years. We may be able to help you, too.
We Make It Easy
Our experienced attorneys will handle everything so you don’t have to. As soon as you call, we start reviewing your case and calculating our next steps.
Your Losses Deserve Compensation
Don’t let your insurance adjuster tell you what your losses are worth. You deserve to be paid every dollar you are owed for your pain and suffering.
No Hidden Fees, Ever
We work on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about hefty fines or hidden fees, ever. In fact, you won’t owe us a penny unless we win for you.
We Know What You’re Going Through
The days after a car accident can be life-changing. With medical examinations, body shop quotes, insurance calls, and more, processing what you’re going through can start to feel like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube. You may be feeling challenged, frustrated, disoriented, or even angry. At Niblock Law Firm, we want you to know we understand what you’re going through. We’re here to make this process easier.
While we are fierce litigators in the courtroom, we put the needs of our clients first in every case, doing everything we can to provide a comfortable, successful experience. We will walk you through every aspect of your claim so you are never in the dark about where it stands. We offer free consultations, and we will even give you free legal advice on what to do next.
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Injured in a Car Accident?
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Do You Have a Case?
Car accidents are a lot like snowflakes — no two are the exact same. With conflicting accounts of what happened and the disorientation you may be feeling from the shock of your wreck, it can be difficult to tell if your collision warrants a personal injury claim. If you are suffering from an injury similar to any injuries listed below, our Fayetteville, AR, car accident lawyers may be able to help you get compensation.
- Traumatic brain injury
- This includes diffuse axonal injuries, brain contusions, concussions, and more.
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- These can include thoracic and lumbar injuries, herniated discs, and more.
- Broken bones
- A car accident can cause multiple breaks and fractures to the skeleton, such as the many broken ribs we see due to the placement of the steering wheel.
- Whiplash is a very common injury individuals get from being in a car accident. It is a soft tissue injury in the neck and upper back. Whiplash symptoms often don’t appear until days after an accident. This is why it is imperative to receive a medical evaluation following a collision. A doctor will be able to diagnose any injuries with delayed symptoms.
- Soft tissue injuries
- These include injuries to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Is This What Happened to You?
A vehicle collision can be caused by a number of reasons, the most common being distracted driving. If you’re wondering if the cause of your wreck qualifies your case, take a look at some of the causes we see in many other claims.
- Distracted driving.
- Driving under the influence.
- Car defects.
- Poor weather or road conditions.
If you are still unsure if your case qualifies, please don’t hesitate to call our office. We will be more than happy to go over your case with you and answer any questions you might have, free of charge.
Statute of Limitations in Arkansas
Arkansas, like all U.S. states, enforces a strict timeline on all criminal lawsuit filings. This timeline is called a statute of limitations. It dictates the amount of time a person has to file a criminal lawsuit against another party.
The statute of limitations in Arkansas is three years. So, if you want to file a criminal lawsuit against the person who rear-ended you in a parking lot, you have three years from the date of the accident to do so.
The statute of limitations protects liable parties from having the threat of a lawsuit held against them indefinitely. Additionally, case evidence and witness statements have a shelf life. A statute of limitations protects the validity of vital information in your claim that could greatly affect your settlement.
How to Prove Negligence
The winning or losing of a personal injury case relies on the legal concept of negligence. In order to win your case, you will have to prove the other party in your accident was negligent in their actions. This means you will have to prove they were behaving in a way that was without care or concern for the safety of others.
In order to prove negligence, you must:
- Prove the other party was acting recklessly.
- Prove it was their reckless behavior that led to your accident.
- Prove your injuries were a direct result of the accident.
Proving negligence is incredibly difficult without the help of an experienced car accident attorney. Our legal team at Niblock Law Firm has extensive experience in proving negligence. We can help you gather all the necessary evidence and documents to give you the best chance at proving negligence in your case.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Fayetteville, AR, car accident lawyers will examine the factual data involved, evaluate your claim, determine which parties are responsible, and develop a strategy to ensure the strongest case possible for your claim. Establishing proof in your car accident case is essential. That is why we are diligent about identifying witnesses, interviewing police officers, and, if necessary, retaining accident reconstruction experts.
Once liability is established in a car crash case, the next step is to prove, explain, and quantify the seriousness of your personal injuries. The Niblock Law Firm has extensive contacts in the medical community to assist our clients in documenting and quantifying the seriousness of their car crash injuries.
Nothing! We are proud to offer our expert services on a contingency-fee basis. This means we don’t get paid unless we win for you! We also offer free case reviews, so there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain!
Compensation, if awarded, can cover a variety of losses, including, but not limited to:
- Past and future medical expenses.
- Pain and suffering.
- Property damage.
- Loss of consortium.
Usually, car accident claims don’t proceed to court and are solved through negotiations between the parties involved. Sometimes, however, the two parties are unable to settle on a fair amount and a trial becomes necessary.
At Niblock Law Firm, we work hard to settle all of our clients’ claims as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, in the event that your case does need to go to court, we’ll be there to walk you through every step of the way.
The process of negotiations is typically a delicate back-and-forth between our firm and the insurance company of the other party involved in your accident. Once we’ve reviewed every detail of your case, we will add up your losses to calculate a settlement demand. We will then begin negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf until a fair amount can be agreed upon.
Every case and client is different from the last, making it difficult to put a due date on a settlement. The length of time your case takes to settle may depend on the severity of your injuries and how long you need treatment. It can also depend on the circumstances of your accident, the evidence we were able to obtain, and many other factors. However, you can rest assured that when you put Niblock Law Firm on your case, we will do everything in our power to secure a settlement for you as quickly as possible.
Negligence is the key factor in almost every injury case. In order to have a successful claim, you will have to prove the responsible party in your accident acted negligently. This means they acted in a way that was careless and put others in harm’s way. You will also have to prove that it was this behavior that directly caused your accident and injuries.
This compensation is awarded with the intent to punish the other driver for gross negligence. In general, punitive damages are only awarded in the severest of cases, such as when a driver acts with deliberate, malicious intent to harm you, or they’re under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Our attorneys will be able to help you determine your legal options in these cases and if you may be entitled to punitive damages.
You should never sign a statement from an insurance company before showing it to a qualified car accident lawyer. Insurance companies might try to pressure you into signing documents that release your right to compensation. When someone presents you with papers to sign, you are always within your rights to tell them to contact your attorney at Niblock Law Firm.
While mistakes happen to everyone, they can severely damage your claim after a car accident. If you apologized at the scene of an accident or fear that you told the insurance company something you shouldn’t have, contact our Fayetteville, AR, car accident lawyers at Niblock Law Firm right away so we can help you determine the best course of action and ensure you don’t make any other mistakes that can hurt your chances of getting the compensation you deserve.