According to Driver Knowledge, “The average number of car accidents in the U.S. every year is six million.” While motor vehicle accidents happen unexpectedly, they can be prevented, in some cases, if drivers practice safety behind the wheel. Unfortunately, some drivers disregard safe driving practices, putting themselves and others in danger. For this reason, our law firm believes that we should be aware of the catastrophic nature of automobile accidents and the damaging effects they can have on an individual and their family.
Our team has compiled a list of recent accidents that occurred in Fayetteville during the month of March. We hope this report will encourage drivers to use safety when operating their cars on the roadways.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to a careless motorist, you may be eligible to obtain compensation for your injuries and any property damage. In order to accurately calculate a fair amount, our Fayetteville car accident lawyers at Niblock Law Firm will need to examine your case.
Vehicle Crashed Into a Local Coffee Shop in Fayetteville
On March 23, two vehicles were involved in an accident on College Avenue. After colliding with another car traveling northbound, a maroon Suzuki XL crashed into a local coffee shop.
Bradley Haj, a former employee of the coffee shop, told the Arkansas Democrat- Gazette, “I heard what sounded like an accident down the street, down around Starlight, the skate place. I looked and saw the car just fly across two lanes and slam into the building.”
The juvenile driver of the Suzuki was cited for careless driving, no driver’s license in possession, and inadequate insurance. Five people suffered injuries.
Multiple Accidents on I-49 Caused by Icy Roads
On Feb. 28, numerous accidents occurred on I-49 due to icy overpasses, resulting in road closures. According to 5 News, “The Arkansas State Police and Fayetteville Police shut down Fulbright Expressway from Gregg Avenue to North College Avenue (U.S. 71 Business) after multiple accidents along that stretch of road, particularly around the overpass.” The interstate was later reopened.
Motorcycle Accident Left Driver With Serious Leg Injuries
A truck and a motorcycle collided where 15th Street and School Avenue intersect. 5 News reported, “Sgt. Murphy says the truck pulled out in front of the motorcycle, and the rider collided with the driver’s side door on the truck.” The driver of the motorcycle suffered serious leg injuries and was transported to Washington Medical Regional Center for treatment.
Wreck on Highway 295 Kills One Woman
Katie P. Taylor, 33-years-old, died in a two-vehicle crash close to highways 295 and 45. Taylor was driving a 2007 Mazda northbound when she crossed into the path of a 2001 Ford traveling west. Weather conditions were clear at the time of the wreck.
Contact Our Firm to Discuss Your Legal Options
At Niblock Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping those who sustained injuries caused by a careless motorist. Automobile accident cases are often complex and contain many details that should be reviewed by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Our Fayetteville car accident lawyers understand the legal system and the laws surrounding this type of case.
While our attorneys can’t change what happened, we can help you receive the compensation you are rightfully owed. Additionally, we will ensure you are not taken advantage of by insurance companies. Insurance companies are known to offer low-ball settlements, in order to pay out as little as possible. In some cases, injured victims will feel pressured to accept the initial low offer from the insurance company, so they can quickly settle their claim. However, this can leave you with a settlement that is not equal to what you endured.
If you or someone you love was injured in a car wreck due to a negligent driver, our Fayetteville car accident lawyers can review your case. Call our law office today at (479) 521-5510, or fill out our free case evaluation form.