Grasping the full impact of your car wreck can take time. Medical bills, lost wages, and car repairs add up very fast.
Accident victims don’t have the time or resources to negotiate with insurance companies after their crash. You need time to heal while you are recovering from your car wreck. Making phone calls, tracking down police reports, and signing paperwork can be a full-time job. After a car wreck your time should be spent focusing on recovery, rehabilitation, and attending doctor’s appointments.
An experienced Arkansas personal injury lawyer can be invaluable during this time. John Barry Baker can help you determine the full amount of damages you could be owed by handling all the complicated details and allowing you to focus on rehabilitation and recovery.
Do I have a case?
The first thing people want to know is usually: “How do I know if I have a case?” The answer to that question depends on many factors. The answer is something only an experienced personal injury lawyer can determine after reviewing the facts, and circumstances of your accident.
“Should I call a lawyer?” is the better question and you can answer that by considering the following three criteria:
Were you injured in the car wreck?
A personal injury lawyer can only help you if you were injured in your auto accident. If you were injured or hurt in your car wreck, you may be able to collect money to pay for your medical expenses and rehabilitation costs.
Were you at fault in the accident?
You might have a personal injury claim if the accident was not your fault. If you aren’t sure, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine who is at fault in the accident with a copy of the accident report. Even if you think you may be partially to blame, and experience car wreck lawyer will be able to investigate who the liable party is. There can sometimes even be multiple parties responsible for the accident and for your injuries.
If you believe that you meet the above criteria, you should immediately contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. While there is no guarantee you have a case, if you meet the above criteria John Barry Baker will give you a free consultation. He will use his experience as a personal injury attorney to determine whether or not you have a case with a short conversation. Please call anytime to speak with John Barry Baker.
A car accident can change your life in an instant regardless of where it takes place. Whether a car accident is large or small it can cause devastating and life-altering injuries, making it important to seek proper medical attention for your injuries. With an experience personal injury attorney on your side, you can make sure your rights are protected.
There are certain steps that every driver should take after a car accident. These steps are important for legal reasons and are either imposed by Arkansas state law or your interests in obtaining compensation from the other driver’s insurance company for the injuries sustained in the accident.
Important steps following a car accident in Rogers Arkansas:
- After a car accident , the first thing you should do is ensure that you can reach safety. If you are medically able to do so, and the car is still able to be moved, you should attempt to move the vehicle from the travel lanes. This step can reduce the risk of secondary car wrecks being caused by the disabled vehicles involved. If the vehicle is too severely damaged, or the injuries you sustained are too severe and prohibit you from moving, then circumstances and location of the car accident, as well as your medical condition will dictate whether it is possible or safe for you to exit the vehicle and find a safe location away from the flow of traffic.
- Once the safety issues have been addressed, there are important pieces of information that you should obtain from the other driver in your car accident. You should write down or use your phone to obtain a picture of the other driver’s license plate. Be sure to ask the other driver in the car wreck for his or her insurance information. In the state of Arkansas every owner of a car, truck, van, motorcycle or other vehicle is required by law to have, at minimum, liability insurance coverage. Liability insurance covers the damage for another driver when the insured is at fault in a car accident. It is also a good idea to obtain contact information from the other driver. While it is possible to obtain this information later in the process, obtaining it in the beginning of the process can reduce stress later.
- If you are planning on making a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance or even your own insurance after a car accident, a police report setting forth the time, location and details of the accident is frequently useful. There are also certain scenarios where the driver is required by law to report an auto accident. The first scenario involved any accident that results in damage to the property – including the vehicle – of any one person of $1000.00 or more. The second scenario where an accident report is required by law is when any person suffers any bodily injury or is killed in the car accident.
If you or anyone you know has been injured in a car accident, John Barry Baker is an experienced personal injury attorney. With over four decades of experience, Mr. Baker can help you navigate the process while you focus on getting on the medical care you need. He will work with the insurance company as your personal injury attorney to get you the proper compensation for your injury. His experience as a personal injury attorney includes experience handling:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- SUV rollover accidents
- 18-Wheeler accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Bicycle accidents
Call us for a free case evaluation/consultation at (479) 521-5337.