Fort Smith, AR Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
KNOW THE FACTS AFTER AN ACCIDENT
It is the job of insurance companies and the adjusters they hire to settle your accident and injury claim for the least amount of money. It is our job at Caddell Reynolds to settle your insurance claim for the most money. It’s that simple. We are your advocate and will go the distance to represent your best interests at all times. You deserve maximum compensation for your claim and should not have to face the insurance company alone. The harsh reality is that many insurance agents are paid bonuses to keep claims low and do not always have your best interest in mind.
The most recent accident stats show that 88,000 motorcycle accidents occur annually in the U.S. causing injury. And 4,976 bikers lost their lives in accidents on the road. Motorcycle accident insurance claims can be more complex and require a highly experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to sift through the facts, investigate the accident, interview witnesses if available, and build a case on your behalf.
COMMON CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
- Motorist turns left in front of the motorcycle
- Motorist switches lanes and hits the motorcycle
- Motorist rear-ends the motorcycle
- Motorist opens the door, hitting the motorcycle
Arkansas has a variety of laws to help protect riders, including making it mandatory to wear a helmet and eye protection. The law also states that a passenger cannot ride on the back of a bike unless there is a passenger seat. Children under the age of eight-years-old are prohibited from being passengers on a motorcycle.
Contact us Today for Help, You’ll be Glad You Did.
Caddell Reynolds has been serving Arkansas & Oklahoma clients for many years. Our experienced Fort Smith motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated to finding solutions to problems for our clients. Contact us at one of our offices near you for a free consultation.
Fort Smith Office
122 North. 11th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about your case at our Fort Smith office which is located at 122 North 11th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901. We can also meet at a location that is more convenient for you.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page, or call Caddell Reynolds Injury Law at 800-671-4100.
Fort Smith is the second largest city in Arkansas. It is located in Sebastian County, and is one of two county seats for the county. It is also the principal city for the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. Fort Smith contains a population of 86,209 people. Fort Smith has a prime location on the Arkansas and Oklahoma border.
Fort Smith Legal Resources:
Arkansas Bar Association– The ArkBar represents its members’ interests, provides money-saving services, promotes the profession, and alerts members to the issues created by proposed legislation that affect their law practice.
Fort Smith Police Department – The Fort Smith Police Department is dedicated to the protect and serve moral to the citizens of Fort Smith.
Sebastian County Clerk – The Sebastian County Clerk is the official bookkeeper for the county. In addition to the roles of bookkeeper, the county clerk also include secretarial duties, voter registration, and issue or marriage licenses and recorder of mortage deeds.
For a multitude of reasons, many drivers feel that motorcycles are dangerous, especially when compared to cars. Avoid adding to these tragic statistics by considering these safety tips before you ride.
In 2015 alone, nearly 5,000 people died in motorcycle accidents and 88,000 were hurt, which is not surprising considering that motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to die in a crash than car drivers are.
WEAR A HELMET EVERY TIME
The simplest way to be safer on a motorcycle is to wear a durable helmet every time you ride. Helmets decrease the risk of death by 37 percent, and they decrease the risk of head injuries by 69 percent. The more coverage your helmet offers your head, the better. Make sure you get one that fits correctly.
WEAR THE PROPER GEAR
A helmet is important for protecting your head, but the rest of your body needs protection too. Leather is one of the recommended materials to look for when you are picking out pants, gloves and a jacket to wear while on your bike. Covering yourself from head to toe can protect you from debris and cold weather while you ride and road rash if you ever crash.
STAY VISIBLE ON THE ROAD
One of the main reasons that motorcyclists are at risk on the road is that drivers of cars just do not see them. You can prevent this issue by choosing a bright color for your bike and motorcycle gear. You should also avoid tailgating cars or pulling out in front of them suddenly. In addition, stay out of their blind spots, and make it obvious ahead of time that you’re about to slow down or change lanes.
AVOID RIDING IN BAD WEATHER
If you can help it, do not ride your motorcycle in inclement weather, especially rain. The road becomes slippery when it’s wet, making it harder for bikes and cars to stop. If you cannot avoid riding your motorcycle when it is raining, make sure you keep a good distance between your bike and other vehicles.
KEEP YOUR MOTORCYCLE WELL-MAINTAINED
Just like cars, motorcycles need regular maintenance to remain safe to operate. Ensure your tires have sufficient air and tread and that your brakes and lights are working properly, especially before you take any long rides.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you talk to a personal injury lawyer with experience in this area. At Nolan Caddell Reynolds, we have handled numerous cases involving motorcycle accidents in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Contact our firm today at 1-866-242-0452 to find out how we can help.