Jonesboro, AR Car Accident Attorneys
GETTING THE RIGHT REPRESENTATION AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT
Receiving fair and just compensation is the goal when you have been in a car accident in Jonesboro, Fort Smith, Fayetteville or Rogers, Arkansas. With miles of freeways and back roads, an accident is certainly a possibility. When we represent a client in a car accident case, our goal is ensuring the compensation received for that accident is fair based on the damages.
Being injured in an automobile accident can be one of the most stressful events in your life. And having to deal with all of the insurance red tapes, just adds more stress to an already difficult situation.
While monetary compensation will not heal an injury or bring back a loved one, it can help pay for:
– medical bills
– lost wages
– property damage
– future medical care
– pain & suffering
Contact us Today for Help, You’ll be Glad You Did.
Caddell Reynolds has been serving Arkansas & Oklahoma clients for many years. Our experienced Jonesboro car 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.
3000 Browns Ln, Jonesboro, AR 72401
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about your case at our Jonesboro office, which is located at 3000 North Market Avenue, Suite A. 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.
Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, with a population of 71,551. It is home to the Arkansas State Red Wolves of Arkansas State University, and the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine’s A-State campus. Jonesboro is the fifth most populous city in the state and is the principal city in the Jonesboro Metropolitan Statistical area.
Jonesboro 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.
Craighead County Clerk’s Office – The official bookkeeper for Craighead County serves as clerk for the county, quorum, and probate courts. The County Clerk, additionally, is the official voter registrar and issues marriage licenses.
Jonesboro Police Department – The City of Jonesboro’s Police Department strives to ensure that all citizens are served in a professional, ethical, and equitable manner.
Fatal Car Accidents: How to Seek Justice for Your Loved One
If your loved one was killed in a car accident, you may have rights to sue in Arkansas through what is called a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death lawsuits seek to establish liability and damages with the party responsible for the death. If a person dies due to the preventable actions or negligence of another person—such as the reckless driving that causes fatal car accidents—the family members can sue for wrongful death. Unlike criminal trials (through which the state of Arkansas may try the responsible party for involuntary or voluntary manslaughter), those who are not convicted may still be found guilty in a wrongful death lawsuit.
SEEKING DAMAGES AND FINDING JUSTICE
Your first step in looking for retribution is to contact an Arkansas wrongful death attorney with experience supporting families after deadly motor vehicle accidents. Your lawyer can help you determine whether the death of your loved one was due to criminal action, intent, or negligence. One of these three reasons need to be valid in order to seek damages (or monetary awards). You must also demonstrate you are suffering monetarily due to your loved one’s death to support the damages you seek.
While the result of any lawsuit cannot compensate for the loss you have suffered, it does allow you and your family to seek justice in a public court of law. There are three types of damages commonly awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit: economic, non-economic, and punitive.
The first notion an Arkansas wrongful death attorney will examine is the financial contribution the victim could have made if he or she were still alive. You may be able to receive financial compensation for loss of earnings, funeral expenses, medical expenses related to the accident, loss of inheritance, loss of insurance benefits, and even loss of services and goods provided by the victim. These economic damages are much more tangible and easy to understand than the other types of damages.
Non-economic damages include things such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of companionship and love, loss of protection, care, and guidance, and other less tangible contributions. These damages can be taken into account by a judge or jury in your wrongful death lawsuit.
Punitive damages are not always available, but they are generally awarded if the defendant’s actions were truly reckless. Punitive damages are awarded to rebuke the person or company who caused the death, whether through willing actions or negligence. Depending on the details of the fatal car accident, your attorney will consult you on whether punitive damages are an option in your case.
If you do win a wrongful death lawsuit, sometimes the court will allow you to obtain interest on the money due to you from the time of the death until the time of collection. In some cases, you may also be able to get your attorneys’ fees paid in the judge’s final ruling.
WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM TIME LIMITS
There is a statute of limitations in Arkansas when it comes to filing a wrongful death lawsuit. This is why it is very important to seek an attorney’s advice within three years of the fatal car accident if you are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you need legal guidance now, contact one of the Arkansas wrongful death attorneys at Nolan Caddell Reynolds at 866-242-0452. We can help you determine if filing a wrongful death lawsuit is right choice for you and your family.