Jonesboro, 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 Jonesboro 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.
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.
Overcoming Challenges in Motorcycle Accident Cases
In states such as Oklahoma and Arkansas, many automobile insurance companies take a fairly hostile stance against motorcyclists injured in an accident. While some states specifically allow insurance companies to deny some types of insurance coverage, such as Medpay coverage or first-party coverage, to motorcycle drivers, in other states, insurance companies tend to take a very skeptical attitude towards individuals injured while riding their motorcycle.
One of the reasons they employ such skepticism is that they know people hurt while riding their motorcycle have a higher likelihood they will sustain more costly injuries. Since the insurance companies worry that the damages they would have to pay out to an injured motorcyclist may be very high, they go to great lengths to deny liability in the first place. In order to deny liability, the insurance company must determine that the driver they cover is not legally responsible.
The tendency of insurance companies to take this tactic means that those injured in such accidents need to be represented by counsel. They will need representation so that the insurance companies may worry that the injured party will have their attorney file suit against the driver covered by that insurance company. If the insurance company is concerned that they will have to pay for the defense of a possibly untenable decision about the liability of their covered driver, then they may be receptive to arriving at a negotiated settlement prior to the case going in to litigation.
If the motorcyclist’s attorney can succeed at getting the insurance company to admit the driver of their covered vehicle was liable, the injured party will be able to seek the same kinds of damage awards as a person injured while in a car. They can recover compensation for past and projected future medical bills, lost wages for time missed from work, pain and suffering and costs for any long-term disability that may affect their ability to work or to live the type of lifestyle previously enjoyed. The details of what must be proven in order to recover certain types of damages can be quite complicated. Consult with counsel to see what you may be entitled to recover in your case.