Little Rock, AR Personal Injury Attorneys
KNOW THE INJURY PROCESS
A typical injury case is a personal injury lawsuit and usually involves two parties, one of which is the plaintiff or injured party. The party that the lawsuit is brought against is the defendant. A defendant is often a corporation, business or an individual.
Caddell Reynolds will research more than one party and may involve multiple parties in a single lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits are civil court proceedings rather than criminal suits. The injured party usually seeks remedies for their damages. Caddell Reynolds usually resolves these cases through litigation, but resolutions may occur out of court as well.
There are many types of personal injury claims that Caddell Reynolds can handle on your behalf. As your law firm, we will represent you with the highest level of integrity, experience, compassion, and strength. We will always have your back, and keep you informed of the status of your personal injury or wrongful death case.
If you or a loved one have suffered serious injury or death in any of these accidents listed below call us for a free consultation.
- All types of motor vehicle accidents – car, truck, motorcycle, bus, train
- Pedestrian accident
- Wrongful death matter
- Serious dog bites or other animal attacks
- Injury from a defective product
- Injury from a fire or explosion
- Construction accident or serious work injury
- Injury from a medical mistake, hospital negligence or prescription error
- Injury or death from a defective medical device or dangerous prescription drug
Contact us Today for Help, You’ll be Glad You Did.
Caddell Reynolds has been serving Arkansas & Oklahoma clients for many years. Our experienced Little Rock personal injury attorneys are dedicated to finding solutions to problems for our clients. Contact us at one of our offices near you for a free consultation.
North Little Rock Office:
5515 JFK Boulevard, North Little Rock, AR 72116
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about your case at our North Little Rock office, which is located at 5515 JFK Boulevard, North Little Rock. 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.
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4 Defense Strategies You Have to Combat to Win a Personal Injury Lawsuit
What can hurt your personal injury case?
Accidents or injuries resulting from negligence of another party—such as a driver, healthcare provider, property owner, or your employer—can cause permanent damages to your health and financial stability. These incidents give you the right to file a personal injury claim and hire a personal injury attorney in Arkansas that can help you win a lawsuit against the responsible party. Because of the trauma and financial burden these injuries cause for you and your family, you may be awarded damages that can help you pay for medical expenses and lost income. However, the defense team in any personal injury lawsuit will use strong strategies to defend their client and reduce their financial responsibility for your injury. It is important that you find an experienced attorney that can fight these defenses and support your claim in court.
TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CASES
Personal injury lawsuits most often stem from a common core of claim types. If you or a loved one have experienced any of these types of injuries, you may be entitled to compensation:
- Injuries from a car accident
- Injuries from a car vs. pedestrian accident
- Injuries from a motorcycle accident
- Injuries from workplace accidents
- Injuries occurring within a commercial building
- Injuries from the use of a defective product or bad medication
- Injury or death as a result of medical malpractice
DEFENSE STRATEGIES USED BY THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY
Defendants and their attorneys use defense strategies to avoid paying damages to suing parties. Understanding the common defenses will help you and your attorney prepare arguments and improve your chances of being rewarded damages for your injury. While the defense strategy used will vary from case to case, they typically fall into one or more of these four categories:
- Comparative Negligence – Following an accident or injury, the police report typically assigns fault to each party using a percentage. For example, if one party caused a car accident but the other party did not respond appropriately, the first may have been 80% at fault while the second party is 20% at fault. In Arkansas, the defense may be able to have the damages prorated based on fault assigned, which means if you were 20% at fault then you lose 20% of the award.
- Assumption of Risk – Another common defense is assumption of risk, whereby if you were participating in a certain activity in which risk is inherent (such as a surgery or dangerous job), you assumed that risk by agreeing to participate. This defense can work well in some situations, but when the injury is not associated with a risk specifically inherent to the activity, it often falls short.
- Failure to Show Causation – Defense attorneys look for the plaintiff’s failure to show causation, or failure to prove the injury was directly caused by the defendant’s negligence. Any holes in the case can make this defense very effective, which further underlines the importance of hiring a personal injury attorney in Arkansas who has a proven track record for injuries similar to yours.
- Statute of Limitations – The defense will seek out violations of the statute of limitations in every case as it can result in a quick dismissal of the suit. Statute of limitations (the amount of time a plaintiff has to file a lawsuit following an accident or injury) varies between the types of incidences, but is generally around two years. If you wait too long to file a lawsuit, your case is typically dismissed.
If you have been injured and need a personal injury attorney in Arkansas to help you file a lawsuit, contact Nolan Caddell Reynolds at 866-242-0452.