Heber Springs Car Accidents
Automobile accidents can cause harm in a variety of ways. Personal injuries like back pain, neck pain, broken bones, head trauma, and more can result when someone else crashes into you. Victims can incur costly medical bills and suffer lost income from being unable to work. Further, victims can lose their form of transportation, depending on the extent of damage done to the vehicle. Our Heber Springs car accident attorneys can guide injured victims throughout all steps of the legal process, from start to finish. With more than 30 lawyers and 120 support staff members, our firm has the resources to provide you with the individual attention and representation you deserve while investigating all potential theories of recovery on your behalf.Auto Accidents Occurring in the Heber Springs Area
Cleburne County is home to hundreds of car crashes each year, with many causing innocent victims to suffer injuries. In 2014, there were six fatal car accidents, with two being caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Law enforcement agencies, including the Arkansas Highway Patrol and Heber Springs Police Department, commonly respond to motor vehicle crashes. Police officers are charged with investigating the wreck, which involves surveying the scene, talking to parties and witnesses, and issuing citations when fault can be determined. Common citations that police issue to at-fault drivers include:
- Careless/prohibited driving
- Failure to yield
- Following too close
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Disregarded traffic signal
- Improper lane change
- Improper backing
Safety and health should be the top priority in the immediate aftermath of a motor vehicle wreck. But what comes next? Our car accident lawyers have seen how Heber Springs victims can be affected. For example, victims must deal with financial losses that come with an accident, and may be forced to miss work. Fortunately, Arkansas law provides an avenue for recovering those losses through the legal system.
One form of compensation comes through compensatory damages. These damages are designed to make a victim whole, as if the crash never took place. Forms of recovery include tangible losses such as medical bills (hospitalization, prescriptions, doctor visits, physical therapy, surgery, etc.), lost wages, property damage, and other out of pocket expenses incurred. Intangible losses can be covered too, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. Arkansas law places the burden on the injured victim to prove the extent of these losses; otherwise, nothing can be obtained. We can help injured victims properly document these losses to insurance companies and juries.
Punitive damages are another form of compensation. Designed to punish the defendant, this type of award is limited to cases of egregious conduct, the most common being drunk driving. In the aftermath of a wreck, the other driver’s insurance adjuster will not tell you about all of the damages you may be entitled to. Instead, the way to learn about what you can recover is by speaking with a knowledgeable car accident attorney in the Heber Springs area.Let Our Lawyers Get Started on Your Case Today
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we recognize the many ways in which a Heber Springs accident victim’s life can be turned upside down following a collision. This is why we take pride in thoroughly investigating our client’s case in an effort to help clients recover all to which they may be entitled under the law. We are available for a free consultation by calling 800-529-4004 or completing our online form. We have the capabilities to represent people for their car accident injuries throughout Arkansas, including Heber Springs, Little Rock, Conway, Searcy, Mountain View, and Newport. Let our Heber Springs car accident lawyers show you why NST is the way to go.