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There are numerous ways that people in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, can get injured, whether in a vehicle, on someone’s property, in a medical facility, or at their work. If you or a loved one were hurt due to someone else’s carelessness, a Pine Bluff personal injury lawyer at NST Law can help you seek compensation for your damages, such as lost wages, medical bills, pain, and suffering.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Pine Bluff is the seat of Jefferson County, Arkansas. It sits on the Arkansas River in the state’s southeastern delta region. It is a small town in a rural area and has about 41,000 residents. Agriculture provides many jobs in Pine Bluff, but the city is also home to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the Jefferson Regional Medical Center, several paper mills, and various other large employers.

Residents of Pine Bluff are sometimes injured when others fail to take reasonable care. Motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls in restaurants, medical malpractice, and other situations can lead to serious injuries and losses. Injuries from accidents can seriously affect your physical, financial, and emotional well-being, and you should not be left holding the bag. 

Representing Victims Injured in the Pine Bluff Area

NST Law is a full-service personal injury law firm with the skills and resources needed to handle all kinds of personal injury cases. Our seasoned legal team regularly handles cases involving:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents 
  • Defective and dangerous products
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect 
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations and disfigurement 
  • Severe burns and abrasions
  • Dog bites
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Wrongful death

Getting experienced legal representation after an accident in Pine Bluff is critical for building the strongest case possible and maximizing your compensation. Count on NST Law for personal injury help in Pine Bluff. We also offer legal services throughout the state, including in Little Rock, Russellville, and West Memphis

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Pine Bluff Personal Injury Cases?

In Arkansas, the statute of limitations differs based on the type of injury case you file. You have three years to file most personal injury lawsuits. The countdown starts on the date of injury. In wrongful death cases, you also have three years to file your claim, but the countdown starts on the date of death. You should consult a lawyer to confirm the statute of limitations for your particular case.

Though statutes of limitations are strictly enforced, and failure to comply normally results in your case being dismissed in court, exceptions exist. For example, the “discovery rule” changes the deadline so that the countdown starts on the date a latent or otherwise undiscoverable injury comes to light. Additionally, a plaintiff’s underage status or mental incapacity could also pause (“toll”) the countdown.

Pursuing Compensation for Personal Injury in Pine Bluff

If you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s carelessness, you can ask for damages to help offset the financial, physical, and emotional impact of your accident. In rare situations, you can also ask for damages to punish the defendant for their actions.

Economic Damages

Economic damages compensate you for the financial costs of your accident. Personal injury economic damages you can ask for include:

  • Medical and rehabilitation costs
  • The costs to modify your car or home to accommodate disabilities
  • Lost wages and lowered future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Funeral and burial costs in wrongful death cases

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages compensate you for the more subjective impacts of your injuries, including:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Psychological trauma 
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lowered quality of life
  • Loss of companionship in wrongful death claims

Punitive Damages

In rare cases, Arkansas courts also allow you to seek punitive damages in personal injury claims. You must show through clear and convincing evidence that the other party acted with intent, reckless disregard, or malice. For example, if you were hurt in a building where a landlord stopped keeping the property safe in the hopes of getting tenants to move out, a judge may allow you to seek punitive damages.

Helping Those in Pine Bluff Who Have Been Affected by Car Accidents

In 2021, car accidents in Arkansas led to 693 deaths and 2,721 serious injuries. If you are in a car accident, there are some key steps you should take to protect your health and right to compensation:

  1. Check for injuries
  2. Call emergency services
  3. Exchange information with the other driver and witnesses
  4. Document the scene
  5. Notify your insurance company
  6. Seek medical attention
  7. Follow up with authorities and insurance providers
  8. Consult a personal injury attorney

Dangerous Roads in Pine Bluff

Interstate 530, the Martha Mitchell Expressway, and Highway 79 are areas where drivers must be careful to avoid accidents. Areas around the city’s major industrial and commercial areas can also be dangerous. Negligent drivers get distracted looking for parking or their destination. Sometimes, they fail to check their surroundings properly when turning or pulling out of parking lots.

More rural parts of Pine Bluff also pose a risk of accidents. Some of these roads are winding and lined with brush and trees. Speeding, impaired driving, and distracted driving can easily lead to a serious accident on these roadways.

Arkansas Fault Laws

Under Arkansas’ modified comparative fault law, you cannot collect compensation if you were 50 percent or more responsible for your injuries. If you are found partially at fault, your damages will be reduced accordingly. For example, if you were awarded $100,000 in damages and were 40 percent responsible, you can collect $60,000.

Helping Those in Pine Bluff Who Have Been Affected by Truck Accidents

The growing population of Arkansas and Pine Bluff has meant more large trucks on nearby interstates and highways. Because of the size and weight of these vehicles, truck accidents can be catastrophic. 

The experienced truck accident team at NST Law can determine if the truck driver was responsible for your accident or if their trucking company may also be liable. For example, you could claim that the company negligently forced drivers to work too long or didn’t perform proper maintenance on their trucks.

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Helping Those in Pine Bluff Who Have Been Affected by Motorcycle Accidents

The Arkansas Highway Safety Office Annual Report noted 1,297 motorcycle accidents across the state in 2022. Twenty of the crashes happened in Jefferson County, and 80 percent involved another motor vehicle. 

Because they have little to protect them during accidents, motorcyclists often suffer severe injuries, such as broken bones and traumatic brain injuries. Injuries like these can significantly impact your physical, financial, and emotional health. Let the accomplished team of motorcycle accident lawyers at NST Law help you put your life back together following a crash.

Helping Those in Pine Bluff Who Have Been Affected by Drunk Driving Accidents

In 2021, 34 percent of traffic fatalities in Arkansas involved drivers who were over the legal .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) limit. More than 100 of those drivers had a blood alcohol content of .15 or more. Remember, people who consume any level of alcohol or drugs can cause accidents and be held liable.

If you are in an accident with an impaired driver, contact an NST Law drunk driving accident lawyer immediately. We will work to prove that the other driver’s impairment aggravated the circumstances of your accident and ask the judge to allow punitive damages. 

What To Do After Being Hit by a Drunk Driver in Pine Bluff

When you call 911 after your auto accident, tell the dispatcher whether you suspect the other driver is intoxicated. Responding officers may charge the driver at the scene. Try to gather evidence, such as photos of open containers and videos documenting visible intoxication.

Helping Those in Pine Bluff Who Have Been Affected by Wrongful Death

A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal action filed by the surviving family members or representatives of an individual who died as a result of the “wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another person. These lawsuits seek compensation for things like financial losses, funeral expenses, and emotional suffering. 

Wrongful death claims can arise from various incidents, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, or criminal acts. The wrongful death lawyers at NST Law can help you hold the at-fault party accountable and secure justice for your loved one’s untimely death.

Who Is Liable in a Personal Injury Case in Pine Bluff?

Depending on how you were injured, multiple parties may be responsible. In a motor vehicle accident, another driver may be responsible. In a slip and fall premises liability case, the property owner or a management company may be liable. When you sue a medical professional for malpractice, their hospital may be liable if it was negligent in hiring or ignored past complaints. Manufacturers and distributors may hold liability in a product liability case. 

An experienced personal injury lawyer can identify all the parties that may be liable for your damages. The defendants you name in your lawsuit are only responsible for their portion of the blame, so you may leave money on the table if you fail to identify all liable parties. Our Pine Bluff personal injury lawyers will make sure no stone is left unturned.

How Can A Lawyer Help in a Pine Bluff Personal Injury Case?

Dealing with the legal aftermath of an accident leading to personal injury can be overwhelming. You do not have to handle it alone. You deserve a legal team with the resources, skills, and experience needed to push back hard when defendants and their insurers try to minimize or deny the true value of your claim. Our Pine Bluff personal injury lawyers will: 

  • Gather evidence to substantiate your claim 
  • Apply the governing law to the facts of your case
  • Ensure you know your full legal rights and options 
  • Calculate the compensation you are entitled to under the law
  • Negotiate aggressively with the at-fault party and their insurers
  • Represent you at trial if a full and fair settlement cannot be reached
  • Keep you informed throughout the life of your case

How Much Can I Expect To Pay for Legal Assistance?

NST Law does not charge for initial consultations, and we take personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means our fees will be a pre-negotiated percentage of the compensation we secure on your behalf, ensuring there are no surprises down the road and that you pay nothing unless we win your case. 

Call the Champs! Contact Our Pine Bluff Personal Injury Attorneys for a Free Consultation

If you need help with a personal injury lawsuit, NST Law is here for you. Our Pine Bluff personal injury law firm has the resources to take on even the most complex personal injury cases. If you were injured due to someone else’s carelessness, do not wait to take legal action. Schedule your free consultation by calling (800) 529-4004 or filling out our online contact form

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Contact us for a free consultation now so that we can review your case and decide how we can best help you.

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