If its representative tells you such a statement is required, that person is lying. He was concerned about running up additional debt for medical treatment. Instead, it pays something like $40 or even less, and the remaining balance gets written off. With this knowledge, you and your attorney can present your claim in a way that will properly motivate the insurance company to deal fairly with you and make you a reasonable offer of settlement. Having an expert on your side frees you to get better and focus your attention on yourself and your family while giving you the peace of mind that all of the likely pitfalls have been anticipated and your rights are being protected.Read More
Arkansas Bicycle Accident Claim
A total of 762 fatal bicycle crashes were reported in 2012, even though the police recorded only a small percentage of them. Almost 50,000 bicyclists were injured that same year, with 88% of them being men.
Theories of either comparative or contributory negligence are followed by states in such cases. These theories determine the level to which the bicyclist can be held accountable and still recover for damages.
Additionally, taking photographs of the conditions of your helmet, bike and your clothes after the accident may be in your best interest. Until you talk to an attorney, you should try to keep your bicycle in its present condition and not throw your clothes away as these may be useful evidence to your lawyer.
In states following comparative negligence, even when the driver proves that bicyclists was 90% at fault, the bicyclist can still recover 10% of the damages. In states following a modified comparative negligence, the bicyclist will be barred from recovering damages if a driver can prove that the bicyclist was 51% or more at fault. In other states following a modified comparative negligence, a 50% fault on the part of the bicyclist will bar the latter from recovering damages.
Don’t wait too long before making the claim! Start talking with our injury law firm today and let us help you in this process.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Jason M. Hatfield
- Shawn B. Daniels
- David H. Williams
- Robert E. Tellez
- Quincy W. McKinney
- Robert M. Cearley, Jr.
- Darryl E. Baker
- James L. Bargar
- Robert E. Hodge, III.
- Paul Byrd
- Tylar C.M. Tapp, III
- Robert L. "Bobby"" Coleman"
Jason M. Hatfield
Personal injury attorney Jason M. Hatfield focuses his practice on personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle and truck accidents, construction accidents, slip-and-fall cases, products liability, workers compensation and Social Security Disability cases. He has participated in hundreds of depositions and bench trials, and he has extensive trial experience before state and federal courts in Arkansas.In addition, Mr. Hatfield has successfully reversed trial court rulings in several reported cases before the Arkansas Court of Appeals, the Arkansas Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. He is a frequent lecturer for continuing legal education seminars on a variety of litigation topics, including courtroom technology, expert witnesses, workers compensation, premises liability and truck accidents.Mr. Hatfield began his career at the Niblock Law Firm in Fayetteville, where he gained experience in personal injury litigation, first-party insurance, workers compensation and products liability cases. He holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and a Master of Science in food science, both from the University of Arkansas. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1997.Mr. Hatfield is admitted to practice before Arkansas state courts, and he is highly involved in several legal organizations. He is a former president and active member of the Washington County Bar Association, and he is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the Arkansas Bar Association and the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his service to this latter organization, including the Presidents Award in 2008. He has served three terms on the organizations board of governors, and he currently serves on the legislative committee and is a member of the Golden Gavel Club.
Shawn B. Daniels
Attorney Shawn B. Daniels is the managing partner of the Daniels Law Firm PLLC in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Serving clients throughout Northwest Arkansas and all across the state, Mr. Daniels focuses his practice primarily on personal injury law. He has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, defective products, dangerous property conditions, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing.In addition to handling all types of serious personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Daniels provides exceptional representation to individuals and business owners involved in complex commercial and business litigation, including insurance coverage disputes. During the course of his more than 30 years practicing law, he has earned a reputation as one of the states top trial attorneys, and he has received numerous honors from his peers along with many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Daniels holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, and The National Trial Lawyers voted him among the Top 100 trial lawyers in the country.A 1987 honors graduate of Kansas State University, Mr. Daniels obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1991. He holds his license to practice in Oklahoma as well as Arkansas, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th and 10th Circuits.Active in his legal community, he serves on the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Associations Board of Governors, and he is a member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, the American Association for Justice, the Oklahoma Association for Justice, and the Arkansas Bar and Washington County Bar Associations.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.Best Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America© are registered trademarks of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC. The names, logo, and database are protected under the trademark, copyright, and fair use laws of the United States of America. Any use of name, including in electronic form, must be made only by permission and under the guidelines of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC.
David H. Williams
Here at our firm, we handle complex medical and product defect cases such as Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium; Invokana; Levaquin and Avelox; IVC Filters; Talc; and Xarelto. I started out handling anything and everything after being a Deputy Prosecuter for the first 4 years.I grew up during a time of political and social unrest in the 60s.I was a medic in the Army NG from 1971-1977. Basic Training at Fort Polk, La. AIT at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. I had 5 high school classmates die in Vietnam. I decided to go to law school and become a trial lawyer because I believed in what we stand for in this country, and what our soldiers fight for - freedom.I believe in our right to have a jury of 12 citizens decide disputes; to remind us of what is right and what is wrong; to value life, liberty, and property, and not put some artificial, arbitrary limit on it.Trial work is stressful. None of us like losing, but we understand that one of us surely will at trial. So, a trial lawyer has to become a problem solver. Going to trial is an option of last resort, but if we have to go, we will. And, we will depend on the jury to do what is right.
Robert M. Cearley, Jr.
Robert M. Cearley, Jr. is a veteran trial lawyer experienced in wrongful death, product liability, negligence, and commercial litigation.
Darryl E. Baker
Darryl E. Baker is an attorney at the law firm of Baker Schulze Murphy & Patterson in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Baker devotes his practice to personal injury law, serving clients in Little Rock and throughout the state of Arkansas injured due to a motor vehicle accident, a tractor-trailer accident or other acts of negligence.Mr. Baker has more than four decades of legal experience. Over the course of his career, he has successfully litigated and settled many injury cases on behalf of clients. Understanding the devastating impact that a catastrophic injury has, he is committed to providing personalized representation and providing necessary help to his clients during a difficult period of their lives.Mr. Baker truly cares about each client he serves. He takes care of all aspects of each case to ensure that clients can focus on recovery and do not become overwhelmed or misunderstand the legal process. In the courtroom or at the negotiating table, he aggressively advocates for his clients and works hard to protect their rights.Outside of the office, Mr. Baker serves his legal community in various ways. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and past president of the organizations Seabota chapter. He also belongs to the American Inns of Court.After completing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Baker earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. He obtained his license to practice law in 1978. He is qualified to appear before all Arkansas state courts.
James L. Bargar
Attorney James L. Bargar is the founder of The Bargar Law Firm, P.A. in Conway, Arkansas. Mr. Bargar focuses his practice on divorce and family law, representing clients in Conway and throughout Arkansas. He has experience with matters involving complex divorce, adoption and custody cases, particularly those involving child abuse, parental alienation and spousal abuse.Mr. Bargar has more than a decade of experience. Over his time as an attorney, he has litigated many high-profile cases. He is involved in the local community and familiar with the legal community, including local lawyers and judges.Providing empathetic yet aggressive representation to individuals and families throughout Arkansas, Mr. Bargar understands that a divorce or domestic-related legal issue can take a major toll on an individuals life. He is there to help each client through this difficult and challenging time.In recognition of his accomplishments, The National Trial Lawyers named Mr. Bargar one of the top 100 trial lawyersmany years in a row. In 2018, the Log Cabin Democrat named him the best divorce attorney in Faulkner County.He is a member of the Pulaski County Bar Association, the Faulkner County Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.Mr. Bargar earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. He attained his license to practice law in 2006, which made him eligible to practice law before all Arkansas state courts. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as an educator in both the public and private sectors.
Robert E. Hodge, III.
Robs practice has two main focuses: Litigation and representing dentists in business and employment matters.Rob focuses his litigation practice on Probate and Trust disputes, Family Law, General Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, and Criminal and Civil Appellate practice. He helps dentists in dental practice acqusitions and sales, employment matters, contracts, and any other matter in which a dentist may need a lawyer.Rob is an Arkansas native and practices in Little Rock. Prior to coming back to Arkansas, Rob spent almost five years in Chicago where his wife attended dental school. After assisting his wife in establishing her practice, Rob began offering the same services to Arkansas dentists in need of a lawyer.Rob is active in his community in a number of ways. Rob is a Little Rock City Commissioner holding a seat on the Little Rock Historic Distric Commission, a board member on the Pulaski County Bar Associaion Board, a member of the Vestry at St. Marks Episcopal Chucrh, and a board member for St. Marks Day School.
As managing member of the Paul Byrd Law Firm, PLLC, Paul Byrd brings 25 years of litigation experience to his clients in Little Rock, Arkansas. His law firm represents personal injury and product liability cases, and he is particularly successful in getting injured clients the justice they deserve when it comes to tire failure and vehicle safety. Mr. Byrds reputation for the aggressive defense of injured people and their families resulted in his being featured on a Dateline NBC documentary, as well as the front page of The Wall Street Journal, for his case against Cooper Tire & Rubber Company.Mr. Byrd graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1985 and set up private practice in 1988, after gaining experience serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Tom F. Digby. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Arkansas, and has also litigated vehicle safety cases in Arizona, California, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.His professionalism and compassion for the rights of injured people have given Mr. Byrd the opportunity to serve in leadership positions for various associations, including president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. Currently, he is a member of the American Association for Justices board of governors, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum of The Top Trial Lawyers In America.Mr. Byrd is also a recipient of the Roxanne Wilson Advocacy Award and co-recipient of the Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. His peers have given him the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
415 North McKinley Street, Suite 210,, Little Rock AR 72205
Tylar C.M. Tapp, III
The founder of the Tapp Law Firm, Tylar C. M. Tapp III has represented his clients throughout the state of Arkansas for over 20 years. From the firms office in Hot Springs, he divides his legal practice among the areas of divorce and other family law matters, criminal defense, including driving under the influence, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, civil dispute resolution and litigation, and residential and commercial real estate transactions.Mr. Tapp pursued his undergraduate education at the University of North Texas, receiving a Bachelor of Science in economics cum laude in 1994 and making the Deans List on several occasions. He then enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1998. Admitted to practice before all Arkansas and Colorado state courts, Mr. Tapp is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.Throughout his career, Mr. Tapp has been recognized for his legal acumen and dedication to his clients. He received the Readers Choice award as the Best Attorney in 2014 and 2015 from the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record. Mr. Tapp has also been awarded an Excellent peer review rating through Avvo and a Notable peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. In order to stay abreast of current developments in his fields of practice, Mr. Tapp is an active participant in several legal organizations. His memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Arkansas Bar Association.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Robert L. "Bobby"" Coleman"
Robert L. Bobby Coleman is a partner at Reid, Burge, Prevallet & Coleman, located in Blytheville, Arkansas. A highly regarded civil trial attorney, he provides representation to people and businesses throughout the Mississippi County area. A large portion of Mr. Colemans practice encompasses personal injury and wrongful death litigation, in which he assists clients who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has been involved in in this regard have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, defective products and medical malpractice.Mr. Coleman also has experience in general civil litigation including breach of contracts and other commercial disputes, and he has provided representation to defendants as well as plaintiffs in these types of lawsuits. In addition, he has assisted clients in a variety of family law matters stemming from the end of a marriage, including child custody and visitation, the division of complex assets and debts, and alimony and child support. Mr. Coleman also provides advice to business owners regarding the preparation and review of contracts. His successful track record in all of these endeavors has led to his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Coleman has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.Mr. Coleman majored in political science at the University of Arkansas and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1977. Remaining in Fayetteville, he pursued his legal education at the University of Arkansas School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1980. Admitted to practice in Arkansas, Mr. Coleman is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and the Supreme Court of the United States.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
417 North Broadway, PO Box 107,, Blytheville AR 72316