How do you know who is at fault? Tough question, and a good one! In Arkansas you need to prove the person who caused the injury was negligent – meaning they failed to act with reasonable care.
The other elements that comprise a personal injury case in Arkansas is the proof that there was a duty owed to you by the person who caused your injury, that the other person(s) failed in that duty, that you suffered damages and their actions caused your injuries.
If you also were negligent and contributed to your injury, you may fall under Arkansas’s comparative negligence law. The state actually follows a modified comparative fault rule that states you cannot recover if you were more than 50% at fault. If liability is assessed at under that figure, your damages will be reduced accordingly. If there is more than one person involved in the accident that caused your injuries, each person may be apportioned liability for the total amount of damages.
Contact Arkansas Personal Injury Attorney
Little Rock personal injury lawyer, Michael Smith
and his partners have extensive experience dealing with personal injury cases, and have a top notch team of lawyers who are able to assist your from the moment you file your claim until the decision is rendered in your favor.