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At the Odom Law Firm, our Northwest Arkansas personal injury lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience representing area residents injured in accidents. From our Fayetteville law offices, established in 1982, we serve clients across the country. Whether you have been catastrophically injured in a truck accident or as a result of a defective product, we can help you hold the responsible party accountable and recover the compensation you deserve.

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2 die in motorcycle accident on U.S. 67 in Arkansas

All Arkansas drivers have a responsibility to safeguard their passengers. This is especially important for motorcycle drivers since their passengers are particularly vulnerable since they are exposed instead of in the cab of a vehicle. Riders and passengers often suffer more serious injuries and die more often in a motorcycle accident than people in other vehicles.

The Arkansas State Police were recently called to the scene of an accident on U.S. 67 involving a motorcycle. The crash occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on a Friday night. Reports indicate that the motorcycle was heading south on the highway, when its driver lost control on a curve. The motorcycle then left the roadway and slammed into a fence.

Arkansas man killed in motorcycle accident

Admittedly, it can be difficult to see motorcycles, primarily due to their size. A motorcycle accident can be particularly devastating for a rider since he or she is far less protected from hazards on the road than the occupants of other motor vehicles. This is just one of many reasons that Arkansas drivers need to remain vigilant as they drive, making sure they pay attention to their surroundings.

The vigilance needed in order to avoid an accident often comes with experience, and younger drivers may not yet appreciate that they are essentially operating a one to two ton deadly weapon. When an 18-year-old driver changed lanes into the path of a motorcycle, he may not have been paying sufficient attention to the road and the vehicles around him. The 59-year-old motorcycle rider did not have enough time to react and was unable to avoid hitting the teenager's car.

Car accident on U.S. Hwy 82 in Arkansas claims 2nd life

Troopers with the Arkansas State Police disclosed that the road was dry and the skies were clear on a recent Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 82. This information is essential to the investigation of a two-car accident that took place at approximately 6:25 a.m. that day. Both of the drivers involved in the crash are now deceased.

The preliminary report regarding the accident indicates that the two drivers were heading in opposite directions on the highway. As the two SUVs approached each other, the one headed eastbound apparently veered into the opposing lane of travel. The westbound SUV was unable to avoid the impending collision.

Motorcycle accident takes the life of Arkansas woman

A recurring theme in accidents involving a motorcycle is that another vehicle either turns or pulls out into the path of it. In these cases, the driver of the motorcycle has little or no time to prevent a collision. According to the information currently available from the Arkansas State Police, this may be what happened in a recent motorcycle accident.

A pickup truck and the motorcycle were heading in opposite directions. The driver of the pickup began making a left hand turn, and did so in front of the motorcycle. The 20-year-old driver was unable to avoid hitting the truck.

Arkansas woman dead after fatal motor vehicle accident

The same Arkansas county lost three of its residents in one week. The latest motor vehicle accident took place on U.S. Highway 49. Two vehicles were carrying six people who suffered a variety of injuries -- including one woman who suffered fatal injuries.

Troopers with the Arkansas State Police reported that around 3:40 p.m. one of the vehicles was heading north on the highway as the other was coming toward it in the southbound lane. At some point, the northbound vehicle attempted to make a left turn off the highway. Unfortunately for those involved, the turn was made into the path of the southbound vehicle.

A traumatic brain injury can alter the lives of the whole family

Thousands of people around the country -- including many here in Arkansas -- are involved in accidents each year. Being involved in an accident due to another person's negligence can lead to injuries that can have lifelong effects -- not only for the victim, but for his or her family as well. For example, if you suffer from a traumatic brain injury, your life and the life of your family could be altered forever.

You may not be able to work or participate in activities that you enjoyed prior to your injury. Adjusting to life with a debilitating injury can take a significant amount of time. Your family members are also trying to adjust to your new circumstances at the same time. The emotional toll can seem overwhelming at times as everyone struggles to find a new definition of normal.

Multi-truck accident leaves 1 dead and 2 others injured

Many tractor-trailer drivers travel at night when there is less traffic. However, driving at night presents its own dangers due to factors such as diminished visibility, fatigue and distraction. It is not yet known whether any of these factors contributed to a recent multi-truck accident on Interstate 49 in Arkansas.

Preliminary reports indicate that all four of the semi trucks involved were traveling north on the interstate. A truck traveling ahead of the other three veered into the median. As the driver attempted to get back onto the road, he over-corrected, and his truck flipped onto its side in the lanes of travel.

A surgical error can change a patient's life forever

When an Arkansas resident needs to have surgery, he or she is literally putting his or her life in the hands of a surgeon. When that amount of trust is violated by a surgical error, a person's life can be changed forever. If that happens, it may be possible to receive restitution through the filing of a medical malpractice claim.

Even under the best of circumstances, surgery comes with risks. Arguably, the greatest risk to any patient is when a surgeon fails to observe the accepted standards of care in his or her field. For example, when a surgical implement is negligently left inside a patient, it can cause a tremendous amount of damage that could cause permanent damage to one or more of your organs.

Arkansas car accident kills 3, including a minor child

Determining what caused an Arkansas accident may not always be simple. In many cases, numerous causes will need to be eliminated in order to come to the correct conclusion. For instance, exploring factors such as impairment, distraction and road conditions can help to find the cause. Once the circumstances that led to the car accident are discovered, a determination can be made regarding whether criminal charges or traffic citations are appropriate.

The Arkansas State Police are still attempting to determine the cause of a crash that killed three people -- one of which was a minor child. It is not known whether they all died at the scene or if any survived long enough to receive medical attention before succumbing to injuries suffered in the wreck. The preliminary reports regarding the accident indicate that a vehicle occupied by three people had been heading east on Interstate 40. At approximately 11:30 p.m., another vehicle traveling on the same stretch of interstate came upon the vehicle.

Did distracted driving or impairment cause accident on I-40?

Traveling on the interstates through Arkansas is a convenient way for drivers to get to their destinations more quickly than on city streets, back roads and smaller highways. However, driving at interstate speeds requires more concentration, and if a driver fails to pay attention to the surrounding traffic, the consequences could be deadly. Distracted driving and/or impairment are dangerous under any circumstances.

A report from the Arkansas State Police regarding a recent rear-end collision on Interstate 40 do not indicate whether the driver believed to be responsible was distracted or impaired at the time. The facts gathered so far indicate that a vehicle occupied by three people -- one of which was a child -- were traveling east on the roadway at approximately 11:39 p.m. The other vehicle involved in the crash came up behind that the unsuspecting vehicle and slammed into the back of it.

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