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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.

Fayetteville Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Fatal motor vehicle accident may be a result of street racing

Street racing is an illegal activity in the United States. Although it is incredibly dangerous and can result in serious injuries or death, many individuals still partake in the activity. Unfortunately, one man is dead and two other individuals are injured after a motor vehicle accident in Arkansas that was allegedly caused by street racing.

The accident report states that two Dodge Chargers were being driven at excessive speeds. At some point, the two vehicles struck one another. This resulted in both of the drivers losing control of their cars. The vehicles left the interstate and overturned.

1 dead, 2 injured after Arkansas motorcycle accident

A motorcycle ride can be a relaxing experience. However, motorcycles do not offer the same level of protection as a full-sized vehicle. Unfortunately, this can lead to serious injuries or fatalities when a motorcycle accident takes place with a vehicle. More often than not, the person in the vehicle suffers little to no injuries in the accident that they may have caused. This may be exactly what happened in a recent motorcycle accident that occurred near Pine Bluff.

On a recent Sunday in Arkansas, three motorcyclists were traveling on Interstate 530. Authorities say that it was at this time when a vehicle turned directly in front of them. This resulted in the death of one motorcyclist and injuries for the other two motorcyclists.

Arkansas among worst states for teen drivers, distracted driving

When teenagers get their licenses to drive, it can be scary for parents. It means that their babies are finally growing up. In addition, it also means that they'll be out on their own on Arkansas roads where a car accident, which could possibly be caused by distracted driving, could take the life of their teen.

In fact, car accidents are the leading cause of deaths among teenagers. Nationwide, it is suspected that there are more than 250 car accidents that claim the lives of teenagers every single month. Teenagers and young adults account for roughly 15 percent of the population, but approximately one-third of the costs of injuries in car accidents are attributed to those within the age range of 15 and 24.

Possible drunk driving accident claims life of Arkansas woman

When an Arkansas resident is killed in a car accident, they typically leave family members behind. These family members are probably struggling emotionally and maybe even financially following such a tragic death. The family will likely question how something like this could have occurred. Should alcohol be discovered as a factor, they may be angry and wish to pursue a lawsuit against the drunk driver. This is something that may have occurred in a possible drunk driving accident in Arkansas.

A 25-year-old Conway woman was recently killed following a motor vehicle accident in Arkansas. Apparently, she was traveling on Highway 64 when a vehicle from the opposite lane veered over into her lane. Both vehicles hit head-on. The driver of the other vehicle was a 54-year-old female, also of Conway.

Single motor vehicle accident claims life of driver, 3 passengers

No one wakes up one day and expects to be in a car accident. Unfortunately, accidents happen every day, though, and it is a risk that is taken when a person gets behind the wheel of a vehicle. In the worst possible cases, these accidents are fatal. Regrettably, a recent motor vehicle accident in Arkansas has claimed the lives of four people.

The accident involved a single car. A 20-year-old male was driving the car. After going up a hill, the car was sent airborne. The vehicle ended up directly striking a tree and splitting in half. The vehicle was allegedly traveling close to 100 miles per hour for the vehicle to catch air.

Arkansas truck accident involving logs kills 2, injures 19

A truck carrying logs recently overturned in Clinton, injuring nearly 20 people and killing two. Apparently, the truck's brakes failed, causing the driver to be unable to control the truck as it flew down a hill on U.S. 65 in Arkansas. The truck ended up flipping over on a bridge where over 24 construction workers were working, resulting in a double fatality truck accident.

When the truck flipped, the logs become dislodged. They then fell on top of many of the construction workers. Because of the type of the work they were doing on the bridge, the workers were unable to get out of the way. Numerous rebar rods made it more difficult for the recovery teams to get to the individuals who had been injured in the accident.

Arkansas motorcycle accident claims life of motorcyclist

Motorcycle accidents are often caused when the driver behind the wheel of a car is not paying close enough attention to his or her surroundings. Motorcycles are smaller than passenger cars and are a bit harder to see. When a motorcycle accident occurs, the injuries can be devastating and sometimes fatal.

Reportedly, a recent fatal accident occurred when a motorcyclist was turning right into an Arkansas bank. Unfortunately, his Kawasaki motorcycle collided with a Chevrolet vehicle. The Chevy vehicle was driven by a 50-year-old man who did not suffer any injuries in the accident. The motorcyclist was transported to an Arkansas hospital; however, he did not survive. It was not reported whether he was wearing a helmet.

Arkansas motor vehicle accident kills woman; driver on the loose

Although there are laws in place that make it illegal to leave the scene of an accident, this does not stop individuals from often fleeing the scene. Many Arkansas residents realize that hit-and-run accidents are some of the worst car accidents that could occur. One reason for this is because there is no one at the scene to provide assistance to the victim. Unfortunately, this is what happened in a recent motor vehicle accident in Arkansas.

A recent hit-and-run accident near Ashdown claimed the life of a woman. The 41-year-old victim may have been walking along Arkansas State Highway 32 just prior to 3 a.m. on a recent Wednesday morning. For unknown reasons, a vehicle struck her.

Vehicle merges onto highway the wrong way, causes car accident

The unexpected can happen at any time, especially when driving on a highway. From unforeseen obstacles to distracted drivers, there are a number of uncontrollable factors on the highway that can result in serious injury or possibly even death. Unfortunately, a recent car accident in Arkansas if proof of just that.

A head-on car accident recently occurred in Arkansas. The wreck occurred where Highways 23 and 16 intersect. Apparently, one vehicle merged onto the highway in the wrong direction, which resulted in the crash.

Arkansas motor vehicle accident kills deputy, suspect charged

When a car accident occurs in Arkansas and takes the life of another, it is not uncommon for the person at fault to be charged with murder or to face some form of criminal charges. However, just because one is facing criminal charges does not mean that he or she can't also be held liable in civil court for the possible negligent actions that caused the wreck. The families of the deceased or any injured individuals may file a civil claim. In March, a man from a neighboring state was charged in the death of a deputy sheriff who died in a motor vehicle accident earlier this year.

The deputy sheriff was transporting a 28-year-old man to a homeless shelter. For some reason during the drive, the man grabbed onto the vehicle's steering wheel. This resulted in the sheriff losing control and veering into oncoming traffic. The incident resulted in a car accident that involved three vehicles.

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