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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

Pedestrian killed in Arkansas DUI accident

Most Arkansas drivers who are arrested for driving under the influence recognize their mistake and make sure they never drive drunk again. Some people, however, continue to get behind the wheel after drinking despite prior charges. Eventually, those people's luck may run out, and they cause a DUI accident that kills or seriously injures innocent people.

Police in one Arkansas city recently responded to a pedestrian vs. car accident where they found the victim barely alive. Despite the efforts of medical personnel, he failed to survive his injuries. The driver of the car smelled of alcohol and told police that earlier he consumed a couple of beers.

Technology has increased the number of distracted driving crashes

As long as there have been automobiles, there have been distracted drivers responsible for numerous accidents. Those numbers began to increase with the advent of new technology, including cell phones and other hand-held devices. Now, distracted driving is one of the top causes of car accidents here in Arkansas and around the country.

Cell phones and tablets allow people to check their emails, watch television and browse the Internet. In addition, texting has taken the place of many phone conversations. Undoubtedly, there are advantages to these technologies, but they can just as easily spell disaster if used while driving.

Did a wet roadway contribute to a fatal car accident?

The weather can have a significant effect on the state's roadways. Many of the car accident deaths and injuries that occur each year are the result of weather-related crashes. If Arkansas residents fail to adjust their driving to accommodate the changes in the road brought on by rain, snow or other adverse weather events, the consequences could be disastrous.

Recently, a 36-year-old driver traveling south on the highway lost control of his vehicle, crossed through the center turn lane and crashed into another vehicle in the oncoming lane at approximately 2:37 a.m. on a recent Wednesday. Preliminary reports noted that the roadway was wet at the time of the crash. Investigators with the Arkansas State Police have yet to confirm whether the condition of the highway contributed to the crash.

More details regarding deadly car accident released

In the aftermath of an accident, officials do not always release all of the pertinent details. For example, the Arkansas State Police initially only reported that one person died and no one else was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on the last Sunday in July. A couple of days later, however, it was reported that three other people suffered injuries in the deadly car accident.

As per usual, on the day of the accident, troopers with the Arkansas State Police conducted a preliminary investigation. It was determined that a 15-year-old boy was driving a vehicle westbound on AR Highway 14. For some reason, the vehicle veered into the oncoming lane of traffic and collided with an SUV in the eastbound lane.

3 men dead after single motor vehicle accident

Certain factors are considered during crash investigations, including the weather, possible driver impairment and distraction. Figuring out which one or more of these factors led to a particular motor vehicle accident can become more complicated when all of the occupants fail to survive. In some cases, Arkansas police may never discover the key factor that initiated the crash.

Sometime after 8 p.m. on a Saturday, the Arkansas State Police received a call that a crash occurred at the intersection of Arkansas Highway 355 and U.S. Highway 278. When they arrived at the scene, they discovered that only a single vehicle was involved. The evidence at the scene suggests that the driver somehow failed to maintain control of the vehicle.

Both drivers dead after truck accident on SH-72

Some Arkansas residents would say that a passenger car stands almost no chance against the weight and size of a tractor trailer in an accident. In many cases, the truck driver will walk away from a truck accident without suffering any injuries while the occupants of the passenger car suffer serious to fatal injuries. However, in some crashes, no one walks away at all.

Neither driver survived a recent crash between a car and a semi-truck. The two vehicles were traveling east on State Highway 72. The Arkansas State Police say that the 18-wheeler slammed into the back of the car for an unspecified reason. The impact sent the car spinning out of control and off the highway, where it flipped. The 34-year-old woman was thrown out of the car and ultimately died from the injuries she suffered.

Pedestrian vs. car accident sends 7-year-old to hospital

Many of Arkansas's drivers pay attention to the actions of other drivers to give them an indication of what may be ahead. For instance, if a lane of vehicles is stopped at a crosswalk, prudent drivers slow or even come to a stop to ensure that a pedestrian is not in harm's way. Unfortunately, some drivers fail to heed the warning signs and end up causing a pedestrian vs. car accident.

Recently, a 7-year-old boy ended up being hit by a vehicle. He was crossing the street with his two older siblings on a recent Wednesday at about 7 p.m. One lane of traffic came to a stop to allow the three to cross. Unfortunately, traffic in the other lane continued to move.

Cause of car accident involving church van still unknown

When Arkansas parents entrust the care of their children to someone else, they expect them to return home safe and unharmed. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Children can be among the victims who suffer car accident injuries while in the care of someone other than a parent.

Troopers with the Arkansas State Police responded to the scene of an accident on a recent Monday. When they arrived, they discovered that a van, apparently owned by a church, towing a trailer had left the road and flipped over. The van had been traveling on Highway 65 and was carrying seven children.

Woman dies in motor vehicle accident on State Hwy 1

Passing by using the oncoming lane of travel can be dangerous under the best of circumstances. Even when drivers believe that passing is safe, that may not actually be the case. A recent motor vehicle accident on Arkansas State Highway 1 began when a driver attempted to pass a vehicle in front of it.

The vehicle was heading northbound on the highway, occupied by two people. When the driver first pulled out of the northbound lane into the southbound lane, he did not see a truck that was coming right at his vehicle. The driver began to pass and, in the last moment, swerved back into his lane to avoid the big rig.

Passenger killed, drivers injured in motor vehicle accident

The deafening boom of two vehicles colliding shattered the relative quiet of a recent Sunday morning. Troopers with the Arkansas State Police were dispatched to the scene and discovered that the passenger vehicles had crashed into each other head on. Determining how this motor vehicle accident occurred was the second priority of troopers, since the first order of business was to help the injured occupants. 

The drivers of the two vehicles suffered unknown injuries for which they were transported to a hospital in the area for treatment. Their current conditions were not reported. The passenger in the vehicle that was originally heading eastbound on Highway 12 was trapped in the wreckage.

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