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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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Motor vehicle accident on U.S. 70 sends 8 to hospital, 1 dead

Driving is an enormous responsibility. Every decision an Arkansas driver makes -- or fails to make -- potentially affects his or her passengers and everyone else on or near the road. Neglecting the duties and responsibilities with which a driver is entrusted can result in a motor vehicle accident.

Shortly after midnight on a recent, rainy Saturday, troopers with the Arkansas State Police received a report regarding an accident involving two vehicles on U.S. Highway 70. The preliminary report revealed that the two vehicles were heading in opposite directions on the highway. For some unknown reason, the westbound vehicle veered into the opposite lane of travel and collided with the eastbound vehicle.

Understanding negligence in an Arkansas car accident

Every Arkansas driver owes a duty to the passengers in his or her vehicle, along with everyone else on the roadways, to drive safely. When a driver fails to live up to this duty, a car accident could be the result causing serious injury or death to the other occupants of the vehicle or someone else involved. Numerous negligent acts can constitute a breach of a driver's duty to safely operate a motor vehicle. For example, driving under the influence and distracted driving are two of the most common reasons car accidents occur.

An individual who is seriously injured because of a driver's negligence can incur a substantial amount of damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If a family loses a loved one to someone's negligence, they too can incur significant financial losses. Under these circumstances, filing a personal injury claim or wrongful death action, as appropriate, could provide a victim -- or the family of a victim -- with restitution for those losses if negligence is established to the court's satisfaction.

1 passenger suffers critical injuries in bus vs. car accident

A relatively minor mistake while driving at high speeds can be disastrous. Arkansas drivers who are speeding may believe they are in control of their vehicles, but the consequences of this overconfidence can be serious or even deadly. Many of these drivers seem surprised when they become involved in a car accident.

Speed is the suspected cause of a recent crash involving a school bus and a passenger car. Preliminary reports indicate that the car and bus were heading in opposite directions on a two-lane road. The car was speeding, crossed into the opposite lane of travel and slammed head-on into the oncoming bus.

What factors contributed to fatal motor vehicle accident?

In the first hours after an accident, it can be difficult for authorities to determine exactly what happened. Further inquiry is often needed to complete an investigation. This appears to be the case in a recent fatal motor vehicle accident on Highway 65 here in Arkansas.

The Arkansas State Police were called to the scene shortly after 9:45 a.m. Upon arrival, they found two vehicles that collided head-on. The preliminary investigation revealed that a northbound passenger car veered into the southbound lane into the path of another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle, a pickup truck, did not have enough time to avoid the collision.

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.

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