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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

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.

DUI accident: Arkansas man gets 144 month prison sentence

On Oct. 15, 2013, a motorist drove up on a single-car crash in time to see an injured man fleeing the scene on foot and a woman lying motionless on the ground. After an intensive search, police located the Arkansas man. His apprehension resulted in him being charged with negligent homicide and fleeing the scene in connection with what police believed to have been a DUI accident.

After he fled, officers determined he was the owner of the truck and used his cell phone to contact his family members, who assisted police in locating him. The following day, he was located at the home of a family member. The ensuing investigation concluded that alcohol and drugs impaired the driver at the time of the crash.

Parents say birth injury caused by doctor negligence

Nearly every Arkansas parent knows that the birth of a child can be a stressful experience. Even if the thought is fleeting, the fear of the baby suffering a birth injury crosses the minds of many parents. For one set of parents from another state, that thought unfortunately became a reality.

On Dec. 11, 2007, the mother, who was a day over two weeks late, went to the hospital to have her baby. For 11 hours, hospital staff gave her increasingly larger doses of labor-inducing medication. At hour 12, she was instructed to begin pushing, but court documents claim that the baby's head was not in the right position. As a result, the baby's heart rate dropped to only 60 beats per minute for more than five minutes.

Civil actions in accidents where drunk driving is suspected

When an individual makes the choice to drive after drinking, he or she puts the lives of everyone on the roadway in jeopardy. The victims of drunk driving accidents are at the mercy of that person's choice. Numerous people suffer serious injuries or die each year here in Arkansas and around the country in these types of accidents, which are completely preventable.

If you suffer serious injuries in a DUI accident, you may be able to receive an award of damages. Any financial restitution you receive could defray the costs of medical treatment -- both current and future -- that you may need in order to recover from your injuries, along with other damages such as lost income and pain and suffering. If you lose a loved one, a successful wrongful death claim could result in damages such as burial and funeral expenses.

Arkansas wrong-way car accident ends in death and injuries

Sometime before 7:45 p.m., dispatchers for the Arkansas State Police received a report of a vehicle traveling the wrong way on the southbound side of Interstate 49. Unfortunately, troopers were unable to reach the vehicle before it was involved in a car accident with one other vehicle. The wrong-way driver was killed, and the other driver was injured.

The preliminary investigation conducted by troopers with the Arkansas State Police determined that the 72-year-old driver somehow mistakenly entered the southbound lanes at Exit 81. As he traveled north on the wrong side of the interstate, the unsuspecting driver of another vehicle was traveling south on the interstate. He was unable to avoid colliding with the vehicle head on.

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