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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

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.

Car accident victim suffers what could be life-altering injuries

It often seems as though there is no rhyme or reason to the injuries people suffer in Arkansas car accidents. One individual can walk away unscathed while another person is critically injured. Those who suffer life-altering injuries may require ongoing medical care and other assistance depending on the situation.

Somewhere around 4:30 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, emergency dispatchers received a call regarding a two vehicle accident on Highway 62 East. Reportedly, someone was trapped in the wreckage of one of the vehicles. A rescue truck responded to the scene, along with two ambulances and the Arkansas State Police.

Weather may have contributed to fatal motor vehicle accident

When it rains, water can pool on the roadways, which can make driving hazardous. In inclement weather, Arkansas residents need to adjust their driving in order to accommodate the road conditions. A motor vehicle accident can occur when a driver fails to make the appropriate adjustments, which could leave those involved with serious or fatal injuries.

A 34-year-old woman and at least one passenger were traveling on Highway 65 northbound during a rainstorm. Preliminary reports from the Arkansas State Police indicate that at approximately 3:25 p.m., the vehicle lost traction and hydroplaned. The driver lost control of the car, which then began to rotate into the oncoming lane of travel.

Drug use and drunk driving suspected in fatal crash

Far too many people around the country drink alcohol and/or use drugs before getting behind the wheel of a car. In a state of diminished capacity, reaction times and decision-making abilities are compromised, which makes an impaired driver a danger to everyone on the road. For example, police in a central Arkansas city believe that both drug use and drunk driving could be responsible for the death of a motorcycle rider.

The only details released about the crash at this time are that a passenger car ran into a motorcycle. The 21-year-old man riding the motorcycle suffered severe injuries to which he succumbed at the scene. It is unknown whether the 30-year-old driver of the car suffered any injuries.

Another fatal motor vehicle accident on undivided highway

Head-on collisions happen on Arkansas highways regardless of whether there is a median between the lanes of travel. However, at least with a median, the vehicles on the other side of the highway may have some warning and might be able to get out of the way. On an undivided highway where the lanes of travel are only separated by a double yellow line, the window of opportunity to avoid a motor vehicle accident closes quickly.

Shortly after 7:00 p.m., a 63-year-old woman was traveling east on Arkansas 88, and she had no idea that another vehicle was about to cross into her path. For some reason, a 52-year-old female driver of a westbound car veered into the oncoming lane after crossing the center line. The woman most likely had no time to react, and the two vehicles collided head-on.

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