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Who Is Liable In a Truck Accident?

Large-truck crashes that involve passenger vehicles are increasingly common in the United States, and Arkansas is no exception.

The number of commercial trucks involved in fatal collisions has increased 42 percent since 2009, according to recent data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and the majority of those killed were passenger vehicle occupants.

A 2014 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that large-truck accidents accounted for more than 11 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in Arkansas.

Semi-truck crashes—including those involving logging trucks—are common in the greater Little Rock area due to the interchange of major interstates and the heavy commercial traffic that use these highways.

Recovering compensation for injuries suffered in a crash with a semi, log truck or other large commercial truck can be difficult because multiple parties—including the truck driver and trucking company—may be liable.

If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a collision with a large truck, the Little Rock truck accident lawyers at the Minton Law Firm are ready to help.

Please call us today at 501-794-0001 for a free consultation or contact us online to tell us your story now.

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Arkansas?

A loved one’s wrongful death can leave survivors facing unexpected emotional and financial losses. A successful wrongful death lawsuit can help eligible survivors secure the compensation they need to cope with certain expenses and other damages.

Pursuing a wrongful death claim in Arkansas can be complicated, however, because only the representative of the deceased’s estate can file a wrongful death case.

If a loved one died due to another’s negligence, the Little Rock wrongful death attorneys at the Minton Law Firm are here to help.

Our compassionate, experienced lawyers can take the lead on your case and guide you through the process so you and your family can focus on grieving and moving forward with your lives.

Please call us today at 501-794-0001 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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The Risks and Rewards of Arkansas’ Trucking Industry

Recognized as a national freight industry leader, Arkansas has an extensive freight transportation system that includes highways, railways, waterways, air cargo, and pipelines.

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These systems support Arkansas’ freight‐related industries across a number of different sectors, providing connectivity to the rest of the state and the country.

Arkansas’ trucking industry is the backbone of the freight transportation system; it affects the everyday lives of Arkansans, from transporting goods to creating hundreds of thousands of jobs.

However, this great responsibility comes with great risk.

Freight truck accidents occur every day, injuring and killing hundreds of people annually. Arkansas is among 14 states that suffer an unusually high rate of tractor-trailer accidents: more than 14 percent of all roadway fatalities in Arkansas involved a large commercial vehicle in 2015.

Because Arkansas relies on its freight economy, it’s important to understand both the rewards and risks of our state’s trucking industry.

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Most Dangerous Roads, Intersections

Some intersections and roads seem to be more prone to accidents than others. When roads or highways experience higher traffic or are poorly designed, they may see more fatal crashes and motor vehicle accidents than most.

For those who live in the Little Rock area, it’s important to know which intersections and stretches of road are most risky.

Here, the team of attorneys at Minton Law examines the most dangerous roads and intersections in Little Rock and the rest of Arkansas.

If you or a loved one is the victim of a motor vehicle accident in these areas or anywhere else, you may be able to seek compensation. Call Minton Law at (501) 794-0001 for a free consultation with our car accident lawyers in Little Rock.

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Factors in Arkansas Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-truck accidents are an unfortunate and relatively frequent occurrence in the Benton and Little Rock thanks in part to Benton’s location along with Interstate 30 and Little Rock’s position amid a network of bypassing interstates and state highways, all of which bear heavy commercial truck traffic.

Because Arkansas relies on its freight economy, it’s important to understand both the rewards and risks of our state’s trucking industry.

The Little Rock truck accident lawyers at the Minton Law Firm understand the costly, life-changing injuries often caused by tractor-trailer accidents.

Our attorneys also understand that initial insurance company settlement offers are rarely adequate to cover medical expenses and other damages. That’s why we’re dedicated to fighting on behalf of truck accident victims and their families.

If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in an accident involving a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle, please call us at 501-794-0001 for a free consultation to help you understand your legal options. You can also contact us online to tell us your story now.

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Elements of Product Liability Cases

As consumers, we want to know that the products we use every day are safe and to trust that these products will not cause us harm when used as directed.

Unfortunately, defective products sometimes reach the market and can cause injuries or death to innocent people even when they are used correctly.

When an unreasonably dangerous product causes harm, the injured party may be able to pursue compensation for damages through a product liability lawsuit.

If you live in Arkansas and believe a defective product led to your injuries or the death of a loved one, the Little Rock injury attorneys at the Minton Law Firm are here to help.

Please call us at 501-794-0001 or contact us online to tell us your story now. We offer free consultations to help you understand your options, and we don’t charge for our services unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

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Arkansas Traffic Crashes and Modified Comparative Fault

If you were hurt in an Arkansas motor vehicle crash in which multiple drivers may share liability, it’s important to understand the state’s rules regarding what is known as “modified comparative fault.”

One of the most important steps you can take if you suffered injuries in a crash that was caused by another driver’s negligence—or in which multiple drivers may be at fault—is to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Led by former insurance adjuster Justin Minton, the Little Rock attorneys at the Minton Law Firm have extensive experience helping injury victims recover the financial security they need to cope with medical expenses and other damages.

Please call us today at 501-794-0001 to schedule your free consultation or contact us online to tell us your story now.

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How To Deal With with Insurance Companies After a Crash

After a traffic accident, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is dealing with your insurance company or the insurance providers of other involved drivers. But after reporting the crash and receiving medical treatment, you’ll have to confront filing an insurance claim.

Understanding what to say—and what not to say—to insurance providers after a wreck is important to ensure that you can pursue full compensation for your injuries and other damages.

As a former insurance adjuster, Little Rock personal injury lawyer Justin Minton understands the tactics insurance companies use to limit or deny injury victims’ claims.

If you were hurt in a crash in the greater Little Rock or Benton areas, the experienced accident attorneys at the Minton Law Firm are here to help. Please call us today at 501-794-0001 or contact us online to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation.

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