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One Dead, Two Injured in Sharp County Head-On Collision

On Friday, April 9, 2021, two vehicles collided on North Main Street in Cave City, Arkansas, just after 9 p.m. Brian Day, 67, of Jonesboro, was driving northbound when he crossed the center line and crashed into another vehicle headed south.

According to the Arkansas State Police report, Day’s Mitsubishi Endeavor hit a Toyota Corolla head-on. Sandra Day, a passenger in Day’s car, and Sarah Estes, a passenger in the Corolla, were taken to UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock for their injuries. Tragically, Brian Day was killed in the crash.

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Two Killed, Three Injured in Crash Involving Semi on Highway 67

On March 16, 2021, Phyllis A. Kerr, 70, of North Little Rock, and her passenger, Clayton A. Meharg, 97, of Letona, died after colliding with a semi-truck in a multi-vehicle accident.

Arkansas State Police reported the multi-vehicle accident, which occurred just after 8:50 a.m. on Highway 67 in Lonoke County. The inciting event involved a semi-truck that hit the rear end of Kerr’s Toyota Camry. Kerr’s vehicle was pushed into another vehicle, a Dodge, and the impact of that collision forced her car off the left side of the road.

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Winter Weather Causes Chain of Accidents on I-40

Unprecedented weather in the South also affected Little Rock and much of Arkansas in mid-February. 

On February 17th, snow, ice, and cold temps led to multiple accidents, shutting down I-40 east- and westbound for multiple hours. Arkansas State Police reported a 30-mile chain of accidents, starting with a single event at 9 a.m. The chain’s first event involved a state patrol vehicle and a jackknifed semi.

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8-Year-Old Boy Dies in Collision on Clay County Road 406

On February 2, 2021, four people were injured and one child died during a collision on Clay County Road 406. 

Thirty-eight-year-old Ervin Derrell Hill, of Jonesboro, was traveling west on Clay 406 when he lost control and crashed head-on into the vehicle of Mark Johnson, 54, of Rector. Later court documents show that Hill was “traveling at a high rate of speed” in his 2007 Buick Lucerne on the county road. Passing over a hill at high speeds caused the vehicle to become airborne, leading to the loss of control and collision. 

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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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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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