Jonesboro Personal Injury Lawyer
Injured? Call Ford & Cook, PLC (870) 853-3621
After an accident, you may have questions. The added stress of wondering
where your next paycheck will come from or how you can support your family
can delay the healing the process and take your focus off of what matters
most. If you've been harmed due to someone else's misconduct or
negligence, you may be entitled to compensation to help you pay your hospital
bills, pay for the costs of property repairs, and keep your household
running smoothly, even when you are recovering.
Let a Jonesboro personal injury attorney help ease your pain and suffering.
Contact us today to speak with our legal team.
Seek the Representation You Need
Arkansas has unique laws and limits when filing your personal injury claim.
The statute of limitation for filing a civil lawsuit is three years from
the date of your alleged injury, making it important that you act quickly
to gather the facts of your case and contact an attorney. Our Jonesboro
Personal Injury Lawyer can start building a defense from the moment you
retain our services.
While it is important that you and your doctor keep detailed information
about your injuries, our firm can use our professional knowledge to gather
evidence and speak to witnesses to help get you the compensation that
you may deserve. Arkansas has no cap on the amount of damages that can
be awarded, which means that hiring an attorney who knows the laws is
important to getting you back on your feet.
If you've been injured due to any of the following, contact Ford &
Cook, PLC today:
What Types of Damages Are Available?
In all personal injury matters in Arkansas, compensatory damages and punitive
damages are available. Compensatory damages are intended to compensate
an injured individual for the losses they have incurred, while punitive
damages are intended to punish the wrong-doer for especially egregious,
Compensatory damages include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Potential future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Arkansas has no caps on damages in injury cases. Damage caps limit the
amount of compensation an injured person can receive.
What Does “Comparative Fault” Mean?
Arkansas is a modified comparative law state, meaning that a claimant can
still file a personal injury lawsuit even if he or she was partially to
blame for the incident that caused the injuries. Known as the “50
percent bar rule,” it prevents a plaintiff from recovering if the
court determines that the plaintiff’s own fault is 50% or greater.
What Happens if My Case Goes to Trial?
While many personal injury lawsuits are resolved through negotiations,
some do go to trial. At trial, each side will have an opportunity to present
their case before a judge or jury. The proceedings entail cross-examining
witnesses at the stand and presenting admissible evidence before the court.
Personal injury cases are subject to complex and state federal laws, which
is why the process itself can be intimidating for many. Lawyers who handle
these matters possess an extensive knowledge of state laws and understand
what it takes to obtain favorable outcomes for their clients.
Your Recovery is Important
When you've been injured, seek medical help. Your safety and healing
should be top priority. A doctor can not only help you medically, but
their reports act as the first step in building a strong claim. As soon
as you are able, contact our Jonesboro Personal Injury Lawyers to help
assist you with your case. We understand the laws and will work to speak
with insurance companies, government agencies and the at-fault party on
your behalf, letting you focus on recovery.
Call us at (870) 853-3621 when you need legal help for an injury.