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Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury Lawyers

If you sustained an injury due to someone else’s negligent actions, contact the Powell & Rose Law Firm, PLLC immediately. You might be entitled to compensation for your medical treatment, out-of-pocket expenses, and other incurred costs. The at-fault party should accept financial responsibility for the harm they caused.

We know how much an unexpected accident can disrupt a person’s life. It’s a traumatic experience and leads to various challenges. You suddenly face doctor’s appointments, insurance claims, expensive medical bills, and confusing paperwork. It’s overwhelming to deal with by yourself. You should not have to go through this stressful ordeal alone.

A serious injury can negatively affect your daily routine. You might need to take time off from work to heal. If you can’t earn a living, you worry about your expenses and whether you can afford them. Some people suffer from disabilities because of their accident and require assistance performing basic tasks. Recovering can be an uphill battle, especially while pursuing legal action against the negligent party.

At the Powell & Rose Law Firm, PLLC, we believe in providing our clients with comprehensive and dependable legal services. We will treat you as a priority and remain by your side until the end. Our legal team understands the devastation of sustaining an injury in an accident that isn’t your fault. Someone else behaved carelessly and placed you in harm’s way. They should be liable for your injury and resulting losses.

Call the Powell & Rose Law Firm, PLLC at 479-222-6773 today to learn more about your available legal options. One of our personal injury lawyers in Fort Smith, AR, or Sallisaw, OK, can discuss your case with you during a free consultation and determine whether we can represent you.

Personal Injury Cases the Powell & Rose Law Firm, PLLC Takes

At the Powell & Rose Law Firm, PLLC, we have experience representing injured clients in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Our legal team will fight by your side for the justice and compensation you deserve. We will tirelessly work to meet your needs and try to reach your desired outcome.

We handle a range of personal injury cases, including:

Truck accidents

Commercial trucks are massive. They often lead to severe injuries and fatalities during collisions with small cars. According to statistics, large truck accidents caused 78,691 injuries in 2021. You could hold the truck driver or trucking company liable if their misconduct caused the crash.

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Medical malpractice

Healthcare professionals, such as surgeons, radiologists, nurses, and chiropractors, are supposed to provide quality services to their patients. An error in diagnosing or treating a medical condition can lead to an injury, worsening symptoms, and other complications. The Powell & Rose Law Firm, PLLC could represent you in your case against the at-fault medical provider or facility.

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Brain injuries

Physical and mental impairments can result from trauma to the brain. Brain injuries occur when the head or body suffers a violent blow or jolt. It can also happen if an object penetrates the skull and enters the brain. A car accident, serious fall, or another scenario causing damage to the brain can lead to this type of injury.

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Slip and Fall

A poorly maintained property creates hazards for visitors. The owner must keep their property safe for guests. If they don’t repair damage or place warning signs in dangerous areas, someone could fall and get hurt. The property owner becomes liable for injuries on their premises if their negligence caused the accident.

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Auto accidents

Human error commonly leads to car crashes. Distracted driving, speeding, and other careless conduct can injure the occupants in any vehicle involved in the collision. In 2020, 38,824 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.

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Wrongful death

A person’s or company’s negligence could result in someone’s death. Whether the cause is medical malpractice, a car crash, or a fatal brain injury, surviving family members can pursue legal action against the at-fault party. Compensation is available in a wrongful death claim that might compensate for the family members’ losses.

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At the Powell & Rose Law Firm, PLLC, we have experience representing injured clients in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Our legal team will fight by your side for the justice and compensation you deserve. We will tirelessly work to meet your needs and try to reach your desired outcome.

We handle a range of personal injury cases, including:

Common Causes of Injuries in Accidents

“Personal injury” covers various types of cases involving injury and death caused by someone’s negligence. A range of contributing factors can lead to an accident. If another person or a company is at fault for your injury, you could hold them responsible.

The most common causes of injuries in personal injury cases are below.

Auto Accidents

A car crash can injure one vehicle occupant or multiple people, including pedestrians and other non-motorists. Auto accidents often result from human error. Common examples of mistakes people make at the wheel that lead to collisions include:

  • Tailgating
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Driving under the influence
Medical Malpractice

Patients typically trust their medical providers to treat their illnesses and injuries without causing additional harm. However, medical errors can lead to serious complications. The most common types of medical malpractice include:

  • Surgical errors
  • Misinterpreting diagnostic results
  • Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose
  • Using unsterilized tools and instruments during procedures
Truck Accidents

Truck drivers must have special licensing to operate commercial trucks. These vehicles are difficult to maneuver through traffic and dangerous conditions. If truckers become distracted or don’t operate the truck correctly, they could lose control and crash. The most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Inadequate truck maintenance
  • Braking suddenly or improperly
  • Turning too quickly
Slip and Fall

When someone slips on a hazard, they could fall and get hurt. Property owners are supposed to promptly address problems on their properties by removing hazards, fixing defects, or providing adequate warnings to guests. Unfortunately, injuries can arise during a slip and fall due to dangerous conditions, such as:

  • Defective stairs
  • Wet floor
  • Loose rugs or carpeting
  • Missing handrails
Wrongful Death

Wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to someone else’s wrongful act, default, or neglect. Surviving family can pursue legal action against the at-fault party. The compensation they receive could cover various expenses, such as funeral costs and medical bills from the fatal injury.

Common scenarios that can cause a person’s wrongful death include:

  • Truck accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Auto accidents
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Common Injuries in Personal Injury Cases

Preventable injuries can range from minor to life-threatening. Some accident victims make full recoveries, while others suffer from long-term effects. Debilitating injuries could cause permanent damage and lead to physical or mental disability.

The most common types of injuries in accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Dislocated joints
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Whiplash
  • Sprained or twisted ankle
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Burn injury
  • Paralysis
  • Internal bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • Psychological or emotional trauma

At the Powell & Rose Law Firm, PLLC, our Farmington, AR, personal injury lawyers know the painful journey you face. Recovering after a devastating accident is overwhelming. You can count on us to remain by your side and help you fight for the justice you deserve.

Steps to Take After an Accident

You should start preparing for legal action immediately following an injury. Even if it’s minor, building a solid case to hold the at-fault party liable is necessary. You must have proof of what happened to secure the compensation you need to cover your expenses.

Once you leave the accident scene, seek treatment. The physician can examine you and determine the type of injury you sustained. They might recommend follow-up care with them or another healthcare professional. You must attend every appointment regularly. Whether you need surgery, physical therapy, overnight hospitalization, or X-rays, follow your doctor’s orders.

Maintaining records during your ongoing case is crucial. The documentation you receive could prove the injury you sustained and that someone else is at fault. Keep a copy of every record you receive, such as:

  • Health insurance claim forms
  • Physician bills, bank statements, receipts, out-of-pocket expense receipts, and other costs incurred from the accident
  • Lost wage reports
  • Letters from the insurance company
  • Physical therapy notes, diagnostic results, imaging tests, hospital records, and other medical documentation

You should also contact the Powell & Rose Law Firm, PLLC immediately after the incident. One of our Fort Smith, AR, personal injury lawyers can review your case and determine your available options. You won’t have to face the insurance company alone. We will file the claim and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. You should spend time focusing on healing while we handle the complex legal aspects of your case.

Compensation Available in Personal Injury Cases

You could file a claim or lawsuit to pursue compensation for your injury. The money you receive could compensate for various losses, such as:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Medical expenses
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Property damage

You might also be able to recover punitive damages if you pursue a lawsuit against the at-fault party. This form of compensation punishes the defendant for their misconduct. A jury might award punitive damages to you if you can provide clear and convincing evidence of one or both of these factors:

  • The defendant’s intent to cause an injury
  • The defendant knew or should have known that their actions would cause injury and participated in the conduct with reckless disregard for the consequences or malice

A lawyer can be an indispensable guide for you and your family after a serious injury. Get in touch with Powell & Rose Law Firm, PLLC for a free consultation. 479-222-6773

Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Lawsuits

You must follow a statute of limitations to sue someone for compensation. The statute of limitations in Arkansas allows three years to file a lawsuit in most personal injury cases. In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations allows two years from the date of accident. That means you must file your lawsuit within two or three years of the accident date, depending on your state.

However, medical malpractice cases differ slightly. You have only two years from the date of the injury to pursue a lawsuit in either state. Talk to your Powell & Rose Law Firm, PLLC lawyer to determine which statute of limitations period applies in your situation.

Contact Us

At the Powell & Rose Law Firm, PLLC, our personal injury lawyers in Farmington, AR, dedicate the necessary time and attention to every case we take. We believe in fighting for our injured clients and advocating for their rights. When you hire us, we will seek the maximum compensation possible and try to achieve your legal goals.

We have offices in four convenient locations:

  • Fort Smith, AR
  • Ozark, AR
  • Farmington, AR
  • Sallisaw, OK

If you sustained an injury in an accident due to someone else’s negligent conduct, call the Powell & Rose Law Firm, PLLC at 479-222-6773 for your free case evaluation.