Arkansas Car Accident Attorneys

Representing Injured Drivers in Claims & Lawsuits

At Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C., where our commitment to justice and unwavering support for our clients shapes our reputation, we help people across Arkansas through the challenges and uncertainties of car accident claims and lawsuits. Our award-winning team of attorneys can provide trusted legal counsel tailored to the unique circumstances of your case. We always make sure that you feel heard, and each step we take is taken deliberately based on your goals. With our client-centric approach and "you don't pay unless we win" policy, we help bring our reliable legal representation to more people who need legal counsel and moral support more than ever before.

We’re on a mission to secure justice and compensation for you. Call our Arkansas car accident lawyers at (888) 287-1046 and schedule a FREE case consultation.

Arkansas Car Accident Laws

In Arkansas, important laws that apply to car accidents are the state’s at-fault rule and modified comparative fault rule. The at-fault rule states that a driver who causes a car accident can be held liable for the damages suffered by other parties. The percentage of damages that they can owe will be equal to their percentage of liability for the accident. For example, a driver who is 90% liable for a car accident can be ordered to pay for 90% of the damages and losses experienced by the other driver (plaintiff). 

The modified comparative fault rule blocks drivers who cause or significantly contributed to the causation of a crash from pursuing damages, though. Specifically, a party with 50% or more liability will not be able to make a recovery from a defendant. This rule is one of the reasons why it is important to work with an attorney who can prove why your liability should remain low.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

The term car accident can be somewhat misleading because an “accident” involves implied inevitability as if the events leading up to these incidents were beyond control. However, the reality is that car accidents are nearly always the result of negligence, such as the negligent decisions of another driver who hit you. Drivers always have the choice to drive attentively and adhere to traffic laws; when they choose not to and someone gets hurt, it is only right to use legal action to hold them liable.

Common types of driver negligence that often cause car accidents in Arkansas are: 

  • Distracted driving: With the popularity of smartphones, more drivers are texting, calling, or using social media while driving, diverting their attention from the road. Other forms of distraction include talking to passengers, reading billboards, adjusting the GPS or radio, and more.
  • Driving under the influence: Alcohol and drugs significantly impair a driver's reaction times, decision-making abilities, and overall control of the vehicle. Despite strict laws, driving under the influence remains a common cause of car accidents in Arkansas, year after year.
  • Speeding: Exceeding speed limits or driving too fast for current conditions reduces a driver's ability to react to sudden changes in traffic or roadway conditions, leading to a higher risk of collisions.
  • Failure to adhere to traffic laws: Ignoring traffic signals, failing to yield right-of-way, improper lane changes, making unsafe left turns, and not adhering to stop signs are all examples of how neglecting basic traffic laws can cause life-changing car accidents.

Determining Liability for a Car Accident

To establish who is at fault for a car accident, as is required under Arkansas State’s at-fault rule, evidence and arguments should be gathered and analyzed to build a compelling case. Whether your car accident case can be resolved through settlement negotiations or courtroom litigation, our legal team will be ready by utilizing compelling evidence, wherever it can be found.

Types of evidence or testimony that could help establish liability in a car accident claim are:

  • Police reports: Police reports or documents often contain an officer's assessment of the accident scene, including details about the location, time, and date of the accident, statements from the drivers and witnesses, and any citations issued.
  • Photographic and video evidence: Photos and videos from the scene of the accident, including those taken by surveillance cameras, dash cams, or bystanders, can help establish liability. Photographic evidence offers visual proof of the damage, vehicle positions, road conditions, traffic signals, and other relevant factors at the time of the accident.
  • Eyewitness testimony: Other drivers and pedestrians who witnessed the accident firsthand can provide valuable insights into what happened. Witness accounts can help reconstruct the sequence of events leading up to the crash, offering perspectives that may not be immediately apparent from the physical evidence alone.
  • Expert testimony: Experts in fields such as accident reconstruction, automotive engineering, or medical professionals can provide specialized insights into how and why the accident occurred, as well as shed light on the severity of the plaintiff’s injuries. 

Common Injuries from Car Accidents

Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of accidental injuries and wrongful deaths in the United States, impacting thousands of lives each year. The nature and severity of these injuries can vary widely depending on factors such as the speed of the vehicles at impact and the type or angle of collision. Understanding the full extent of injuries suffered in a car accident is important to pursue the right amount of compensation for our clients, which is why we often collaborate with medical experts who can provide detailed insights into a client's injuries and disabilities.

Common injuries suffered by car accident survivors include:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lacerations and bruises
  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
  • Emotional trauma 

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. can help you with a wrongful death claim, too. You can depend on us to handle all legal steps and processes allowing you to grieve such a tragic loss.

What to Do After a Car Accident

After a car accident, taking the right steps can help both your well-being and the integrity of any car accident claim you file in the future.

Steps you should take after a car accident will typically include:

  1. Check for injuries: First, assess yourself and others for any injuries. Call 911 if someone has been hurt or if a vehicle has left debris on the road.
  2. Move to safety: If possible, move to a safe location away from traffic to prevent further accidents or injuries.
  3. Exchange information: Before you forget, collect names, contact information, driver's license numbers, insurance details, and vehicle registrations from all parties involved.
  4. Document the scene: Take photographs of the accident scene, including all vehicles involved, any visible damage, road conditions, traffic signs, and injuries.
  5. Seek medical attention: Visit a healthcare professional as soon as possible, even if you feel fine. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and a medical record will be important to build your claim.
  6. Consult a lawyer: Call (888) 287-1046 to talk to an Arkansas car accident attorney from Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C.. We can guide you through the claim process from start to finish, including making an initial report to your auto insurance provider.

Process for Filing a Car Accident Claim

Filing a car accident claim is a multistep process that requires careful attention to detail at every stage. Any mistake, no matter how minor it may seem, has the potential to jeopardize the legitimacy of your claim, or at least, add time between you and a successful recovery. Given the complexities involved, hiring an Arkansas car accident attorney from Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. should be one of your first decisions. Your experienced attorney can guide you through the process, ensuring that all steps are taken correctly and in a manner that best protects your interests, so you can feel confident about your case’s chances.

Compensation Available Through Arkansas Car Accident Claims

A car accident can cause steep financial damage and various types of harm. Beyond the immediate physical injuries, you may face a long road to recovery, which can include extensive medical treatments, an inability to work, and emotional trauma. The aftermath of a car accident can disrupt not only your financial stability but also your overall quality of life.

Recognizing the large and multifaceted impact of car accidents, Arkansas law allows you to pursue various types of compensation through a car accident claim or lawsuit. The purpose of the compensation is to “make you whole again” or return you to your financial state as it was before the accident.

The types of compensation that might be pursuable in an Arkansas car accident claim are:

  • Past and future medical treatment costs: Compensation can cover all medical expenses related to the accident, including emergency care, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any future medical treatments required for ongoing recovery.
  • Past and future lost wages: If the injuries suffered in the accident prevent you from working, compensation can include lost wages for the time already missed and potential future earnings lost due to the inability to return to work or to work at the same capacity as before.
  • Pain and suffering: This type of non-economic damage encompasses compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress you have endured as a result of the accident.
  • Lessened enjoyment of life due to disability: If the accident results in a disability that prevents you from engaging in activities you once enjoyed or significantly impacts your quality of life, compensation may be available to acknowledge these painful changes.

Fight for Your Recovery – Let Us Help Today

Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. and our Arkansas car accident lawyers take pride in our long history of success in representing clients in a variety of difficult injury claims, including many, many car accident cases. While past successes cannot guarantee future results, we believe our track record stands as proof of what we are capable of achieving for our clients. It reflects our commitment to justice, our meticulous approach to casework, and our unwavering dedication to doing what is right for the people who depend on us. Let our experience be your guide throughout your car accident claim, just as so many others have done before.

Want to talk with a car accident lawyer in Arkansas about a claim? Start by dialing (888) 287-1046 and scheduling a no-cost case evaluation.


  • “My husband was in a car accident, we called Aaron Sachs, and are very glad we did! First of all, they sent someone to our home to interview my husband, so he did not have to drive all the way to Springfield to their office while he was in pain.” - Former Client
  • “I was rear-ended by a non-insured driver. My car was totaled and I ended up having surgery on my shoulder. I was thrilled to get a settlement way larger than I could have dreamed.” - Former Client

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