Scotts Valley, CA asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Arkansas

Q: My brother was killed and they found the other driver at fault. The driver had no DL or insur - can they go to jail

What can our family do legally? The person said they didn't see him on his loud Harley, yet hit him on the passenger front side while making a left turn. This was in Arkansas where he lived with his wife and son.

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Paul Gerard Pfeifer
Paul Gerard Pfeifer
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: I would recommend you contact an Arkansas injury lawyer to discuss whether anything can be done in a civil claim. Regarding whether there is criminal liability for what occurred, I would need more information and also direct you to the prosecuting attorney in the County where the wreck occurred.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: you need to follow up with the DA's victim assistance coordinator.

On the civil side the family may have uninsured motorist coverage. If the car was owned by someone else than the driver there could be insurance on the owner.

Assuming the harley was after 1993 it would have a light on automatically.

No harm in getting a consult from a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Assn --they give free consults.

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