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0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: If u have a yr suspended sentence will you go to jail for failure to yield and causing a car accident after paying fine?

My friend is under a 1 yr suspended sentence for getting caught without car insurance last July. He recently got in a car accident for failure to yield. He didn’t cause any injuries and doesn’t believe he was completely at fault but there’s no cameras or evidence of who is at fault. He paid... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: My daughter was in a car accident with a friend while at her ex step dad's they got a lawyer without my consent

My ex and his wife have gotten a lawyer and have taken her to doctors without my consent or knowing, there lawyer hasn't asked nor called me nor has the insurance company they ha e no legal rights to her as I'm her mother and he isn't her bio dad nor step dad I don't know what... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 8, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your daughter's accident. I hope she is okay. There are a number of issues here, some relating to family law. I can only speak for the issues involving personal injury law.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: My husband was in a wreck around 20 years ago. He was represented by an attorney and received a cash settlement for his

Injuries but now 20 years later, the injuries are proving to be even more of a problem. Causing him pain, Dr bills and missed days from work (he has a very active job). Is it possible to go back and see if more compensation is possible or not doable because of the previous settlement. Thank you..... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 22, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do in most accident cases. I'm sorry. Accident cases are generally concluded with a form called a release. In most instances, the release serves to prevent any further... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: If a case has been awarded 2 the defendant and the claimant is trying to renege on the payment by paying less or bankr
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 20, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear what happened here because part of your post might have gotten left off. It looks like you were the defendant in a civil claim where the tables turned and the original claimant was found... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: i was involved in a 15 mile police chase well i wrecked and i was wanting to no if the officer did the right thing

i wrecked while involved in a police chase well the officer didn’t bother to help my wife and kids that was in the truck was he supposed to detain me and then tend to them cause he didn’t and was he supposed to have my daughter turn the truck off… was the officer in the right to continue to... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Jan 27, 2022

Even if the officer violated laws that you’re complaining about it doesn’t help you in your criminal case.

Does that answer your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I was given a ticket when Involved In a car accident but cop put in box no accident involved is ticket valid
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 25, 2022

Yes, the ticket is still valid. It may go to credibility of the testifying officer but that omission, in itself, is not enough to make the ticket invalid.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: In a accident 2017, retained a lawyer, settled 2020, now, 1 medical turned me into a collection agency,
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 13, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. You will need to ask your attorney about this if you were represented on the case. It sounds like a medical provider may have had a lien or unresolved bills at the time your case was settled.

That...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Can I be penalized with a following too close infraction when I was hit by a vehicle that don’t stop on a red light

The vehicle that cause the accident don’t stop at a red traffic light driving from north to south and I was driving from west to east. I was the injured part

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 29, 2022

A local attorney must advise you because different jurisdictions can apply different doctrines for apportioning liability when multiple parties are to blame. But your question remains open for three weeks. From a textbook standpoint, the infraction against you could result in liability on your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Arkansas on
Q: Does interest "per annum" mean it's everyday?

The plaintiffs attorney is adding 10% interest every single day, causing my debt to double in just a couple years. Is this legal? Can he do that? He says that he legally can do this in AR

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 4, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In general usage, the term "per annum" means yearly or annually. But that doesn't reconcile with the 10% daily interest you also mention in the description.

It sounds like you are trying to...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: i was arrested for leaving the sceen of an accedent , DWI, and refusing a breathalizer. the officer never seen me drivin

my wife got in the drvers seat and drove on to our house, we live about 100 yards from where the accedent took place. do i need an attourny.

Degen Clow
Degen Clow answered on Dec 31, 2021

Yes, you need an attorney. Proving you were in control of the vehicle is an essential element of a DWI case. You should visit with a defense attorney about your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: If a car is stopped in the Middle Lane on the interstate for no reason at all other than being stalled out and I rear en

I rear-ended because it had no flashlights on it was at night time who's the blame

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 23, 2021

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In many jurisdictions, the operators of both vehicles could be found liable to some extent. The way the percentages were determined could depend on the speed of the moving car, road conditions, lighting... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: I was in a car accident. I wasn't in the wrong but I still got a citation

And we didn't exchange insurance information. They pulled her car and mines

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 10, 2021

An Arkansas attorney should advise here, but your post remains open for two weeks. At the very least, if you haven't already, you could consider a consult with a traffic ticket defense attorney.

There's a lot to sort out here - What was the citation for? Are there plausible...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Q: Is it unlawful for city workers to park a vehicle on the left side of the road on a highway and impede traffic?

This was on a bridge were the left lane shoulder was not wide enough to the vehicle to be completely out of the left lane. There is a large shoulder lane on the right side of the road. There were also no signs indicating workers were present. This cause traffic to come to a complete stop on the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 9, 2021

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter, something like that could possibly violate local vehicle and traffic/public safety regulations. But municipal vehicles also enjoy more leeway than ordinary vehicles in terms of performing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Can an insurance company refuse to pay for new parts on a vehicle that was not at fault in an accident?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 23, 2021

I am not an Arkansas attorney but most states state which parts must be new & /or o.e.m. and which may be Grade 1 used. However if they approved the build/estimate then they should pay it.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Hi can my gf sit in my lap and drive at the same time if we don't do anything?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 4, 2021

Don't do it; it's a very bad idea on many levels. An Arkansas attorney could tell you about the vehicle and traffic law(s) you'd violate, but your question remains open for two weeks. It sounds like you're a young driver, but you'd subject yourselves and others to danger,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Small Claims, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: What is Arkansas state law for auto accidents? My husband was rear-ended in my Camry by a Chevy pickup.

He gave a us a false name but the right phone number. We were staying in contact until I called his insurance to confirm he filed the claim. He did not. He is denying the whole thing. There were plenty of businesses around that hopefully caught it on surveillance. My Camry is totaled and my husband... Read more »

Paul Gerard Pfeifer
Paul Gerard Pfeifer answered on Dec 16, 2020

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: Is the accident report from the state police department the final investigation report?

Or is it different from the state investigation and how long does that all take, when i called the state police they said the final report is done and available for pick up at the state office so does that mean it's all completed and the final investigation to determine the at fault party and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 17, 2020

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a GENERAL matter in most jurisdictions, what you describe is usually the extent of an accident report. Drivers are given a chit at the scene and can pick up final reports in around ten days for a small fee,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: If a person leaves the scene of an accident but then returns, is it still a hit and run?

I was rear ended today by another vehicle, afterwords the driver left the scene and returned after police had shown up

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 3, 2020

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It could be a fact-intensive determination, looking at all the person's actions and in particular, how they reflect on their state of mind. It could also be the County DA or responding officer's call.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: My friend borrow my truck without owner permission and wrecked it no other vechile involved in wreck what to do

I let my friend borrow my truck without my husband permission his name is on the title not mine or im not on the insurance she got a ticket for no driver license and now she dont want to pay what to do

Don Spears
Don Spears answered on May 27, 2020

You should notify your insurance carrier to determine i the accident was covered.

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