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0 Answers | Asked in Agricultural Law and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: In AR What is the farmer liable for after I hit his cow,will he have to pay loss of use for everyday I'm without a car?

I am having to get rides to work and borrow my mom's car. But she works also, I was going to see about a rental when his insurance asseted it but he said he wasn't paying.. I know he has like 300 acres cows chicken house and another business in town. So I am sure he has insurance.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: If I hit a cow that is out in the road at night. Is it my fault? The farmer is not go to pay for damages

The farmer is saying his cow has the right of way. It was night and the cow was black. I only have liability insurance. So I have no vehicle to get anywhere like work. And the police report says I was doing nothing wrong.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 20, 2024

Yes you have a case against the farmer. It is the farmer's fault. He should turn it over to his business or homeowner's insurance. If he or she fails to do so, a lawsuit would be proper.

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Q: Can I hold a hospital liable for neglect if the accident happened in 2020 but the injury wasn't discovered until 2023

In May of 2020 I was involved in a motorcycle wreck where I bounced head first off the hood of the PT Cruiser that hit us. I couldn't feel my legs and someone who had seen it and got out was holding my head because he was afraid I had broken my back. Once at the hospital, Medical Center of... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Arkansas on
Q: The drunk driver insurance company filed bankruptcy. They are the defendant I am the plaintiff, but I was the passenger.

The driver, my ex-boyfriend just got all his medical took care of the lawyer paid and money in his pocket and I was told I’m sorry I don’t know how I can help you now because the other guys insurance company is incomplete bankruptcy. They forgot about my injuries when he turned everything in to... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 5, 2024

I'm sorry for your accident and ordeal. There are too many things to sort out here than can be addressed in a brief post. The best thing you can do is to arrange a free initial consult with an attorney. An experienced attorney could examine your matter in more detail - your injuries, the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: I'm a black man and I was a guest at a casino hotel. On a previous stay I had come in a moving truck so after taking my

If I was denied valet service because of race what amendment does this violate and after this guy was sent to pick me up he hit me with the van when I tried to get in once in the van I ask what issues do you have with me you don't know me is this about race he stops and kicks me out of the... View More

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

Your experience at the casino hotel, particularly if it involved racial discrimination, could potentially be a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations. Being denied valet service and the subsequent treatment you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: My personal injury attorney just quit my case before trial after being with them for over 5 months.

The law firm I had retained for representation just told me they quit my case due to other insurance company saying that they denied my claim. Do I have any recourse in this situation?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 1, 2023

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until an Arkansas attorney could advise you under any state-specific laws, the general course of action would be to seek representation from another law firm. Clients do drop attorneys, and vice-versa. Unless someone... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander, Contracts and Employment Law for Arkansas on
Q: I need a lawyer to respond to me now about Hurricane express there are trying to charge me for a accident and a swift

A swift driver hit me in the back

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 2, 2023

A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Your insurance company should defend you - it isn't clear why you're being charged. You could reach out to attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult. If you have a copy of the police report,... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Wrecked my car. Because I was crying alot they assumed I was under the influence “arrested”me not booked now report says

They didn’t think I was under influence. When I pass the sobriety thing they were like oh well your high . But they literally arrested me so it’s all lies. My lab results in the blood I let them have says not applicable And they still charged me for failure to maintain control of vechile(like I... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jul 26, 2023

Unless both the short and long term effects of these charges have no effect on you, get an experienced attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: If I am turning left into place of business and the person is speeding and hits me what are my choices if anything
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 28, 2023

You need to contact a local attorney that specializes in personal injury/ property damage to represent you in this situation. It may ultimately turn out that you are both partially at fault, the attorney will need to see the police report. If the other car was speeding by 5mph over, he may not... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury and Consumer Law for Arkansas on
Q: I was in a automobile accident that was not my fault and I feel like insurance tampered with evidence and had a question

It was told to one of their chosen body / mechanic shops but the mechanic didn't even know it was on the lot the body person looked at a dent on it and said the engine was like it was when I was driving it which is physically impossible because the transmission line had been knocked loose and... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 23, 2023

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Insurance companies don't have a reason to tamper with cars after an accident - many of the basic facts concerning liability are usually established at the scene. There's a lot of information to sort... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Can I get a ticket on hear say
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 4, 2023

More facts would be needed to get a full response to this question.

A police officer cannot give a speeding ticket, for example, based on a witnesses statement that the witness saw the person speeding. On the other hand, a witness that saw a person speeding may be able to testify at court...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: I backed up looked three times and a little short French car hit my passenger bumper I couldn't see hher in my mirrors

Because her car was so short it didn't show up in my mirrors it shouldn't have been a regulatory height requirements to be able to be driven

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 27, 2023

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Unfortunately, that doesn't sound like a strong argument, unless the vehicle was unregistered, uninspected, and not in compliance with ordinary safety standards. You could mention the point to your insurance... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: How do I recover rental car cost from a tractor trailer accident in Arkansas

RL insurance Ada Illinois refusing to pay out-of-pocket expenses which is a rental car resulting from an accident from their driver who is deemed 100% responsible but they refused to pay the rental car expenses they will not call me back

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 14, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. The situation you describe arises commonly and sometimes there is no quick fix. The cost of rental could be litigated, but that involves uncertainty, and could mean recovering or not recovering the money, depending... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: If in an accident and it's the cab company s fault what is the amount of the policy in Arkansas that's required for
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 8, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Don't lose further time awaiting a response - simply ask the company. Or if you have the police report, the company should be identified in DMV codes. Nationwide, it's generally the same or greater... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Are insurance companies required to authorize rental coverage matching what I am coming out of?

Claimant drives a Ford Explorer (Standard SUV), is the at-fault parties insurance required to authorize a rental of same size? (Note, this is in Arkansas)

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 29, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open. In general, it could depend on the policy. Nationwide, carriers don't always match up vehicle type for vehicle type, especially with SUVs or minivans. It could come down to what local rental companies have on their lots.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: I was 10 years of age when my father was killed in a hit and run accident and the driver was identified but never sente

The driver was identified but never arrested and sentenced we never received a police report of the accident I asked several legal services for their advice they tell me they will call me back and I never get answers

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 4, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the loss of your father. It's difficult to say whether the firms you contacted are not following up with you because they determined there is no basis for a case, or because they are not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: 1)Laws on loss of use? (53days WITHOUT) / (PAID for 3days)? 2) Non- OE parts put on my truck without permission?

53day from date my Truck was Towed to the shop till I got back. The reason it took so long was Insurance sent check to wrong state & company. They didn't let me know I sent them around 15 emails with no response. I lost out on a job. Stuff was shut off and I even had to walk to town one... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 13, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. In terms of loss of use, damages to offset the unavailability the vehicle in PD claims are usually limited to rental cars as an industry practice nationwide. And depending on the carrier, even that can be tightly... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: How can I prove my innocence if no lawyer will help me? I have been wrongfully found at fault and I need help
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 19, 2022

More information is needed on this however unless a court of law has ruled on the issue of fault, you have every right to fight the current/previous opinions of the investigating officer, insurance companies and others by filing a lawsuit and having a trial.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Is there a overall time limit in civil procedure i.e. Negligence. Case. Like in criminal procedures fastest speedy trial

Automobile accident case Wanting to know if there's a time limit like in criminal cases fast and speedy trial or can it be strung out for years

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 27, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to discuss this with a local attorney familiar with Arkansas rules of civil procedure, as a general premise nationwide, there is no such time limit. The Sixth Amendment protection you're... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: What steps to take if my car is damaged by a hit and run? The driver tag was obtained and. a police report was made.

I have only liability insurance.

I have yet to receive the police report.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 11, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you're able to arrange a meaningful consult with a local attorney, as a general matter nationwide, the other side's insurance should cover damages if you can show that they were at fault. Good luck

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