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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Products Liability for Arkansas on
Q: Does this apply to motorcycles as well?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2018

What?

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Can someone help with insurance claim balance?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

Not clear what your situation is. If you have a claim and bills left, you need to see if you have "underinsured motorist coverage." Best thing to do, before you ink anything , is get a consult with a member of theArkasas Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Collections for Arkansas on
Q: can an insurance co trying to collect for what they paid in uninsured motorist policy suspend DL of person responsible

I was charged with no insurance in another persons vehicle due to an accident I was responsible for. The damaged vehicle was covered by their uninsured policy. Nationwide Insurance collection calls every theee months to say my DL will be suspended if I do not pay for damage. Is this possible?... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

In most states the answer is yes. Assuming you were responsible, you want to consider looking at the damage evaluation and figuring out a payment plan. Or you can consult a bankruptcy attorney but the interesting point is I've heard of cases where the debt is erased but because of the way the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Was it illegal for a state trooper to tow my vehicle by a company when I had a trailer ready to take it home?

It's was wrecked. No alcohol was involved. Nor Noone was injured.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2018

Not illegal--they are required to get it off the road. Tacky, lacking in public relations--possibly.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Is it against Arkansas law to leave a engine running car unattended ?
Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley answered on Apr 17, 2018

Yes. See 27-51-1306. Unattended motor vehicles.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: Is there a statute of limitation on finalizing an auto accident suit? Treatments ended after 6 months.

I retained a lawyer right away. I received treatments for whiplash and PTSD for 6 months. It has been almost 2 years since the accident that the other party's insurance agreed their client was at fault. I have done a lot of the footwork in gathering up the bills, etc. The young secretary/... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

First, set up an appointment for a face to face with him. Part of the problem may be that you finished treatment, the insurance is playing a waiting game--they figure it's a "closed end" case--you recovered, it's 6 months, they can see if he'll fold. Meet with him now. Find... Read more »

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Q: Can u still sue over a vehicle accident you signed off of if u were on pain meds at the time u signed

I didn't no there would be other injuries. I had 2 have an appendectomy. My car was totaled. I'm disabled. Other vehicle was at fault

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 21, 2018

Unlikely but worth your talking to a member of the Arkansas Justice Assn where it happened--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: i hit an off-road vehicle that had fell out of a truck operated by a driver under the influence. who is at fault? Thanks
Steven Pate Harrelson
Steven Pate Harrelson answered on Mar 13, 2018

Based on my limited knowledge of the facts, it appears that the person operating the vehicle that lost the ATV would be responsible. However, if you had a last clear opportunity to avoid the accident, you could be apportioned some percentage of fault.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: So one hit me one the job worker comp paid for medical bills which was small amount . Worker comp put a lien on

Its being a year since the injury. My law call worker comp and the lien people no response. No my lawyer like we can hit them with a 3one and get a little and the rest later. My questions if i do that do worker comp get a have of the fist amount? Do i pay the lawer with the first amount or... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2017

lawyer usually gets paid at each stage depending on the contract and if the stages are defineable. Suggest you sit down with your lawyer to figure out what is going on, face to face rather than over the phone.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: If Car A is using the max allowed distance for a center turn lane, and Car B noses into the lane much closer to an inte

ection, and Car A collides into a part of or back of Car B,

1) Is Car A within right to be overtaking Car B as it is part of a left turn maneuver

2) Besides poor speed differential judgement, which party is at fault for causing the collision (Keep note: Car A is coasting/ braking... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2017

Very difficult to tell from a verbal--you did a good job but tough to tell. You need to consult a member of the Ark Assn for Justice--they give free consults.Generally, the person who rear ends another is at fault or at least starts out by having to show the other company why they aren't at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Arkansas on
Q: i stopped at a stop sign until all was clear for me to turn. i was struck my a motorist going over twice the speed limit

the motorist had a brand new crotch rocket motorcycle and estimated speed was over 2 times the posted speed limit as he shot around the sharp curve and hit me. it is all on video as well and with many witnesses. he had no insurance and my car is broken. what should i do?

James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Nov 22, 2017

If you have insurance you can make a claim. If you do not want to do that you should seek a lawyer. Joe Denton is one of the best. 501.358.4999

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: My dog got hit no leash law am I responsible for repairs of the car? Lady was on her cell phone

We live in Arkansas there is no leash law for dogs a lady was speeding down our road on her cell phone with no shoes my dog was chasing a weenie dog across the street my husband went after him my dog was trotting back across the street when this lady plows into him my husband tried to flag her down... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 31, 2017

Turn it over to your insurance company. You are each partially at fault.She should have been looking and wasn't . You have a duty whatever animal it is to keep it off the roadway. Which means stop it from getting on the roadway in the first place.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I received a ticket in Arkansas misdomenor leaving scene of accident what are the penalties
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2017

Possible suspension--any leaving the scene case is worth getting a lawyer consultation from an attorney who handles violations in the court where it is headed.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Ok my car was recovered but the recovery agency didn't file the paperwork I think they said A1IC til yesterday and then

Then I was contacted by the police should I have to pay storage fees from three weeks ago???

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 7, 2017

If your car insurance has theft protection file a claim with them. You would need to start with regulations regarding holds on vehicles and exceptions you can ask for.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: if my husband drove my car without license an someone hit him. an i didn't know he was gone am i at fault.

will my car get fixed or do he get prosecuted

Steven Pate Harrelson
Steven Pate Harrelson answered on Apr 13, 2017

Liability will rest with the at-fault driver. That driver's insurance (assuming he has it) should cover your damages. If he/she does not have insurance, then your uninsured motorist policy should cover your damages. Whether your husband was an excluded driver could complicate a claim for... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: Do you have to have a rearview mirror in the center of your vehicle?
Steven Pate Harrelson
Steven Pate Harrelson answered on Mar 24, 2017

Yes. Ark. Code Ann. § 27-37-305(a) states that every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a rearview mirror.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: Can I get a ticket 2 months later after an accident. I found out my insurance had lapsed at the time of accident

The other party is threatening to have his cop buddies write me a ticket since they found out my insurance was lapsed and take me to court to pay his fees. I thought I had insurance. It was all on private property in a parking lot and no one got a ticket. He was cutting through the parking spaces... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 8, 2017

If he was on a lane you'd use to exit the lot he had the right of way and 500 for a full release may not be a bad deal.

Driving without insurance can mean your license could be suspended to get insurance, get a release for the 500 would be my advice. You can check with a member of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Tax Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: Must a veteran, in Arkansas, pay taxes on a used vehicle purchased due to the loss of a vehicle deemed totally lost?

This determination was made by his insurance company

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 28, 2016

Usually no as you are only getting back that which you already paid taxes on. Check with your state representative for starters--has nothing to do with veterans just that it's not "income" in most states. If you had sold the car that would be different--even there you'd be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: Can I negotiate a settlement with the other person's insurance company that I got into an accident with?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 22, 2016

You haven't said who is at fault. The p;roblem if you do is that usually you will say things that torpedo your case--either the fault issue or the extent of your injuries. You need to talk to a member of the Ark. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: What If the other person has an attorney and I decide to pay my ticket citation for failure to yield and not go to court
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 11, 2016

Not sure what you mean. If you mean will you be sued, looks like you might. If you don't have insurance worth at least getting a consult on the ticket from an attorney who handles tickets in the county where your ticket hearing would be.

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