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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: I was in an accident and the officer gave me a criminal citation: failure to yield with injury. What is the punishment?

Fort smith PD issued the citation and said I need to appear at Fort Smith District Court.

Under the “offenses” box, the officer checked off “criminal” and not “traffic”.

Failure to yield with injury 27-51-601

Could I get jail time?

Don Spears
Don Spears answered on May 9, 2020

Generally they just fine you and order restitution. Your insurance company will pick up the claim but you must also file an sr 21 notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: I was traveling on the highway in Arkansas going 35mph when the car in front of me stopped suddenly stopped w/o warning.

I preceded to rear end him because of his abrupt stop, there was no reason for there to be a vehicle stopped in the middle of the highway without hazards on or some other indication as to this action, and there was nothing provoking him otherwise to do so. I was following at least 3 car lengths and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 6, 2019

I'm sorry about your accident. Unfortunately, in virtually any jurisdiction, fault is almost always attributed to the vehicle in the rear. Your insurance carrier will assign an attorney to you if the other vehicle's occupants were injured and they decide to sue. Your attorney would raise... Read more »

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Q: Can a truck carrying automobiles put flaggers or cones down when parked in a truck Stop parking lot to avoid accidents?
Michael J. Morse
Michael J. Morse answered on Nov 5, 2019

I don’t see why not. Seems like a good way to avoid an accident. Who is going to complain? Would have to check local ordinances but seems like it would be a best practice to avoid someone running into the truck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: I was in an accident I was not at fault I had to go to the doctor for my neck and my back I had to see a chiropractor

What type of settlement am I entitled to

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 3, 2019

An Arkansas attorney could answer you best, but your question remains open for a week. Your treatment with a chiropractor is but one factor that could be used to determine the value of your case. The liability examiner or attorney for the other driver's carrier would look at other factors as... Read more »

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Q: If a passenger causes the driver to lose control of vehicle and have a accident, should the driver receive a ticket

For careless and unattended driving?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

A tough case--I had one which we won but...it was difficult. However the driver should plead not guilty as they tried their best to keep going. However be advised that if the driver kept going and didn't pull to the side of the road the court may say that it's on the driver because they... Read more »

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Q: If someone clearly is the cause of an accident and has insurance, hits an uninsured person and causes injury and totals

their car, is the insured person that caused the accident still responsible for the injuries and totalled car of the uninsured person?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 16, 2019

Yes. The fact that the victim didn't have insurance does not absolve the driver who was at fault. However, depending on the jurisdiction, remedies of the victim could be limited if they did not carry insurance. Also, they could face penalties for driving uninsured. You would need to consult... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Arkansas on
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.

Paul Gerard Pfeifer
Paul Gerard Pfeifer answered on Jul 3, 2019

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.

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Q: daughter had suspended license,no permission, wrecked my truck, fled foot,no ins. Cop held it til caught, is that legal

Now I can't afford to get it out. Driver of other vehicle wasn't really injured but went to the hospital for dizziness.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 12, 2019

It's generally legal for them to hold the instrument of a crime, but how long is another question. A day or two is one thing--but long enough for it to be unaffordable to get out is a matter you should call the Arkansas Civil liberties Union about. However as long as you had insurance that... Read more »

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Q: A car was driving in front of me and stopped suddenly I tried avoid hitting the car but didn't is it completely my fault
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 11, 2018

Most likely the insurance will consider it so. Was there a reason for it stopping? If no reason you may have an argument that the person was "contributorily at fault," but you are supposed to leave enough room so that you can stop if there's a sudden emergency in front--a child or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: How can a roadway be a portion of a highway if a highway is within the boundary lines of a roadway?

Arkansas Code Annotated Title 27 Transportation Subtitle 4. Motor Vehicular Traffic Chapter 49 General Provisions Subchapter 1-- Title, Applicability, and Construction Generally

27-49-114. Definitions.

(23) "Roadway" means that portion of a highway improved, designed, or... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 8, 2018

Means the berm shouldn't be used for travel, the highway is. Thus "driving in lanes meant for travel" is the vehicular code perverse citation for didn't stay in lane of travel and went off the side of the road.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Wrongful Death for Arkansas on
Q: Being charged W/negligent homicide & DWI. State police report says .19 BAC and local police say .09 BAC only 1 test?????

no room

James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr answered on Oct 5, 2018

Get a lawyer right away. Probably don’t need to be putting a lot of info on the web.

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