If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury, it is a traumatic event for the whole family. In addition to the physical pain and fear that complete recovery may not be possible, most people experience the financial stress that results from high medical costs and lost income. This is why this situation requires not only excellent medical care but first-rate legal representation. If you are located in northeastern Arkansas, do yourself a favor and contact the Law Offices of Bryce Cook. Our practice has a lead attorney with over a decade of experience and a track record of success in winning substantial damages for personal injury clients. Best of all, we will charge you absolutely no attorneys’ fees until we win you the damages you deserve.
Defining Personal Injury
In law, harm that comes to you as a result of someone else’s negligence is known as personal injury. This means that if another person does not behave as a normally responsible person would in the same circumstances, he or she is violating the “duty of care” that we all owe one another. Personal injury may involve taking a reckless action, such as driving while impaired, or not taking necessary action, like failing to repair a broken bannister. In either of the examples mentioned, a skilled personal injury attorney like Bryce Cook may be able to win the victim significant monetary damages to compensate for losses.
We Handle All Types of Personal Injury Cases
We are committed to taking over the legal and insurance aspects of your case so that you will have the time and peace of mind to recover. We are familiar with the awful array of injuries caused by negligence — including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), organ damage, spinal cord injuries, loss or vision or hearing, or even amputation. We also fight tirelessly for you if you have experienced the tragedy of losing a loved one to wrongful death.
While traffic accidents may be worse as a result of bad weather or poor road conditions, most roadway accidents are caused by negligent or reckless driving: speeding, making illegal turns, tailgating, impulsive lane changing, disobeying traffic lights or signs, distracted or impaired driving. As a matter of fact, it is quite common for several of the above factors to be present in a single accident. Whether you are injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, or pedestrian accident, the Law Offices of Bryce Cook are here to represent you in negotiations or, if necessary, in a court of law. We have the strong skill set needed to win you the compensation you deserve.
When you are injured because a property owner failed to keep his or her property safe, we may be able to file a successful lawsuit on your behalf for premises liability. Premises liability applies when a reasonable person would have kept property in a better state of repair than the site on which you were injured typically through slip and falls. Unmarked areas with slippery floors, toxic fumes, dangerously stacked shelves, dogs who are known to be aggressive — all of these may result in injuries to customers, visitors, clients or delivery personnel. All of these, depending on specific circumstances, may prompt winnable lawsuits
Companies that reduce safety measures in order to increase profits are guilty of product liability. If you are seriously injured by manufacturing defects in a car, a cosmetic, a toaster, an electric knife or any other consumer product, Bryce Cook can help you file a lawsuit against the offending company.
How the Law Offices of Bryce Cook Can Help
Whichever type of personal injury case you are pursuing, the Law Offices of Bryce Cook is well able to thoroughly examine police and/or medical reports, investigate to find data concerning a history of offenses by the party that harmed you, interview pertinent witnesses, and call expert witnesses to testify under oath to support your claims.
In Arkansas, our offices can sue for amounts large enough to cover:
- Medical and rehabilitative costs
- Lost income (present and future)
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of quality of life
If the responsible party behaved in a particularly egregious manner, for example with intent to harm, we may also be able to obtain punitive damages for you. Punitive damages are awarded both to punish the offender and to act as a deterrent to anyone contemplating similarly abhorrent behavior.
Modified Comparative Fault in Arkansas
Comparative fault is a legal principle that takes into account the possibility that both parties may be partially at fault, for example, if one person was speeding while injured by a drunk driver. Comparative fault assigns each party a percentage of fault, so if the injured person is found to be 20 percent responsible for her own injury when the court awards her damages, she will receive that amount minus 20 percent. If she is awarded $100,000, for instance, she will actually receive $80,000.
Because Arkansas is a modified comparative fault state, however, if the injured party is found to be more than 50 percent at fault, she will not receive any compensation at all, but don’t fret. We have well-honed strategies to convince the court that you are less than 50 percent responsible for the accident in which you were seriously hurt.
Contact Our Jonesboro Personal Injury Attorney
We know how overwhelmed you feel by the shock of your severe injury and the realization of how much your life will have to change, perhaps permanently, as a result. Call us as soon as you can so that you can feel the relief of being in safe, capable hands.
The Law Offices of Bryce Cook handles personal injury cases throughout Arkansas include the Craighead County Courthouse, Greene County Courthouse, Poinsett County Courthouse, Mississippi County Courthouse, Clay County Courthouse, Crittenden County Courthouse.