No Arkansas personal injury lawyer can promise you a successful claim. The specific circumstances of each case will dictate how the claim develops. No one can promise you a specific monetary award, either through a settlement or a jury award. And if any lawyer or legal representative tells you otherwise, they are being unethical.
What Alan LeVar can do, however, is use his more than 17 years of experience as a personal injury lawyer to identify the common factors of most successful personal injury claims. This doesn’t guarantee anything, but it’s always crucial to understand the past if we are to grapple with the present and the future.
At The Law Offices of Alan LeVar, our team offers free initial consultations. We’ll be able to discuss your case and advise you on how to move forward. If a legal claim isn’t the right option, you can trust in Mr. LeVar’s demonstrated integrity to be honest with you about your chances.
If you’re an Arkansas resident and you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer with a proven track record of success, please call The Law Offices of Alan LeVar today at (888) 220-7068.
Legal Elements of Personal Injury Cases
Every personal injury claim must demonstrate four elements for it to be successful. The presence of these elements won’t guarantee a successful result, but if one is missing, that pretty much dooms the case.
Those elements are:
- Duty: Your personal injury lawyer must demonstrate that the person responsible for your injury had some duty to you. In car accident cases, that duty can be as simple as driving safely. But the precise nature of the duty owned to the victim is determined by the circumstances involved.
- Breach: Put simply, you have to show that the person you’re suing breached his or her duty in some way, perhaps by violating a law or rule of the road.
- Harm: At its most basic level, personal injury law is about compensating people who have suffered an injury, be it physical, financial or emotional. Your personal injury lawyer has to demonstrate that you suffered an injury and that it is significant.
- Connection: Your personal injury lawyer must establish a causal link between the action for which you are suing and the injury you suffered. For example, that will mean demonstrating that a driver violating the speed limit directly caused the injury you suffered in the ensuing car accident.
Our team will be able to evaluate your claim to determine if it possesses all of these elements.
Here is a helpful infographic explaining the process:Do I Have a Personal Injury Case (2)
Of course, even if all these elements exist, they won’t matter if you can’t prove they exist. Our personal injury lawyer is a skilled investigator and will use his years of experience to look into your case and demonstrate the presence of the listed factors.
However, there are some actions you can take that will help the long-term prospects of your case. These include:
- Seeking medical attention immediately, whether that means allowing EMTs to examine you at the scene of the accident or going to a doctor for a thorough examination.
- Documenting everything. Take pictures of the scene of the accident and get copies of the police reports and any medical records generated after the incident.
- Speaking to a personal injury lawyer immediately. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Arkansas is three years, but you shouldn’t wait to speak to our team about your case. It’s always easier to investigate when the accident is recent.
By following these recommendations you can go a long way toward protecting your interests.
If you live in Arkansas and you’re in need of a personal injury lawyer, please contact The Law Offices of Alan LeVar today for a free consultation.