Personal Injury Law | Mostyn Prettyman, PLLC

Injury Law

Providing services for injury in worker’s compensation, negligence of others, and wrongful death.

Personal Injury Awards

We won’t let an opposing attorney or an insurance company try to rush you into a settlement that only really benefits their client or customer. We will make sure that you are fully compensated for medical costs, payment for past and future income loss, and for pain and suffering both past and future.

18 Wheeler Negligence

When you are involved in an accident with a massive 18-wheeler, you are almost always the one that suffers the most significant injury. Trucking accidents can be cause by violations of complex safety standards, overloading of loads, driver fatigue, substance abuse and/or speeding.  Do not trust the insurance company of the trucking company because they will want to settle quickly, and consult with an attorney ALWAYS before signing a settlement.  We can investigate the accident for you and properly assign fault where it is due.  We will aggressively get you the settlement that you deserve.

Boat Accidents

If you are injured by a negligent or intoxicated boater, it is extremely important that you contact an attorney before settling with an insurance company. The insurance company will want you to settle quickly for as small an amount as possible.  We can build a case for you and make sure that medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and any other damages are fully accounted for before settlement, and we will be prepared to aggressively litigate in court, if needed.

Car Wrecks

Car accidents can cause significant property loss, short and long term pain, medical expenses and lost income due to missed work. When someone else has been negligent in causing the accident, it is extremely important that you don’t settle with any insurance company until you speak with an attorney.  We can build a case for you and make sure that all damages are fully accounted before settlement, and we will be prepared to aggressively litigate in court, if needed.

Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle accidents can be extremely serious because the driver is extremely vulnerable to being directly hit. Drivers have a duty to watch out for motorcycles, just as much as they do for other cars.  When you have been injured or a loved one has died, it is extremely important that you don’t settle with any insurance company until you speak with an attorney.  We can build a case for you and make sure that all financial damages are fully accounted before settlement, and we will be prepared to aggressively litigate in court, if needed.

Nursing Home Abuses

Unfortunately, nursing home abuse does occur, and the elderly or disabled are among the most vulnerable of possible victims. Frequently, it occurs beyond closed doors, out of sight of loved ones who visit.  If you know of or suspect abuse of your elderly or disabled loved one, contact us. We can discuss the facts that you know and what is unknown to determine how to stop the abuse and hold the facility accountable, if it is in fact occurring.

Slips and Falls

If you have had a fall due to a hidden dangerous or unreasonable condition on another’s property, the owner of the property or the operator of a store is liable for damages. For example, the condition can be caused by a wet floor, bad flooring, bad lighting, objects on the floor, uncleared ice or snow, or uneven steps.  If the owner fails to maintain the property in a safe manner or creates an unsafe condition and the owner is aware of the condition, we can help.  As with any other personal injury, do not settle with an insurance company before you speak with an attorney because they will try to settle for as little as possible, depriving you of what you are rightfully owed.

Wrongful Death

When a loved one has wrongfully died as the result of a negligent or intentional act of another person or company, the surviving spouse, children, brothers and sisters or parents of the deceased loved one may be able to recover damages for the wrongful death. Damages can include loss of companionship, mental anguish, loss of expected income of the deceased loved one, medical care expenses for the deceased, loss of care provided by the deceased and funeral expenses.  When a loved one has died, it is extremely important that you don’t settle with any insurance company until you speak with an attorney.  We can build a case for you and make sure that all financial damages are fully accounted before settlement, and we will be prepared to aggressively litigate in court, if needed.

Survival Actions

Different than a wrongful death action, the executor or administrator of a deceased person’s estate may bring an action on behalf of the estate against a person or company who wrongfully caused the death. The proceeds from a survival action then will be distributed from the estate in the manner prescribed by the deceased person’s will or the laws of Arkansas, if no will exists.  This type of action can, therefore, eventually benefit persons who are not close relatives, but who the deceased person named in the will.

Property Damage

A person, company or corporation is liable for negligent or intentional acts that cause damage to your property. This can include damage to your vehicles, to your home, cutting down trees on your property, damage created by contractors and repairmen, just to name a few.  The damage can be created by trespassers on your land, as well.  We can help if you have a settlement offer from an insurance company and you are unsure if you are being fully compensated for the damage.  If you are not sure if you have a claim, contact an attorney.

Insurance Claims

Regardless of who is at fault and whether it is your insurance company or someone else’s insurance company, the company makes its money by paying you as little as possible for your injuries. We understand that and will aggressively fight to make sure that you are fully compensated by the insurance company for all that is rightfully owed.  Contact us BEFORE you accept a settlement offer to protect your rights.

All Other Injuries

We also handle construction accidents, workman’s comp claims, assault and battery, dog bites, bicycle accidents and any other wrongful injury due to negligent or intentional conduct of someone else.

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