Get treatment and call your insurance carrier and report the wreck. Do not talk to them at length about the wreck or your injuries. Call a personal injury lawyer tomorrow.
There are many lawyers here and locally who would be happy to help and guide you.
It's a little more detailed analysis than you will get here but those cases can settle in the 5-figure or 6-figure range, depending on a host of factors. You should start with a local attorney who can help you find one in Arkansas to partner with on your claim.
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That is awful and I am so sorry. It's very possible to make that claim and you need someone local to walk you through it. There are a lot of factors to be researched here, and done so, fairly quickly. We handle shooting cases and they are often tough cases. This has the additional component of JSO involvement. We have other suggestions as well but don't want to go into too much detail in this public forum.
There is a difference in what the State does- the criminal case- and any claims you have for injuries or damages- the civil case. You have no control on the criminal case but can sue for damages for him hitting you.
The value of every civil claim is chiefly based on what injuries/losses you have and how we prove them. Value of injury claims is based on medical bills, nature of permanent injury, and/or surgery, whereas property damage is based on replacement or market value of the item....
There are several issues here- your property damage claim, your lost item claim, your injury claim and a claim for each of your daughters. The value of every claim is chiefly based on what injuries/losses you have and how we prove them. Value of injury claims is based on medical bills, nature of permanent injury, and/or surgery, whereas property damage is based on replacement or market value of the item. These days the amount you can recover is also governed by the amount of insurance someone...
Both sound like good cases and it is often best to have the same lawyer handle both. It is very important to pick a lawyer who is qualified and knows the ins and outs of RSD / CRPS, as -as you know- these are serious cases. We would be happy to be interviewed and help or answer any other questions you have- www.knowthelawyer.com or 800-6-know-law.
Generally, that answer is no. If you can retain a lawyer, let all communication come through them.
The problem is a very business friendly slip and fall law-
(1) If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. Constructive knowledge may be proven by circumstantial evidence...