Motorcycle Accidents

6 Things You Should Know About Motorcycle Accidents In Arkansas

Attorney Bill Horton is an active biker since the 1980s and currently rides a Softail.


Bill is known for his commitment to injured bikers and their families. His success in several high-profile fatality cases has placed him among the top lawyers in Arkansas.


1. Not wearing a helmet does not prevent you from collecting

Arkansas is one of the few states that does not require an adult (21 or over) to wear a helmet. However, riders are required to wear eye gear. Your decision not to wear a helmet cannot be used in court as an example of carelessness, nor can it limit the money you can collect for your injuries.


2. Arkansas has no law about lane splitting.

Lane-splitting is the practice of motorcycles and cars sharing the same lane in slow or stopped traffic. Since no specific law exists, this type of accident can be tricky to win. It is just one of the reasons you need to contact the experienced motorcycle injury attorneys at Horton Law.


3. To collect, you must be less at fault than the person causing the accident.

Called modified comparative negligence, this law will place a number on your blame. It must be under 50% for you to collect anything.


4. Lane changes are the most common form of motorcycle accidents that we see.

Cars have blind spots, but this is no excuse for hitting another vehicle. We also see accidents from distracted driving, road hazards, speeding, reckless driving, alcohol/drug impairment, and faulty equipment like brakes or tires.


5. Most injured people only want their medical bills paid, but there is so much more.

Damages may include payment for pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, property damage, and in some rare cases, punitive damages.


6. Arkansas is an at-fault state.

Generally, at-fault means you must go after the insurance company of the person who hurt you. Your insurance company will not pay your medical bills.



Put a biker who understands Arkansas motorcycle law to work for you. Horton Law has the knowledge and experience you need.


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If you have any questions, we’ll help you find answers. Let our experience protect your rights to the full and fair compensation you deserve. Call Horton Law for a Free Legal Consultation at 888-301-4715 or fill out a Free Consultation Form.

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