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Self Driving Cars: Not as Close as We Thought?

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Seth A. White

Contributed by Sean T. Keith Autonomous or nearly autonomous technology is here—sort of. Last year I bought a new car for my wife, an Acura RDX, and quickly realized that if the car drifts out of the lane it will make an obnoxious noise and nudge the car back into place. There are also several […]

Car Accidents & Delayed Injuries

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Seth A. White

Contributed by Arkansas Attorney Seth A. White Many of the symptoms experienced by car accident victims do not occur immediately after a collision. Our body’s adrenaline and natural coping mechanisms can often mask injuries for several hours or several days. For example, Delayed-Onset Muscle soreness, a.k.a. “muscle fever,” does not occur for more than 24-48 […]

Single Vehicle Car Accidents & Mechanical Defects

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Seth A. White

Contributed by Seth A. White Car and motorcycle accidents happen far too often on the roadways. Indeed, they happen so often that every state requires individuals to carry car insurance to drive legally on their roadways. Most people associate car and motorcycle accidents with two or more vehicles, usually with one vehicle being the cause […]

Egg Shell Claimants—Fair compensation with “pre-existing conditions.”

Posted on August 25, 2018 by Seth A. White

Contributed by Seth A. White In many instances, a person involved in a car accident possesses a “pre-existing condition.” This term refers to any type of physical or mental weakness or injury that existed prior to the car accident. Unfortunately for individuals that have a pre-existing condition, a car accident may make those pre-existing symptoms […]

Uber and Lyft Car Accidents in Northwest Arkansas

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Seth A. White

Contributed by Seth A. White Ride services like Uber and Lyft are relatively new. However, they have rapidly become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. With their fast-paced growth, insurance companies have been grappling with making certain their policies and coverages are up to speed. This current situation has left ride-sharing services like Uber […]

Beat the Heat: Summer Driving Precautions

Posted on August 8, 2018 by Seth A. White

Contributed by Seth A. White The summer months bring lots of fun activities and opportunities, but these opportunities can often create hazards on our roadways. Tourism and vacations bring an increased number of motorists to unfamiliar places, holidays create a rise in alcohol consumption, and even the heat itself proposes its own problems. Despite the […]

The Eating & Driving Epidemic

Posted on April 20, 2018 by Seth A. White

Fortunately, most people are aware of the dangers of distracted driving. This awareness is evidence by recent legislation which limits texting and driving. However, new research reveals that eating while driving may be almost as dangerous as using your phone. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are three main types of […]

Injuries and Low Speed Impact Crashes

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Seth A. White

Injuries that result from low speed or “minor impact” car accidents are almost always discounted or disregarded by at-fault insurance companies. This is because, regardless of the facts or truth, the nature of the accident gives them a good opportunity to skirt responsibility. While there may be little property damage to the vehicles in these […]

Employer Responsibility for Collisions Caused by Their Employees

Posted on March 30, 2018 by Seth A. White

If a car accident occurs while an someone is driving a vehicle to perform work duties, the employer may be responsible. This most commonly occurs when a commercial vehicle driver causes an accident and his or her employer is sued for accountability. Whether an employer will be liable depends on whether there is some legal […]

Self-Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian in Arizona — What does this mean for the future?

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Seth A. White

On March 18, 2018, a woman was struck and killed by a self-driving car operated by Uber in Tempe, Arizona. It is believed to be the first pedestrian death caused by self-driving technology—and could alter the future of a loosely regulated, poorly understood industry. The Volvo XC90 SUV outfitted with sensors, was in auto mode […]

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