Arkansas Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Arkansas or Court of Appeals of Arkansas where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Elsner v. Farmers Insurance Group - 12/15/2005
Appellant Todd Elsner, D.C., appeals the order of dismissal granted by the Benton County Circuit Court in favor of Appellee Farmers Insurance Group, Inc. On appeal, Appellant raises a single argument for reversal: that he is an...

Strong v. Wynne Outdoor Motorsports - 12/14/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION This is an appeal from an order granting appellees Wynne Outdoor Motorsports, Inc., and American Suzuki Motor Corporation summary judgment against appellant Allie Strong in connection to an alleged...

Boykin v. Boykin - 12/14/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellee Betty Boykin filed a motion on her behalf and as Guardian of the Person and Estate of Anthony James Boykin, II, requesting an accounting of funds taken from the settlement that her grandson...

Baskin v. Waldron Nursing Center - 12/14/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellant Karen Baskin sustained an admittedly compensable back injury on November 15, 2002, while employed by appellee Waldron Nursing Center. Appellees paid her temporary-total disability and...

Ellison Enterprises - 12/7/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellants, Ellison Enterprises, Inc., and Benchmark Insurance Company, appeal from the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission's decision to award benefits to appellee, Tammy Oldaker. Among the...

Mitchell v. Lincoln - 12/7/2005
Appellant Traci Mitchell, administratrix of her late husband's estate, brought this medical malpractice case against appellee Dr. Lance Lincoln for the wrongful death of her husband. The trial court granted appellee's motion for...

Johnson v. Greene Acres Nursing Home Association - 12/1/2005
Appellant, Billy Dale Johnson, appeals from an order of the Greene County Circuit Court, granting summary judgment in favor of the appellees: Greene Acres Nursing Home, Paragould Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Mack Shotts,...

England v. Costa - 11/10/2005
04-1192In this medical- malpractice suit, our court is asked to determine when it is appropriate to give a modified form of AMI Civ. 4th 602, which deals with the right to assume others will use ordinary care and obey the law. ...

Second Injury Fund v. Sedgwick James of Arkansas - 11/9/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION This case involves an appeal and a cross-appeal. Appellant, Second Injury Fund, appeals from the Commission's decision that the Fund was liable for the payment of permanent-disability benefits to...

Dison v. Therral Story Well Service - 11/9/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellant Robert L. Dison, Jr., claimed that on July 7, 2003, he injured his back while picking up a piece of pipe on the work site. The Worker's Compensation Commission adopted the opinion of the...

Ashcraft v. Headlee's Industrial Co. - 11/9/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellant Jeffery Ashcraft brings this appeal from the February 16, 2005 decision of the Workers' Compensation Commission (Commission) reversing the administrative law judge's (ALJ) finding that he...

Templeton v. United Parcel Service - 11/3/2005
This is an action by the appellant, Todd Templeton, to recover on his claims for outrage and deceit from the appellees: United Parcel Service ("UPS"), James Beavers, and Mark Hagge. The Washington County Circuit Court entered an...

Castor v. Café - 10/26/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellant Clifford Castor appeals the denial of additional benefits by the Workers' Compensation Commission in his claim against appellee Southfork Café. Appellant asserts on appeal that he was...

Middleton v. Lockhart - 10/20/2005
This appeal arises from an order of the Circuit Court of Newton County directing that all the fees awarded pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 16-61-109 (1987) were to be paid by the plaintiffs and taxed as costs against the defendants,...

Pollard v. Aggregates - 10/12/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION This is the second appeal in this workers' compensation case. Appellant Michael Pollard sustained a compensable back injury while working for appellee Meridian Aggregates in late March 2000, and on...

Neste Polyester - 10/5/2005
This appeal is from a jury verdict awarding appellees Frank Burnett and Dennis Joslin Company 2000, Inc., damages in the sum of $2,500,000 for breach of warranty on a defective product used to seal boats. Appellant Neste Polyester,...

Whorton v. Dixon - 9/29/2005
In this appeal, Appellant Karen Mauldin Whorton ("Whorton") challenges the constitutionality of Ark. Code Ann. § 16-114- 207(3) (1987), which precludes a medical care provider from having to give expert testimony against himself or...

Abbott v. Ritchie Roofing - 9/28/2005
The Workers' Compensation Commission (Commission) affirmed and adopted the administrative law judge's (ALJ) decision finding that appellant failed to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that he sustained a compensable injury...

Jennings v. United Parcel Service - 9/21/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellant Anthony Jennings appeals from an order of the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission that denied his claim for additional benefits. On appeal, appellant asserts the following: (1) the...

Yancey v. B&B Supply - 9/21/2005
Jerrell Yancey appeals the decision of the Workers' Compensation Commission finding that he had been made whole by the proceeds of a third-party lawsuit and that appellees, B&B Supply and Federated Mutual Insurance Company, were...

Williams v. Saline Crushing And Excavating - 9/21/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Allen Williams appeals from the denial of workers' compensation benefits, arguing that the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission (Commission) erred in finding that he failed to prove a causal...

Shotzman v. Berumen - 9/15/2005
This appeal arises from the dismissal with prejudice of a medical malpractice complaint filed by the appellants, Kevin and Holly Shotzman. On December 4, 2000, the Shotzmans filed a medical negligence complaint against the following...

Allen Canning Co. v. Woodruff - 9/7/2005
Appellant, Allen Canning Company, appeals the Workers' Compensation Commission's adoption of the administrative law judge's decision finding that appellee, J.D. Woodruff, suffered a compensable injury on July 7, 2003; that appellee was...

Estacuy v. State - 9/7/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION This criminal case raises numerous issues relative to appellant's convictions arising out of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident involving personal injury. Although not raised by either party, we...

Hill v. Billups - 9/7/2005
This is the second time that this medical malpractice case has been before our court. On December 3, 1995, appellee Anita Billups brought her thirteen-day-old son, Stephon Billups, into the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital...

Campbell v. Entergy Arkansas - 6/30/2005
In this case, we granted a petition for review from a decision by the Arkansas Court of Appeals that reversed a jury's verdict in favor of Appellee Entergy Arkansas, Inc. Campbell v. Entergy Arkansas, Inc., --- Ark. App. ---, ---...

Rice v. Tanner - 6/23/2005
The appellants in this case are Dorothy Jean Rice, Winston Lee Rice, Jr., Gay Roberts, and Diane Anderson for themselves and as next of kin of Winston Lee Rice, Sr., who is deceased. They appeal the summary judgment of the circuit...

Collins v. Morgan - 6/22/2005
This is a summary-judgment case. Appellants Rebecca and Korey Collins appeal from the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of appellee Harold Morgan. On appeal, the Collinses argue that the trial court erred in granting...

Searcy Industrial Laundry - 6/22/2005
Appellants, Searcy Industrial Laundry, Incorporated and Mid-Century Insurance Company, appeal from a decision of the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission (Commission) awarding appellee Sharon Ferren additional...

Winkler v. Bethell - 6/16/2005
The instant appeal arises out of a wrongful-death action for medical malpractice. Appellant Charles E. Winkler, in his capacity as administrator of the Estate of Robin Nicole Hall, deceased, sued Appellees Dr. John Bethell, Dr....

Stone v. Dollar General Stores - 6/8/2005
Sharon Ann Stone appeals from a Workers' Compensation Commission's decision denying her benefits. She argues that the Commission erred in finding that she was not entitled to additional medical treatment and that she was not entitled...

Horner Enterprises v. Allen - 6/1/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellant Horner Enterprises appeals from the order of the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission awarding temporary-total-disability benefits and medical benefits to appellee Michelle Allen. On...

Rose Care - 6/1/2005
Appellant Rose Care, Inc., a long-term care facility located in Saline County, appeals from a $1.6 million compensatory-damage verdict in favor of appellee Helen Ross, whose mother, Eula Givens, was a resident at Rose Care for a little...

Wooley v. Planter's Cotton Oil Mill - 6/1/2005
Appellant Ann Wooley appeals the order of the Jefferson County Circuit Court dismissing her wrongful-death and survival action against appellee Continental Eagle Corporation as not having been properly revived within one year as...

Switzer v. Shelter Mutual Insurance Co. - 5/26/2005
Appellant Don J. Switzer, Individually, and as Administrator of the Estate of Sandra Switzer, Deceased, appeals the judgment of the Searcy County Circuit Court, denying his motion for a new trial or judgment notwithstanding the...

Harmon v. Kroger - 5/25/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION The appellant in this workers' compensation case filed a claim for benefits asserting that she sustained a compensable low back injury in November 2001 in the course of her employment with appellee...

Carlisle v. Watkins Motor Lines - 5/25/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Herbert Carlisle appeals from the denial of workers' compensation benefits. He argues that the Workers' Compensation Commission erred in determining that he failed to prove that his carpal-tunnel...

Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. v. Titsworth - 5/18/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION AFFIRMED IN PART; REVERSED AND REMANDED IN PART Appellee Alan Titsworth, a logging contractor in Hatfield, Arkansas, purchased workers' compensation insurance for his employees from Aetna...

Davis v. Parham - 5/12/2005
This case arises from an order from the Sebastian County Circuit Court dismissing a negligence claim filed by appellant, James Davis, the administrator of the estate of the decedent, Monroe Luther Davis. The trial court granted a...

Wallis v. Ford Motor Co. - 5/12/2005
The instant appeal involves an issue of first impression. This court is asked to determine whether the circuit court erred in dismissing a class-action fraud and statutory deceptive trade practices lawsuit arising out of the purchase...

Arvest Bank Group - 5/11/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION In January of 2001 Karen Ashcraft sustained a back injury lifting boxes in the course of her employment with Arvest Bank Group, Inc ("Arvest"). Arvest accepted Ashcraft's injury as compensable but...

Robinson v. Ford-Robinson - 5/5/2005
This appeal raises the issue of whether, in a divorce proceeding, a circuit court may award visitation to a stepparent when the natural parent objects. We hold that a circuit court may award visitation to a stepparent standing in...

Pledger v. Carrick - 5/5/2005
Appellants James Dow Pledger and the Estate of Barbara J. Pledger (Mr. Pledger) appeal the order of the Franklin County Circuit Court granting summary judgment to appellees Garreth R. Carrick, M.D., and Cooper Clinic, P.A., on the...

Tobacco Superstore - 4/28/2005
04-1329 Although this appeal was originally filed in the court of appeals, we assumed jurisdiction of the case as it involves questions that arise under the power of the supreme court to regulate the practice of law. See Ark. Sup....

Jordan v. Diamond Equipment & Supply Co. - 4/28/2005
This case arises from an order from the Benton County Circuit Court granting a motion for summary judgment filed by appellees, Diamond Equipment & Supply Co. ("Diamond") in a personal injury action brought by appellants, Michael...

Helena Regional Medical Center v. Wilson - 4/28/2005
On February 27, 1997, Appellee Trina Wilson filed a petition in the Probate Court of Phillips County seeking appointment as the administratix for the estate of her deceased daughter, Angela Nolen. The probate judge signed an order...

St. Edward Mercy Medical Center v. Jarvis - 4/27/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION The Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission-affirming the decision of the Administrative Law Judge-found that appellee Krista Jarvis was entitled to additional medical benefits as a result of her...

Brewer v. Poole - 4/21/2005
Appellants Jeffrey Dean Brewer, Justin Ryan Kelley, James Dwight Kelley, Daniel Joseph Brewer, Kaleigh Madison Brewer, Tommy Wayne Harberson, Treva J. Harberson, Becky Cecil, and Karen Dugan appeal from an order that dismissed their...

Craven v. Fulton Sanitation Service - 4/14/2005
Appellant Lance R. Craven filed a negligence suit in the Sebastian County Circuit Court against Appellees Fulton Sanitation Service, Inc., d/b/a Sun Ray Services, Inc., d/b/a USA Waste of Arkansas, Inc. ("Fulton"), and Kendale Lloyd...

Boyd v. Brookshire Grocery Co. - 4/13/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION This is a workers' compensation case. The Commission found that Tanya Boyd had not proven that (1) she was entitled to the 16% anatomical impairment rating given by the administrative law judge and...

Second Injury Fund v. Sedgwick James of Arkansas - 4/13/2005
This is a workers' compensation case that involves the Second Injury Trust Fund, appellant. The appellees are Calvin Randle, employee; G.E. Railcar Repair, employer; and Sedgwick James of Arkansas, carrier. On September 5, 1991, Calvin...

Rice v. Tanner - 4/6/2005
Appellees have filed motions to dismiss this appeal, arguing that this court lacks jurisdiction because appellants did not timely file their notice of appeal. We deny appellees' motions. From the nine-volume record that has...

Logan County v. McDonald - 4/6/2005
AFFIRMED Logan County and AAC Risk Management Services bring this appeal from the May 14, 2003, decision of the Workers' Compensation Commission (Commission) challenging its determinations that (1) appellee Jimmy McDonald was...

Witkowski v. Gennings - 4/6/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION AFFIRMED Clead Randall Gennings died testate on July 19, 1998. Appellant Dana Witkowski, his daughter, appeals from various orders of the Pulaski County Circuit Court and charges that court...

Sluder v. Steak & Ale of Little Rock - 3/31/2005
This appeal arises from a Miller County Circuit Court's order granting a motion to dismiss filed by appellee, Steak & Ale of Little Rock d/b/a Bennigan's Grill & Tavern of Texarkana and MRS Management Company, LP (jointly...

Fred's Inc. v. Jefferson - 3/31/2005
Appellants Fred's, Inc. and its insurer, Royal & Sun Alliance Ins. Co., appeal from an opinion and order of the Workers' Compensation Commission, which found that appellee Deborah Jefferson sustained a compensable injury in the...

Young v. Gastro-Intestinal Center - 3/24/2005
On January 20, 1999, Ernest Young underwent an esophagogastroduoenoscopy (EGD) at the Gastro-Intestinal Center (Center), a free-standing endoscopy center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Debra Morrison, M.D., performed this first...

Koch v. Northport Health Services of Arkansas - 3/24/2005
Appellant Linda Koch, as administratrix of the Estate of Geraldine Elizabeth Doss, and on behalf of the wrongful death beneficiaries of Geraldine Doss, filed suit against Appellees Northport Health Services of Arkansas, LLC, doing...

Lang v. Nix - 3/23/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION DISMISSED. Appellant Greg Lang appeals from the trial court's grant of summary judgment to appellees Richard Nix, M.D., and Tad Pruitt, M.D., who were two of the six defendants in his...

Hamilton v. Gregory Trucking - 3/16/2005
Henry Hamilton appeals the April 22, 2004, decision of the Workers' Compensation Commission that denied payment of expenses incurred for medications prescribed for him after he sustained a compensable injury to his lower back on May 5,...

Bryant v. State - 3/16/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellant Jabree Bryant appeals the order of the Pulaski County Circuit Court denying his motion to transfer his case to juvenile court pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 9-27-318 (Repl. 2002). He argues...

Gaba v. Southern Refrigerated Transport - 3/16/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellant Mike Gaba appeals the decision of the Workers' Compensation Commission reversing the Administrative Law Judge's decision and denying appellant benefits. The ALJ found that appellant was...

Levingston v. Stovall - 3/9/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION This case involves the estate of Gary Wayne Stovall, Jr., who was killed in an automobile accident in January 2004 after a piece of heavy construction equipment illegally entered the roadway...

In re Arkansas Bar Association - 3/3/2005
PETITION TO REVISE THE ARKANSAS RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT The Arkansas Bar Association petitioned the Supreme Court to revise the Arkansas Rules of Professional Conduct by replacing them with proposed rules patterned on the...

Caudle v. Hatfield Lumber Co. - 3/2/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellant, Darrell Caudle, was employed as a truck driver by appellee Hatfield Lumber Company. He was involved in a vehicular accident on May 8, 2002, in which his truck ran off the road when he...

Miller v. Georgia-Pacific Plywood Second Injury Fund - 3/2/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Barbara Miller appeals from the Workers' Compensation Commission's decision denying her claim for benefits. Miller asserted that she suffered a compensable back injury on May 10, 1998, and that she...

Dodd v. Sparks Regional Medical Center - 3/2/2005
Appellant James G. Dodd, Jr., the husband of Stacy Lynn Dodd and administrator of her estate, filed this suit in his capacity as administrator for her wrongful death, which was occasioned by suicide. The complaint lodged claims against...

Methodist Nursing Home v. Travis - 2/23/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellant, Methodist Nursing Home, challenges the finding of the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission that appellee, Felicia Travis, sustained a compensable low-back injury while working for...

Dana Corp. v. Baker - 2/23/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellants DANA Corporation and Specialty Risk Services appeal from a decision of the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission awarding appellee Steven Baker benefits. On appeal, appellants argue...

Pickney v. L. A. Darling Co. - 2/23/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION The appellant in this workers' compensation case sustained a compensable back injury on June 11, 2001, while employed by appellee as a factory production supervisor. Appellee paid for appellant's...

Morris v. Griffin - 2/23/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION This is an appeal from a personal injury verdict in favor of appellee, Justin Griffin, and from the denial of appellant Pamela Morris's motion for a new trial. Appellant argues that the trial court...

Magnet Cove School District v. Henderson - 2/16/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellant Magnet Cove School District appeals from the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission's decision to award permanent-total disability benefits to appellee Oneta Henderson based on...

Jarrell v. Stant Manufacturing - 2/16/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellant Kay Jarrell appeals the decision of the Workers' Compensation Commission that denied her additional medical treatment. In an opinion filed August 27, 2003, an administrative law judge...

Poa v. Hamilton - 2/9/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION The appellee was employed by appellant Bella Vista POA as a firefighter/paramedic when he sustained a compensable back injury in October 1997. Appellee filed a claim for workers' compensation...

Gosa v. Nu-Way Products Co. - 2/9/2005
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION Appellant, Martha Belle Gosa, appeals the Workers' Compensation Commission's decision to reverse the ruling of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and deny appellant additional medical benefits. We...

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