How can I file a claim to receive compensation for the property damage my home or vehicle sustained in an accident?
 
If the accident occurred in the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas, you have the option of filing a claim with the Civil Division to attempt to recover for the damages your property sustained. Your claim cannot be in excess of $25,000 and it is highly recommended that you are represented by a Fort Smith accident lawyer to ensure you follow all the procedures to help you win your case.
While many accidents do result in personal injuries, many also result in property damage as well. So, if your home was plowed into by a drunk driver or your vehicle was smashed by a commercial trucker, you likely are going to want to collect all the compensation you are entitled to using all possible avenues to do so. Below we have provided you with some contact information for the Civil Division along with some other key things you may want to know.
 
Civil Division
Sebastian County Courts Complex
901 South B Street, Suite 105
Fort Smith, AR 72901
479-784-2420
 
The filing fee to file your claim with the Civil Division is currently $80.00, however, you may be subject to other fees as well depending on the type of case you are filing. Your Fort Smith, AR accident lawyer should be able to tell you what fees you will be required to pay as they handle similar types of cases on a regular basis.
 

How do I file a claim in Small Claims Court?

 
If you are looking to file a claim for property damage in Small Claims Court, your claim must be worth $5,000 or less. Unlike other small claims courts in other states, the one servicing Fort Smith, AR doesn’t handle personal injury matters. If you are trying to recover compensation for your personal injuries, let one of our skilled accident and injury lawyers in Fort Smith provide you with information on how you can go about doing this.
Now, if you are filing a claim and asking for $5,000 or less for property damage that resulted from some sort of accident, you can file it through the small claims court division which is also located at:
 
Sebastian County Courts Complex
901 South B Street, Suite 105
Fort Smith, AR 72901
 
In small claims court, you are not permitted to be represented by an accident lawyer. If you wish to have your lawyer represent you in court, your case will be transferred to the Civil Division. The fee to file in small claims court is currently $65.00 and you may be subject to other fees as well.
Before deciding how you want to approach the recent incident that transpired that either left your property damaged and/or you suffering injuries, it is best to receive some advice and guidance from our Fort Smith, Arkansas accident attorneys. They are going to know the best way to handle the matter and can assist you with every step of the way. To find a local accident lawyer in or near the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas, contact us now and an agent will gladly help you.