Phil Votaw and Associates

I am a car wreck lawyer, not an ambulance chaser.

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Happy Halloween from Phil Votaw & Associates!

Q & A with Phil Votaw! Have a question? Comment below or shoot us a message! #votawlaw

OUR PROCESS Step 2: Evaluation of Your Case

Once we decide there IS a case, then my job is to clearly and quickly identify the strong points of your case as well as the weak points. That’s where my experience of 20 years in the personal injury business kicks in. I know my stuff and I’m here to help you with it! #votawlaw

A Tip For You!

When your child starts driving, remember to call your insurance agent and add him/her to your insurance policy! If you don’t have your child as a “listed driver” and he/she causes an accident, your insurance company will deny coverage and you’ll be stuck with no insurance to protect you! #votawlaw

What is our process?

STEP 1! Free consultation. Free, like totally free! #votawlaw

Happy Monday! Find out who Phil Votaw is! #votawlaw

Phil Votaw & Associates will be closed Monday September 7th! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend! #votawlaw

[09/02/20]   NEED SOME HELP from all my followers: On 8/6/20 there was a wreck on Grand Ave between a Volkswagen Beatle and a Chevrolet HHR. If anyone witnessed this wreck and could help me figure out exactly what happened I’d really appreciate it. Call office at 479.434.6200, and thank you!!

If you are injured while working on the job you are most likely entitled to compensation! #workerscomp #votawandassociates#votawlaw

Tip Tuesday with Phil Votaw

If you are in an accident, do your best to safely take photos from as many angles as possible. Insurance companies often try to deny claims if there isn’t enough evidence to force them to accept liability. I often hear insurance adjusters say things like “our insured said that your client crossed the center line”, or “we have to listen to our insured and they said your client was the one who ran the stop sign”. Often times having photographs from the scene can be a real game changer. Sometimes it has helped me determine the exact location of the point of impact by pointing out the debris field. Other times I have been able to use a photograph to prove the location of the damage to my client’s car was sitting still when they were hit. Skid marks are very important so always get some pictures of those when they are there. Perspective is very important, so take a couple of photos of the damage to the vehicles, and step back (without getting run over obviously 🤣) and take a few pictures that are far enough away that I can see the entire scene of the accident. Sometimes it makes ALL the difference!! #philvotaw

The purpose of “Tip Tuesday” is to help all my followers, friends, and our community at large avoid some of the common mistakes or misunderstandings that can be financially devastating when you have to learn it the hard way, when its too late.

Tip #1: GET UNINSURED and UNDERINSURED MOTORIST insurance coverage! This is insurance you can carry on your car that protects you in the event you get hit by a driver who either has NO insurance or doesn’t have enough. UNDERinsured motorist is good to have because most people who cause an accident only carry the minimum required liability amount of $25,000. As we all know, with medical expenses as high as they are, it doesn’t take long to rack up more than $25,000 in medical bills, and if you carry UNDERinsured motorist, it will provide even more insurance to get those medical bills paid and compensate you for your pain and suffering. So get that if you don’t have it. And, if you already have it, consider getting more. Relatively speaking, its the cheapest of the different insurance coverage you can buy, so go out to dinner one less time that month and make sure you’re fully protected!

UNinsured MOTORIST is the most important of the two because that protects you if the person who causes your wreck doesn’t have ANY coverage at all. For many of us, other than our homes, our cars and trucks are the most valuable asset we own. Without them, we can’t take our kids to school, get to work, help our parents, get groceries, and everything else our lives require. And if you don’t carry UNinsured Motorist, you’re basically playing Russian Roulette with that extremely important asset and just hoping for the best. And if you think about it, the kind of people that drive illegally on our streets everyday not having even the minimum insurance required by law, THEY CAUSE MOST OF THE WRECKS!! 🚗 💥 🚑 So protect yourself. Call your agent today and ask them if you have UNINSURED MOTORIST on your policy. If you don’t have it, get it. Statistically speaking, some day you’ll call me and thank me! #votawlaw

WANTED: Paralegal to work in our Fort Smith office. Experience with Personal Injury Law not required, I am looking to train someone fresh, so if you’re smart, driven, have paralegal aspirations, email me at [email protected]

Happy Independence Day from Phil Votaw and Associates!

We will be closed on July 3rd to celebrate Independence Day! Enjoy your weekend and pay tribute. #votawlaw

Why do people hire lawyers instead of doing their car wreck themselves?

People hire lawyers like me for several reasons. First, they don’t want to get taken advantage of by some billion dollar insurance company. But also, I provide a service. It’s a pain in the butt to gather all the medical bills and records and deal with some insurance adjuster who wants to pay you bottom dollar for your case. I deal with that. That’s my job. And I’m good at it! #votawlaw

“Phillip Votaw is a lifesaver! Just when I thought all was lost, he came to my rescue with immediate medical attention, a car rental, sound advice, and compensation for myself and passenger for both car accidents. I could not have made it without him.
If you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, don’t hesitate, call Phillip Votaw right away. He will help you get the medical attention, car rental, and the financial compensation you deserve. He is the best so don’t settle for less.”


Areas of Practice: Social Security Disability

The Social Security system is broken. Our government has not done a good job managing OUR money. So when someone is disabled and NEEDS their help, they look for every way possible to deny money and medical care to as many claimants as possible. There is hope.

Happy customers are a top priority for us! Call us at 479-432-6200. #votawlaw

Happy Memorial Day from Phil Votaw & Associates!

We will be closed Monday May 25th for Memorial Day! Have a great weekend. #votawlaw

Areas of Practice: Car Wrecks

Car Insurance Companies are GREAT at taking your premium dollars, but get really tough when it comes to getting them to pay out when their insured hurts you!! In my experience they respond to one thing, the threat of having a great lawyer and client team take them to a jury and MAKE them pay more than they want! Let me be part of your team!


AREAS OF PRACTICE: Medical Malpractice

Everyone makes mistakes. But there are some who are downright negligent and careless when it comes to the care and well-keeping of those who have entrusted them with their lives. If this happened to you or someone you care about, call me immediately because they shouldn’t get away with hurting anyone by being negligent!

#votawlaw #medicalmalpractice #fortsmitharlawyer

Free consultations are just that. Free. So call me on anything. If it’s not an area is the law I focus on, I’ll do my very best to get you to someone who does focus on that area. I’m here to help people. That’s how I define my practice. Call me at 479-434-6200

#votawlaw #freeconsultations

We love to hear feedback from our clients! Our first priority is taking care of each of our clients.

Car Wrecks Happen, I Can Help! 479-434-6200 #votawlaw

Due to COVID-19, we now offer virtual consultations. If you have been hurt in a car wreck or have a medical malpractice question give us a call at 479-434-6200 or email me directly at [email protected]. Thank you, stay safe and healthy, and we will all get through this! #votawlaw

Happy Easter from us here at Phil Votaw and Associates. May your Easter be blessed with love, joy, and abundance!

[04/08/20]   Even though everyone’s life has been affected by COVID-19, many of you may still have legal issues and questions. I just wanted to let everyone know that if you’d like to contact me, but don’t want to expose yourself to the virus, I can do consultations via video with anyone who has a a smart phone, tablet or computer. I can even send you paperwork via email to immediately begin working on your car wreck or medical malpractice case. If this is something you’d like to take advantage of just call the office at 479.434.6200 or email me directly at [email protected]. Thank you, stay safe and healthy, and we will all get through this!!

[01/20/20]   Thank you to everyone for your help tracking down the witness to an accident my client was involved in last week. An eye witness contacted me and we got ‘em!

Couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help! Thanks again.

[01/14/20]   Hey everyone, I need help finding a witness to a wreck! The wreck was on 1/5/20 at the intersection of N. O St and N. Greenwood Ave between a woman named Janet Resendiz and a man named Miguel Chevez. The vehicles were a Honda Accord and a Fort Explorer.

Each say the other ran the red light. There were a couple witnesses that spoke to my client but left before the police officer could get their statements. If you know anything about this accident please call me at my office. 479.434.6200 Thank you!!

Phil Votaw and Associates

[01/02/20]   Happy New Year everyone!! Thank you to all my clients for making 2019 our best year ever!!

Happy 4th of July! #votawlaw

[06/12/19]   Call Me ASAP | Car Wrecks Happen, I Can Help! 479-434-6200 #votawlaw

Thank you to all who served and sacrificed for our great nation! Happy Memorial Day! #votawlaw

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