Personal Injury Lawyer -Serving Fort Smith & Northwest Arkansas


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Who is Phil Votaw?

I’m Phil Votaw, your trusted personal injury lawyer in Fort Smith, AR.  Do you want to know why I became a personal injury lawyer? It’s because for years I watched insurance companies and big businesses absolutely run over people who did not have lots of money and influence! That is where I come in.

Let me be YOUR equalizer!

My goal in my personal injury practice is to give access to the civil justice system to those who don’t have money. The insurance companies have millions, and sometimes billions of dollars to fight against you. For example, if they need to spend $5,000 to hire an expert to beat you in a trial they have it. If you don’t have $5,000, you’re going to lose! That’s why you need an personal injury attorney who is willing to put his money where his mouth is, and spend the money it takes to win your case!

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You’ve literally never met another lawyer like Phil Votaw! Automobile accidents are never enjoyable, yet He and his experienced team never fail to make one of the most emotional and confusing occurrences easy to cope with. Their breadth of legal knowledge combined with the way Mr. Votaw made me feel like I truly had someone on my side has earned my trust and gratitude!

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Areas of Practice | We Are ALL About Personal Injury Law

Worker’s Compensation Lawyer in Fort Smith

If you are injured while working on the job you are most likely entitled to compensation! Worker’s Compensation cases are very tricky. Many times I find other ways to get compensation for On The Job injuries, and I have other attorneys I work closely with who will...

Social Security Disability Lawyer in Fort Smith

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 though,...

Car Accident Lawyer in Fort Smith

Dedicated Fort Smith Car Accident Lawyer 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...

Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Fort Smith

Everyone makes mistakes. But there are some who are downright negligent, careless, and ruthless when it comes to the care and well-keeping of those who have entrusted them with their lives. Should they be entitled to write off the damage they’ve caused? I don’t think...

Our Process as Your Personal Attorney

Free Consultation

Free! Like, totally FREE! I want to talk to you about your case. You may well have a case and you just don’t know it. I’m really good and finding cases where other lawyers just don’t see one. So don’t hesitate, call me ASAP and...

Evaluation Of Your Case

Once we decide that 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…


Not all cases are created equal. In fact, no two cases are ever alike! In my experience, as your medical malpractice lawyer I will get a better result for you negotiating your case with the insurance company. I study their tactics, as well as HOW they evaluate cases....

To Sue or Not to Sue

That is the question! But it is a VERY important question. There are pros and cons to filing a lawsuit, and there are different factors that come into play with every single case. So if the negotiations with the insurance company fail, you and I will sit down and...

Litigation and Trial

The most important factor here is, “Are you going to trial with someone experienced at trying lawsuits?” With me, the answer is YES! Unfortunately, fewer and fewer Personal Injury lawyers out there actually take cases to trial. Some are afraid, some can’t afford the...


Wilburt Jones

Wilburt Jones

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...

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Duane Garretson

Duane Garretson

Hi, my name is Duane Garretson. I am the owner of Come Get Ya Some Offroad here in Fort Smith, AR. I have been using Phil Votaw and Associates for over 6 years now and I am very pleased with their service. They have helped me with my business needs as well as my...

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Jo Ann Winstead

Jo Ann Winstead

Hiring Phil Votaw was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Initially, after my car accident, I thought my injuries were minor and I only wanted what was fair. My car was totaled and one of the insurance companies paid for it. I only wanted the few medical bills...

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Why Hire a Law Firm for Disputes in the Automotive Industry

The extensive road network in the U.S. (roughly 4.1 million miles) incentivizes us to own a vehicle. That said, hitting the road may result in legal disputes. For instance, an accident may lead to litigation, and the parties involved may find it challenging to settle...

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The Work of a Personal Injury Attorney

Personal injury lawyers are legal professionals who represent accident victims in their personal injury claims. A Fort Smith personal injury attorney understands the elements of a personal injury case and can assess clients' cases to determine the presence of those...

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What will it cost to talk to Phil about my car wreck?

Absolutely nothing. Period. The end. 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.

Should I trust my insurance company?
If the insurance company is fair on my property damage will they be fair on my medical case?
Why do people hire lawyers instead of doing their car wreck themselves?

People hire person injury 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!

What happens if I lose my case?

If you get nothing for your case, then I get nothing! Our boats are rowing in the same direction. So I don’t make a habit of losing. But if we do, you owe me nothing. So let’s win together!

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Fort Smith Office:
823 Garrison Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72901

NWA Office:
3277 W. Sunset, Suite G
Springdale, AR 72762


Highly Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Phil Votaw & Associates is located at 823 Garrison Ave, Fort Smith, AR, 72901. From Fort Smith Regional Airport (FSM) Head north on S 66th St toward Jackson St. Turn left onto Rogers Ave and keep left to stay on Rogers Ave. Turn right onto Garrison Ave then turn right onto N 9th St. Phil Votaw & Associates will be on the left.

We are open Monday-Friday: 08:00 – 17:00.

For additional information, you can call us at (479) 434-6200.