Though Arkansas falls below the national average, more than 8% of traffic fatalities involve a pedestrian in the state of Arkansas. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, 5,376 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2015, and an additional 129,000 pedestrians were treated in an emergency room for crash-related injuries.
Pedestrian safety and traffic laws as they pertain to pedestrians are fraught with misconceptions. For example, a pedestrian does not always have the right-of-way, but cars must yield to pedestrians at marked and “unmarked” crosswalks. Pedestrian laws even vary from state to state.
To better understand if you have a case, contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Arkansas. At Taylor King Law, our experience representing pedestrians and cyclists will ensure you are fairly represented and compensated for your injuries. In a culture heavily dominated by vehicle traffic, we understand the challenges pedestrians often face and the uphill battle a lawsuit might entail.
Contact us today at 1 (800) 227-9732 for a free consultation, or fill out the form below, and we’ll contact you regarding your case.