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White Hall Council Member Killed in New Year’s Eve Crash

Andy Lunsford, a Ward City City Council Member in White Hall, AR, was killed in a car crash on New Year’s Eve. Rainy road conditions may have influenced the crash, which occurred near exit 7 of Interstate 530 in Pulaski County.

As a real estate appraiser, Lunsford was a major part of White Hall’s growth and was an important part of the development on Sheridan Road, a major thoroughfare in the growing suburb.

Lunsford, 48, was driving westbound on Pratt Road, along with a large 3-350 truck. A third vehicle, a 2015 Mustang, was turning onto Pratt Road from Ironton Road, and struck the side of the westbound E-350 truck.

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The Risks and Rewards of Arkansas’ Trucking Industry

Recognized as a national freight industry leader, Arkansas has an extensive freight transportation system that includes highways, railways, waterways, air cargo, and pipelines.

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These systems support Arkansas’ freight‐related industries across a number of different sectors, providing connectivity to the rest of the state and the country.

Arkansas’ trucking industry is the backbone of the freight transportation system; it affects the everyday lives of Arkansans, from transporting goods to creating hundreds of thousands of jobs.

However, this great responsibility comes with great risk.

Freight truck accidents occur every day, injuring and killing hundreds of people annually. Arkansas is among 14 states that suffer an unusually high rate of tractor-trailer accidents: more than 14 percent of all roadway fatalities in Arkansas involved a large commercial vehicle in 2015.

Because Arkansas relies on its freight economy, it’s important to understand both the rewards and risks of our state’s trucking industry.

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Arkansas Traffic Crashes and Modified Comparative Fault

If you were hurt in an Arkansas motor vehicle crash in which multiple drivers may share liability, it’s important to understand the state’s rules regarding what is known as “modified comparative fault.”

One of the most important steps you can take if you suffered injuries in a crash that was caused by another driver’s negligence—or in which multiple drivers may be at fault—is to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Led by former insurance adjuster Justin Minton, the Little Rock attorneys at the Minton Law Firm have extensive experience helping injury victims recover the financial security they need to cope with medical expenses and other damages.

Please call us today at 501-794-0001 to schedule your free consultation or contact us online to tell us your story now.

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How To Deal With with Insurance Companies After a Crash

After a traffic accident, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is dealing with your insurance company or the insurance providers of other involved drivers. But after reporting the crash and receiving medical treatment, you’ll have to confront filing an insurance claim.

Understanding what to say—and what not to say—to insurance providers after a wreck is important to ensure that you can pursue full compensation for your injuries and other damages.

As a former insurance adjuster, Little Rock personal injury lawyer Justin Minton understands the tactics insurance companies use to limit or deny injury victims’ claims.

If you were hurt in a crash in the greater Little Rock or Benton areas, the experienced accident attorneys at the Minton Law Firm are here to help. Please call us today at 501-794-0001 or contact us online to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation.

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