Hit By A Car While Walking or Cycling?
Crashes between motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists often result in severe injuries and costly medical expenses for those traveling on foot or bike.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a collision caused by a careless driver in the greater Benton or Little Rock areas, the pedestrian and bike injury lawyers at the Minton Law Firm are here to pursue the financial security you need to cope with injuries and restore your life.
Common Injuries in Bike and Pedestrian Accidents
Due to obvious lack of protection, pedestrians and cyclists suffer high rates of severe and catastrophic injuries in collisions with motor vehicles.
These injuries often require extensive rehabilitation or long-term care, and the accompanying medical costs can be overwhelming.
Common injuries in pedestrian and bicycle accidents include:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Broken or fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Amputation injuries
All too often, these accidents or their resulting injuries prove fatal, leaving surviving family members faced with medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and other damages.
Compensation in Bike and Pedestrian Accident Cases
The trauma associated with a serious injury can affect your physical, financial and emotional well-being.
The injury attorneys at the Minton Law Firm understand the costs associated with severe injuries, and we offer decades of experience with accident investigations, navigating the insurance claims process, and leading jury trials.
Led by former insurance adjuster Justin Minton, our lawyers also know the tricks insurance companies use to try to limit what they pay to injury victims.
Compensation in bicycle and pedestrian accident cases may include money for:
- Present and future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Lifestyle modifications
- Pain and suffering
If a loved one was killed in a pedestrian or bicycle crash caused by a negligent driver, our accident attorneys may be able to help survivors seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Bike and Pedestrian Crashes in Arkansas
Despite an ambitious statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan, Arkansas bicyclists and pedestrians are especially vulnerable on roadways.
A 2017 report by The League of American Bicyclists ranked Arkansas 35th on a list of the most bicycle-friendly states. Other research reveals the accident threats posed to cyclists and pedestrians.
An average of 107 serious injuries and 13 fatalities occur annually in central Arkansas, according to a Metroplan pedestrian/bicycle crash analysis.
A study of pedestrian traffic fatalities by the Governors Highway Safety Association found that in 2014 Arkansas averaged 1.21 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people, which is slightly greater than the national average.
Improvements to streets, sidewalks, and trails are important safety advancements, but driver awareness must also improve.
Collisions between motor vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists are often caused by motorists who don’t notice or fail to yield to those on foot or bike.
Contact Our Injury Attorneys
If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a pedestrian or bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver, it’s a good idea to consult with a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible.
Insurance companies go to work immediately after a crash, and their adjusters are looking for ways to limit their liability and cap what they pay to injury victims. The initial settlement offers from insurance providers are rarely enough to cover injury victims’ immediate and long-term needs.
If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a pedestrian or bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver, call the Minton Law Firm today at 501-794-0001 for your free consultation. You can also contact us online to tell us your story now.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys welcome clients from the greater Benton and Little Rock areas, and throughout Arkansas, and we don’t get paid unless we recover compensation on your behalf.