Injured while Walking or Cycling?
While all accidents are serious, pedestrians are especially at risk. When a vehicle strikes an unprotected pedestrian or cyclist, it often results in lifelong injuries or permanent disabilities.
Walkers and joggers shouldn’t have to live in fear of traffic. If you were injured in an accident, you might be legally entitled to compensation for what you’ve suffered.
Pedestrian & Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Sometimes the victim of a car wreck isn’t a passenger in the vehicle.
Unfortunately, auto-pedestrian accidents are not uncommon. Data from the Center for Disease Control shows that nearly 6,000 pedestrians are killed in car wrecks each year. The number of pedestrians with non-fatal accident injuries is much higher: 137,000 people visited emergency rooms for crash-related injuries in 2017.
In an accident involving a pedestrian or cyclist, it may be more difficult to prove who is truly to blame for the crash. Cars must yield to pedestrians, but pedestrians do not always have the right-of-way. Pedestrian laws also vary from state to state, adding to the complexity of your accident.
In this situation, it’s vital to have an experienced injury lawyer on your side.
Cycling & Pedestrian Laws
Common causes of pedestrian accidents include a lack of awareness, misinformation, and misunderstanding of the law. Arkansas laws regarding pedestrians and cyclists are changing often. And it’s everyone’s responsibility to know the rules of the road:
To read about Arkansas’ bicycle laws: Cycling Laws in Arkansas
To read about the myths surrounding pedestrians and vehicles: Pedestrian Traffic Laws in Arkansas
On Your Side – By Your Side
If you were hit by a car while walking or running, you may be dealing with serious injuries, extensive medical treatment, stubborn insurance companies, and lost wages. We understand how stressful this can be, but you don’t have to handle it alone. The attorneys at Taylor King Law in Arkansas understand the complexities of a pedestrian accident claim, how to determine responsibility, and how to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you’re unsure whether your case warrants hiring an attorney or whether you’re prepared to hire a lawyer, we’re more than happy to answer your questions at no cost to you. An initial consultation with an attorney is both free and confidential.
One of the first questions we’re asked is, “How do I get a copy of my pedestrian accident report?” Click our blog, How to Obtain a Police Report, or call us at 870.246.0505.
Our team is nationally recognized and locally trusted. We’ve been serving accident victims for more than 25 years and will be with you every step of the way.
Taylor King Law is committed to being on your side – by your side.
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