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Arkansas 4th in Nation for Big Truck Fatalities

Published on Jan 24, 2024 at 2:22 pm in 18-Wheeler wreck.

Arkansas 4th in Nation for Big Truck Fatalities

TRIP, a national Transportation Research Nonprofit, recently published its December 2023 report titled “America’s Rolling Warehouses: Opportunities and Challenges on the Nation’s Freight Delivery System.” Statistics in that report show that large truck travel is up in our state, and Arkansas is fourth in the nation for big truck fatalities per 1 million miles driven.

Below, we share some insight into why tractor-trailer crash deaths are steadily increasing in our state and what advocacy groups and regulators are doing to make sharing the road with 18-wheelers safer so that we don’t continue to be part of these statistics.

Car Seat Laws in Arkansas

Published on Mar 10, 2023 at 6:04 pm in car accident.

Car Seat Laws in Arkansas

According to United States Department of Transportation (DOT) data, car crashes are one of the leading causes of death among children under 13.

Following car seat laws in Arkansas is a simple yet important step toward reducing traffic deaths.

One out of four children who die unintentional deaths do so in motor vehicle collisions. But we have the power to save thousands of lives a year. The use of a car seat can reduce risk of injury for young children by 71–82%, and proper seat belt usage cuts the risk of death or serious injury in half for older children and adults.

What You Need To Know About the Exactech Hip Replacement Recall

Published on Feb 17, 2023 at 5:54 pm in defective hip.

What You Need To Know About the Exactech Hip Replacement Recall

The use of hip replacements has grown in popularity in recent years in the United States. Conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fractures, and other debilitating musculoskeletal conditions that used to sideline individuals now allow them to retain their mobility and not experience pain or discomfort when resting, thanks in large part to the widespread use of hip replacement implants.

However many benefits that have come with the increasing use of these implants, there have also been some setbacks in terms of recalls of them. One of the latest recalls centers around the Exactech hip replacements. Read on where we’ll share what you need to know about the Exactech hip replacement recall.

Arkansas Motorcycle Laws

Published on Feb 10, 2023 at 5:40 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

Arkansas Motorcycle Laws

Test yourself on how many of the following Arkansas motorcycle laws you already know. Like many things in life, when it comes to highway safety, knowledge is power. Equip yourself with the resources you need to be the safest rider you can be.

Are Consolidated Healthcare Systems Really Better for Patient Care?

Published on Feb 10, 2023 at 5:35 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Are Consolidated Healthcare Systems Really Better for Patient Care?

For most people in Arkansas, the days of seeing their regular doctor in a small, physician-run office are long gone. Now, when we seek medical care, we are frequently sitting in the waiting room of a larger, corporate-run healthcare system.

While there are purported benefits to the consolidation of the medical and healthcare system in the United States, the transition to a system largely run with profits in mind has not been without its downsides.

What Are My Options for Filing a Claim if the At-Fault Driver Died?

Published on Jul 22, 2022 at 3:04 pm in car accident.

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Becoming involved in a vehicle accident is stressful, whether you are fully or partially at fault for it or didn’t contribute to its occurrence at all. 

Arkansas law affords you the right to seek compensation for your injuries and other accident-related damages by filing a claim with the at-fault motorist’s insurer so long as you are deemed to be less than 50% liable for its occurrence. 

However, not all drivers who are at fault for a crash survive it. What options do you have for seeking compensation for your damages in situations like these?

How Common Are Wrong-Way Accidents?

Published on Jul 22, 2022 at 2:50 pm in car accident.

wrong-way accident

Wrong-way accidents are relatively rare compared to other types of accidents—like rear-end collisions, T-bone crashes, or blind spot accidents. Wrong-way collisions are estimated to comprise roughly 1% of motor vehicle fatalities—about 300-400 deaths a year.

When a wrong-way accident does occur, the outcome is usually quite severe. A wrong-way collision is typically a head-on collision or a high-speed sideswipe. This involves two vehicles driving directly toward one another prior to impact. The force of collision often leaves drivers and passengers with catastrophic injuries. Many wrong-way accidents are fatal to vehicle occupants, especially those in the front seat.

Which Types of Crosswalks Are Safest?

Published on Jul 8, 2022 at 11:23 am in Pedestrian Accident.

Which Types of Crosswalks Are Safest?

All pedestrians in Arkansas have the right to crosswalks that allow them to safely cross the road without unreasonable delays. However, if you’ve spent any time at all as a pedestrian, you’ll have noticed that not all crosswalks are created equally.

Design plays an important role in how safe a given crosswalk is. At McMath Woods P.A., we know that pedestrians are safest in crosswalks that utilize raised crosswalks, rapid flashing beacons, or other enhanced designs. Here are our top picks for the safest types of crosswalks.

Do Drivers Always Have To Yield to Pedestrians?

Published on Jun 24, 2022 at 2:15 pm in Pedestrian Accident.

Do Drivers Always Have To Yield to Pedestrians?

There are many rules of the road that drivers and pedestrians must follow to ensure the safety of everyone. One question that often comes up is when a driver must yield to a pedestrian.

Many people think that drivers must always yield to pedestrians, but this is not the case.

The information that follows will give you a brief overview of instances in which drivers must give right-of-way to pedestrians and when pedestrians must wait for traffic before continuing to walk instead. We will also address the role a lawyer plays in your case if a motorist strikes and hurts you.

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