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Proving Liability After a Collision That Occurs in Bad Weather

Published on Feb 13, 2020 at 11:32 am in car accident.

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Arkansas sees all kinds of bad weather—rain, hurricanes, snow, ice, hail, and even tornadoes. With serious weather like that, you’d think that the extreme weather would cause the most accidents. But actually, according to a study done by Auto Insurance Center where they aggregated data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rain is the deadliest weather condition when driving.

Regardless of the specific type of weather, bad weather impacts roads and requires careful driving to avoid accidents. If you’ve been in a car crash caused by a storm of any kind, you might be wondering who is at fault. So how do you prove liability after a collision that occurs in bad weather?

How Can Work Zone Collisions in Arkansas Be Prevented?

Published on Jan 30, 2020 at 2:54 pm in car accident.

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Work zone accidents in Arkansas are not an uncommon occurrence. As many roadways throughout the state are being repaired, crash rates are climbing. While we’re dedicated to helping accident victims recover compensation for their losses, we also want to aid in the prevention of serious and deadly work zone crashes. Whether you’ve been driving for years or you’re new to the road, it’s a good idea to brush up on some safety tips for reducing your risk of an accident in a work zone.

What Are Some of the Unique Causes of Highway Work Zone Accidents?

Published on Oct 31, 2019 at 1:37 pm in car accident.

Road work ahead sign

As major roadways are repaired throughout our state, it’s a good idea to be aware of the potential dangers presented by the addition of work zones on our highways and interstate. A car accident can happen for a number of reasons, but there are some unique causes associated with those that happen in construction zones. In order to understand those factors, you first have to understand how most work zones are set up and arranged.

The Facts About Arkansas Hit-and-Run Accidents

Published on May 16, 2019 at 1:18 pm in car accident.

Car accidents, even minor ones, can be stressful, traumatic events. Handling the incident can be made easier if everyone involved follows the laws and cooperates. Unfortunately for a number of car accident victims, some negligent drivers leave the scene of the accident. The person who remains is left to deal with the situation on their own, with no guarantee that the responsible party will ever be held accountable. If you find yourself dealing with a hit-and-run, it’s important to know the state laws that apply to your situation and what actions you should take to recover as quickly as possible.

The Most Dangerous Roads and Interstates in Arkansas

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 10:11 am in car accident.

No matter how responsible of a driver you are, there’s no way to control the others on the road. Any unsuspecting driver could end up in an accident because of someone else’s negligence. As a result, serious physical, psychological, and financial consequences are likely. In Arkansas, distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding top the list for the causes of accidents, but it’s also important to be aware of where a crash is most likely to happen.

In order to reduce the number of accidents and save lives, drivers need to acknowledge where a significant number of crashes take place. While a collision can happen anywhere, the following roads are the most dangerous in Arkansas.

Tips for Staying Alert Behind the Wheel

Published on Nov 14, 2018 at 3:47 pm in car accident.

Whether you’re driving home on a Friday after a long week or driving across the country for a family reunion, we’re all guilty of giving less than 100 percent of our focus to the road when we’re behind the wheel. Unfortunately, there are a variety of dangers associated with distracted and fatigued driving. If you’ve been injured in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, our Little Rock car accident lawyers are here for you.

Thousands of accident occur on Arkansas’ road every year. Many of them are related to instances of distracted driving. To aid in the prevention of accidents related to distractions and fatigue, let’s take a look at some of the things you can do before driving and while driving to stay alert and remain focused.

Tire Safety: Is Your Vehicle Road-Ready?

Published on Nov 8, 2018 at 2:48 pm in car accident.

You need to be able to trust that your vehicle is safe for the road. One of the main ways to ensure this is to take care of your tires. When tires aren’t properly taken care of, they can lose air or become damaged while you’re driving the vehicle, potentially causing an accident that may result in injuries to yourself and others.

There are a few ways to know whether your vehicle is road-ready and if your tires are as good as they should be for the type of driving you need to do. Here are some tips, as well as some information about how often accidents are caused by poor, damaged, or malfunctioning tires occur.

Tire-Related Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the following statistics show the danger of failing to keep up with tires.

  • 11,000 tire-related crashes happen each year.
  • In 2016, 733 total traffic fatalities occurred where tire malfunction was a factor.

Even when one tire fails, a driver may be unable to keep proper control of their vehicle in order to avoid causing an accident. This is why tire-related accidents are such a risk. If people knew more about their tires and how to take care of them, these numbers could be greatly reduced. When you put in the time to maintain your tires, you know that your vehicle is ready for the road.

The 5 Traffic Laws Broken Most Often by Arkansas Drivers

Published on Sep 17, 2018 at 1:07 pm in car accident.

As responsible drivers, we understand the necessity of obeying all the established traffic laws. Unfortunately, there are drivers out there that choose to ignore these laws. When individuals make those choices, they’re putting their lives, as well as the lives of others on the road, in danger. If you’ve been injured in a car accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, our Little Rock car accident lawyers are prepared to help you with your case.

According to the 2014 Arkansas Crash Summary, there were a total of 60,947 vehicle accidents reported – a 4.3 percent increase from 2013. Of those accidents 436 of them were fatal, resulting in the wrongful loss of 470 lives. Nearly half of those lost lives resulted from drivers who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

As you can see, car accidents are a common occurrence on Arkansas’ roads. Many of these accidents result from broken traffic laws. Let’s take a look at which of these laws are broken most often.

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