Whether you walk to save money on gas, for your health, or out of necessity, you deserve to be safe when traveling by foot in Little Rock or anywhere else in Pulaski County. Unfortunately, we see injured pedestrians with alarming frequency at our law firm.
If you suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence, a Little Rock pedestrian accident lawyer from McMath Woods P.A. is prepared to help you handle your insurance claim. We want you to recover compensation that fully addresses your costly medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, and other damages.
Don’t let the at-fault driver’s insurance company trick you into thinking they’re your friend. Their goal is to limit liability, lower your payout, and boost their profits—our goal is to get you paid.
Arkansas Pedestrian Accident Statistics
With a population of nearly 202,000 people and hundreds of thousands of motorists using main thoroughfares like the I-30 Little Rock Bridge and Asher Avenue each and every day, being a pedestrian in Arkansas isn’t easy. Our state has no shortage of negligent drivers who ignore the right of way, roll through stop signs and red lights, and act in ways that disregard the safety of pedestrians and other drivers alike.
The reality of traveling by foot in Little Rock is sobering:
- Arkansas had the 7th highest rate of pedestrian deaths in 2020.
- 81 people suffered fatal injuries while walking that same year.
- The intersection of University Avenue and Colonel Glenn Road has the highest rate of pedestrian accidents in all of Central Arkansas—not just Little Rock.
- Arkansas invested $185 million in bicycle & pedestrian safety over a 20-year period with virtually no improvement in the rate of fatal and significant injuries.
- At 29 deaths, Pulaski County had the highest share of pedestrian fatalities.
If you were injured by a motor vehicle, you deserve to have the representation of an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer. To learn more about your right to seek compensation, please contact the law firm of McMath Woods P.A. for a completely free case evaluation.
Which Pedestrians Are Most at Risk?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other organizations report that the following pedestrians face the highest risk of being involved in traffic crashes:
- Adults over the age of 65
- Children under the age of 15
- Members of lower socioeconomic groups
While many pedestrian accidents involve individuals from the above groups, we want to stress that anyone of any age or background can be hit by a driver when using a sidewalk or crosswalk.
We’ve Been Winning Compensation for 70 Years
Founded in 1953, the Little Rock pedestrian accident lawyers have fought for the rights of injured pedestrians and other accident victims for more than seven decades. We know what it takes to hold negligent drivers responsible for their actions, and we don’t let big auto insurers push around or bully our clients.
If a negligent driver ignored traffic signals or didn’t double-check that a pedestrian crossing was empty before making a turn, we want to hear from you. A free consultation to discuss your accident injuries is just a call or click away.
How To Lower Your Risk of Injury While Walking
You cannot control the actions of a negligent driver. What you can do, however, is take as many safety precautions as possible when traveling as a pedestrian. To lower your risk of being injured when traveling by foot near motor vehicles, we recommend that you:
- Always use a pedestrian crossing or marked crosswalk when available. When not available, cross at street corners.
- Always use sidewalks when available. When not available, walk facing traffic as close as possible to the shoulder or edge of the road.
- Don’t wear earbuds, headphones, or anything that blocks your ability to hear approaching drivers.
- Carry a flashlight or use the flashlight function on your phone when walking at night or during periods of low visibility.
Our Little Rock attorneys know that when a pedestrian accident occurs, it is often the result of a driver’s negligent or reckless behavior. When we work with accident victims, one of our top priorities is ensuring that the at-fault driver is held liable for their actions. This means we fight to make sure that our clients are fully compensated for all of their damages, including medical expenses.
We’re ready to talk to you about what fair compensation might look like in your claim. Call our office or fill out our online form to schedule your free consultation.
What Makes Pedestrian Accidents So Serious?
There are multiple safety features that protect vehicle occupants in the event of an accident. A driver or passenger has a seat belt, airbags, and the frame of the vehicle to shield them from much of the impact of the collision.
A pedestrian has virtually nothing to protect their body in an accident with a motor vehicle.
Pedestrian accident injuries tend to be severe, especially in collisions involving SUVs, light pickup trucks, and minivans. As your legal representation, we have the background, knowledge, and experience needed to help you recover compensation for serious injuries like:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Chest injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
Our lawyers work closely with our clients to compile evidence of physical injuries, necessary medical care, and the cost of past, current, and future treatment.
Your medical bills are piling up. You’re too hurt to work, and you don’t know when you’ll get another paycheck. The financial losses associated with pedestrian accidents can be steep—but they aren’t costs that you should have to handle on your own.
At McMath Woods P.A., we believe the at-fault driver and their insurance company should pay a full and fair settlement that addresses the entirety of your damages. When we discuss your legal options for recovering compensation, we’ll differentiate between the different types of damages to which an injured pedestrian may be entitled.
In most accident cases, the victim is entitled to compensation for economic damages and non-economic damages. These refer to your financial and non-financial losses, such as missed paychecks and mental anguish. In a small number of cases, a victim might also be entitled to punitive damages.
Life after a pedestrian accident often looks very different from before. The mental anguish and trauma of being harmed in a collision can make life feel unbearable, especially if you have no other mode of transportation.
While cognitive behavioral therapy and some medications can help treat anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, you also deserve to be fairly compensated for the harm you’ve suffered. If a pedestrian accident has altered your mental state or made living your day-to-day life difficult, please do not hesitate to contact McMath Woods P.A. for legal guidance. You may be entitled to compensation for damages related to your ongoing mental and emotional anguish.
Meet With Our Little Rock Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
The Little Rock pedestrian accident lawyers of McMath Woods P.A. are dedicated to standing up for the citizens of The Natural State. We work to gather evidence, record eyewitness testimony, and craft the strongest possible claims on behalf of our clients.
If you or a loved one was harmed in a pedestrian accident, we want to hear from you. Get in touch with our law firm today. Once we meet in an obligation-free consultation, we can discuss your legal options and determine what path forward will be in your best interest to help you recover physically, financially, and emotionally.