At one point or another, everyone is a pedestrian. As the expense of driving and insuring a vehicle rise, more and more people choose to walk to their destinations. As the number of pedestrians increases, so do the number of pedestrian accidents. To see where the Little Rock and Pine Bluff regions ranks in terms of pedestrian collisions nationally, please go to this National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012:
Both motorists and pedestrians can engage in behaviors that cause collisions. According to state pedestrian law as described by the State of Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicles -
The Little Rock Police Department offers information on accidents, and also provides information on filing a police report and on obtaining a police report.
When a pedestrian is injured, it is crucial to get appropriate medical treatment, regardless of the financial cost. The major hospitals in the area include:
As soon as possible, an injured person should contact their insurance company to find out how medical treatment is covered under their insurance policy. Since insurance policies often have unique provisions to deal with pedestrian-accident injuries, it is important to review the policy and speak with the insurance adjuster to get clarification on coverage.
When an injury is serious or a death occurs, the next step is to find an experienced Little Rock and Pine Bluff injury attorney to start the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury or wrongful death claims are complicated and can be hard to manage without legal help. Having a Little Rock pedestrian injury lawyer on board is a great relief to injured pedestrians, or to the family left behind when an accident is fatal.