Our attorneys know that California and Arkansas are both great places to live.
At first glance, each state may appear to be quite different in terms of climate, location and population. But they do have similarities. For example, both states have several metropolitan areas as well as rural and agricultural communities.
The largest cities in California include Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and San Jose. They are each well-known for their influence in the entertainment and technology industries as well as being hotspots for social, cultural and political change.
Similarly, Arkansas has Little Rock, Fort Smith and Springdale, all of which are rapidly growing and offer several amenities that make them tourist destinations including outdoor recreation, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and the Arkansas Arts Center.
But California and Arkansas also differ in many respects, most notably in size and population.
California has a total population of around 37 million. Arkansas’s population is only around 3 million. That’s quite a difference! With that many more people in California, it’s not surprising that California leads Arkansas in traffic-related accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
In California, there were almost 3,000 fatal car crashes in 2013. In Arkansas, on the other hand, only had around 450 fatal crashes that year.
But Arkansas has a higher crash death rate per capita than California. This may likely be due to the fact that many Californians use public transit, bike, and walk to commute to work and school. In Arkansas, we tend to travel almost exclusively by car.
Injuries and deaths resulting from motor vehicle accidents are the most common type of personal injury lawsuit.
It’s important for car crash victims and their families to get the compensation and justice that they deserve.
The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in California is different from the statute in Arkansas. The statute of limitations in California is two years, with the exception of case involving government entities.
Arkansas also differs from California in that the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is three years.
In both states, the statute is tolled for incapacitated persons. This includes minors (people under the age of 18) as well as people who meet the legal definition of insanity.
To learn more about legal representation in Little Rock as well around the state of Arkansas, please contact the attorneys at Law Offices of Alan LeVar online or by telephone at (888) 220-7068.