The only way Arkansas’ roads will be safe is if drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists learn to share the road together. The team at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar understands that pedestrians should be able to safely and legally cross busy intersections without fear of suffering a personal injury or even a potentially lethal accident.
When you’re walking, you are extremely vulnerable to the cars driving alongside you. Unlike bicyclists, who have protective gear, pedestrians have no protection when they’re crossing the streets. A driver’s mistake can easily leave any pedestrian who happens to be nearby with truly devastating injuries, regardless of whether you follow all the rules and laws.
Alan LeVar is ready to fight for you if you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or misconduct. The team at The Law Offices of Alan LeVar can help you pursue justice and compensation for your injury.
If you live in Arkansas, have been hurt in an accident while you were walking, and you need an experienced accident attorney, please call The Law Offices of Alan LeVar today at (888) 220-7068.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
In some ways, it’s inaccurate to refer to these incidents as “accidents.” The word “accident” implies something that was inevitable or unavoidable, with no one at fault. In reality, most of the incidents our lawyers handle are far from inevitable, they were eminently avoidable and someone was certainly at fault.
So while there are a number of specific causes for accidents involving pedestrians, the root cause is almost always some form of negligence. Specific forms of negligence include:
- Running a red light and striking a pedestrian that was legally in a crosswalk
- Driving while intoxicated (DUI)
- A driver not stopping at a stop sign while pedestrians have the right of way to cross
- Failure by the driver of the vehicle to make adjustments for weather
- Failure by the driver of the vehicle to signal while turning
Mr. LeVar and our entire team have experience investigating these accidents, determining the cause, and proving fault in court. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident as a pedestrian, it’s important that you work with a personal injury attorney familiar with the special circumstances and laws involved with these types of accidents.
Your pedestrian accident attorney will have to deal with the driver’s insurance company, who will undoubtedly try to say the accident was somehow your fault, and it’s crucial that the law firm you are working with knows how to handle the tactics they will use against you and your claim.
Pedestrian Accident Settlements Include
The injuries pedestrians suffer in accidents with cars tend to be severe, and the resulting financial burdens are heavy.
Our lawyers can usually pursue compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses (in wrongful death cases)
No lawyer can promise you a specific settlement amount, and the compensation available to you will be determined by the unique circumstances of your case.
A Pedestrian Accident Is Not A Car Accident
Pedestrian accident cases, as well as bicycle accidents, fall under specific traffic laws in the state of Arkansas. Motorists are responsible for their side of things, but pedestrians and bicyclists have to follow the law as well. There are rules for what drivers must do and there are also specific rules for bicyclists and pedestrians on the street, too. Everyone has to follow the rules of the road.
Pedestrian accidents can often involve very serious injuries. When a motor vehicle strikes a person, even at a low speed, it is much different from other types of motor vehicle accidents. When a personal injury claim comes from this type of accident it is usually not your typical personal injury case.
Injured pedestrians often have to deal with much more than someone involved in a typical auto accident. The probability of serious injury is much greater, resulting medical bills can often be much higher than with other types of accidents, and necessary treatment and/or therapy can also be much more intense or longer-lasting. Unfortunately, the victims of pedestrian accidents also have much higher chances of ending up with some form of permanent disability.
Speak With a Qualified Arkansas Personal Injury Lawyer Near You
If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident in Little Rock, or anywhere else in Arkansas, you need an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer to help protect your rights and make sure you get the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
Swift action is key to successful personal injury claims. Your attorney has a much better chance of putting together a strong case when he or she has access to evidence and potential witnesses when everything is fresh.
We encourage you to contact us online anytime or call (888) 220-7068 to arrange for a confidential and free consultation. We’ll be happy to go over the details of your case, give you a full case evaluation, and our best legal advice about what you can do to move forward.