When a walker, jogger or child at play is hit by a motor vehicle, the impact on the person injured and on those who care about the victim can be devastating. Unfortunately, children are frequently the victims in such pedestrian accidents. Cars, trucks and any other kind of motor vehicle have substantial size and weight. The human body is no match for these massive projectiles. Injuries sustained in these accidents can be catastrophic and even fatal.
According to NHTSA, in 2017, there were 42 pedestrian fatalities as a result of motor vehicle incidents in Arkansas. At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. While pedestrian fatalities remain high, there was a 1.7-percent decrease in the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2017, totaling 5,977 deaths (5,987 in 2016).
Some of the most common injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents are head and neck injuries. There are also musculoskeletal injuries where the bones, tendons, nerves, and blood vessels suffer severe damage. Adult pedestrians particularly tend to suffer injuries in the legs with fractures and knee ligament injuries. Head, facial, and neck injuries are very common in accidents where the pedestrian is hit by a vehicle and driven to the pavement. These injuries may cause long-term health complications.
Negligent drivers in Arkansas and their insurance companies frequently try to cast blame on innocent victims to avoid taking responsibility. It is essential to work with an Arkansas pedestrian accident attorney who understands how to counter the tactics the insurance companies use, as well as the complex insurance law, including liability and coverage issues that arise in these cases.
The most important element in your pedestrian accident case is proving who is at fault. The right evidence and facts must be gathered. Tim Reed will use a variety of resources and witnesses to support the claim and determine fault. The responsible parties should be held liable for all the losses. Tim Reed is a skilled Arkansas pedestrian accident attorney. He will ensure that the victim is compensated accordingly.