Jonesboro Pedestrian Accident Attorneys - McDaniel Law Firm, PLC Is Ready to Work for You
Roads in Jonesboro and other communities throughout Northeast Arkansas can get congested with cars, trucks and motorcycles. The drivers of these vehicles must always be mindful of pedestrians who may be sharing the road. While no pedestrian expects to be struck by a car or truck, accidents can and will happen. Car accidents involving pedestrians are rarely minor. That's because pedestrians have little to no protection if struck by a larger vehicle. In 2011, 44 pedestrians died in Arkansas, according to the Arkansas State Police's 2011 Traffic Crash Statistics.
At McDaniel Law Firm, PLC, we understand the devastating impact of an auto vs. pedestrian accident. Even at low speeds, an automobile that hits a pedestrian can cause serious injury or even a death. A traumatic brain injury can be caused by the head striking the pavement or windshield of the vehicle. Internal injuries, broken bones, and debilitating neck and spinal cord injuries are also common in pedestrian accidents.
How do pedestrian accidents happen in Arkansas?
Pedestrian accidents in Arkansas can happen for a variety of reasons. Liability in a pedestrian accident may depend on whether the pedestrian had the right of way. Pedestrians in a marked crosswalk or other walkway have the right to pass safely. In so many cases, pedestrian accidents happen through no fault of the person on foot. The driver involved in the accident may be sending text messages, talking on a cell phone or may be under the influence of alcohol.
Pedestrians may be injured in a dangerous intersection by cars, trucks, buses or any other type of vehicle on the road. Common sites for pedestrian accidents include the following:
- Parking lots
- Parking garages
- Residential streets
- Commercial or residential driveways
- Sports and concert venues
Can a pedestrian accident lawyer in Jonesboro help me?
Every pedestrian accident case presents its own unique challenges. No two accident victims are the same. That's why McDaniel Law Firm, PLC takes a personalized approach to each case. We're here to serve your legal needs.
McDaniel Law Firm, PLC is ready to set things right. Contact us today to get started. A delay may affect your rights. Call 870-336-4747 and schedule a free consultation today at our Jonesboro office. We proudly serve clients throughout Northeast Arkansas (including Jonesboro, Paragould, Craighead County, Lawrence County, Greene County, Mississippi County, Poinsett County), all of Arkansas, Southeast Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee.