Report: Arkansas Roadway Fatalities in Line With National Trend

An Arkansas auto accident lawyer notes that Arkansas roadway deaths during the first six months of 2016 have increased by 11 percent compared to the first six months of 2015. When a reckless, distracted or negligent driver causes an accident resulting in injuries, the injured party can seek compensation with the help of a Arkansas car accident attorney.

For more information, contact the Johnson Firm today. We offer free, no obligation consultations, and we can help you determine whether you have a claim. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].

Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.

An Additional 2.2 Million Americans Injured in Traffic Accidents

According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, a total of 263 motorists died on Arkansas roads during the first six months of 2016, an 11 percent increase from the same period in 2015. Arkansas roadway fatalities in 2016 are a part of a growing number of deadly car crashes in the United States, and the National Safety Council has estimated that over 19,000 people were killed on U.S. roadways between January and the end of June 2016. In addition to the number of traffic fatalities this year, another 2.2 million motorists were estimated to have been seriously injured.

Since the council released its figures earlier this year, an additional 66 fatal crashes have been reported on Arkansas interstates, highways and streets, according to data posted to the Arkansas State Police website. For the first time in nine years, total motor vehicle fatalities in the U.S. could exceed 40,000 in 2016. In order to help curb these tragic accidents, the National Safety Council has recommended that drivers wear their seat belts, designate alcohol- and drug-free drivers, get plenty of rest and take breaks. According to the council, likely contributions to the increase in fatalities include a stronger economy, lower unemployment and lower fuel prices.

How an Arkansas Auto Accident Lawyer Can Help

Drivers or passengers who are injured in car accidents caused by the negligence of another driver, whether that driver was speeding or is otherwise at fault, may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury

The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.

For more information, or if you want to speak with an Arkansas auto accident lawyer, contact the Johnson firm today. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].

After you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to get more information about your case. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and all of the information you provide is confidential.

Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.