A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that more Americans die on country roads than on more congested city roads. In 2008, 56% of the 37,261 traffic deaths occurred on rural roads. About 23% of the population lives in rural areas.
The comparison is even greater regarding Arkansas traffic accidents. Seventy-four percent of car accident and truck accident deaths were on county or rural roads in Arkansas. Although Arkansas is a rural state, I was surprised by the statistic concerning Arkansas vehicle accident fatalities. From experience representing victims of Arkansas car accidents, I find that people usually drive faster on rural Arkansas roads than the conditions allow. Another possible reason for fatalities in rural areas is the slower delivery of acute medical care for injuries from the accident.
If you or a family member has suffered injuries from an accident, please contact an experienced Arkansas personal injury lawyer. It is important to know your rights and make sure that your damages are fully compensated.