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Recent study highlights Little Rock and NLR pedestrian dangers

Despairing female driver on cell phone with injured man on street after pedestrian accident

No too long ago, I wrote an article on Pedestrian Safety Tips. Soon afterwards, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette published an article about a Metroplan study highlighting areas of risk for pedestrians in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Metroplan is…
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Is it possible to get charged with DUI when you’re not driving?

A young man asleep at the wheel of a car, with some drool running out of his mouth

Is it possible to get charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) when you are not driving a car? The answer is “Yes, you can”. In Arkansas there is a provision of the law known…
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Reasons insurance companies may give to deny your personal injury claim

An insurance policy and a pen and the word “Denied” in red stamp across the policy

You’ve been injured in a motor vehicle or truck accident that wasn’t your fault. You are upset and feel badly. Then to add to everything else, the defendant insurance company denies your claim! Not to worry. There are many reasons…
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Truck accidents involving hazardous materials

Hazmat team working chemical spill after a trucking accident

Because of the weight and size of big rigs, motor vehicle accidents are likely to be much more serious when a truck is involved. When truck accidents involving hazardous materials occur, the potential damage may involve other vehicles on the…
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Should distracted walkers face fines and/or jail time?

Eight teenage girls distracted with their cell phones while walking

I’ve written before about distracted walking injuries and even fatalities. The number continues to increase, as people walk while texting or talking on their cell phones. Now a New Jersey lawmaker wants to make such behavior a crime, akin to…
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What are the 5 most common causes of truck accidents?

Burst tire on a big truck

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), the multi-billion trucking industry saw a 20% increase in trucking accidents over the last two decades. Because big rigs are twenty times the size and weight of other motor vehicles, they…
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The 5 top reasons for bicycle accidents

Dangerous city traffic situation with a cyclist and cars in motion blur

With the increasing popularity of bicycles on Arkansas roads, I’ve researched what causes most bicycle accidents, in an attempt to see how they can be avoided. By far, most bike accidents occur as a result of a driver’s inattention or…
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Small children and shopping cart accidents

Three shopping carts -- small medium and large

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Bethesda, Maryland, published a study of the frequency of emergency room visits for children under the age of five who are injured in shopping cart accidents. The numbers are quite surprising. In a…
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Teen passengers likely to mimic impaired drivers

Teen booked for DUI

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about now that your teen driver has a driver’s license….a new study conducted by the Health Behavior Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development reveals that teens who…
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What effect will a pre-existing injury have on a personal injury claim?

Firefighters helping an injured woman in a car

As we go through life, we can incur all sorts of injuries. So what happens when you are already injured from a previous circumstance, have a car or truck accident, and the pre-existing injury is worsened? How will that affect…
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