Arkansas offers some of the nation’s most spectacular motorcycle rides. From the wide-open Delta plains to the twisty mountain backroads, the riding here is phenomenal and the scenery is like nowhere else. Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and arguably offers some of the best motorcycle rides in the state. Fayetteville is also home to one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the country, Bikes, Blues & BBQ. Unfortunately with all the great motorcycle rides, and the large amount of riders that come through the city every year, motorcycle accidents happen. Motorcycles lack the protection of traditional vehicles and motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in serious injury or even death. The federal government estimates that per mile traveled in 2013, the number of deaths on motorcycles was over 26 times the number in cars. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2014, 4,586 people died in motorcycle crashes, down 2.3 percent from 4,692 in 2013.
While motorcycles are undoubtedly exciting and fun vehicles to ride, they do not offer the same safety features and security as passenger cars, SUVs, and trucks. If your motorcycle accident was caused by the carelessness, recklessness, or negligence of another driver, the Law Practice of Ken Kieklak can fight for compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Common Accident Sites in Fayetteville
Fayetteville is fortunate to have access to a wide array of interstates, highways, and local roads, however while these roads are convenient they are some of the most dangerous roads for motorcycle riders. The major through route in Fayetteville is Interstate 49/US 71 which has been described as, “a dangerous road” by Curt Green, president of the I-49 International Coalition especially near the junction with U.S. 71 around Doddridge. While riding a motorcycle down I-49 can be an exhilarating experience it can also be very dangerous. The Arkansas State Police compiles a list of all fatal crashes that occur in the state and makes this list available to the general public. In March of 2016 alone there have already been been two fatal crashes on Interstate 49. Additionally, there are a number of other roads in the area where fatal accidents are more likely than average. Other major roads in the area where deadly accidents can occur due to high speeds of travel include US 62, US 71, the Fullbright Expressway, and route 112.
While certain problem areas may be more accident-prone than others, fatalities and injuries can occur anywhere along these roads
When an accident happens in Fayetteville, it is important to do the following immediately:
Being in a motorcycle accident can be an incredibly chaotic and stressful event. Not only do you have to worry about your safety and your passenger’s safety, but you also have to worry about the other people who were involved. Even after the accident, you might have to work with notoriously evasive insurance companies. It can quickly start to feel like a hopeless and overwhelming nightmare with nowhere to turn for help. However, if you are in a motorcycle accident utilizing the following steps can help alleviate some of the confusion:
- Remain at the scene of the accident;
- Call the police;
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
- Exchange insurance information with other drivers;
- Get contact information from witnesses;
- Inform your insurance company;
- Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
- Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
Based on the injury to you, your vehicle, and all the other people involved you might want to consider hiring a Fayetteville AR personal injury lawyer.
Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Serving Fayetteville & Beyond
Ken Kieklak is committed to fighting for responsible hard working people who have suffered a serious injury due to another person’s negligence or recklessness. If you have suffered a serious motorcycle injury, contact the Law Practice of Ken Kieklak today. To schedule a free and confidential consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney call (479) 316-0438 today or contact us online.