Rural roads are everywhere in Arkansas. Many people in our state live in remote or less populated areas and rely on rural roadways for daily travel and work. This makes a new report finding nearly a quarter of our rural roads in poor condition all the more worrisome.
According to a study conducted by TRIP, a nonprofit transportation research group, 23 percent of the rural roads in Arkansas have significant deficiencies. This places Arkansas in the top ten states with the most unmaintained rural roadways – roadways that often lead to serious car accidents.
If you have been injured in a car accident on a rural road in Arkansas, please contact the Duncan Firm by calling 877-638-6226 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated auto accident attorneys.
Fatal Car Accidents
TRIP reports that the rate of fatal car accidents on rural roads in Arkansas is 2.71 for every 100 million miles traveled. While this may sound small, consider this: the rate of fatal car accidents on non-rural roads in Arkansas is nearly three-times lower at .87 for every 100 million miles traveled.
Many of the car accidents on rural roads are single-vehicle accidents caused not by another individual’s negligence, but by dangerously poor maintenance of the road itself. This can make seeking compensation for grieving family members all the more difficult, particularly if you choose to seek justice on your own.
When you lose a loved one in an accident on a rural road you have a right to seek compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages. The wrongful death attorneys at the Duncan Firm would be honored to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your case, your rights, and the best way to get the justice your family deserves.
If you are in need of an experienced Arkansas car accident attorney, please contact Duncan Firm by calling 877-638-6226 or filling out the form on this page today. We represent clients throughout Arkansas from our centrally located Little Rock office.