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Tony Pirani Discusses Sharing the Roads on Good Day NWA

March 1st, 2019 Auto Accidents

With spring weather coming, more Arkansas residents will be taking to the roads. That means drivers must share the road with bicycle and motorcycles—as well as passenger cars and tractor trailers. With this in mind, attorney Tony Pirani of Caddell Reynolds visited Good Day NWA to discuss how drivers can remain vigilant. A video clip of the appearance appears available below.

Accident Statistics in Arkansas

There were 1,326 motorcycle accidents in Arkansas in 2014—of which 64 resulted in fatalities. That same year, there were 78 fatal truck accidents in the state—with most of the fatalities representing pedestrians, cyclists, or the occupants of smaller passenger vehicles.

Causes of Tractor Trailer Accidents

The sheer weight of a tractor trailer means they are capable of inflicting severe injuries in a collision. Some common causes of tractor trailer accidents include:

  • Falling or Shifting Cargo
  • Poor Maintenance or Repair
  • Excessive Driver Fatigue
  • Inclement Weather Conditions

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

The exposure of motorcyclists puts them at high risk of injuries in a collision—including traumatic brain injury. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Unsafe or Sudden Lane Changes
  • Riding Between Lanes (Splitting)
  • Sudden or Erratic Stops
  • Passenger Vehicles Turning

Accident Prevention Means Sharing the Road

 Be attentive. Stay focused. Remain alert. Aggressive driving creates dangerous situations. To prevent accidents, check your blind spots—the greatest cause of accidents involving bicycles and motorcycles. Be cautious when passing a motorcycle, bicycle, or tractor trailer. Allow extra space between vehicles when changing lanes. Remember that you may not see a motorcycle or bicycle—and a tractor trailer typically requires a significant distance to stop.

We Can Help

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident through no fault of your own, call Caddell Reynolds for help at 800-671-4100. When you call, you’ll speak with one of our top Arkansas personal injury lawyers absolutely FREE.

At Caddell Reynolds, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. Our experienced Arkansas Personal Injury Lawyers understand complex claims—and can help you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Caddell Reynolds Law Firm will be by your side every step of the way. Call us for your Free Legal Consultation at 800-671-4100 today. At Caddell Reynolds, there is never an attorney’s fee due up front. In fact, you owe us nothing until we recover for you. We have offices conveniently located throughout Arkansas to better serve you.

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