December 03, 2018

Christmas tree fire safety in Arkansas

It is important to take special fire-safety precautions when keeping a live tree in the house. The National Fire Prevention Association reports that an average of 230 fires start with Christmas trees every year. While this is a relatively small number for a national statistic, the danger posed by such an accident warrants caution. 

Last year, for example,...

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November 21, 2018

avoiding deep fried turkey accidents in little rock Arkansas

More home fires are started by cooking equipment on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. One common culprit is the deep fryer. In fact, each year deep-fryer fires are responsible for five deaths, 60 injuries, and the destruction of 900 homes, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Deep fried turkey accidents can be violent and destructive, as seen in this compilation video of such accidents…

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November 10, 2018

lawyers against defective children and baby products toys

There is nothing more tragic than the death or serious injury of an innocent child due to a defect in the design, manufacturing or functionality of a product.

In recent years, a wide variety of different types of child and baby equipment have been recalled due to defects in design, manufacturing, and inadequate warning labels. Here is a list of products that have been recalled in recent years:

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November 03, 2018

15 passenger vans prone to accidents and injury

Fifteen-passenger vans are more likely to be involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash than any other type of vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued safety advisories on these vehicles, and has stated that “rollover had been proven to be one of the most significant dangers for 15-passenger vans, with the risk increasing dramatically as the number of...

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October 25, 2018

wrong side brain surgery lawyer

A ‘wrong side brain surgery’ is exactly what it sounds like: the wrong side of a patient’s brain is operated on. “Unbelievable!” you might say, “That couldn’t happen in this day and age!” But it actually happens more than it should. Doctor negligence, poor hospital practices, and miscommunication can all help explain why such medical malpractice happens, but it does not excuse it. 

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October 17, 2018

Semi accidents, big-rig accidents, 18 wheeler accidents, truck crash

If you are involved in an accident with a large truck such as a semi, 18-wheeler, or some other big rig-type vehicle, it is crucial that you contact our experienced Arkansas big truck accident lawyers. The longer you wait, the more time there is for evidence to be lost or destroyed, and the more time the ‘other side’ has to plan their defense.

As with any vehicle accident, the first step is to contact the police and emergency services...

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September 08, 2018

Elsijane Roy, University of Arkansas, School of Law, Arkansas State Department of Revenue, Supreme Court of ArkansasThe journey towards gender equality within the Arkansas legal profession was slow to progress, as it was in most states across the nation. In 1873 the all-male state legislature voted to restrict the legal profession to men only. This law held until 1917, which was shortly after the legislature granted women the right to vote1.

Lizzie Fyler of Eureka Springs is the first...

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August 24, 2018

backdoor, Copyright Act, attorney James Bartolomei, Duncan Firm, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer

Photographers survive off their ability to sell their work. They should receive compensation regardless of who they’re licensing images to: a magazine, a book publisher, a video game company, a couple getting married, or media outlet. But amazingly, huge media companies are currently using images from photographers across the country without sending them a penny. 

The companies doing this are...

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August 15, 2018

Marion County Courthouse in Arkansas, Personal Injury Lawyers

Places like Manhattan are awash in attorneys. Corporate attorneys, small practices, specialty firms, headquarters for multinational super-firms. Throw a rock out a window and you’re sure to hit one. 

But Arkansas is unique, in that there is actually a shortage of legal counsel. The national per capita average of attorneys is 4.1 per 1,000 residents. Arkansas’s average is 2.0 per 1,0001. So Arkansas has about half as many attorneys...

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July 27, 2018

hostile work environment and sexual harassment lawyer in Arkansas

Our workplaces should be free from unwanted behavior. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. But what behavior crosses the line? Each of the following have no place in the office, store, worksite, school, factory floor, or wherever you call work. 

  • Physical touching, which can quickly escalate into what the law would define as assault
  • Lewd remarks or sounds
  • Sexually explicit images
  • Quid pro quo...
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