October 14, 2015

A new study conducted by St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto has found that teens who suffer traumatic brain injury are seven-times more likely to have consumed five or more energy drinks in the week leading up to their injury. The study, conducted on 10,000 students between the ages of 11 and 20, found that around 50% of all TBIs in this age range were sports related. The link between consumption of energy drinks among athletes and injuries related to their chosen sport is being considered for follow up.

Is there a link between energy drinks and TBI or simply between lifestyle choices...

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August 21, 2015

NAFTA ushered in a new era in which Mexican trucks could pass more easily through U.S. borders. This has, by and large, been a boon for commercial interests and trade. However, the much lower safety standards of some cross-border big rig companies increases the risk of truck accidents for many residents of Arkansas and nearby Southern States.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident with a cross-border big rig, please contact the Duncan Firm or call 887-6-DUNCAN today to schedule a free...

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August 17, 2015

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident in Arkansas, call (877) 638-6226 for a free consultation at the Little Rock office of The Duncan FirmAs of Sunday, August 16th, there have been 315 traffic accident related deaths in Arkansas in 2015. Sunday saw two fatal car accidents with three deaths – a single-vehicle accident with a train in Clay County and a two-vehicle crash in Washington County. The second crash involved one injury in addition to the deaths of a man and woman...

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August 05, 2015

Duncan Firm’s lawyers have extensive experience in plaintiff’s personal injury cases that involve train crossing accidents, defective products, brain injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and consumer fraud cases that with catastrophic injuries. Phillip Duncan has a reputation for bringing his cases to trial if necessary, and his trial team concept has resulted in multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements. Phillip’s team uses some of the best technology available to prepare a case.

June 03, 2015

Boating season is upon us and with it comes an increased risk for serious or even fatal injury. If you or someone you love has been impacted by a boating accident in Little Rock or surrounding areas, please call the Duncan Firm at (877) 638-6226 to schedule a free and informative consultation.

Leading Causes of Boating Accidents

Some of the most common causes of boating accidents in Arkansas include:

  • Intoxicated drivers
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Unlicensed drivers
  • Distraction and reckless...
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May 18, 2015

As the summer months approach, more and more people will be switching from passenger vehicles to motorcycles as their primary form of transportation. In anticipation of this increase, the National Highway Traffic safety Administration has dedicated May as National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – a month where bikers and motorists alike are encouraged to take steps that help prevent motorcycle accidents.

Data shows that most motorcycle accidents are caused by the drivers of larger vehicles. Because much of this has to do with the lower visibility of motorcycles, the drivers of cars and...

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April 20, 2015

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and this year’s focus is on the dangers of hands-free devices. The common misconception is that hands-free devices make using a cellphone and other electronics while driving safe. Indeed, this idea is even given credence through the addition of hands-free technology in many new cars. Sadly, hands-free devices are not any safer to operate while driving than manual ones. In fact, research has found they pose a greater risk for distraction and increase the chances of causing car accidents.

If you or someone you love...

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March 23, 2015

When you are in a car accident there are steps you can take to protect your rights and help ensure full compensation – but remembering these things in the chaos following an accident can be tricky. Nonetheless, five things it is important to try and remember are:

  1. Do not admit fault – admitting fault or even suggesting you are liable can significantly impact your ability to receive fair compensation
  2. Photograph the scene – photographic evidence is extremely helpful when building a case
  3. Seek medical care – even when cleared by EMTs, seeing a trusted doctor after your accident can help ensure no injuries go...
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February 13, 2015

If you have been injured in an accident, you may want to consult with an attorney before you accept a settlement offer from insurance. Even injuries that seem minor can have far-reaching consequences – many of which are not typically covered by insurance. The only way to be sure you are not cheated out of what you are truly due is with the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Little Rock personal injury attorney Phillip Duncan and the lawyers at the Duncan Firm are dedicated to helping accident victims get justice. We would be honored to meet with you free of charge to discuss...

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January 07, 2015

When you have surgery, you must put your life into someone else’s hands. Some medical mistakes can result in permanent, lifelong injury or disability, and some result in death. The Arkansas medical malpractice lawyers at Duncan Firm in Little Rock have the utmost respect for those who dedicate their lives to saving others, but when mistakes are made, the responsible parties must be held accountable.

One rare, but egregious, surgical mistake is operating on the wrong side of the body or the wrong site or location. Wrong site surgery is perhaps one of the most preventable of all medical mistakes. If the proper care is taken, this...

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