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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July 20, 2018

Tragic Duck Boat Accident in Branson, Missouri Tragedy struck in Branson, Missouri last night on July 19, 2018, leaving at least 17 dead when a tourist duck boat capsized during a violent thunderstorm, which struck the lake the boat was traveling on with nearly 70 mph winds and huge waves. Another duck boat on the lake at the same time made it safely back to shore.

The families have questions about how such a tragedy could have happened. Why did the boat attempt to navigate the lake with severe...

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July 01, 2018

Car accidents and pedestrian safety in Little Rock, Arkansas

We frequently hear from auto makers about their cars’ new and improved safety features. These features have greatly reduced the total number of fatalities and serious injuries resulting from auto accidents. But surrounding passengers in high-tech airbags doesn’t help those hit by the vehicles. 

Each year in central Arkansas, about 200 pedestrians and cyclists are involved in crashes with vehicles, which results in an average...

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June 17, 2018

Arkansas Ballot Issue 1

What Is Issue 1?
This measure was referred to the ballot by a vote of the state legislature as “Senate Joint Resolution 8” and will appear on the November 2018 General Election ballot. This amendment would limit the amount of money awarded in lawsuits for personal injury or wrongful death to a maximum of $500,000, regardless of the negligence and wrongful acts involved. 

Why It’s Wrong

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May 20, 2018

Little Rock Car Accident StatisticsWhile many in Arkansas assume winter is the most dangerous month for motorists, when the state receives a majority of its annual snow and rainfall, the data shows just the opposite. According to statistics published by the Arkansas State Police, the number of fatal car accidents peaks in the month of June (51 accidents) and stays higher-than-average through the summer (36 is the monthly average, with 40 in July and 45 in August). 

The National Highway Traffic Safety...

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