If you own a motorcycle or enjoy riding with a loved one, you probably know that there are risks that go along with riding. Riding a motorcycle is more dangerous due to the size of the motorcycle, the fact that it is less visibility to other drivers, and the fact that motorcycles are on two wheels. There are many variables which can make riding a motorcycle even more dangerous. As a rider, it is important that you understand these inherent risks and prepare...Read Full Article
Some auto accident injuries require emergency care at the scene, but many others may not be obvious right away. Other injuries may seem minor at first, but can get worse if they are not properly cared for. For these reasons, it is important to seek medical attention following any type of auto accident.
Common auto accident injuries include:
- Neck Injuries - One of the most common injury types caused by auto accidents is neck injury, such as whiplash or herniated disc injuries. While patients usually attain full recovery...
With more than 250 million vehicles on the roadways in America, including cars, trucks, and motorcycles, there were almost 30,000 fatal crashes in 2014. At the Duncan Firm, our auto accident lawyers handle all types of auto accident claims to help you through the difficult process of making sure you're compensated for your injuries.
Common types of auto accident claims we handle include:
- Car accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
Did you know that June is National Safety Month? In effort to prevent common accidents, the National Safety Council is calling attention to safety in all areas of life, from ready response and being healthy to watching for dangers and sharing the road safely.
Because of the high number of claims our auto accident attorneys handle, we think it’s especially important to encourage drivers to share the road safely. Here are a few safe driving tips:
- Drive defensively - Remember to keep your hands at ten-and-two, use your mirrors, look both ways a few times before pulling out...
In the aftermath of an auto accident, it can be overwhelming to consider all you need to attend to. You know how important it is to find the right auto accident lawyer in Little Rock, but you may not know how to go about it. Picking a name out of the Yellow Pages is like pulling a name out of a hat, but how else do you choose?
If you have a friend or family member who has been in a similar situation, they may be able to make a recommendation. Be sure to do your homework once you have a name, by checking for reviews on reliable websites and the Arkansas state board.
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It seems as though a product is being recalled every week due to some defect in its design or manufacture or some type of contamination. While there are government agencies charged with protecting consumers and ensuring what we buy is safe, with millions of products being produced in the US each year, it is not surprising that some dangerous, defective products still make their way to store shelves, auto dealerships, and pharmacy counters. Did you know that a consumer has the right to personally enforce laws requiring the manufacturer to design and build safe products? Product liability is a complicated area of personal injury law that...Read Full Article
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Q: Why is it so important to hire a catastrophic injury/wrongful death lawyer who is also an experienced trial attorney?
While most of these cases settle before trial, not all do. To receive a just settlement, you need an attorney who knows how to fight for you in the courtroom, and is prepared to do so. Duncan Firm has taken major catastrophic injury and ...Read Full Article
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month – a perfect time to reflect on your own driving habits and to make changes that help prevent your causing an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly all car accidents involve some form of distraction. Tragically, many of these accidents are fatal for the drivers and passengers of other vehicles, giving even a moments distraction the potential to forever alter the course of an entire family’s life.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, please call (877) 638-...Read Full Article
According to the latest numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal traffic accidents decreased by 6.4% between 2013 and 2014 in Arkansas – the latest year for which statistics are available. Even more encouraging is the 28.4% decrease since 2005 and the 29.9% decrease from 2006, the year with the highest number of fatal accidents included in these latest numbers. However, while any decrease in fatalities is cause for celebration, there were still 466 lives lost in car accidents in Arkansas in 2014 – making 466 too many.
If you have lost a loved one in a car...Read Full Article
Advanced technology has been integrated into nearly every newer model car and there is no sign that this trend will stop any time soon. In fact, as computers become inseparable from every facet of our existence, more on-board entertainment, navigation, and personal assistant technology can be expected to appear in even base models. However,...Read Full Article