Snow is not common in Little Rock, but slip and fall accidents tend to increase during the winter months all the same. If you or a loved one has been hospitalized following a slip and fall accident, Little Rock personal injury attorney Phillip Duncan is here to help. Utilizing state-of-the-art case management software and the combined experience of our firm’s several lawyers, we can help you identify the party liable for your damages and take your case as far as needed to secure the compensation you are due. Please call us at (877) 638-6226 to...Read Full Article
AAA announced today that an estimated 100 million people will travel 50 miles or more from their homes this holiday season. This marks a 1.4% increase over last year and continues a 7-year trend of year-end travel increases. According to AAA, 90% of those traveling between December 23rd and January 3rd will be doing so by car. This alone increases risks for car accidents. We are expecting some rain in the Little Rock area during that time as well, which may further increase risks for accidents.
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If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, the other party’s insurance company (and their lawyers) will do everything in their power to reduce the amount of compensation you are owed. One of the ways they may attempt to do this is by looking through your medical records for pre-existing conditions that might explain away the injuries you received in your accident.
For example, if you dislocated your shoulder five years ago, any shoulder injury you received during your car accident may be downplayed or dismissed with the excuse that the accident merely “aggravated” a pre-existing...Read Full Article
Personal Injury Lawyers in Little Rock, Arkansas
Duncan Firm is a family-run personal injury law firm with more than 30 years of legal experience. The firm is located in Little Rock, Arkansas. We are focused and committed to helping people and their families with serious, catastrophic personal injuries including wrongful death through the fault of others. At Duncan Firm, Phillip Duncan has built a dedicated team of personal injury trial lawyers and experienced staff who will seek the justice you deserve.
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In 2009, Paul’s Law was enacted in Arkansas, banning texting while driving for all drivers. This law had some loopholes and didn’t fully address the problems of cellphone use while driving, but it was bolstered by new legislation in 2011 banning all cellphone use near schools and in highway work zones.
Like many other states, texting laws in Arkansas are well intentioned and were initially effective at reducing car accidents caused by distracted drivers. However, a new study by the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin suggests that texting while...Read Full Article
According to Hart, “A lot of that is something the consumers don’t have control over because they don’t know that they’re driving with a tire that’s subject to a recall.” This calls into question the system currently in place to notify drivers of these defective and dangerous products.
Tire recalls are only sent to customers who contact the manufacturer after installation and individually register the tires. The NTSB found that this information is not readily given to consumers – an oversight that has placed thousands of people at risk for serious injury.
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident caused by...Read Full Article
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...Read Full Article
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.Read Full Article
As 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...Read Full Article
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.