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7 Common Types of Truck and 18-Wheeler Accidents

Published on Sep 22, 2023 at 6:18 pm in Tractor Trailer.

7 Common Types of Truck and 18-Wheeler Accidents
Vehicle accidents of any kind can be traumatic and damaging to everyone involved, physically, emotionally, and financially. Roads can be dangerous, and roads filled with a lot of large trucks like 18-wheelers can be even more dangerous.

As motorists, we’re always paying attention to our surroundings, and we try to drive as safely as possible, but sometimes accidents still happen. If you or someone you know has been in an accident with a semi or other large truck in Little Rock or surrounding areas, you can pursue legal action, and McMath Woods, P.A. can help.

What Happens if You Speed in a Construction Zone?

Published on Sep 22, 2023 at 6:14 pm in car accident.

What Happens if You Speed in a Construction Zone
Due to the exponential rise in work zone accidents, the Arkansas Department of Transportation created Slow Down, Phone Down, a statewide zero-tolerance work zone safety campaign. It urges drivers to slow down and put their phones down, as those are the two most common causes of work zone accidents.

Construction zone speed limits are always posted, and you will see the tell-tale signs, orange cones, barrels, etc. before the construction site begins. Accidents in construction zones are easy to avoid if drivers take proper safety precautions. We’ll explain several things that can happen if safe driving habits in a construction zone aren’t followed.

How To Sue a Hospital in Arkansas

Published on Sep 22, 2023 at 6:07 pm in Medical Malpractice.

How To Sue a Hospital in Arkansas
You went to the hospital for medical care, but you left in a worse condition than you entered. Whether you’re dealing with a new injury or a worsened medical condition, you deserve to be fully and fairly compensated for all that you’ve been through. And to do that, you need to know how to sue a hospital in Arkansas.

Our team of skilled Little Rock medical malpractice attorneys meets with victims of medical negligence for completely free case evaluations. If you have any additional questions about the process of suing a hospital after reading this blog, please contact us so that we can schedule you for a complimentary informational meeting at your earliest convenience.

In this blog, we’ll discuss…

  • The types of errors and negligence for which you can sue a hospital.
  • How to prove that hospital negligence contributed to your injuries or harm.
  • Why you need a credible medical expert to testify on your behalf.

How Often Do Medication Errors Happen in Hospitals?

Published on Sep 22, 2023 at 6:01 pm in Medication Error.

How Often Do Medication Errors Happen in Hospitals
Prescription drugs play a critical role in modern-day health care. We rely on medications to regulate blood pressure, treat cancer, lower blood sugar, minimize pain, and so much more. For some patients, the right prescription drug can be life-changing.

When an error causes an injury or the preventable worsening of a condition, patients are left to wonder what went wrong and to ask questions like, “How often do medication errors happen in hospitals?” and “Could I have done anything to prevent this?”

We know that this is a difficult period of your life, which is why McMath Woods P.A.’s team of Little Rock medical malpractice attorneys will seek to answer questions like these in this blog.

What Injuries Can Boating Negligence Cause?

Published on Sep 1, 2023 at 2:58 pm in Boating Injury.

What Injuries Can Boating Negligence Cause
Boating poses inherent dangers just like operating any other motor vehicle does. According to the U.S. Coast Guard (USGC) 2022 Recreational Boating Statistics report, there were 4,040 total accidents involving these water vessels. Of those incidents, 589 were fatal accidents, whereas 3,451 were non-fatal, although some undoubtedly caused injuries. If you’re curious as to what injuries can boating negligence cause, keep reading. We’ll also go into detail about why these incidents occur.

Sarah Jewell and Tim Giattina Named Partners at McMath Woods P.A.

Published on Jul 14, 2023 at 5:54 pm in Firm News.

Our Little Rock and Fayetteville personal injury law firm, McMath Woods P.A., is proud to announce the addition of two new partners, Sarah Jewell and Tim Giattina, to our cadre of talented firm partners.

McMath Woods P.A. was founded in 1953, and thus this year marked its 70-year anniversary representing Little Rock residents. Our law firm’s other current partners include Samuel E. Ledbetter, Will Bond, Neil Chamberlin, Charles D. Harrison, and Carter C. Stein, all of whom are trial lawyers committed to providing innovative and aggressive representation of clients in civil matters in Arkansas.

Jury Trial Win and the Importance of Uninsured and Underinsured Auto Coverage

Published on Apr 25, 2023 at 11:54 am in Firm News.

A car wreck client of McMath Woods P.A. recently won a jury trial against his underinsured motorist carrier, Shelter Insurance, in Pulaski County Circuit Court. The client was represented by McMath Woods Partner Will Bond. Shelter had denied payment to the client of underinsured motorist coverage policy limits claiming that the injuries the client suffered in the rear end collision pre-existed the wreck and he had been fully compensated. Shelter hired an expert and aggressively defended our client’s claims of injuries and permanent damage. Luckily, a Pulaski County jury decided in favor of the client and against Shelter and awarded the policy limit of $50,000.

This case highlights a couple of very important facts for all insurance consumers. First off, you should always carry uninsured and underinsured insurance coverage on all your cars, trucks, motorcycles… every motorized vehicle that you can. You cannot control whether someone runs into your car or truck, and you cannot control if they have insurance coverage or how much insurance coverage they have. Call your insurance company or agent today and make sure you have these coverages. It is incredibly important if you are in a car wreck or even if you are hit as a pedestrian.

How To Get a Police Accident Report in Arkansas

Published on Mar 3, 2023 at 5:38 pm in car accident.

How To Get a Police Accident Report in Arkansas
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Little Rock, Pulaski County, or the surrounding area, you may already have a sense of what you’re up against. With mounting medical bills, missed paychecks, and insurance adjusters constantly questioning your version of events, securing the compensation you are owed can feel like an uphill battle.

At McMath Woods P.A., we partner with our injury clients to collect and evaluate as much evidence as possible. One of the most critical pieces of evidence in any car accident claim is the police accident report. Let’s take a more in-depth look at how to get a police accident report in Arkansas, the information it contains, and when you are obligated to call the police to the scene of an auto accident.

U.S. News Ranks Six McMath Woods P.A. Attorneys in Best Lawyers®️ List for 2023

Published on Feb 24, 2023 at 6:33 pm in Firm News.

6 McMath Woods P.A. Attorneys Are Named The Best Lawyers in America new
It’s official!

You may remember back in November when our law firm announced some exciting news: An unheard-of six attorneys from McMath Woods P.A. had been selected for inclusion in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America®️.

The announcement of our law firm’s accomplishment has officially been made public (take a peek at McMath Woods P.A.’s new write-up in U.S. News & World Report), and we couldn’t help but share the news again!

6 McMath Woods P.A. Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America

Published on Nov 18, 2022 at 5:11 pm in News.

6 McMath Woods P.A. Attorneys Are Named The Best Lawyers in America new
Six McMath Wood P.A. lawyers, including Carter C. Stein, Sarah C. Jewell, James Bruce McMath, Neil Chamberlin, Will Bond, and Samuel E. Ledbetter, were recently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®️ in the 29th edition of the publication. Mr. Bond and Mr. Ledbetter were additionally recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for their respective handling of Little Rock personal injury and environmental law cases.

First published in 1983, attorneys named in The Best Lawyers in America®️ publication are peer-nominated before being added to a ballot for voting by fellow attorneys. The publication requests that the candidates’ peers rank the nominee from 1 to 5 based on their knowledge of the candidate’s handling of various practical legal scenarios. There’s also a section on the ballot in which respondents can self-report any additional information they deem pertinent to the appropriateness of a prospective attorney nominee’s mention in this publication.

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