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Reports of Drivers Speeding Skyrocket During COVID-19 Pandemic

Published on May 21, 2020 at 3:38 pm in car accident.

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Since March, there’s been far less people on roads and highways because most states have issued stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Arkansas has not received state-wide stay-at-home orders because of its low population density, the state’s schools have been closed and citizens are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing, so traffic has reduced here as well.

How to Properly Fit a Child’s Bike Helmet to Prevent Head Injuries

Published on Apr 23, 2020 at 12:14 pm in Bicycle Accident.

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Children want to have fun no matter how dangerous the activity might be. As a parent, you want them to be as safe as possible. When it comes to riding a bike, the way for you and your child to have the best of both worlds is to have them wear a helmet. In order for them to be really safe, though, the helmet must be put on correctly.

In the event of a bicycle accident, you’ll want to make sure that your child is wearing their equipment properly to best prevent a head injury. If an accident does happen at the hand of a negligent driver or otherwise, you’ll want a bicycle accident lawyer who will handle your case with care. At McMath Woods, P.A., we know how devastating these accidents can be, so we’ll do everything we can to ensure you get a fair settlement.

Federal Workers Protected from Age Discrimination After Supreme Court Ruling

Published on Apr 16, 2020 at 3:04 pm in Employment Law.

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A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week made it easier for federal workers over 40 to sue for age discrimination. The ruling was for a case brought by Noris Babb, a clinical pharmacist for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bay Pines, FL. Beginning in her late 40s, she noticed she was not getting advanced positions that paid more, but that predominantly men in their 30s were getting the jobs.

Understanding the Line Between Unwanted Attention and Harassment at Work

Published on Apr 9, 2020 at 3:02 pm in Employment Law.

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As an employee, you do your best to meet your job obligations and be a team player. When a coworker, supervisor, or employer makes your work environment uncomfortable, it can affect you in a number of ways and make it hard to work. Victims of harassment need to know that harassment is illegal and employment laws can help.

If you’ve experienced inappropriate behavior at work from an employer or coworkers, it’s important to understand the line between unwanted attention and harassment. Having this knowledge will help you decide what type of action to take to protect yourself.

How Often Do Tractor Accidents Happen?

Published on Apr 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm in Workers' Compensation.

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Farming is hard, essential work, and in Arkansas, it’s one of our leading industries. On top of that, it’s also tiring. According to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, farming and agriculture are in the top five most dangerous occupations, and the farming industry employs over 2 million people. One of the biggest reasons that farming is dangerous is because it requires industrial tools, like tractors, to efficiently harvest, till, and plant crops.

While tractors are necessary to farm work, they can also be harmful when tractor accidents occur. At McMath Woods, P.A., we know that an injury from a tractor accident is a major setback in your life since farming isn’t a job that can be put on hold. We can help you recover workers’ compensation for a tractor accident that left you injured and unable to farm.

Let’s look at some of the causes of tractor accidents and how often they happen.

How Long Does It Take for a Soft Tissue Injury to Recover?

Published on Mar 26, 2020 at 10:26 am in Personal Injury.

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Soft tissue injuries can happen from all kinds of accidents. When you experience one, you could feel like you’ll never recover, and like this is your life from now on. But the good part about soft tissue injuries is that though they might take a long time to heal, they are usually able to heal on their own and do not require surgery.

Whether you got a soft tissue injury from an accident with another car, a truck, on a motorcycle, in the workplace, or from a defective product like an airbag, you are probably wondering when the injury will heal so that your life can feel like it’s back to normal. At McMath Woods, P.A., our Little Rock personal injury lawyer will be able to help you through this hard time and recover compensation for your damages. Let’s take a look at soft tissue injuries and how long they can take to heal.

An Update to Our Clients and Community About COVID-19

Published on Mar 19, 2020 at 3:25 pm in Firm News.

At McMath Woods P.A., we take the health and safety of our clients, team members, family members, and local community seriously. As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues to spread, we want to reassure everyone that our lawyers remain hard at work providing legal services to those who need it.

Last week, we made the decision to work remotely in order to do our part to limit our community’s exposure to the virus. We are asking that our clients and anyone who needs to reach out to us do so by telephone or email. All of our staff members are equipped to handle requests in this manner.

Will Bond, Carter Stein Published in Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association’s “ATLA Docket”

Published on Mar 12, 2020 at 12:28 pm in Firm News.

Will Bond and Carter Stein of McMath Woods, P.A. authored articles in the most recent publication of Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association’s “ATLA Docket.” The ALTA Docket is a quarterly journal featuring informative and practical articles on the latest trends in law, law office management, legal research technology, and significant Supreme Court decisions.

The Winter 2020 ATLA Docket, “ Drilling Down: Mining Strategy,” features a number of articles and perspectives on a variety of law topics. Will Bond composed the feature article “Pre-Trial Bull$#+% – Omnibus Motion in Limine” and Carter Stein wrote reviews of “Show the Story: The Power of Visual Advocacy” and “Beyond Bullet Points.”

Medical Negligence Can Result from Bias and Mental Shortcuts

Published on Feb 27, 2020 at 3:04 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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A growing body of scientific research suggests cognitive biases are impeding physicians’ abilities to treat patients properly. A range of systematic errors in human-decision making is being linked back to the cognitive biases.

According to an article in The New York Times, bias affects how doctors make treatment decisions. This can affect whether patients live or die. While awareness of biases has prompted efforts to reduce them in clinic-decision making, they still have the ability to result in negligence.

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