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Why Do Most Aviation Accidents Happen?

Published on Mar 21, 2019 at 9:35 am in Aviation Accidents.

Plenty of individuals and families fly for business trips or vacations because it’s faster than traveling on land. But when an aircraft experiences issues, the chances for getting seriously hurt are increased. If you’ve been injured in a plane accident, you may be eligible for compensation.

The extreme nature of aircraft injuries have the potential to be catastrophic, meaning that the injury will have permanent effects. Care for these kinds of injuries typically require intense care and some form of continuing treatment. The recovery process can be costly, and it’s not fair for someone who was wrongfully injured to be worrying about how they’re going to afford their medical bills when the accident wasn’t their fault. McMath Woods, P.A. will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Important Takeaways from the #MeToo Movement

Published on Mar 14, 2019 at 2:09 pm in Employment Law.

The #MeToo movement has increased our awareness of harassment and sexual misconduct in private and public spheres. As such, this social movement has given voices and credibility to survivors and has promoted an examination of the consequences offenders face.

There are a number of takeaways we can examine when it comes to the influence of the #MeToo movement. We’ll examine the ones that apply most to the workplace and employment law.

How Long Do I Have to File a Truck Accident Claim in Little Rock?

Published on Mar 4, 2019 at 3:39 pm in 18-Wheeler wreck.

Large commercial trucks are a common sight on highways. When they’re involved in accidents, the consequences can be severe. There’s a significant difference between a fender bender with a car and a high-speed accident with a big rig. Individuals who have been wrongfully injured in a truck accident may suffer from major, catastrophic injuries that will require intensive medical treatment and could prevent them from working for a long time.

At these times, filing a lawsuit against the negligent party or parties could be in the victim’s favor. All personal injury lawsuits are governed by strict timelines, known as statutes of limitations, that depict when a claim can be filed. Here’s everything you need to know about Little Rock statutes of limitations in a truck wreck lawsuit:

EEOC Employment Claims in the Aftermath of a Government Shutdown

Published on Mar 1, 2019 at 2:47 pm in Employment Law.

Government agencies will undoubtedly feel the impact for a significant time of the recent, record long government shutdown. The impact of the convulsive operational pace will have a trickledown effect on any and all doing business with federal agencies, some more than others, considering some agencies are often times granted extended funding to operate fully or partially. Unlike the United States Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), both of which are fully funded through October 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) closed completely during the recent shutdown due to lack of funding.

Like after past closures, the substantial backlog of cases has placed everyone at the mercy of the multi-faceted EEOC process – a process that is now likely several months behind. So, what does this process look like from all angles?

McMath Woods P.A. Sponsoring Little Rock’s 38th Annual Soup Sunday

Published on Feb 21, 2019 at 2:26 pm in Firm News.

On Sunday, February 24th, the attorneys of McMath Woods P.A. will serve as a community sponsor of the 38th annual Little Rock Soup Sunday benefitting Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families (AACF).

Approximately 2000 soup lovers will gather at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock from 4-7 p.m. to taste an abundance of delicious soups, breads and desserts from Central Arkansas’ favorite restaurants. Ciao Baci chef, Jeff Owen, will be honored as the event’s featured chef and serve up a uniquely crafted soup for event patrons and sponsors in the Patron Room.

Proceeds of Soup Sunday benefit AACF’s work to ensure that all children have the resources and opportunities they need to lead healthy, productive lives and to reach their full potential. AACF was founded over 40 years ago and continues to effectively make an impact with their efforts to advocate for Arkansas’ most vulnerable children through systematic reforms related to quality of life issues and support of the state’s foster system and other state programs.

How Can a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Bring Peace of Mind?

Published on Feb 14, 2019 at 11:03 am in Wrongful Death.

Unexpectedly losing a loved one completely turns a family’s life upside down. The deceased’s loved ones suddenly have to plan a funeral and burial, grieve their loss, and adjust to a new way of life. These matters are often worse when their loved one died because of an individual’s or company’s negligence. In these cases, it may be some small comfort to bring the responsible party to justice.

Here are a few reasons why filing a lawsuit may be in your family’s best interests:

John Coulter Supports TIME’s UP Legal Defense Fund; Joins as Network Attorney

Published on Jan 31, 2019 at 12:31 pm in Employment Law.

McMath Woods partner, John Coulter, has joined a network of nearly 800 attorneys across the country who are partnering with the TIME’s UP Legal Defense Fund to provide legal assistance to women who experience sexual misconduct including assault, harassment, abuse and related retaliation in the workplace. The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, housed by the National Women’s Law Center – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides legal resources and financial support in select workplace sexual harassment and sexual harassment-related retaliation matters.

Brain Injury in Sports & How to Protect Your Child

Published on Jan 17, 2019 at 10:05 am in Brain Injuries.

In the United States, nearly 30 million children and teens, ages five to 14, participate in organized sports or other recreational activities. With so many young people playing sports, it’s no surprise injuries happen; however, it may come as a surprise to know that more than 3.5 million children are injured every year in sports. While contact sports, like football, are inherently more dangerous,
Let’s take a look at some statistics from John Hopkins Medicine, regarding sports injuries and children:

McMath Woods P.A. Welcomes Sarah C. Jewell

Published on Jan 16, 2019 at 3:28 pm in Firm News.

LITTLE ROCK, AR, January 16, 2019 – McMath Woods P.A. is pleased to announce that Sarah C. Jewell has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Sarah will continue her personal injury practice in Fayetteville, where McMath Woods P.A. will open an office in 2019. Sarah’s injury and wrongful death practice, including her experience in car crashes and premises liability, will complement the firm’s core litigation practice and ethical pursuit of justice for individuals.

“We’re proud to report that McMath Woods P.A. is expanding, and we stand committed to the people of our state. With the addition of Sarah in a Fayetteville office, we can serve the Northwest portion of our state like we have in Central Arkansas for 66 years. Sarah’s leadership, drive and passion are a natural fit with the principles that have guided this firm from the beginning. We’re glad to have Sarah on board,” says Carter C. Stein, managing partner of McMath Woods P.A.

Prior to joining McMath Woods P.A. in 2019, Sarah was formerly an associate attorney at Hare Wynn and Daniels Law Firm. Sarah obtained her J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Arkansas and M.A. in English from Texas Christian University.

Maintaining a Safe Work Environment

Published on Jan 11, 2019 at 4:06 pm in Employment Law.

According to national and state employment laws, it’s an employer’s responsibility to provide a safe work environment for their employees. No one expects to get injured at work; however, accidents happen when employers neglect their responsibilities.

In 2016, there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by employees. While many of these conditions were recoverable, some individuals were not so lucky. Regardless of the severity, if you’ve been injured at work you deserve compensation to manage your medical expenses and lost wages, and your employer should be held accountable for their negligence.

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