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Sabrina Marshall of McMath Woods P.A. Honored by Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association

Published on Jun 12, 2019 at 3:10 pm in Firm News.

The Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) recently awarded Sabrina Marshall of McMath Woods P.A. with the Outstanding Paralegal/Legal Assistant Award at the organization’s annual meeting held in North Little Rock. The award is given in recognition of outstanding service to and support of the legal profession with an emphasis on contributions made in the past year.

Marshall was chosen by the ATLA Awards Committee and the Board of Directors to receive the Outstanding Paralegal/Legal Assistant Award for consistently demonstrating the skill, professionalism, and dedication to advancing the efficient and effective operation of the law firm in which she works.

“Not only is Sabrina an asset to the firm, but she is an asset to our clients. She’s dedicated to making our firm and our processes the best they can be, and that is apparent each and every day,” says Carter C. Stein, managing partner of McMath Woods P.A.

Arkansas Ranked 45th State in the U.S. for Hospital Safety

Published on May 24, 2019 at 10:22 am in Medical Malpractice.

Not all hospitals give the same quality of care. Patients need reliable hospitals with skilled doctors, nurses, and a system that prioritizes the health and safety of everyone who enters the building. Unfortunately, those in Arkansas may not be getting the best care from their hospitals.

When it comes to hospital safety, Arkansas ranks 45th in the country. Only two Arkansas hospitals were given the A rating—Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden and Mercy Hospital Fort Smith. The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit that focuses on health care, released this report. There were hospitals that earned D grades: Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, Baptist Health Hospital in Fort Smith and Little Rock, CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, and Northwest Medical Center-Springdale. Arkansas also has an F-ranking hospital: National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs.

Medical Malpractice Statutes of Limitations in Arkansas

Published on May 23, 2019 at 1:27 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Whenever a medical professional acts negligently, they can harm their patient. Medical errors can have severe consequences. In order to get compensation for the injuries and damages you’ve suffered, you may be able to get help from a medical malpractice lawyer. At McMath Woods, P.A., we understand that what you’re going through is overwhelming, but we’re here to make sure you get the justice you deserve.

Medical negligence cases take time and a lot of care. There are often many angles at play, including those held by insurance companies, hospitals, and independent contractor physicians. Our attorneys won’t be intimidated by insurance companies or large hospitals. When medical professionals make mistakes and bring harm to innocent people, they need to be held accountable for their actions. With us at your side, we’ll make sure your voice is heard.

The Facts About Arkansas Hit-and-Run Accidents

Published on May 16, 2019 at 1:18 pm in car accident.

Car accidents, even minor ones, can be stressful, traumatic events. Handling the incident can be made easier if everyone involved follows the laws and cooperates. Unfortunately for a number of car accident victims, some negligent drivers leave the scene of the accident. The person who remains is left to deal with the situation on their own, with no guarantee that the responsible party will ever be held accountable. If you find yourself dealing with a hit-and-run, it’s important to know the state laws that apply to your situation and what actions you should take to recover as quickly as possible.

What Do Environmental Protection Laws Limit?

Published on Apr 25, 2019 at 11:15 am in Environmental Law.

Keeping the environment safe is in everyone’s best interests. We need to be able to drink water, breathe the air, and eat the foods that are grown in our soil. When we’re unable to do that, society suffers. There are laws in place called environmental protection laws that are supposed to keep individuals and businesses from causing harm to the environment which in turn may harm others. These laws function by placing limits on what a person or company can do and cannot do regarding how they dump chemicals or hazardous products, how they interact with the soil, water, or air, and how they use chemicals that may filter into natural areas.

Here’s a brief summary of how some of these limitations work and in what circumstances:

Important 2019 Law Changes in Arkansas

Published on Apr 18, 2019 at 9:21 am in Legal Information.

Many new or amended bills are presented to Arkansas’ General Assembly on a daily basis. While many are dismissed, a number proceed forward through the process and are eventually passed as laws. As a resident and citizen of Arkansas, it’s crucial to be aware of the law changes that could impact your life. The following are some of the most important law changes that have taken place in 2019 so far.

The Most Dangerous Roads and Interstates in Arkansas

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 10:11 am in car accident.

No matter how responsible of a driver you are, there’s no way to control the others on the road. Any unsuspecting driver could end up in an accident because of someone else’s negligence. As a result, serious physical, psychological, and financial consequences are likely. In Arkansas, distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding top the list for the causes of accidents, but it’s also important to be aware of where a crash is most likely to happen.

In order to reduce the number of accidents and save lives, drivers need to acknowledge where a significant number of crashes take place. While a collision can happen anywhere, the following roads are the most dangerous in Arkansas.

How Often Do Commercial Drivers Cause Accidents?

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 11:50 am in Tractor Trailer.

Commercial vehicle accidents are on the rise. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), there was a 2 percent increase from 2015 to 2016 in the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses. Approximately 4,440 large vehicles used to transport goods, services, or people were in accidents in 2016. The results are often devastating. Physical injuries, financial burdens, and fatalities affect thousands of families.

It’s important to be aware of how often commercial drivers cause accidents. This awareness can encourage the further pursuit of knowledge as to why these collisions happen and what can be done about stopping them. Let’s take a look at the number of annual tractor-trailer accidents in Arkansas.

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.

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