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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.

Car Seat Laws in Arkansas

Published on Mar 10, 2023 at 6:04 pm in car accident.

Car Seat Laws in Arkansas

According to United States Department of Transportation (DOT) data, car crashes are one of the leading causes of death among children under 13.

Following car seat laws in Arkansas is a simple yet important step toward reducing traffic deaths.

One out of four children who die unintentional deaths do so in motor vehicle collisions. But we have the power to save thousands of lives a year. According to the CDC, the use of a car seat can reduce risk of injury for young children by 71–82%, and proper seat belt usage cuts the risk of death or serious injury in half for older children and adults.

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!

What You Need To Know About the Exactech Hip Replacement Recall

Published on Feb 17, 2023 at 5:54 pm in defective hip.

What You Need To Know About the Exactech Hip Replacement Recall

The use of hip replacements has grown in popularity in recent years in the United States. Conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fractures, and other debilitating musculoskeletal conditions that used to sideline individuals now allow them to retain their mobility and not experience pain or discomfort when resting, thanks in large part to the widespread use of hip replacement implants.

However many benefits that have come with the increasing use of these implants, there have also been some setbacks in terms of recalls of them. One of the latest recalls centers around the Exactech hip replacements. Read on where we’ll share what you need to know about the Exactech hip replacement recall.

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