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What should you do if you witness a car accident?

Young woman witness telling police about a car accident

Witnessing a serious car accident is usually a very scary situation because it is so violent, and so sudden. Most people have not ever had this frightening experience, but should you ever witness one, it is important to know the…
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Who is liable in a car wreck with personal injuries caused by a medical emergency?

Team of Emergency Medical Services workers providing first aid at the scene of a car crash

You’re riding in your car, when all of a sudden the car next to you swerves into your lane, side-swiping you and forcing you off the road. After recovering from your initial shock, and despite being injured, you get out…
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How to identify a drunk driver

A “Report Drunk Drivers Call 911” highway sign with a sunset sky

I was driving on the 4-lane highway from Hot Springs back to Little Rock one sunny afternoon, when suddenly the car in front of me went from the right lane to the left lane and hit a safety barricade in…
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Arkansas Highway Police truck inspection results disturbing

Arkansas Highway Police Truck Inspection Station

In a previous article I recently published, I spoke about the testing of truck drivers for drugs and alcohol, stating that most truck drivers are well-trained and most trucking companies follow all the regulations and laws. Soon after I wrote…
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New report lists safest vehicles for teen drivers

A teenage boy driving a gray SUV

The latest report listing the safest and most affordable vehicles for teen drivers is out. Compiled each year by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) their recommendations provide a measure of comfort to teens and parents, by providing a…
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Tort reform in Arkansas: a mean-spirited proposed amendment to the Constitution

Older woman praying for man in coma in a hospital bed

Definition of tort reform: Changes wanted by some interested parties to limit the ability of victims to sue or reduce damages they can receive. Medical interests are behind a proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that would cap damages in…
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Extra caution needed on the road with increase of driving accidents during summer

Joyful woman sitting on car window raising arms up to blue sky

Many people take to the road for a vacation during the summer months, so it probably should not be a surprise that there is an increase of driving accidents during this time. Travelers add to the normal traffic volume of…
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Texting and driving laws to know for your summer traveling

White blond woman texting while driving on a crowded road

Many Arkansans are planning on taking a car trip to somewhere in the United States. Although texting and driving is illegal practically everywhere, some states have additional device-use bans, including using a hand-held cell phone, and some are age-related bans….
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Slip and fall accidents at swimming pools and how to prevent them

People playin in clear blue swiming pool with slide in background

In the sweltering days of summer, public and private swimming pools in Arkansas are the preferred escape. However, anyone who spends time at a pool can experience a slip and fall accident, if they fail to recognize certain dangers. In…
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What are torts and how do they relate to personal injury law?

Green chalkboard with words in white saying Civil Law

Today’s article is a basic lesson in civil law (as opposed to criminal law) relating to torts. “Tort” is a Latin word meaning “wrong” or “injury”. In law, tort is a civil wrong committed by someone or some organization (sometimes…
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