arkansas personal injury | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2012 – Car accidents happen for a number of reasons. In this case, the at-fault driver, attempted to blame the solar eclipse. “I’ve heard a lot of reasons for car accidents, but this one, that I was not involved with, was unique, not to mention original,” commented Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “It seems the at-fault driver insisted she could not see where she was going, due to the glare of the eclipse.” It appears the 26-year-old driver was heading toward […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) May 29, 2012 – Hospital errors are far more common than Americans suspect. Many involve drug mistakes. “Drug errors are quite common and quite deadly,” says Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “With understaffed hospitals, an overburdened health care system and a shortage of medical professionals, it is no wonder there are medication errors. Whether it is lousy writing, a miscalculated dose, an overdose, the right dose for the wrong person, a combination of drugs that adversely affects a patient, or sheer negligence, medication […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2012 – Virtually every U.S. family has, or will have, a family member in a nursing home. Be aware of what goes on in them. “Not ‘all’ nursing homes are bad, neglectful or negligent when caring for their patients. However, there is enough of this kind of behavior going on across the nation that you need to be aware of it,” says Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “We tend to think that just because a loved one goes into a nursing […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2012 – Two women served a mere 42 days for abusing nursing home residents. This is not right. “This case just made me see red,” indicated Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “Residents in nursing homes are in need of special care. They are there because they need help, and are to be treated with dignity, respect and caring. When a nursing home caretaker commits abuse, the most fundamental trust of all is shattered. It is unconscionable.” The facts of this case […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2012 – We trust our doctors to do what is right for us. Are they lying to us? “The hard to swallow truth is that doctors do lie to their patients, and they have admitted that themselves in a recent survey,” says Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “Shocking? Perhaps not, as many of the medical malpractice clients I speak to are certain their doctor lied to them. Often, they are right.” People trust their doctors to get it right the first […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2012 – Hospital errors happen frequently, often resulting in lawsuits. The latest trending issue is a distracted doctor. “Medical malpractice is tough enough on a victim without something new cropping up to make matters worse. However, with e-devices on the scene, there is a new problem developing – distracted doctoring. Distracted doctors don’t deliver effective care if they are not paying attention to their patient and the situation. That won’t happen if they are distracted by e-devices, iPads and smartphones,” says Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2012 – People committing insurance fraud are shocked when the law catches up to them. Fraud does not save anyone money. “People think insurance companies are big business and they can afford to take a hit or two on fudged insurance claims. If everyone decided to commit insurance fraud, the only people that ultimately pay are those who committed fraud and the rest of the honest customers whose premiums are hiked to pay for the fraud,” explains Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) December 1, 2011 – In a recent, frightening revelation drug abuse is now killing more Americans than car wrecks. Prescription drug abuse is on the rise across the United States. “I never thought we would see the day when drug abuse is now killing more people than car accidents. If that does not give you pause for thought, nothing will,” commented Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. A recent report shows an unprecedented rise in prescription and illegal drug use, which is even […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2011 – The National Transportation Safety Board is finally getting the message about banning texting while driving for bus and truck drivers. “It’s about time that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is proposing to ban truckers and bus drivers from using cellphones while they are behind the wheel of their vehicles,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “While it is the right thing to do, you can bet that there will be those who think the ban does not […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2011 – Autopilot cars may be the way of the future. However, if the driver makes a mistake, there is still a crash. “I was somewhat amused by an article I recently read on the Internet, about Google’s autopilot car crashing. Why did it crash?” asked Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “It crashed as a result of human error, which lays bare some of the common misconceptions people have about autopilot cars. The first one is that no one needs […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2011 – Calling a lawyer every time something goes bad with a doctor is not advisable. But for serious medical malpractice concerns, people have a right to correct medical wrongdoing. “We’ve all heard about tort reform, and how it is supposed to stop the proliferation of frivolous lawsuits,” remarked Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “Speaking from personal experience, lawyers do not take frivolous lawsuits to court. If they have a case that is so egregious and needs to be heard, […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2011 – What is the difference between life and death on the road – one mistake by a trucker. “If a trucker makes one mistake and takes his eyes off the road, the consequences are usually not nice, and indeed, may be fatal for the trucker and his innocent victims,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer. “Did you know that an 18-wheeler going at 70 mph packs twice as much force and energy as another vehicle doing 50 mph? In other words, the truck can completely […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2011 – Business fraud is intricate. Dealing with white collar criminals is also tricky, as cases are typically difficult to try. “It is not much of a secret that business fraud is at an all time high in the U.S. today,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer. “People breaking the law to get money to pay their bills, and breaking the law just because they can and enjoy the thrill of it all is becoming more common. People are people, and there are many who would […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2011 – Being a cop these days is not an easy job. The risks they take on a daily basis often see many injured in the line of duty. “Take this reported case,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “The officer was parked on the side of the road, doing traffic watches for a ticket campaign to warn drivers about speeding and other road hazards, when another car rammed into his cruiser.” The officer on duty had already flagged over […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) August 8, 2011 – Medical malpractice takes on a life of its own when a questionable doctor’s treatment history is revealed. Most patients do not know the real secrets hiding in a doctor’s track record. “There are many ways to regard medical malpractice, and typically, a victim will look at it differently than someone who has had no problems with a practitioner. The thing is, many people are not aware of their doctor’s track record, unless something bad happens. For instance, take the case of a St. Louis neurosurgeon, who had been sued for […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2011 – If a certain location has a reputation for deadly crashes, it would make sense to investigate the scene for problems. “It’s not a good sign, to say the least, when twice in one month, car drivers have lost control of their vehicles, slid wildly out of control and slammed into the same two trees in the same location on the same highway. Bad luck? Bad design? Bad drivers? Bad roads? Who’s to really say for sure, but it would make sense if the site were investigated to find out what […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2011 – A high strung defendant killed himself, rather than go to court to face a wrongful death lawsuit. “Things probably could not get any weirder in this reported case than they were when the dust eventually settled,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. The 48-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman he was seen arguing with, hit her with his truck, after almost backing up over her, and then dragged her several hundred yards […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) June 27, 2011 – The highways of the nation are crawling with traffic. Just about seven out of every 10 vehicles is a big rig. “It is not much of a surprise that big rigs accidents are quite common, not when you have as many of them on the roads as the statistics indicate – just about seven out of 10 vehicles are 18-wheelers. The more of these big guys you have, the higher your accident rates,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury attorney and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2011 – That 18-wheeler on the road takes up a whole lot of space. When small meets large, large wins and it is not pretty. “Did you know that just about every year fatal crashes involving big rigs go up by about 10 percent? Ten percent is a lot of seriously injured and dead people. Think about it. Just about one in eight deaths is caused by these behemoths. Overall, roughly four percent of all injuries as a result of a car wreck are caused by semis. Need I say more?” said […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2011 – Most slip and fall accidents happen when someone slips on something and hits the ground. Bravo Sports has turned that concept on its head with failing pogo sticks. “It had to happen. Someone creates a product that kids, and adults who feel like kids, use for the fun of it, and that defective product causes them to fall, putting them at risk for serious lacerations, head and spinal cord injuries and broken bones,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas personal injury attorney and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law […]


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