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Man gets 25 years for leaving the scene and manslaughter charges

Man gets 25 years for leaving the scene and manslaughter charges

Posted on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 4:44 pm    

Hot Springs, Arkansas resident Brett Alan Emmett was sentenced to more than 25 years of imprisonment after making a guilty plea on Tuesday, January 10 in Garland County Circuit Court. His charges include manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death. The convictions relate to a ht and run that resulted in… Read More

Wal-Mart found not guilty in spare tire fatality

Posted on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 5:03 pm    

The Los Angeles Superior Court jury in California decided that Bentonville, Arkansas-based retail company Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was not guilty of any wrongdoing in the death of 55-year-old Lancaster resident William Akins. Akins was killed in a July 24, 2012 rollover accident on state Highway 58 when his spare tire failed. According to Akins’ lawyers, Wal-Mart… Read More

Former NFL players seeking workers’ compensation benefits for CTE

Posted on Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 6:47 pm    

Tony Gaiter, along with 141 fellow former National Football League players, are seeking workers’ compensation benefits for brain injuries – specifically Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy – they sustained while playing football. They filed a federal lawsuit last Monday, November 21 in Fort Lauderdale against the league. Gaiter, now 42, who was a punt returner and wide… Read More

Three-vehicle collision kills one, injures four

Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 9:46 pm    

Live Oak, Florida resident Ronald Arthur Smith lost his life during a three-vehicle collision. Four other people sustained injuries during the accident, which occurred near the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 and 89th Road. The accident took place around 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, in Suwannee County According to preliminary reports from the Florida… Read More

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones banned from U.S. airline flights

Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 9:16 pm    

South Korea-based Samsung Group’s Galaxy Note 7 devices – which are known to spontaneously combust and catch fire – are now banned from airline flights within, to, and from the United States. In a statement, Samsung said that it has “encouraged airlines to issue similar communications directly to passengers.” Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were… Read More

Settlement money for Orlando nightclub shooting victims distributed this week

Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 2:11 pm    

At least half the family members of patrons killed in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando are fighting over claims from the OneOrlando Fund. The monetary settlements are being distributed during the last week of September for victims of the worst mass shooting in the country’s recent history: the nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida on June… Read More

Arkansas policeman sues Glock after accidentally shooting himself

Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 5:25 pm    

Cherry Valley Police Department Officer Larry Jones filed a $75,000 personal injury lawsuit against Austrian gunmaker Glock after he accidentally injured himself with a Glock 19C pistol. According to the final scheduling order released during the third week of August, the jury trial for the case will begin on August 21, 2017 in a federal court in… Read More

Arkansas is 12th safest state for elderly drivers

Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 5:39 pm    

A new study released by senior care website Caring.com showed the state of Arkansas is the 12th safest state for elderly drivers. According to the report, 17% of individuals who lose their lives in Arkansas vehicle accidents are 65 or older. That age group comprises only 16% of the total population in the state. Arkansas, incidentally,… Read More

Woman to face imprisonment, probation in deadly hit and run

Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 7:40 pm    

Springdale, Arkansas resident Griselda Yanira Arrue, 37, was sentenced to 120 days of imprisonment and 72 months of probation last Tuesday, April 19 by the Washington County Circuit Judge Joanna Taylor. Arrue pleaded guilty to charges of leaving the scene of an accident in relation to a hit-and-run that occurred on Sept. 27, 2015 near Y… Read More

Will it ever be too late to file a claim?

Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2016 at 1:48 pm    

Under the statute of limitation for injuries in our state, you will have exactly two years from the moment you find out that you have been hurt to file a claim against the responsible party.  While most injuries will be obvious enough, there are some injuries—occupational illnesses, for instance—that will not be immediately apparent.  That… Read More