Portrait for Stephen Holt Unveiled

by Richard Atkinson | November 6th, 2015

On Thursday, October 29th our firm had the distinct privilege of unveiling a portrait honoring our late partner, Stephen Holt.  Stephen passed away in January of 2013 after a courageous battle with ALS.  We are grateful to the wonderful group of coworkers, church members, and friends that attended.  We were also very honored to have Stephen’s wife and children in attendance.

Stephen will always be part of this firm.  The beautiful portrait done by Olvita Goolsby memorializes Stephen to those of us who knew him well and to generations of employees ahead that will continue to build upon his legacy.

Mike & Bob Unveil Portrait



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Have a Safe Halloween

by Richard Atkinson | October 27th, 2015


It’s almost time for Halloween, which means thousands of kids and their parents around the state are getting ready to Trick-or-Treat. Halloween is the highlight of the fall season for many and the source of memories for years to come.

While it should be a fun time, some safety precautions should be taken as well. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a list of Halloween Health and Safety Trips that will ensure a safe and fun Halloween for all involved.

S – Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

A – Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

F – Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

E – Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

H – Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.

A – Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

L – Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

L – Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

O – Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

W – Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

E – Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

E – Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

N – Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Now you’re ready to dress-up, eat candy, and have fun this Halloween!

Source: (http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/)

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Race for the Cure

by Richard Atkinson | October 12th, 2015

Race for the Cure

We are so proud of our staff for supporting the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday! Through the years we have seen Breast Cancer impact the life of employees and friends of Rainwater, Holt & Sexton and we appreciate this group for walking to make a difference!

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Rainwater, Holt & Sexton named one of the Best Places to Work

by Richard Atkinson | September 24th, 2015

Pic for BlogWe already knew it, but it sure is nice to be recognized! Rainwater, Holt & Sexton has been named by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas.

Our firm was honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, September 16 along with seventeen other deserving businesses. The selection process was not a popularity vote, but rather based on employee surveys on the topics of benefits and unique culture in the workplace. The process has shown us areas where we excel and areas where improvement is needed.  We are very proud of our staff and know they are truly our best asset.

Take a look at the article written about our firm here! 

You can also view the entire printed special edition here!

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Little Rock Car Accident Lawyers Offer Safety Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

by Keith Adkins | March 3rd, 2014

March 3, 2014

A winter storm covered the region in a blanket of snow and ice. While the weather made for a beautiful winter wonderland, it is also to blame for causing numerous Arkansas Car Accidents throughout the state.

According to an article published by the Times-Herald, numerous highways were being shut down either due to collisions or vehicles stranded due to a loss of traction. The Arkansas State Patrol reported a 10-mile stretch of highway along I-40 being shut down due to heavy traffic and similar issues were being seen in other parts of the state as well.

These reports leave many citizens wondering what they can do to stay safe while driving in winter weather. The Little Rock Personal Injury Attorneys with the law firm of Rainwater, Holt & Sexton explain there are several steps that can be taken to help decrease the chances of being in an accident on the road caused by snow and ice. They include:

  • Staying Off The Road- If you do not have to venture onto slick roads, stay at home until the weather improves.
  • Checking Vehicle Equipment- Tires should have ample tread, all vehicle lights should illuminate, windshield wipers should easily clear debris, and brakes should be properly functioning.
  • Be Prepared- Know the weather and road conditions along the route you plan to travel and bring extra supplies, such as food, water, blankets, and lighting, in case you become stranded.
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New Guidelines Say Women Should Be Screened For Cervical Cancer Less Often

by rhs | March 19th, 2012

March 19, 2012

Government officials have issued new guidelines to better protect women from the dangers of pregnancy complications that can be caused by over-testing for cervical cancer. According to THV News, the U.S. Preventative Task Force has called for women to be tested for the disease less often.

Rather than being tested once a year, regulations now say that women ages 21 to 65 should be screened for cervical cancer only once every three years. Women ages 30 and over who are at a low risk for the disease need only be tested once every five years if they receive a Human papillomavirus screening at the same time.

Doctors have claimed in the past that over-screening is leading to a high number of false positives on tests that have women undergoing unnecessary procedures that could leave them with pregnancy and fertility complications.

While officials say that women should be tested for certain conditions less, they add that it does not mean that women should skip their annual appointment with their gynecologist. One doctor stated that there are numerous other factors of a woman’s health that are evaluated during that appointment, such as contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, breast health, bone health, hypertension, and diabetes.

The Arkansas Medical Malpractice Attorneys with Rainwater, Holt, and Sexton would advise you to seek a second opinion from another doctor if you believe you have been harmed by a doctor’s diagnosis of your medical condition.

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Campaigns to Eliminate Distracted Driving in Arkansas

by rhs | January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012

A new campaign called The Great Hang Up is sweeping across the country The aim of the program is to eliminate distracted driving accidents caused by talking and texting on cell phones on America’s highways. According to Arkansas’s THV 11 News, the campaign asks that drivers sign a pledge to not operate a cell phone while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.

To participate, sign a pledge sheet and keep it in your car as a reminder to the promise you have made yourself. Then, stay focused behind the wheel by following the sheet’s simple distraction eliminating guidelines.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is also trying to bolster efforts to end distracted driving by creating their own campaign called Faces of Distracted Driving. The group has created a website with videos that show the impact distracted driving accidents have on ordinary people and their families.

While Arkansas legislators are pushing for better laws to protect motorists from distracted driving, thousands will still be hurt or killed in the state until the ramifications of the accidents the activity can cause are understood by a majority of citizens.

This is why the Arkansas distracted driving accident lawyers with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton would like to urge drivers to take a closer look at both of these programs and think about participating. Reducing the risks that distractions impose on drivers is the simplest way to eradicate a growing problem that could leave you injured.

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Migraine Medication Might Put Heart Health at Risk

by rhs | January 2nd, 2012

January 2, 2012

Those who suffer from migraine headaches know that there is little to be done to stop the constant pounding once it starts. So, when you find a pain reliever that works, you stick with it. However, a recent study shows that a surprising number of patients who suffer from migraines are being prescribed medications they shouldn’t take because of heart conditions they also suffer from.

The findings were reported late last month by FOX 16 News and show that one in five patients with heart conditions who also suffer from migraines were given prescriptions for a class of drugs called triptans. These triptans are very effective in treating migraines and work by constricting blood vessels up to 20 percent. This constriction could cause a person with a history of heart issues to suffer any number of pulmonary problems, bust most commonly heart attacks and strokes.

Researchers pinpointed more than 120,000 patients who suffered form migraines from ten different insurance providers. Data collected from these cases determined that eight percent of all the patients suffered form both migraines and heart conditions. Of those patients, 22 percent had received prescriptions from doctors for triptans.

Some of these Medications include:

  • Amerge®
  • Axert®
  • Frova®
  • Imitrex®
  • Maxalt®
  • Relpax®
  • Treximet®
  • Zomig®

The Arkansas drug injury lawyers with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton suggest that anyone taking these medications that has a history of heart conditions to consult with your doctor immediately. If you have suffered from a heart complication while taking one of these medications, we suggest you contact us today.

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Holiday Traditions Linked With Increase To Heart Problems

by rhs | December 5th, 2011

December 5, 2011

If you’ve ever thought the holidays and your in-laws were going to kill you, there may actually be scientific proof to support that statement. New research is showing that the large meals, heavy doses of alcohol, and stress through the holidays puts us at an increased risk for heart problems and stroke.

According to KATV 7 News, a doctor with the Society of Vascular Surgery, Dr. Niten Singh, reported the findings in the group’s most recent news release. Singh stated that there is a five percent increase in heart-related deaths every year around the holidays in the United States. Much of this can be attributed to the fat and calorie-packed meals we consume. The American Council on Exercise found the average holiday meal weighs in at 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat.

Alcohol can also be a deadly factor during the holidays–with consumption rates spiking through the winter months. The problem has become so great, a heart condition specifically linked to the problem has arisen. Holiday Heart Syndrome is an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation, which increases the risk of stroke.

Stress–from traveling or entertaining–has long been known to contribute to heart troubles.

The Arkansas Personal Injury Lawyers with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton would like to encourage families to use the holidays as a time to focus on health so that each family member will be able to enjoy the company of others for years to come.

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Arkansas Authorities Offering Halloween Safety Tips To Trick-Or-Treaters

by rhs | October 31st, 2011

October 31, 2011

For most kids, Halloween is all about costumes and candy, but for most parents, the spook-filled night is about keeping your children safe from the dangers it poses. That is why, according to THV News, Arkansas police agencies are offering tips on how to keep your little monsters safe tonight.

The car club, AAA, says that Halloween is the most deadly night of the year for pedestrians. Trick-or-treaters going door-to-door should wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight or glow stick. This will help make them more visible to drivers in oncoming traffic. Also, try to avoid masks they may inhibit good vision. Instead, apply makeup to achieve your look, and for an extra spooky effect, use glow-in-the-dark face paints.

Most importantly, parents should never let children trick-or-treat alone. Always accompany your child or ensure they are going with a trusted adult.

Now that the kids have brought home their loot, parents should ensure that the candy is safe to eat by making sure all of the candy is commercially wrapped. Never accept homemade treats from strangers.

The Arkansas Personal Injury Lawyers with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween! Post photos from trick-or-treating on our Facebook page.

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