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Posted by 1p21.admin  |  March 1, 2022

Lost Wage Claims in a Personal Injury Case

One of the many adverse outcomes of a personal injury accident is missing time from work while you are on the mend. If you have to take weeks or months off of work because of a debilitating injury, you and your family must deal with significant lost wages and earnings. If you qualify for...
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Posted by Editor  |  May 29, 2019

Common Whiplash Settlements in Alabama

Neck injury in Auto accident? What's the average worth? Our firm regularly handles car wreck cases that involve multiple injuries, including the most common complaint of all: whiplash or neck injury. The severity of the injury can be anywhere from just a few days of soreness relieved by over-the-counter medicine, to major neck surgery...
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Posted by Editor  |  March 28, 2019

Alabama Hospital Refuses to Bill Your Health Insurance?

Drake Law Firm has seen a disturbing trend in Alabama over the past 10 years where hospitals refuse to bill health insurance in auto accident cases. The process goes something like this: You are in a car crash and transported by ambulance or private vehicle to the hospital. At the intake desk in the...
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Posted by Editor  |  March 26, 2019

Tax Consequences of Alabama Injury Settlement

How much will I be able to keep? Our lawyers are frequently asked about the taxes that must be paid on monies from a personal injury settlement. The general answer is that the IRS and Alabama Department of Revenue do not consider personal injury settlements to be "income".  Rather, the money is deemed to...
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Posted by Editor  |  March 8, 2019

What if I am exposed to hazardous materials at my job?

Seek Medical Attention If you are exposed to hazardous materials in an Alabama workplace, you need to immediately seek medical attention.  Time is of the essence in some instances, so you should not hesitate if you think you have been exposed to a toxic chemical or other hazardous material.  If you employer has a...
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Posted by Editor  |  January 31, 2019

Will it hurt my car accident case if I was not wearing a seat belt?

SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES The safest thing you can do when you get in your vehicle is put on your seat belt.  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, a typical driver in Alabama has a 54.1% probability of being involved in an injury or fatal crash while driving an automobile in their...
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Posted by Editor  |  January 21, 2019

Are “Possible Causes” of an Injury Admissible?

Personal injury claims in Alabama impose a burden of proof on injured victims. This burden requires victims or their lawyers to show, with a reasonable degree of medical certainty, that defendants caused their injuries. This standard of proof requires the lawyer to demonstrate that defendants are more likely than not responsible for causing the...
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Posted by Editor  |  January 17, 2019

Tailgating Safety Tips

Tailgating refers to partying or picnicking from the bed of a parked pickup truck, often in the parking lots of sports stadiums prior to football games. Tailgating season in Alabama can lead to thousands of football fans parked in stadium parking lots and surrounding areas. Unfortunately, not all tailgaters pay adequate attention to safety...
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Posted by Editor  |  January 15, 2019

What Is an Attractive Nuisance?

An Birmingham premises liability claim may involve an attractive nuisance, or the attractive nuisance doctrine. Permitting an attractive nuisance to present a hazard to children on a property is a form of owner negligence. A property owner could be liable for a child’s injuries or death if he or she reasonably should have prevented...
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Posted by Editor  |  January 14, 2019

Alabama Ban on Holding Cell Phones To Eliminate Distracted Driving?

Does distracted driving bill go to far? Two separate bills have been filed in the Alabama legislature to ban, not just texting and driving, but to even hold a phone while operating a motor vehicle. Representative Allen Farley from McCalla filed his in the House while Senator James McClendon is sponsoring a similar bill....
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