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Posted by 1p21.admin  |  May 18, 2022

What Are the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer?

Summertime means school's out – and teenagers get a few months of freedom and fun with their friends. Unfortunately, summer vacation also marks the beginning of the most dangerous time of the year for teen drivers: the 100 deadliest days of summer. Learn what you can do as the parent of a teen driver...
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Posted by 1p21.admin  |  April 27, 2022

Injured by a Defective Product in Alabama

Every day, we come into contact with thousands of goods and products that we expect to work as they were designed and intended. Unfortunately, products often contain defects and issues that make them dangerous to consumers. If you've been injured by a defective product in Alabama, learn about product liability law and your right...
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Posted by 1p21.admin  |  April 27, 2022

A Guide to Workers’ Compensation Claims in Alabama

If you suffer an injury or illness at work in Alabama, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ comp is a no-fault system in Alabama that provides financial compensation to eligible employees. Most employees in Alabama can receive workers’ compensation benefits after on-the-job accidents and injuries. Learn more about this program to...
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Posted by 1p21.admin  |  March 15, 2022

Can I Sue a Doctor for a Misdiagnosis?

Diagnosis is a critical part of a patient’s care. Without a timely and accurate diagnosis of a medical condition, the patient cannot receive the treatment that he or she needs. While no doctor is expected to make a correct diagnosis 100 percent of the time, they are required to adhere to certain standards of...
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Posted by 1p21.admin  |  March 8, 2022

What Is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?

The injuries involved in some accidents in Alabama are categorized as catastrophic. This means that they will have a substantial effect on the circumstances of the victim’s life. Although you may qualify for financial compensation if you are diagnosed with any type of injury, it is even more important to seek compensation if you...
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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

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 resulting in a nasty scar and permanent disability. Step...
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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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