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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 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 10, 2019

Are Parents Responsible for Property Damage Caused by Their Children?

When a minor causes property damage such as graffiti, broken windows, or smashed mailboxes, liability for repairs may fall to the parents. Laws in Alabama may hold the parents and guardians of children under 18 legally responsible for property damage the children cause. Parents in Alabama may find themselves liable for property damages in...
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Posted by Editor  |  January 8, 2019

What Is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Most patients who suffer concussions will notice symptoms disappearing within two to three weeks, and heal completely within about a month. Rest and avoiding subsequent head injuries is usually enough to recover from a concussion without lasting side effects. Unfortunately, some victims experience post-concussion syndrome. Post-concussion syndrome is a concussion case where symptoms last...
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Posted by Editor  |  January 3, 2019

The Admissibility of “Absence” Evidence

Every personal injury claim in Birmingham centers on evidence. Evidence can be a fact, exhibit, or display that proves the validity of an assertion. It is up to the attorneys of both the plaintiff and the defendant in a case to use evidence to prove their points. The civil courts in Alabama, however, will...
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Posted by Editor  |  January 1, 2019

What Is Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

One type of civil claim a party can make against another is for alleged breach of fiduciary duty. A breach of fiduciary duty suit is based on the principle that one party (the defendant) acted outside the best interests of another party (the plaintiff), despite having an obligation to do otherwise. Most of these...
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Posted by Editor  |  December 19, 2018

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Alabama?

Table of Contents Can You Lane Split on a Motorcycle in Alabama? Overview of Motorcycle Laws in Alabama The Grandfather Clause for Motorcycle Licenses Lane Sharing Vs. Lane Splitting The New Left Lane Law in Alabama Understanding the Lane Change Law in Alabama FAQs Conclusion Motorcycling, for many, is not just a mode of...
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Posted by Editor  |  December 12, 2018

How to Save the Life of a Motorcyclist

Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in car accidents than passenger vehicle occupants, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Vulnerabilities to serious personal injuries in auto accidents put motorcyclists at great risk every time they travel. In Alabama alone, 114 motorcyclists and moped riders lost their lives in 2016. Although riding a...
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