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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  |  September 15, 2016

Insurance Claim Denial and Bad Faith in Alabama

Had a legitimate insurance claim denied in Alabama? Discover your options. Under Alabama law, insurance companies have a duty to fairly and timely adjust claims made. Frequently, especially during times of natural disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes, claims adjusters are so busy they neglect or deny legitimate claims. The usual remedy for an...
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Posted by Editor  |  August 16, 2016

Emergency Room Negligence in Alabama – EMTALA Claims

https://youtu.be/OsTRDh0ogdc   Emergency room negligence is fairly common in Alabama. Most Alabama hospitals use outside contractors to staff the emergency department and the doctors sometimes work very long shifts with few breaks. Additionally, the emergency room physicians are not usually board-certified in disciplines such as neurology, orthopedics or other areas and may not be...
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Posted by Editor  |  June 30, 2016

Always Notify Your Auto Insurance After An Accident

Many Alabama auto accident victims question whether they should notify their own auto insurance carrier after an accident. There are several reasons to do so and almost no reason not to so. First, your premiums will not go up solely because you notify them of an accident, especially if the accident was not your...
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Posted by Editor  |  May 20, 2016

Alabama Medical Errors: A Leading Cause of Death

A recent study, by two physicians, concluded that somewhere between 200,000 and 400,000 persons die every year in the U.S. from preventable medical errors. Drs. Martin Makary and Michael Daniel, of Johns Hopkins University Medical School, stated that "We have not as a country recognized the endemic problem of people dying from the care...
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Posted by Editor  |  May 4, 2016

Funeral Home Negligence in Alabama

Can funeral homes be sued for negligence in Alabama? Funeral home negligence suits are extremely rare in Alabama. However, misplaced corpses, premature cremations and other "accidents" are fairly common. Additionally, post-funeral burial mismanagement is also commonplace. For these type incidents, involving cemetery burial mistakes or poor treatment of corpses during the funeral process, Alabama...
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Posted by Editor  |  April 5, 2016

Do I Need A Lawyer For An Alabama Work Injury?

Alabama Workers Compensation Law Under Alabama law, an injured worker has certain rights and options. However, attempting to handle your own claim can be risky. Your employer or the workers comp insurance carrier will probably not have your best interest in mind. Also, they will have the benefit of legal counsel. For the most...
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Posted by Editor  |  March 14, 2016

Hit and Run Injury Law In Alabama

Hit and run accidents are very common in Alabama. The most serious, direct consequence to the injured victims is that they are left without any compensation (assuming the at-fault driver cannot be located). However, Alabama law does provide a opportunity for victims to be compensated so long as several things are proven. Step One:...
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Posted by Editor  |  February 17, 2016

What Is Contributory Negligence in Alabama Law?

https://youtu.be/zCbniuZpZBM   If I was partially at fault, can I still recover for my personal injury claim? Alabama law allows victims of negligence to sue for compensation for their injuries. However, in a personal injury claim, the legal doctrine of contributory negligence prevents the victim from recovering if they were also at fault for...
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Posted by Editor  |  January 8, 2016

Underinsured / Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Alabama

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVmpxeuO02U[/embed]  Uninsured Motorists In Alabama? Count On It.     Imagine you are driving to the grocery store to buy a few things for dinner.  you have a green light at the intersection ahead of you, but as you are driving through the intersection, another car runs the red light and crashes into the...
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