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Whistleblower Protections and Rights in Alabama

Whistleblower Rights and Protections in Alabama

October 3, 2019
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A whistleblower is someone who exposes the fraudulent or illegal activities of a business or organization. The typical whistleblower is a current or former employer of the company involved in the fraud. However, being a current or former employee is not a requirement if the person has true inside information…

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How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney?

August 15, 2019
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If you’ve been in an accident, it is important to seek medical attention, even if you do not think you are injured at the time of the accident. It is also important to contact a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury lawyers represent you when you need to bring a case…

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When To Expect A Car Accident Settlement

July 19, 2019
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Following a car accident, a common question often asked by the victim is, ‘when can I expect to receive a settlement?’ Unfortunately, no matter how straightforward or simple a car accident case is, settlements take time. Sometimes, a car accident settlement may be reached within a few months, while in…

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What Happens If I Was In An Accident With An Uninsured Driver?

June 28, 2019
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Car accidents are very common on Alabama roads.  Fortunately, most are minor fender benders. However, when a car accident happens, it can be a frustrating and stressful experience for all parties concerned especially if there is an uninsured Driver. In most cases, the driver who is at fault already has…

Which Driver Is Liable for a Merging Accident? | Car Accident Attorneys

Which Driver Is Liable for a Merging Accident?

June 25, 2019
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Whether you’re trying to navigate a crowded freeway for your morning commute or just driving around town, you may be at risk of a merging accident – especially when the other drivers are changing lanes too rapidly around you. Aside from causing significant property damage, merging accidents can leave you with painful…

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Motorcycle Helmets Help, But What About Other Protective Gear?

June 24, 2019
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You hear all the time that it is important for motorcyclists to have safety equipment when riding their motorcycles—namely, wearing a helmet. This can help the individual prevent significant head damage in the event of a serious crash. However, there are numerous other pieces of equipment that can help when…

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What Are the Different Ways Motorcyclists Are At Risk On the Road?

June 17, 2019
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Far too often, you hear about the different dangers on the road—drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and more. While these are certainly problematic and can cause accidents to all drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians, there are at risk simply because motorists don’t pay the same attention to motorcyclists. For all motorcyclists,…

Ensuring Your Loved One Gets Good Nursing Home Care | Elder Abuse

What Can I Do To Ensure My Loved One Receives Good Nursing Home Care?

June 11, 2019
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When your parent, aunt, or other elderly relative requires around-the-clock care, you might consider the benefits of moving them into a nursing home. While these assisted living facilities can be extremely helpful, they aren’t always as safe and nurturing as we’d like to believe. Nursing home staff can be impatient and…

Safe to Allow 18 Year Olds to Apply for a Commercial Driver's License?

Alabama Has Passed a Bill to Allow Applicants as Young as 18 to Apply for a Commercial Driver’s License. Is This a Safe Move?

June 7, 2019
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The state legislature of Alabama just passed a Bill that permits the DMV to issue Class A commercial driver’s license to applicants as young as 18 years old. The Bill, HB 479, has lowered the driving age for young commercial drivers to drive within the state. This Bill was passed…

Recovering Punitive Damages for an Accident Caused by a Drunk Driver

Can I Recover Punitive Damages for an Accident Caused by a Drunk Driver?

June 4, 2019
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When you’ve been involved in a difficult car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault party, in order to account for your injuries and personal trauma. However, if that car crash was caused by an intoxicated driver, you may be eligible to pursue additional compensation in the…

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Who Do You File a Lawsuit Against After a Trucking Accident?

May 29, 2019
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Following a trucking accident, one of the most common questions that individuals may have is, “who can I file a lawsuit against?” Unfortunately, there are several complexities to consider when it comes to filing a truck accident lawsuit and there are multiple parties who may be considered accountable for the…

Witnesses Help In A Car Accident

How Can Witnesses Help In A Car Accident?

May 24, 2019
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In many cases of car accidents, the cause of the accident or the party who is at fault is not always clear. Most of the time, both drivers start to argue and blame each other for the accident. Sometimes, even the law enforcement officers cannot determine the cause, and thus…

ey Challenges In A Motorcycle Accident Claims

What Are The Key Challenges In A Motorcycle Accident Claims?

May 17, 2019
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There is no question that riding a motorbike is a fun activity. However, motorcycles are also associated with a much higher risk of injury. Even the safest motorcyclist who obeys all the traffic laws can be involved in an accident. The reason is that in many cases, it is the…

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What are the Regulations of the Trucking Industry and How Do They Affect Truck Accident Claims?

May 14, 2019
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In the trucking industry, where professionals are expected to meet a higher standard, there are numerous regulations to which drivers, owners, and more must adhere. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and individuals may suffer harm as a result. Knowing what regulations exist and how violations can impact a truck…

Common Truck Accident Injuries

What Are Some Common Truck Accident Injuries?

May 10, 2019
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Trucks are much bigger than a car and also many times heavier and powerful. Even though there are more rules and regulations for trucks and truck drivers because of the higher risks associated with these vehicles, there are also many more trucks on the roads these days. When a truck…

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What Are Catastrophic Injuries And Can I Make A Personal Injury Claim If I Have Suffered Such An Injury?

May 3, 2019
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A catastrophic injury is usually very severe and may be associated with disfigurement, loss of limbs or severe brain damage. Many times, catastrophic injuries require multiple reconstructive surgical procedures, long term stay in the hospital, prolonged rehabilitation and long term disability. The chance of returning to work following a catastrophic…

Better Insurance Settlement

When Should You Fight for a Better Insurance Settlement?

April 24, 2019
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If you were seriously injured in a car accident, taking the first settlement from an insurance company may seem like a given: After all, it’s immediate money towards your mounting medical expenses. However, insurance companies know that accident victims tend to think this way, and so many providers will purposely give…

Can Parents Seek Compensation After a Wrongful Death

Can Parents Seek Compensation After a Wrongful Death?

March 28, 2019
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While grieving following the loss of a loved one is the most important thing for a family to do, legal action may be something to consider for a number of reason. However, it’s important for families to understand what they can do to obtain justice after an infant wrongful death. Before…

Birth Injury Defects are Most Commonly Fatal

Which Birth Injury Defects are Most Commonly Fatal?

March 11, 2019
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In any case of infant wrongful death, it is extremely important for individuals to understand what birth injury defects are most commonly fatal. Unfortunately, the list can be extensive and are all a result of someone else’s negligent and reckless actions. Birth injuries are far too common. In most cases, it causes…

How Does a Birth Injury Result In a Wrongful Death

How Does a Birth Injury Result In a Wrongful Death?

March 6, 2019
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When negligence exists in a medical facility, there are many instances in which patients can sustain serious injury. Unfortunately, this can also happen to babies during the pregnancy or labor process, resulting in lifelong injuries or in the worst-case scenario, death. Understanding the ways in which a wrongful death can…

Can a Midwife Be Liable for My Birth Injuries

Can a Midwife Be Liable for My Birth Injuries?

February 27, 2019
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In today’s world, women have many more options available to them when it comes to obstetric care. In the past, as few as 3% of all American women sought the guidance of a midwife during their pregnancy – now it’s estimated that up to 9% may use a midwife or alternative…