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Christmas in Alabama

Courtesy: SkyBama.com Alabama loves Christmas. In fact, we were the first state to legally recognize the holiday … even before the country did. In 1836, our state made it a holiday. The federal government would not step in until 1870….

When Tragedy Hits

  • December 7, 2019
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The tragedy of the Pensacola shooting will touch us all. How could it not? For decades, I have seen what the horrible news of a tragedy does to those remaining — both those directly touched by the incident and those…

When an Accident Kills Someone in Alabama

  • December 3, 2019
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Was there someone absent from your Thanksgiving dinner because of an accident? Was the family confused about what to do? This is not surprising. I get calls, often after a holiday gathering, for advice of how family members can be…

You Be the Judge: Dad Breaks Disney Attraction

  • November 22, 2019
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This story is real. The lawsuit isn’t. I give you this, so you have something else except football, to argue about at Thanksgiving dinner. Here we go. Case: A Dad wants to be a good Dad. His kids were afraid…

Termites Ate My Mobile, AL, Home – Really

  • November 15, 2019
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We just had a case where a home worth more than half a million dollars had to be demolished because of termites. These homeowners had pest control inspections and treatments … or at least they thought they did. Here is…

Vets and Alabama Law

  • November 8, 2019
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Veterans in Alabama have some special privileges, specific laws and even a special court. It may surprise you, but Mobile and Baldwin Counties have Veteran Treatment Courts. These special courts were created to help veterans with mental health issues and/or…

Injured in an Uber or Lyft in Alabama

  • November 1, 2019
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If you are injured while a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, generally I have good news – at least from a legal point of view. That is because, there are several different pools of money you can claim to cover…

Preventing an Accident with an 18-Wheeler

  • October 25, 2019
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In a fight with an 18-wheeler, the big rig will win. In my decades of helping accident victims, it seems that people involved in these accidents are often the most severely injured. Not surprising, a semi weighs about 80,000 pounds…

You Be the Judge: Can You Be Sued for Texting a Driver?

  • October 18, 2019
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This is a real case – I’ll give you the verdict in a minute. Here are the facts: A truck driver was texting with his girlfriend. There were so many texts back and forth that the trucker failed to control…

New Alabama Law: Drive on the Right

  • October 11, 2019
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We have a new Alabama law and failure to comply could cost you about $200. Here is the short version: drive on the right unless you are passing. The law gives you a mile and a half to pass. Now,…

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