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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,…

Four Ways to Lose Your Alabama Traffic Accident Case

  • October 4, 2019
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In a traffic accident case, it is everyone for themselves.  And everyone wants something different. The guy who hit you wants to get out of it, the insurance company wants to pay less, and you want to be paid the…

AL Opioid Lawsuits & Your Money

  • September 20, 2019
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The number one question I was asked this week was about big money possibly coming from opioid lawsuits in our state. This is not surprising … it is almost impossible to find someone who has not been touched by the…

Hurt? Why All the Talk About Money?

  • September 16, 2019
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Clients will sometimes tell me they want justice. I tell them that I can’t always get them justice, but I can get them money. Here is why. There are 2 different forms of legal action. These are criminal and civil….

Roundup Weed Killer, Cancer and Your Money

  • September 9, 2019
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If you used the weed killer Roundup and have certain forms of cancer, a lawsuit against the chemical manufacturer Monsanto could mean money for you and your family. It could come from settlements resulting from class action lawsuits. Many of…

AL Law Change: With This Notary Stamp I Thee Wed

  • August 30, 2019
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Thinking of getting married? The Alabama marriage law has changed. You had better make sure you are doing it right. Here are the main things you need to know: No More Marriage Licenses In fact, you fill out a form…

AL Law, Teens and Drinking

  • August 26, 2019
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Each year, there is a new crop of teenagers asking about alcohol and parents trying to deal with this new part of growing up. I will let you be the parent, but I will be the lawyer. Here is the…

School Buses, Alabama & the Law

  • August 20, 2019
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Here is a good rule to follow: stop when a school bus stops. There are some exceptions, but generally cars on both sides of the street must stop when a school bus is loading or unloading. If you think that…

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