Passengers in Car Accidents

So, you are going shopping with a friend, and the friend is driving. Unfortunately, you are involved in a car accident while on the outing. What are your rights, and how do you go about recovering any damages?  In the state of Alabama, there is a statute which, in...

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What to Do If You Are Injured On the Job

  If you are injured while at work, the most important thing for you to do is report the injury immediately to your supervisor. If possible, report your injury in written detail - but whether in writing, or verbally - report your injury. Also, keep in mind, there...

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What is a Conservatorship and When is it Necessary?

  A conservatorship is a form of adult legal guardianship in which the conservator has legal authority of certain aspects of a conservatee’s life. This can range from a limited conservatorship covering medical and/or financial aspects to a full arrangement, often...

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When to Consider a Mediator

  If you are going through a divorce, or are attempting to settle a dispute with an already divorced spouse, you may want to consider using a mediator. Sometimes known as peace-makers, using a mediator may keep you out of the court system.  Mediation is a process...

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Know Your Rights if Your Child Plays School Sports

  It is finally football season with Friday Night Lights already in full swing in most areas. There is also Fall baseball and soccer to consider. What happens if your child is injured while playing a school sport? Where does the liability lie? There are inherent...

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Nursing Home Neglect: Know Your Rights

  If you feel you have a loved one who has been mistreated in a nursing home, you have to act fast. In the state of Alabama, if the patient dies, the claim dies with the patient. This is not true in every state, but in Alabama, you need to act fast if you feel...

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Mapping Your Future: Some Things to Know About Estate Planning

  Planning for your future, whether you are single or have a family, is just the smart thing to do. Estate planning is an essential part of laying out what will happen to your worldly goods when you are gone. Whether you have gained a lot of material property, or...

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Let’s Talk Slip-and-Fall

  Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. In your home, at the grocery store, in a parking lot, or just walking down the sidewalk - these accidents are not uncommon.  But, should you take a spill on someone else’s property, who is to be held liable for your...

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Social Security Benefits: How Do You Qualify?

The Social Security benefits program is a needs-based program, and while you may not have paid in enough to qualify for regular disability, there are other criteria. There are two things that will be considered: 1) you are unable to work five days a week; 2) you are...

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Filing for Bankruptcy

  The effects of Covid-19 are still being felt far and wide. Many businesses have had to shutter, and livelihoods have been affected. Sometimes, bankruptcy is your last resort, and it can be a scary thing. Filing for bankruptcy is not, nor should it be, a...

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