Car Accidents and Insurance Companies

Aside from the mere inconvenience, and sometimes pain, of a car accident, one of the biggest hassles is dealing with the insurance company. They count on you accepting whatever they offer in damages, and then just going away. If you file a claim with your insurance...

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Product Defects and the Law

Product liability is when a manufacturer or seller can be held liable for putting a defective product into the hands of a consumer. While there is no federal product liability law, various states do have laws on the books regarding product liability. Alabama has a...

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Do You Really Need a Will?

It is the beginning of a new year, a time when changes are embarked upon and stock is taken. While maybe not at the top of the list, a Last Will and Testament should be something you add to that list. It is not always easy talking about death, but having a Will before...

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Medical Malpractice

If you are injured by a hospital, a doctor, a nurse or other medical professional, how do you know if you have a claim for medical malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor, or other healthcare professional through a negligent act or omission,...

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Christmas Parties, Alcohol and Liability

If you are hosting a holiday party this year, and you are serving alcohol at that party, it would be wise to do some research before opening the doors - and the bar. Whether your party is at your home, or your place of business - you are liable for bad conduct if a...

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Dangerous Dogs and the Law

Are you the owner of a high-risk dog? Pit Bulls are considered a high risk animal because of their propensity to bite and attack. The Chow is another high-risk breed. In many states, you will be required to have additional insurance if you own a dog that is considered...

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Injured at Work: Is Workers’ Compensation Your Only Recourse?

Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to a worker who is injured on the job. It is a form of accident insurance that is paid for by the employer. If you are injured on the job, or acquire a work-related illness,...

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Liability in Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents

The holiday season has arrived and that means family and friends will be visiting for Thanksgiving, Christmas and other festive events. So you should be aware of potential problem areas in your home or on your property. For instance, that old rug that has needed...

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Cell Phone Use While Driving is Still Legal in Some States

It is difficult to believe that all states have not passed laws banning the use of handheld cell phones while driving. Many states have passed such laws - but Alabama is not one of them.  While it is against the law to text while driving, you can still hold a cell...

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Motorcycle Accidents and the Law

Our highways and byways are busier than ever, and many people travel by motorcycle. It is not the safest way to go, but still a popular mode of transportation. If you drive a motorcycle, you must take extra precautions to ensure your own safety. It is very easy to...

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