Trimming Trees: What is Legal?

As the leaves change colors and begin to fall, it may be time to trim some of those trees in preparation for the winter months. Tree-trimming can keep branches, and the like, off of your rooftop and prevent electrical lines from damage. But what happens if a neighbor...

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Your Rights Against Bill Collectors

If, for whatever reason, you are late paying a bill - are bill collectors allowed to harass you for the payment? The short answer is, no. However, if you have ever been in this situation, you know it would seem that nothing can stop the harassing phone calls....

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Holiday Scams: Be Aware

With Christmas less than two months away, the shopping season is upon us. It can be considered a fun if frenetic time of year, but it is open season for scam artists.  Be aware, and be safe - especially when using the internet to do your holiday shopping. Here are...

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Dog Parks and Legal Issues

A dog park is a wonderful place to take your four-legged buddies to play and burn off some energy. However, just as with children, excited play can turn rough, and someone gets hurt.  Part of the charm of these parks is also part of the danger. Many such areas are...

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Pleading “No Contest”

You may be familiar with the term “no contest” as it pertains to a legal case. But what does it really mean?   Pleading no-contest to a charge is similar to pleading guilty, however, there are some major differences. No-contest means that you are conceding guilt...

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Accidents with Big-Rigs and Liability

If you are involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, or if you have a loved one involved in such an accident, there are many things to consider when it comes to legal liability. One of the first things you should do is to talk to a personal injury attorney. They are...

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Pedestrian Accidents and Liability

It is common, these days, to see people walking and not paying attention to their surroundings. One of the most common, and dangerous, things you see is someone looking at their phone while crossing a street, or walking down the sidewalk. Something that you should...

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Who is Liable in Slip-and-Fall Accidents?

Premises liability cases are some of the most difficult cases to handle. They have a lot of moving parts, one of which is called “open and obvious”. This means that you should have seen what you tripped, or slipped on and been able to avoid the area.  For instance,...

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In a Car Accident: How to Know When to Hire an Attorney

Car accidents happen every day, and they range from the not-so-serious to the deadly. In a major car accident, it is fairly easy to know when you may need an attorney to take your case. But what if your accident is minor, do you still need an attorney?  After an...

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Fines for Driving in the Left Lane Begin this Sunday in Alabama

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) says the practice of riding in the left lane can and does cause traffic buildup and dangerous accidents. The research backs up this assertion. And besides all of that, it is very frustrating to get behind a driver who simply...

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