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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Can You Be Compensated for Emotional Distress?

If you are the victim of an accident, physical injuries are fairly easily assessed. But what happens if there are no physical injuries, or worse yet - if you are emotionally abused by another person? Can you be legally compensated for these injuries? The good news is,...

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Beware Nursing Homes: Know What You Are Getting

Ensuring that an elderly family member is well-taken care of can be a daunting task. When you must move them into a nursing home, the thought is downright scary. Nursing homes and rehabilitation hospitals, unfortunately, are not always taking the best care of your...

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If Your Child Breaks the Law – Are You Responsible?

Children misbehave. It is just a part of growing up. But when misbehavior turns to something more serious, property, and even other people, may be damaged. If something bad happens involving one of your children - are you then legally responsible for the damages...

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Misdiagnosis and the Law

If a physician fails to properly diagnose a medical condition, do you have a legal case against that doctor? You trust that your doctor will diagnose your illness and treat you accordingly.  But what if you don’t get better after taking your medicine? Or worse, what...

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