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Do You Need a Living Will?

Planning for life after your death is what a will is designed to do. A living will is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of illness or...

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COVID Trouble: No Jury for You?

  Jury trials in Alabama are backed up. I mean really backed up. Criminal lawyers want to get their clients out of jail. Injury lawyers want to make insurance companies pay up. Both need a jury. However, old southern courtrooms are not designed for social distancing. Lawyers are so desperate to get in front of 12 unbiased citizens they have…

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Drowsy driving: a widespread and dangerous trend

Every year, there are approximately 328,000 car accidents due to drowsy driving according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Of these, 109,000 involve injuries, and 6,400 end in one or more fatalities. Drivers in Alabama should know just how dangerous it is to drive drowsy. Studies have shown that fatigue actually triples the risk for a car crash. Drowsy…

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The Drug Elmiron and Blindness Lawsuit

  The drug Elmiron is a medication prescribed to treat the pain and discomfort associated with a bladder condition known as interstitial cystitis. The drug has been prescribed for decades, but recent studies show that it may cause retinal damage, vision loss and...

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Injured? Save the Evidence.

  If a product malfunctions and you get hurt, do not throw away the thing that hurt you. This may sound like a no brainer, but I am telling you this because I have seen it happen. Here is an example: a homeowner was climbing a ladder and the ladder rail came undone. He fell to the ground and was…

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Update on Roundup Litigation

Bayer has negotiated a class action settlement in an effort to end Roundup weed-killer litigation once and for all. But that doesn’t mean victims of this dangerous product can’t still file a claim for damages. As part of the deal, a $1.25 billion fund has been aside for potential future cases.  Roundup Litigation Settlements June…

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What Should a Parent Do When a Child is Injured in a Pedestrian Accident?

Every parent’s worst nightmare is something happening to their child. Unfortunately, this is the painful reality that too many parents experience when their child is hit in a pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents can occur for a wide range of reasons, from a child crossing the street at an inappropriate place or time to a driver…

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Truckers may have brakes inspected August 23 to 29, 2020

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has designated August as Brake Safety Awareness Month, and during this time, law enforcement agencies educate fleets, drivers, owner-operators and mechanics on the importance of regular brake maintenance. It’s not coincidental, then, that the CVSA has scheduled its 2020 Brake Safety Week for August 23 to 29. Truckers in Alabama should ensure that their brakes…

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