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How the Coronavirus May Impact Personal Injury Settlements

The novel coronavirus has caused financial insecurity for millions of Americans. This is especially true for those who are out of work because of a car accident, slip and fall incident, or pedestrian accident. If you were off of work before COVID-19 became a pandemic, you may not qualify for unemployment or remote working options….

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Customers, Masks & Alabama

  The big question is: should Alabama businesses make customers wear masks? It is not a question with an easy answer. It puts “what is right” against “what is legal” and leaves most business owners with unclear guidance of what to do. Here is the legal problem: businesses have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for customers. Here is…

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Car accident fatalities are increasing

While the number of crashes on Alabama highways has not risen significantly in the past several years, the number of fatal crashes has increased. In a two-year period, the total number of people killed in car accidents has risen 13%, and people are understandably worried about the deterioration in road safety. It stands to reason that the severity of car…

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Things You Should Know About Bankruptcy

  One of the most disconcerting things about the Coronavirus is how the government has shut down many businesses putting thousands of Americans out of work. Sadly, one of the consequences of this will be people who are forced to file for bankruptcy.  Whether you...

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Can I Get Workers’ Comp If I Get Hurt While Working from Home?

Telecommuting is a flexible option enjoyed by thousands of workers each year, but with the rise of the novel coronavirus, suddenly millions of people have had to learn how to work from home efficiently. This raises a number of important questions. How are employees held accountable for being productive at home? How can teams that…

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AL Lawyer Ads. Is Change Coming?

  Are some of the lawyer ads you see misleading? Well, some Alabama lawyers think so, and they want to change that. The Alabama Bar is putting some muscle into tightening the rules that govern lawyer ads. Here are some of the things being considered: No actors pretending to be accident victims No guarantees that a lawyer can get you…

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AL Lawyer Ads. Is Change Coming?

  Are some of the lawyer ads you see misleading? Well, some Alabama lawyers think so, and they want to change that. The Alabama Bar is putting some muscle into tightening the rules that govern lawyer ads. Here are some of the things being considered: No actors pretending to be accident victims No guarantees that a lawyer can get you…

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Distractions and highway work zones, a risky combination

Alabama residents may or may not be surprised to hear that there is a crash in a highway work zone every 5.4 minutes in the U.S. These zones, with their narrow lanes and drivers speeding through them, are obviously dangerous places. However, there’s another factor that can contribute to a crash in work zones, and that’s distracted driving. A University…

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Backyard Pool Safety and the Law

  It is the time of year when everyone is looking forward to opening their pool. While the opening of public and neighborhood pools will probably be delayed due to the Coronavirus, opening your backyard pool or hot tub is something to look forward to. If you have...

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Helping the Community During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Community building and support has never been more important than it is right now. Over the course of weeks—and in some communities, days—entire support systems and routines have disappeared. This is our time to shine. As community members, we can step up, fill in the gaps, and make sure everyone gets through this as unscathed…

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