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Steps to Take if You’re in a Semi-Truck Accident

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

Getting into a motor vehicle accident is always an unsettling experience, and this is especially true when someone is involved in an accident with a big rig truck. Semi-trucks typically weigh 80,000 pounds or more when they are fully loaded, and when a vehicle of this size collides with a regular passenger vehicle, there… Read More »

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How to Stay on Top of Your Case After You Hire a Lawyer

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

At Smith & McGhee, when you hire us to represent your interests, we become your best advocate. Whether you are facing a personal injury, a divorce, an auto accident, we will be there by your side to listen, then guide you on how to navigate the legal system with an experienced Alabama attorney. No… Read More »

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How Does Helmet Use Affect a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

The Dothan Alabama motorcycle accident lawyers at Smith & McGhee hope you or your loved one are never involved in a motorcycle accident. Dealing with the injuries, expenses, and loss can be quite devastating. Maybe your loved one was killed, or the accident victim has lost the ability to work following his motorcycle accident…. Read More »

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Back to School: Tips for Avoiding School Bus Accidents

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

Fall is here, and this is the time of year when millions of children across the country go back to school.  In Alabama, nearly 375,000 kids ride the bus to and from school each day.  All told, there are more than 8,200 buses that service the state’s public school system – putting on more… Read More »

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The Impact of Emotional Shock After a Car Accident

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

It happens in a second before you can react. The sound and the sight – it is a moment you’ll never forget, though you wish you could.The emotional shock after a car accident is especially profound if there are injuries, death, and/or a property loss. The American Psychological Association (APA) reports at least one… Read More »

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Why Are There So Many Truck Accidents in Alabama?

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

Dothan, Alabama sees more than its fair share of accidents involving big trucks. With congestion crowding Highway 84, and our proximity to the beaches of Florida, our outdated roads host traffic backups that can lead to a collision.  Especially bad are passenger vehicle collisions with trucks.   Alabama is home to more than 10,000… Read More »

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Do Pedestrian Accidents Increase in the Summer?

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

Summertime means more people are on the roads, including motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Unfortunately, it also means more pedestrian accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in traffic-related events in 2017, roughly the same number as the year before. That’s about one fatality every 88 minutes. Nationwide,… Read More »

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How will a Criminal Record Impact My Visitation Rights?

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

We’ve heard the question – Does having a criminal record affect my child visitation and custody rights? The simple answer is yes, it may. Certain convictions will severely curtail or even terminate parental custody rights under Alabama and Florida law. Let’s look deeper. In The Best Interest of the Child The best interest of… Read More »

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Common Forms of Nursing Home Abuse in Dothan AL

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

Nursing homes have reached a point of crisis. Aging demographics, industry consolidation, and a tight labor market have contributed to substandard conditions in many of today’s nursing facilities. This has resulted in a vast increase of nursing home neglect and abuse cases.  Government statistics tell us that at least one in nine Americans over… Read More »

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Five Ways to Respect Motorcycles on the Road

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

It is so important that you understand a basic fact – passenger cars have been found to be the primary cause of most motorcycle accidents. It is true.  Despite the image of a reckless, loud motorcyclist weaving through traffic, it is more often the carelessness of the passenger vehicle driver who is to blame,… Read More »