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DUIs and Spring Break in Alabama and Florida

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Traveling to the Gulf Coast areas of Alabama and Florida is popular during spring break since it is close to many southern colleges and universities. Spring break is viewed as a rite of passage among many young adults, but it can be a dangerous time as well thanks to the heavy drinking and partying… Read More »

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Causes of Spring Break Accidents and Injuries

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Now that winter is winding down, and temperatures are on the rise, the places with the best weather are gearing up for an influx of Spring Break visitors. Each year, hundreds of thousands of college students and families converge on some of the most popular destinations for a week of relaxation and celebration. Unfortunately,… Read More »

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Types of Collisions

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Innocent victims often suffer the consequences when another driver is negligent or careless in their actions on the road. If you or someone you love has been involved in a collision caused by another driver, there’s a good chance you have experienced significant damages. At Smith & McGhee, PC, our skilled personal injury attorneys… Read More »

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Do I Have a Premises Liability Case?

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When you enter someone else’s property, you have the reasonable expectation of not being injured. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and you could be seriously hurt thanks to an unknown hazard or some other safety issue. If you are injured, a premises liability claim may be the best way for you to hold that property owner… Read More »

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How to Avoid Accidents with Commercial Trucks

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Any accident has the potential to be life-altering, but a collision with a commercial truck can be more devastating than other vehicle accidents. The size and weight of a commercial vehicle not only makes it more difficult to maneuver, but the impact of these trucks can also lead to catastrophic injuries and even death…. Read More »

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New Alabama Divorce Laws

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Despite what many believe, laws are not set in stone. What this means is that any statute is subject to change at any point and those changes could have implications for you, positive or otherwise. Divorce law in Alabama has experienced changes over the past decade, and this is something that is expected to… Read More »

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Accidents and the Holidays: Were You Injured this Holiday Season?

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The holidays may be a time of good cheer, but they are also one of the most common times of the year for accidents and injuries to occur. In fact, Medicinenet.com reports that there are 6,200 people treated in emergency rooms every year across the United States for injuries related to holiday decorations and Christmas trees… Read More »

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Drunk Driving Accidents and Injuries

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Car accidents are a leading cause of death; drunk driving is a leading cause of car accidents. In Alabama, the problem is especially grave, as there were more than 3,100 people killed in drunk driving accidents from 2003-2012, as reported by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The same source indicates that… Read More »

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What To Say To Your Insurance After An Accident

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Alabama is a “fault” state when it comes to auto accidents. That means the insurance company of the party responsible for causing the accident must legally pay claims for injuries and property damage. You will either file a claim with your own insurance company or with the other party’s insurance company, called a third-party… Read More »

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Tips to Help Prepare for an IME

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It’s common practice with personal injury claims for the insurance company representing the other party to request the injured person to submit to an independent medical examination, also known as IME. If you have recently filed a claim, you should expect a call from an insurance adjuster to schedule the appointment. The purpose of… Read More »