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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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How is Alimony Calculated in Alabama?

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When a couple is married, they receive the benefit of financial support that inherently comes with marriage. If the marriage dissolves, this could cause a financial hardship for one of the parties, allowing them to ask for financial support from the other. In the state of Alabama, alimony is also referred to as spousal… 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, 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 »

Preparing for an IME - Smith & McGhee - Dothan Injury Law Firm

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 »

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Common Motorcycle Accidents in Alabama and How to Stay Safe

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Riding a motorcycle is inherently more dangerous than is driving, or riding in, a passenger car. To be sure, should a crash occur, a motorcyclist has few protections, including the lack of a seatbelt, the lack of airbags, and the lack of doors or a frame to protect the motorcyclist and secure them within… Read More »

School Bus Safety in Alabama - Smith & McGhee

Back to School – School Bus Safety at the Bus Stop and On the Roadways in Alabama

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that the school bus is the safest means of transportation for getting your child to school, claiming that riding the bus is much safer than traveling by car. In fact, while it is true that fatal school bus accidents do occur (there are about four to six children… Read More »

Five Things to Consider Before Divorce in Alabama - Smith & McGhee

Top 5 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Divorce

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Starting divorce proceedings can be an emotional and sometimes overwhelming experience. You may be pondering if you really need a divorce attorney. It may make sense to try to go it alone and use online resources or kits as a way to save both time and money. The following reasons may preclude you from… Read More »