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5 Things You Should Consider Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

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Following a serious injury, it can be difficult to know what to do. Even if you think that someone else is to blame–and perhaps have brought a claim for damages against their insurer–you may have questions about how much your case is worth, what your rights are regarding accepting or rejecting a settlement, whether… Read More »

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How The COVID-19 Outbreak Has Disrupted the Court System

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The coronavirus pandemic has been indiscriminate, and it has brought even the court systems to a halt in Alabama and elsewhere. It’s crucial during this time for attorneys to keep the communication lines open with their clients and keep them updated about the latest orders of the Alabama Supreme Court regarding the suspension of… Read More »

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The Dangers of Speeding Trucks

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In comparison to accidents between passenger vehicles, truck accidents are usually much more devastating. The danger is even higher if the trucker is driving over the speed limit. This significantly increases the possibility that the victim of a truck accident will suffer serious injuries, including paralysis, broken and crushed bones, amputation, traumatic brain damage,… Read More »

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My Ex got a Raise at Work, Can I Get Child Support and Alimony Modified?

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A divorce means a new reality for the couple and their children, and that includes a new financial reality as well. During your divorce, child support was calculated according to the Alabama Child Support Calculation Guidelines.  This is based on the parents’ combined income including the value of assets including pensions 401k or retirement… Read More »

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

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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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The Impact of Emotional Shock After a Car Accident

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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?

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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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Smith Brothers Follow in Their Father’s Footsteps

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“You’re never too old to follow your dreams and strike out on a different path.” This has been a defining philosophy in the lives of attorney Thomas Smith Jr. and his sons Thomas “Scott” Smith III and Elliott Smith. Thomas Smith Jr. found his calling a little later in life. Having previously earned a… Read More »

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Safe Vacation Driving Tips

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Summer vacation and road trip season is upon us. If you’re planning a day trip or something longer with family, you should understand the dangers you may face. The Department of Transportation reports that summer, not winter as many believe, is the most dangerous driving season. There are more fatal accidents from the summer… Read More »

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Rights of Non-Custodial Parents

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Our society has become increasingly mobile, but this can create complications under certain circumstances. What was once a simple move to be closer to family, go to school, or take advantage of a job opportunity can turn into a tense custody dispute when parents are divorced. If you are divorced and have minor children… Read More »