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Slip and Fall Accidents: What is The Liability for The Store?

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Under Alabama law, retail store owners must exercise “reasonable care and diligence” to ensure that their property is safe, or that there should be sufficient warning that the property is in a hazardous condition. It is the duty of a retail business that is open to the public and welcomes visitors on their property… Read More »

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Pedestrian Accidents and COVID-19

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While the coronavirus pandemic is far from over in the country, businesses in states nationwide are starting to open back up again and stay-at-home orders are being lifted. This is true in Alabama, where the Safer at Home order is in effect until July 3 (and was modified from a stay-at-home order). As people… Read More »

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Spinal Injuries – What You Need to Know

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In a spinal cord injury, the spinal cord and/or the nerves situated at the bottom of the spinal canals sustain damage. These kinds of injuries can permanently alter the victim’s sensation, strength, and other bodily functions below the site of the injury. A spinal cord injury can disrupt every facet of the patient’s life…. Read More »

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How to Avoid Accidents with Commercial Trucks

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Any kind of collision between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle can be catastrophic for the people involved – especially those in the passenger vehicle. A heavy-duty commercial truck can outweigh a passenger car by as much as 25 to 40 times. So, when these two vehicles collide, the driver and the passengers… Read More »

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Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

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Commercial truck accidents are some of the deadliest incidents that occur on the roadways. When a tractor-trailer that weighs upwards of 80,000 pounds (when fully loaded) collides into a regular passenger vehicle, the results can be catastrophic – especially for occupants of the other vehicle. For those who are injured in trucking accidents, pursuing… Read More »

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Trampoline Safety – How Dangerous Are They?

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Trampolines pose a high risk of injury to children and teens. Even a backyard model can cause serious head and neck injuries as well as fractures of the arms and legs. Every year, approximately 100,000 people are injured on traditional trampolines in the U.S., resulting in 3,100 hospitalizations, according to the American Academy of… Read More »

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

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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 Does Helmet Use Affect a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

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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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Do Pedestrian Accidents Increase in the Summer?

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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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Five Ways to Respect Motorcycles on the Road

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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 »