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How a Criminal Record Can Affect a Personal Injury Case

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

Being convicted of a crime in the past might be unrelated to your personal injury case, but most people would still view a criminal record in a negative light. Many personal injury cases have a jury that comprises people from all walks of life, who will decide the personal injury claim for a victim…. 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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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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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 »

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When Should you Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Florida?

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

While our offices are located in Dothan, Alabama we often hear from folks who are seeking the services of a personal injury attorney while in Florida. Florida represents fun in the sun for so many from Alabama and between the beaches and amusement parks it is a frequent vacation stop for those from our… Read More »

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The Role of an Expert in an Injury Case

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Personal injury law attempts to make you whole after you have been injured by a product or practice through no fault of your own. Whether a drug, medical device, auto, truck, motorcycle accident, or medical malpractice – you didn’t ask to be hurt. You had an expectation that others would do their job and… Read More »