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    • Long Term Disability Denial – ERISA Penalties

      Long Term Disability Denial – ERISA Penalties

      Many employees have long term disability insurance through their employer.  For example, ABC, Inc. offers its employees various benefits, one of which is long term disability in the event the employee becomes disabled.  It’s considered an important benefit since the […]

    • YOU ARE RIDING YOUR BIKE AND CHASED/INJURED BY A DOG – WHAT TO DO?

      YOU ARE RIDING YOUR BIKE AND CHASED/INJURED BY A DOG – WHAT TO DO?

      First, a little bit of background – Alabama common law, as was the law in most states, allowed a dog “one bite” before the dog owner could be held civilly liable for the dog’s actions.  In other words, civil liability […]

    • New Cycling Trend – What to do if Shot by a Pellet?

      New Cycling Trend – What to do if Shot by a Pellet?

      A very disturbing trend is occurring in Alabama:  Cyclists are being shot by pellet guns.  Here is a recent article about a woman shot in Mobile, and there as also a shooting at the Mount Cheaha event last weekend.  In […]

    • Does your Attorney treat you like a Client or Inventory?

      Does your Attorney treat you like a Client or Inventory?

      After practicing law for almost twenty-five years, the “profession” has clearly changed.  While the practice of law began changing well before my career began, it has changed exponentially in the last twenty-five years.  In my opinion, two of the major […]

    • Long Term Disability Denied – ERISA

      Long Term Disability Denied – ERISA

      So, you have worked for a company for twenty years.  It’s a large company, and you were offered benefits when you started.  You took them.  Who wouldn’t?  You got health, a 401k, discounts on various services, accidental death and dismemberment, […]

    • Citation in Car Accident

      Citation in Car Accident

      For years, officers who arrive on the scene of a traffic accident could not cite either driver with a traffic violation.  The theory behind this procedure was that if the officer didn’t see the wreck, the officer could not issue […]

    • EMERGENCY ABSENTEE BALLOT

      EMERGENCY ABSENTEE BALLOT

      Are you planning to vote? What if some unfortunate event happens today, and you end up in a doctor’s office or hospital or a business emergency arises, and you have to be out of the county?  You can still vote […]

    • Victory in Car Accident Appeal

      Victory in Car Accident Appeal

      What is a Motion for Summary Judgment?  A Motion for Summary Judgment is where one party, usually the defendant, asks the Judge to rule on the case without the case proceeding to the jury.  In the Defendant’s case, they are […]

    • How will my family know I was in a Car Accident?

      How will my family know I was in a Car Accident?

      Someone has just been in a horrific car accident.  They were knocked unconscious with serious injuries.  They have a driver’s license but no other information.  How will their family learn of the incident?  The police or emergency medical personnel will […]

    • Alabama Super Lawyers – Whew!

      Alabama Super Lawyers – Whew!

      Another year and another Super Lawyers award.  Whew!  We made it.  This is the 9th year in a row, although this year is the Mid-South Super Lawyers, not just Alabama.  See below. Selected to Super Lawyers 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers […]