Billboards. Television. Radio. Lawyer ads are everywhere. It’s easy to smile and claim expertise. It’s much more difficult to perform the study and hard work necessary to win a complicated case. I’ve written previously that I would never hire a billboard lawyer for a serious case.

What about websites? I believe websites should contain good information for consumers. That’s why I wrote the articles on my firm website. Unfortunately, we have too many lawyers purchasing websites without writing or reviewing them for accuracy. Those sites contain canned content and marketing hype. That creates bad problems for the people who really need help.


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Subrogation. Reimbursement. What do these concepts mean for personal injury cases? At its most basic, these concepts mean your health insurance carrier (or government plan) has certain rights to be “paid back” if you win or settle your case. While it sounds simple, the issues can be complex. And, an understanding of the rules

I recently discussed a proposal in Congress which would make our highways much more dangerous. The proposal would allow longer trucker hours, heavier loads, and bigger trucks. Statistics indicate 4,000 people are killed and up to 100,000 people suffer personal injury annually in large truck crashes. My earlier post asks the question — Why change

I rarely write about my current cases. However, some cases present special safety issues. Over the last couple years, I’ve represented the family of a paramedic who lost her life while helping another accident victim on the Interstate. This paramedic left behind a beautiful baby girl and a grieving young husband.

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Last week, the Alabama Supreme Court issued its decision in Hamilton v. Scott.  The case involved a claim for wrongful death under Alabama law.  Yet, this was not a normal wrongful death claim.  Instead, it was a wrongful death claim alleging that a doctor caused the death of an unborn child who was not

Alabama law concerning wrongful death claims is unique. Our law differs from every other state in an essential area — the damages recoverable. In Alabama, only punitive damages are recoverable in wrongful death claims. I’ve handled many death claims through the years and this unique issue presents many practical challenges.

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