Archive for Personal Injury Lawsuits

Do you have a RoundUp Claim?

Round Up May Cause Cancer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after prolonged exposure to the pesticide weed killer Round Up – you may qualify for a large settlement.  Our law firm is representing individuals who used Round-Up on a regular basis, including farmers, groundskeepers, landscapers, and gardeners, and then later found out that they had Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or some other type of cancer.

Hernia Mesh Implants

Hernia Mesh Implants

Did you or a loved one have a hernia mesh implant that was put in from 2010 to 2018?  If you have had to have the mesh removed or suffered any painful complications from the mesh, please contact us now to see if you will qualify for a cash award.

Choosing the Best Lawyer

Car Turn Signal

My granddaddy used to say the only thing a blinker meant for sure was that the taillight bulb worked. I didn’t realize it, but he was teaching me not to assume that just because the blinker was on that the driver would turn.

Hiring a lawyer only because you see him or her on a billboard is assuming that that lawyer is qualified. All a billboard proves is the last month’s billboard invoice is paid. Don’t trust billboards and blinkers, you might end up with a mess on your hands.

If you trust that the driver is front of you is going to turn just because the blinker is on, you might get hurt in a wreck. If you trust that a lawyer will do a good job because of a billboard, you might find yourself stuck without the help you need.

Make sure you hire based on qualifications, experience, and results, not billboards.

Guest Passenger Law in Alabama

 Most people are unaware that if you are a passenger in a vehicle and the driver of the vehicle negligently causes a wreck, you are not allowed to sue that driver. This is called the “Guest Passenger” Statute. The Guest-Passenger Statute is unique to Alabama and essentially states that when you choose to ride in a car with someone, you assume the risk that the driver might negligently cause a wreck. Therefore, you are not allowed to recover.

 However, there are exceptions to this rule. The traditional exception to this rule is if you pay someone for the ride. For example, if you are in a taxi or an Uber ride, the Guest Passenger Statute does not apply to you. Even if you have just given someone gas money for the ride, that can be sufficient to overcome the Guest Passenger Statute.

 Just this past week, the Supreme Court of Alabama deepened this exception to the Guest Passenger Statute. The Supreme Court stated that as long as the Passenger conferred a tangible benefit to the driver of the vehicle, the Guest Passenger Statute does not apply. In this particular case, the driver and passenger were going grocery shopping. The passenger was in the vehicle for the purpose of helping the driver with her grocery shopping because the driver was old and needed help completing her grocery shopping. While the Supreme Court recognized that no money was exchanged, they found the Guest Passenger statute was inapplicable because the passenger’s job of helping with the grocery shopping was a benefit to the driver.

 So while this law may seem harsh and unfair at times, it is encouraging to see the Supreme Court recognizing more and more exceptions to this unique Alabama concept.

Firm files suit against vicious dog owners

Our firm filed a lawsuit today on behalf of a young Marshall County boy that was viciously attacked by a pit bull.  The owners have previously received citations for this dangerous and aggressive animal.  Our client suffered horrific injuries due to the negligence of the dog owners in question.  We will seek full compensation for the physical and emotional trauma that this kind young boy has suffered for simply riding his bicycle.  We know his family would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.