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Recovering For Burn Injuries In Alabama

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One of the most potentially damaging injuries one can suffer is a serious burn injury, since its long-term effects can be both physical and psychological if the harm is significant enough. Burns are common on-the-job injuries, especially in more physically demanding industries, but can occur anywhere. The most severe burns can leave a person… Read More »

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The Aftermath Of Sexual Abuse In Alabama

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Sexual crimes are some of the most serious that a person can commit. It is unfortunately common for victims to feel frightened or overwhelmed, thinking that no one will believe them or help them. These types of offenses are underreported for that reason, but with the right legal assistance on your side, all hope… Read More »

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Alabama’s Medical Malpractice Statute Of Limitations Is Very Brief

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It can be difficult to realize that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, but if you come to that conclusion, it is crucial that you act as quickly as possible. Alabama, and all other U.S. states, have what are known as statutes of limitations, which set specific time limits in which a… Read More »

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Alabama Truck Accidents Can Be Deadly

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

In 2021, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported approximately 5,900 accidents involving large trucks and buses, with a 17 percent rise in fatal crashes. Because of their size, it is more common for accidents involving large trucks to cause serious injury or even death even when no negligence is involved in the… Read More »

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An Overview Of The Federal Tort Claims Act

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The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) is a law passed in 1946 that allows private parties who are injured by a person acting on behalf of the United States (that is, federal workers) to file suit against the U.S. and the relevant agency. The reason this law is important is that historically, the average… Read More »

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Product Liability Cases In Alabama

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Product liability is a legal doctrine that aims to hold product developers, manufacturers and sellers liable if a dangerous product makes it to the public. People injured by defective products have the right to seek compensation for what they have been through, but it can sometimes be difficult to determine the nature of the… Read More »

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When Is An Alabama Property Owner Liable For Premises Liability?

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People visit other people all the time, and in most situations, nothing out of the ordinary occurs. However, sometimes an injury or even a fatality may happen while a person is on someone else’s land, or inside someone else’s home or business. When this happens, an area of law called premises liability will govern… Read More »

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Have You Been Injured In An Alabama Construction Accident?

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as reported by USA Today, estimates that the construction industry has the 17th highest rate of on-the-job fatalities in the country. While the rate of non-fatal injury is significantly lower, it is still unsurprising that the casualty rate is so high, given the nature of the… Read More »

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Auto Accidents Caused by a Sudden Medical Emergency: Who’s Responsible?

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

Auto accidents commonly occur due to driver error, often by violating the rules of the road or distracted driving. In some cases, however, collisions can occur suddenly and unexpectedly when someone experiences a medical emergency while on the road. When a medical emergency results in an auto accident, can the offending driver be held… Read More »

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Common Vehicle Defects That May Give Rise to a Product Liability Lawsuit

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

Cars are an essential form of transport, and car owners reasonably expect their vehicles to be safe and reliable during travel. This expectation comes from the requirements placed on auto manufacturers to  safety test vehicles and correct design flaws prior to production.  Even with these safety requirements, some auto parts are discovered to be… Read More »

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