Blog Posts in 2013

  • How Long Will I Have to File a Lawsuit in Alabama?

    || 18-Nov-2013

    Along with the other 49 states in the U.S., Alabama too has a statute of limitations that will limit the amount of time that you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. Depending on the nature of your claim, you may only have a few short years to bring suit against the party responsible for your injuries—be it a reckless driver, a careless property owner or a negligent manufacturer. For this ...
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  • How is Alabama's Wrongful Death Statute Different?

    || 8-Nov-2013

    If you have suffered through the untimely death of a loved one, you may be wondering what you can do to hold the responsible party accountable. According to Alabama Code § 6-5-41, you would have the right to file a wrongful death claim if the death was caused by the negligence, wrongful act or omission of another person. While the responsible party may soon face criminal charges for the ...
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  • How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

    || 30-Oct-2013

    If you have been injured by someone else's negligent, reckless or careless actions, the first question on your mind may be, "Is it worth my time to file a lawsuit?" Unfortunately, a number of injured victims are hesitant to pursue compensation because they are unsure of how much their claim will be worth. While this is an important factor to take into consideration, you should not be ...
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  • Who is Entitled to Workers' Compensation in Alabama?

    || 17-Oct-2013

    In the state of Alabama, all companies that employ four or more workers are legally required to purchase workers' compensation insurance on their behalf. This is a no-fault system, which means that an injured worker does not need to prove that the accident and/or their injuries were caused by another person's negligence. Provided that the worker did not willfully cause the accident, they ...
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  • When Could I Sue My Attorney for Legal Malpractice?

    || 3-Oct-2013

    When you place your trust in a lawyer, you assume that they will do everything in their power to assist you in achieving your legal goals—whether that includes securing damages for a wrongful injury or avoiding a criminal conviction—but unfortunately, this is not always the case. Like anyone else, lawyers too are prone to making mistakes and ill-fated decisions; however, this does not ...
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  • Inadequate Security: How Do I Prove My Case?

    || 2-Oct-2013

    As you may know, property owners in Alabama have a legal obligation to maintain a reasonably safe environment for their visitors. This means that they must adhere to applicable safety regulations and building codes, conduct routine maintenance and take measures to remedy any hazardous conditions that arise. What you may now know, however, is that they are also responsible for protecting their ...
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  • Product Liability Claims Involving Defective Auto Parts

    || 1-Oct-2013

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), automobile manufacturers have been asked to recall more than 46 million tires, 390 million vehicles and 66 million auto components since 1966. While measures have since been taken to improve the overall safety of motor vehicles, defective auto parts still can, and do, make their way into cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. ...
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  • Attorney Tracy Cary Volunteers at Kenyan Orphanage

    || 24-Sep-2013

    In July 2013, Attorney Tracy Cary and his daughter, Sara, were part of a team of 10 people from Covenant United Methodist Church who traveled approximately 32 hours to Kenya to work at an orphanage. The orphanage is called the African Gospel Church Baby Centre and is located near the Great Rift Valley in Nakuru, a city of more than 300,000 located about 100 miles northwest of Nairobi. The Centre ...
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  • Can I Trust the Insurance Company to Offer a Fair Settlement?

    || 14-Sep-2013

    After being injured in a car accident, the last thing that you will want to do is handle negotiations with the other party's insurance company. For this reason, you may be tempted to accept the first settlement that they offer. While any amount of compensation may significantly help you to manage your medical expenses and lost earnings, it is important to understand that the insurance company ...
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  • Daydreaming & Driving: Is It More Dangerous Than Texting?

    || 12-Sep-2013

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), distracted driving accidents kill more than 3,300 people annually in the United States—which does not even account for the 387,000 others who are seriously injured. This means that nearly 18% of all motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. that result in injury can be attributed to distracted driving practices. While many people ...
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  • Bicycle Helmets Can Prevent 45,000 Head Injuries Annually

    || 10-Sep-2013

    According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), mandatory helmet use by children ages 4 to 15 would prevent between 39,000 and 45,000 head injuries annually in the U.S. Considering the fact that nearly 400,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries each year, legally mandated helmet use has ...
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  • Wrongful Death Case Stems from Inflatable Slide Accident

    || 6-Sep-2013

    Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC is currently representing the family and the estate of a man who was killed in an inflatable slide accident. The slide had not been properly anchored, causing the victim to suffer fatal injuries after falling from the loosely secured apparatus. While inflatable slides are a popular staple at parties and corporate events, the amount of injuries ...
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  • MCATD Represents Victims of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    || 4-Sep-2013

    Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC is pleased to announce that we are currently working on securing compensation for a family that was subjected to dangerous levels a carbon monoxide while they were asleep in their trailer. As residents of Louisiana, the family had originally purchased the trailer for rodeo events. At one such event, the family was awoken by a serious bout of ...
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  • Judge Rejects BP's Bid to Suspend Oil Spill Settlement Payments

    || 29-Aug-2013

    BP, the company responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, recently submitted second request to temporarily halt settlement payments that are being made to oil spill victims through the company's court-supervised program, according to a Bloomberg article. That request, however, was denied, clearing the way for those who have been harmed by the oil spill to continue with the process of ...
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  • Dealing with Uninsured Motorists

    || 16-Aug-2013

    While most motorists do their best to abide by the law and carry the state's required auto insurance, there are still thousands of drivers who elect not to carry auto insurance. Unfortunately, the primary reasons why people don't have auto insurance are because they either can't afford it or they don't have a valid driver's license to begin with. At any given moment you could ...
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