During the fall and winter, the days get shorter, and sun glare can become a much bigger problem when we drive. During the late spring and summer months, the sun is usually up before we leave for work, and it goes down later in the evening after we have already returned home. During this time […]
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If you have filed a worker’s compensation or personal injury claim, the insurance company may request that you submit to an independent medical exam (IME). This type of request is not unusual, but it is somewhat adversarial. The insurance company is essentially requesting a “second opinion” that will either confirm or contradict what your treating […]
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Bankruptcy. It is a real option when you simply cannot pay your bills. That can happen to all of us, just as life happens. You may experience a job loss, a failed business, divorce, unexpected medical bills, or hours being cut. Any major impact to your income will interrupt your ability to pay your bills, […]
When it comes to auto accidents, ones involving a commercial truck can be the most devastating to those driving in a passenger vehicle. That’s largely because of the size differential. A large truck is defined as a medium or heavy truck weighing more than 10,000 pounds, while a tractor-trailer used for heavy hauling can weigh […]
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You have been injured in a car accident in Alabama. You are not alone. You are among the 156,993 crashes that occur on Alabama roads every year, one every four minutes. Your anxiety level may rise as you wonder who will pay your bills, fix your lost vehicle, and cover your salary while you […]
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5 Common Chemical Exposure Injuries Chemicals are used in many different settings – from the home to manufacturing plants to food processing to schools to numerous others. The Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Substance Inventory lists over 84,000 chemicals used in commerce. There are tens of thousands of emergency incidents involving these chemicals, thousands of […]
Most people assume visiting a doctor or hospital will be a step toward returning them to wellness. Unfortunately for some, that assumption can be deadly. Johns Hopkins Hospital reported in 2016 that there were more than 250,000 deaths a year due to medication errors. And every year, at least 1.5 million Americans are harmed by […]
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You finally made the decision. After finding that your debts exceeded your ability to pay, you chose bankruptcy. It was not an easy decision and you certainly do not want to repeat the mistakes of the past. Now with a clear or cleaner slate you may wondering how to rebuild your credit. After all, life […]
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Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance that an employer is required to carry under the law. In Alabama, any employer with five or more employees, even part-time workers, must carry workers’ compensation. The compensation is designed to be there if you are injured on the job, no matter who is at fault. In exchange, you […]
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