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How Do I Know if I Have Internal Injuries?

By Smith Law Firm |

Internal injuries are common in accidents and are especially dangerous because of no clearly evident symptoms. Since it is difficult to identify internal injuries in a routine medical examination, they may cause unforeseen complications, or require immediate medical intervention. Types of Internal Injuries The high impact of a crash may result in the occupants… Read More »

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Personal Injury Risks at The Beach This Summer

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The Alabama Gulf Coast boasts of sunshine, culture, history, and untouched natural beauty. Visitors find miles of white sand beaches, which are among the best beaches in the world and a hidden gem in the US. But, at times, marine conditions or weather can take a sharp turn and convert a delightful day into… Read More »

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What Can and Cannot Be Included in a Prenuptial Agreement?

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A divorce is something no one wants to think about at the time of getting married. Prenuptial agreements, or premarital agreements, are meant to set specific terms in place of the marriage ends. For example, a person with a successful family business may seek to protect those assets from the adversarial party in case… Read More »

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How to Deal with Retaliatory Behaviors in Co-Parenting

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While co-parenting is a challenge in itself, the process becomes even more difficult when your ex-spouse displays retaliatory behavior. It can be mentally and emotionally taxing to deal with parents who engage in vindictive behaviors, and the unpredictability can leave you off balance. Following are some suggestions for effectively handling a high-conflict parent. Set… Read More »

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Determining Liability When a Third Party Causes a Car Accident

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When it comes to car crashes, a common assumption is that one or more of the motorists involved is responsible. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes a third party that is not directly involved in the accident may be at fault. Cases, where third parties are at fault are naturally more complex… Read More »

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Who Pays for College After a Divorce?

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Bringing up a child involves various expenses, both expected and unforeseen. The expenses related to raising a child can be a financial drain on families of all types and income levels. However, many single parents experience a disproportionate burden if the other parent is not in the picture or doesn’t contribute monetarily. In resolving… Read More »

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What Are My Rights as a Passenger in an Auto Accident?

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If you have been injured in a vehicle accident as a passenger, you have as much right as the motorist to recover compensatory damages for your medical expenses, lost income, and other accident-related costs. According to Alabama law, you can pursue an injury claim, but you must meet certain legal criteria before you can… Read More »

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Are Personal Injury Settlements Considered Marital Property in a Divorce?

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While family law and personal injury are distinct areas of the law, there are certain circumstances in which they overlap. An example of a situation in this category is when a divorcing spouse collects a personal injury settlement award or expects to receive one soon. This lump sum amount could represent one of the… Read More »

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Can Auto Repair Shops Be Liable for a Car Accident?

By Smith Law Firm |

To maintain vehicles and to ensure safe driving, most people rely on auto repair shops for their car upkeep. If your car has been carelessly repaired and maintained, the garage may be held responsible for any accident and injury that may occur as a result of their poor servicing work. Establishing liability in such… Read More »

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How Does Divorce Affect Children?

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Divorce can represent a challenging time for a family. The parents realize new ways of relating to each other as well as new ways to parent their children. There are varied effects of divorce on children. Some children may take the change in the family dynamics in stride and react in an understanding manner…. Read More »