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When Is An Accident Just an Accident?

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

As personal injury lawyers, we hear and even use the word “accident” a lot, but we don’t particularly like the term. By calling car wrecks, or slips and falls, or injuries from defective products “accidents,” the implication is that it happened for no reason and...

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Category: Personal Injury

Does a Lawyer Have to Keep My Situation Private If I Don’t Hire Them?

April 5, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

Most people are aware that private conversations they have with their lawyer can’t be used against them in a trial, and they aren’t required to share anything they told their lawyer in confidence. That’s because of attorney-client privilege.

However, does this still apply if...

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Category: Personal Injury

How Much Auto Insurance Do I Need?

March 29, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

Most states require drivers to carry auto insurance if they own a vehicle. This is because if you cause an accident that results in property damage or injuries, you are financially liable for those damages and the state wants to make sure you have...

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Category: Auto Accidents

What are Alabama’s Laws About Texting and Driving in 2021?

March 22, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

Distracted driving is a serious problem wherever you go, and while texting and driving isn’t the only form of distracted driving, it’s definitely one of the major ones!

Alabama has had laws since 2012 prohibiting texting while driving as well as searching the internet...

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Category: Auto Accidents

Do I Have to Pay to Speak to a Lawyer?

March 15, 2021

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One of the biggest concerns people have when they need to hire a lawyer after an accident is whether or not they can afford one! The good news is…YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN!

At the Law Offices of Gary Bruce, we always tell anyone who has...

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Category: Personal Injury

How to Pick a Good Lawyer

March 8, 2021

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Because there are so many personal injury law firms, if you’ve never needed to hire a lawyer before and don’t have anyone to provide you with a recommendation, it can be hard to know how to pick the right lawyer from all the choices...

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Category: Personal Injury

Be Wary of Cold Calls from Lawyers After an Accident

March 1, 2021

This content has been reviewed by Gary O. Bruce

As personal injury attorneys, we can’t tell you how many times we’ve had to fight negative perceptions as being “ambulance chasers.” But the unfortunate truth is, there are some unethical lawyers out there who don’t mind giving the rest of us a bad reputation...

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Category: Personal Injury

Is It Too Late to File a Personal Injury Claim?

February 22, 2021

When people are injured in accidents, they don’t always immediately realize the severity of their injuries, and how much treatment they will need. But health insurance doesn’t cover everything, and your bills may quickly grow to more than you can afford, especially if you are unable to work until you recover. Your other daily expenses,...

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Category: Personal Injury

Is My Car Totaled If the Airbags Deploy?

February 15, 2021

Many people believe, and have likely been told, that if the airbags go off after a crash, the vehicle is automatically considered a total loss. This is not true.

While a crash that is severe enough to set off the airbags will usually cause enough damage to total the car, it doesn’t always.

When Is...

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Category: Auto Accidents

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If My Job Made an Injury Worse?

February 8, 2021

Workers’ compensation claims, unlike other types of personal injury claims, don’t require victims to prove someone or something else caused their injury. The only thing victims are usually required to prove is that their injury happened at work. But for that reason, workers’ compensation claims are often rejected because insurance companies claim that the victims’...

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Category: Work Injury
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