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Motorcyclist Killed In Gadsden Crash

(Gadsden, Alabama December 28, 2021) — On Christmas Eve, December 24th, a young man was tragically killed in Gadsden when the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of George Wallace Drive and Interstate 759. According the Gadsden Police,  Austin Chase Noah, 20, was killed around 6:00PM after a pickup truck turned left and collided with Noah’s motorcycle. Gadsden Police Department continues to investigate the crash. Sources: al.com Contact Fob James Law Firm If You Need Legal Help Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents like this happen around the state of Alabama. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause of the accident. You can request a copy of the accident report and we will get it for you. At Fob James Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents can be for loved ones and the victims of these accidents. If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in a motorcycle accident, please contact one of our Gadsden motorcycle accident lawyers or call us at 205-407-6009 to set up a free consultation. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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Three Killed In Two-Vehicle Crash On Eastern Blvd

(Montgomery, Alabama December 27, 2021) — A mid-December crash on Montgomery’s Eastern Boulevard has claimed three lives, according to the Montgomery Police Department. The crash happened on Dec. 16 just before noon in the 1500 block of the Eastern Boulevard near Haskell Drive. On the scene, police found a 2011 Ford Mustang in which the driver and a passenger, Amari Hunter, 21, of Montgomery, sustained what were considered at the time to be non-life threatening injuries. Hunter, who was pregnant, was transported to an area hospital where her condition deteriorated to life-threatening and she later died from her injuries, the police department said. Montgomery police say Hunter’s baby was delivered the afternoon of Dec. 16. The child, who was also injured as a result of the crash, died on Dec. 23, police confirmed. The driver of the second vehicle, a 2019 Toyota Camry, also sustained where considered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. That driver, now identified as Nettie Tolbert, 72, of Montgomery, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, but her condition was also downgraded to life-threatening. She died on Sunday, 10 days after the crash. An investigation into the fatal crash is ongoing. Sources: WSFA Contact Montgomery Wrongful Death Attorneys If Your Loved One Has Died In An Accident Unfortunately, car accidents like this happen around the state of Alabama. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause of the accident. You can request a copy of the accident report and we will get it for you. At Fob James Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents can be for loved ones and the victims of these accidents. If you lose a loved one in an accident, please contact one of our wrongful death lawyers in Montgomery, AL or call us at 334-739-9000 to set up a free consultation. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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Springville Woman Killed In Rollover Crash On Christmas Day

(Birmingham, Alabama December 26, 2021) – On Christmas day, December 25, 2021, Marie Blaycock, 51, of Springville tragically died in a single vehicle car crash after the Toyota 4Runner she was in left the road and overturned. The crash occurred on Carson Road near Johnson Drive in Center Point, AL. Blaycock was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. A second adult was taken to UAB hospital with serious injuries and four or five children passengers were taken to Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the crash. Sources: Al.com Contact Fob James Law Firm If You Need Legal Help Unfortunately, car accidents like this happen around the state of Alabama. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause of the accident. You can also request a copy of the accident report. Fob James Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents can be for loved ones and the victims of these accidents. If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in an accident, please contact one of our accident attorneys or call us at 205-407-6009 to set up a free consultation. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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Atmore Man Killed In Tractor-Trailer Crash

(Atmore, Alabama December 24, 2021) – On Thursday morning, December 23, 2021, James Millikan, 63, from Atmore, AL died when the 2003 Chevrolet pickup he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer driven by Daniele Grace, 44, of Frisco City. Millikan’s passenger, Karen Millikan, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. pickup was also hurt. The crash occurred on Highway 21 in Escambia County, Alabama, north of Huxford, near the Escambia-Monroe County line. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating the crash. Sources: NorthEscambia.com Contact The Truck Accident Lawyers At Fob James Law Firm If You Need Legal Help Unfortunately, truck accidents like this happen around the state of Alabama. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause of the accident. You can request a copy of the accident report and we will get it for you. At Fob James Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents can be for loved ones and the victims of these accidents. If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in an accident, please contact one of our Alabama truck accident attorneys or call us at 205-407-6009 to set up a free consultation Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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19 Year Old Killed In Two-Vehicle Dekalb County Crash

(Dekalb County, Alabama December 24, 2021) — On Wednesday December 22, 2021, a 19 year old man from Henagar, AL was tragically killed in a two vehicle car crash around 8:00AM. The crash occurred on DeKalb CR 85 near CR 602, around four miles south of Henager. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), the 19 year old man was fatally injured when the 2012 Jeep Wrangler that he was driving struck a 2004 Chevy Cavalier, driven by Christopher Paul Musser, 28, of Fort Payne. Musser was injured and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. ALEA is investigating the crash. Sources: WHNT, WAFF Contact Fob James Law Firm If You Need Legal Help Unfortunately, car accidents like this happen around the state of Alabama. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause of the accident. You can also request a copy of the accident report. Fob James Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents can be for loved ones and the victims of these accidents. If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in an accident, please contact one of our accident attorneys or call us at 205-407-6009 to set up a free consultation. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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Woman Killed In Two-Vehicle Car Wreck Near Enterprise

(Enterprise, Alabama December 24, 2021) – On Thursday evening, December 23rd, Brittanie Elizzabeth Ferguson, 32, of Ariton, AL was tragically killed after her Pontiac G5 collided with a Toyota 4Runner that was traveling on the wrong side of the road. The crash occurred near the intersection of Highway 27 north and Dixie Drive. Both vehicles were significantly damaged. Ferguson died on the way to the hospital. The Enterprise Police Department is investigating the crash. A GoFundMe campaign has been setup to help the family. The owner of the 4Runner, Andrea Stacy, has been charged with manslaughter. Stacy is currently in the Coffee County jail with a bond set at $75,000.00 Sources: WSFA; WDHN Contact Fob James Law Firm If You Need Legal Help Unfortunately, car accidents like this happen around the state of Alabama. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause of the accident. You can also request a copy of the accident report. Fob James Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents can be for loved ones and the victims of these accidents. If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in an accident, please contact one of our accident attorneys or call us at 205-407-6009 to set up a free consultation. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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Kindergartner Killed In Forklift Accident At TVA Reservation

(Muscle Shoals, Alabama December 21, 2021) — Authorities say a kindergartner died after falling off a forklift that was driven by an older child while both were playing in a north Alabama warehouse. A statement from the Muscle Shoals Police Department says two juveniles were at a warehouse where their parents work on the TVA Reservation when they snuck away from the adults to play on Saturday. The children were 5 and 9 years old. The older child was operating the forklift when the younger one fell off and was killed. The Florence City School System said the child who died was a student at Harlan Elementary School. The identity of the children has not been released. Contact the Muscle Shoals, AL Wrongful Death Lawyers at Fob James Law Firm If You Need Legal Help Unfortunately, tragic accidents like this happen around the state of Alabama. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause of the accident. At Fob James Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents can be for loved ones and the victims of these accidents. If you lose a loved one in an accident, please contact one of our wrongful death attorneys or call us at 205-407-6009 to set up a free consultation. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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Tow Truck Driver Killed In Saraland On Shoulder Of I65

(SARALAND, Alabama December 13, 2021) — On December 13, 2021, Jonathan Neesmith, a 40-year-old tow truck driver, was tragically killed when he was hit by a car while loading a disabled vehicle onto his truck. The crash occurred on Interstate 65 at mile marker 12 in Saraland, AL. According to the Saraland Police Department, its traffic homicide division is still investigating the incident. Sources: WALA Contact Fob James Law Firm If You Need Legal Help Unfortunately, car accidents like this happen around the state of Alabama. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause of the accident. You can also request a copy of the accident report. Fob James Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents can be for loved ones and the victims of these accidents. If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in an accident, please contact one of our accident attorneys or call us at 334-739-9000 to set up a free consultation. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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Alabama Insurance Disputes | Signs You Should Hire an Attorney

When you present a claim under your insurance policy, you deserve the compensation your coverage entitles you to receive. Unfortunately, some insurance companies unfairly withhold payment or refuse to negotiate. If you file a claim and find yourself in a dispute with your own insurance company, you need a legal advocate on your side. Hiring an attorney for insurance claims is the best course of action. At Fob James Law Firm, our insurance disputes lawyers are well-versed in these situations and will protect your rights. Common Types of Alabama Insurance Disputes Insurance disputes can arise in many types of claims. But some of the most common involve property and business owners. A typical scenario is when you own a home or start a business and disaster strikes. Perhaps a hurricane or tornado destroyed your home. Or a fire ravages your new business location or rental properties you own. Other types of property disputes we handle include: Wind damage, Structural damage, Equipment failure, Flood claims, Contents loss, Ingress and egress disputes, Hail damage, Business interruption claims, and Other property damage. Another common dispute involves undervaluing claims, typically due to the use of claims software. Many adjusters rely on programs like Xactimate, which are notorious for lowball values that are not realistic estimates of your repair costs or damages. Victims of claims negatively impacted by lowball software valuations have filed multiple lawsuits. These are very stressful situations. When your own insurance company turns its back on you, it can feel like you are on the verge of losing everything. These stressful times are when you need an attorney that handles insurance claims. Pursuing a dispute against your insurance company can be complex. You have the right to demand what you’ve paid for, but you should not attempt to handle cases like this on your own.   Potential Insurance Exclusions If you search online for “insurance lawyers near me” and set up a consultation, be sure to bring a copy of your applicable insurance policy to the meeting. Identifying potential coverage exclusions are crucial to determining whether you have a valid dispute claim against your insurance company. There are two main types of policies: All-risk: Covers everything unless the policy specifically excludes it; and Named perils: Only covers events named explicitly in the policy. Your insurance carrier will likely argue the reason for denial is due to a policy exclusion. Some of the most common exclusions we see include when: The damage was intentional, or the property owner contributed to the loss; The payment should be issued under a different policy; The policyholder misrepresented some element of the property when initially purchasing the policy; The damage is not covered due to an event that could not be anticipated, such as war; or The damage was not due to an accident or event but rather due to natural wear and tear. If your insurance company alleges one of these exclusions or has another reason for denying your claim, we will work tirelessly to prove that their alleged exclusion doesn’t apply. Contact an Attorney for Insurance Claims When you retain the Fob James Law Firm, you will be represented by an experienced attorney that handles insurance claims. We provide compassionate yet aggressive representation. We aren’t afraid to stand up to insurance companies engaging in bad faith practices. We understand the tactics these adjusters use. We will fight to hold them accountable when they mistreat policyholders. If your insurance company has wronged you, contact our insurance disputes lawyers today to learn how we can assist.

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What is Examination Under Oath in Alabama?

Do you feel intimidated by a request for an examination under oath? This formal questioning is a routine part of an insurance company’s investigation, but you might feel apprehensive about it. Here, we’ll explain an examination under oath (EUO) in Alabama to help you prepare for the insurance company’s questions. What Is Under Oath Questioning? At an EUO, a lawyer or other insurance company professional will ask you questions. Before the questioning begins, you will legally swear to tell the truth, placing you under oath. A court reporter records your answers. This makes the process more formal than typical insurance company questions. Why Does an Insurance Company Examine Under Oath? An insurance company usually examines under oath because it wants to get truthful information and prevent fraud. An EUO encourages truthful answers because it carries criminal penalties—you could be convicted of perjury if you give a false statement. But sometimes an insurance claim examination under oath is carried out because the insurance company wants to intimidate you or delay the process. If you think this is the reason you were asked to complete an EUO, you should contact an experienced attorney for advice.  Tips for Examination Under Oath What do you need to know before you attend this formal questioning? Here are some tips we share with our clients who face an examination under oath:  You must attend the EUO. If you ignore the request to attend, the insurance company could deny your claim. Review potential questions before your EUO and think through your answers. This practice can help you feel less flustered when you are under oath. You generally can’t “plead the fifth” if you don’t want to answer a question. The Fifth Amendment protects criminal defendants, not people involved in insurance disputes. Try to politely answer questions and stay calm even if the insurance company’s attorney seems hostile. If you don’t remember a detail about your claim, say so. Don’t guess because an incorrect guess could jeopardize your claim. If you hire an attorney to help with your insurance dispute, the lawyer can review these and other tips with you to prepare for your EUO. Do You Need an Attorney Present? When you receive a request for an examination under oath, you should immediately contact an attorney. An EUO is an official legal proceeding, and everything you say there becomes part of the record. If you become flustered and answer a question incorrectly, you could lose a lot of money and face criminal penalties. An attorney can prepare you for the types of questions you are likely to receive at the EUO and attend the proceeding with you. However, your attorney can’t object to questions or ask you additional questions under oath. Contact an Experienced Attorney for Your Examination Under Oath If you have received a request for an EUO, you need an attorney on your side to guide you through the process. At the Fob James Law Firm, we help clients facing stressful insurance disputes. We pride ourselves in offering excellent client service, so we take fewer cases so that we can better focus on each individual client. Contact us today for assistance with your insurance claim examination under oath.

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