Huntsville City Schools Agree to Implement Critical LGBTQ Protections as Part of Settlement with Family of Nigel Shelby

Partners Lynn Sherrod and Kenny Cole represented the family of Nigel Shelby, a black openly gay 9th grader, who was bullied at Huntsville High School and sought protection from school officials. The lawsuit noted that Nigel’s suicide occurred shortly after a school official told Nigel and a classmate to dance to “black people’s music” to… read more

Voting by Absentee Ballot in Alabama

Do you know how to vote by absentee ballot? As the November election approaches, Alabama registered voters have to decide how they are going to make their voice heard. Many are willing and able to go to polling locations and vote in person, but many are not. For those that find themselves newly unable to… read more

Car Seat Requirements in Rideshare Vehicles and Taxis

Traveling with young children is not always easy. You might recognize the immense importance of using a safety-approved car seat to protect your child, yet one might not always be available if you are traveling via taxi or rideshare vehicle. It might also be illegal in Alabama to travel with your child without using a… read more

Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Alabama

No worker expects to clock in for the day only to leave in an ambulance. Unfortunately, hundreds of workplaces in Alabama contain hazards that can cause serious employee injuries. In 2017, 83 workers died on the job in Alabama, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A total of 5,147 fatal work injuries occurred across… read more

Car Accident Witness Responsibility

You might know what to do if you get in a car accident – remain at the scene, exchange information, call the police – but what about when you are a witness? If you are one of the first people to the scene of an auto accident, be a Good Samaritan. Render aid to crash… read more

Alabama Car Seat Laws

Children are extremely vulnerable in car accidents. They have softer bones and weaker muscles that can more easily sustain serious injuries in crashes than adults. Car accidents are a top cause of child death in the U.S. According to the CDC, in 2017, 675 children 12 years and younger died in motor vehicle accidents. Another… read more

What Happens if You Fail Your Interlock Test

A driving under the influence (DUI) conviction in Alabama can come with severe penalties that impact your life in multiple ways. You could lose your job and have to pay thousands of dollars in fines. You may have to spend time behind bars. A judge may also order you to install an ignition interlock device… read more

Alabama Move Over Law

Everyone must do his or her part to help prevent automobile accidents in Alabama. Drivers and lawmakers alike must work together to make the roadways safer. Like most states, Alabama has a Move Over Law that aims to improve the safety of workers such as emergency first responders and law enforcement officers. The Move Over… read more

What to Do After a Dog Bite

A dog bite can be significantly painful and frightening for a victim. If a dog attacks you in Alabama, you may not know where to turn for assistance. The pet owner might dispute liability and refuse to pay for your medical care, or the animal that bit you might be a stray running at large… read more

Alabama Bicycle Laws

One of the main causes of bicycle accidents in Alabama is people disobeying the state’s bicycle laws. Bicycle laws are in place to protect vulnerable road users and prevent harmful collisions. Breaking the law as a driver or bicyclist could cause accidents and life-altering injuries, including traumatic brain damage. The best way to enjoy a… read more

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