Month: April 2017

A Warning to Company Drivers – Many Companies Waive Uninsured Motorist Coverage for their Employees

What happens if you're in an accident while on the job?

Driving a company car, truck or van is a daily occurrence for many employees. As someone who drives as a part of their job, you’re at an increased risk to be involved in a motor vehicle accident simply by the fact you’re on the road a lot. So, what happens if you’re in a car accident while on the job? If you’re involved in an automobile accident while on the job you have 2 types of legal claims available to you. The first is a workers’ compensation claim. In a nutshell, if you’re injured on the job workers comp is responsible for paying all your accident-related medical expenses. Moreover, they will also be obligated to pay you a portion of your average weekly wage while you’re out of work. The second type of claim is a claim against the at-fault driver of the car accident, which is often known as a 3rd party case. Further, if the at-fault driver does not have any insurance coverage or if your injuries and damages in the wreck exceed the insurance policy limits of the at-fault driver you can make also make a claim for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.

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Alabama’s Non-Profit Millionaires

Non-Profit doesn’t have to mean penniless, as recent reporting from and the Wall Street Journal informs us. In fact, over 2,700 individuals from across the United States received compensation from a non-profit in excess of $1 million during 2014, the last year consistent data is available. In Alabama, there…

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Alabama A&M VP Pleads Guilty To Forgery Misdemeanor

Earlier this month, Alabama A&M Vice President, Kevin Rolle, pled guilty to possession of a forged instrument in the 3rd degree, which is a class A misdemeanor in Alabama. Mr. Rolle was originally charged with two felonies: Theft of Property 1st Degree, and Possession of Forged Instrument 2nd degree. However, the State of Alabama agreed to dismiss the theft charge and amend the felony forgery charge to a misdemeanor forgery charge. Mr. Rolle is scheduled for sentencing in May and faces up to a year in jail, but the judge is able to suspend that year and place Mr. Rolle on probation for up to 2 years. Certainly, this is a shocking and scandalous case because it involves public official corruption and deception, but this case also highlights some important aspects of law that apply to all cases: Statute of Limitations. Below, I have explained some important issues regarding limitations on how long the prosecution has to file charges, using facts from Mr. Rolle’s case as an example. Statute of Limitations – General Rules for Felonies & Misdemeanors Unless there is an exception, all felonies must be prosecuted within five (5) years from the date of the offense. Code of Alabama §15-3-1. There are, however, numerous exceptions, including some offenses that have no statute of limitations at all. Code of Alabama §15-3-5 There are no limitations for prosecution on the following crimes:

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