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January 13, 2016

As a Gadsden Lawyer, I often wonder what result a jury would reach if they knew all the facts. Yes, you read that right. In almost every trial, facts are hidden from jurors. The rules of evidence prohibit certain evidence from being introduced to a Jury at trial and those rules often provide an unfair advantage to the Defendants and their insurance company at trial. Because one of the areas we practice as Gadsden lawyers is in the field of personal injury, I’m going to start there and use an automobile accident case as an example.

Let’s assume that the Plaintiff was injured in an accident after the Defendant’s vehicle...

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January 12, 2016

As a Gadsden divorce lawyers, we’re often asked the question, “Should I get a contested or uncontested divorce?”  The answer to that question is, “It depends.”

In order to file for an uncontested divorce, you and your soon to be ex-spouse must be in agreement as to the division of personal property (furniture, cars, electronics, etc.), division of any real estate (houses and land), division of debt and alimony. If the two of you have children together or you have adopted children together, then the issue of child support must also be agreed upon. If you’re in agreement on all these things, then an uncontested divorce may be the...

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January 12, 2016

If you’re reading this, our prayers are with you. The loss of a loved one is one of the most painful and traumatic experiences a person can experience.  Feelings of pain, confusion and anger are all common emotions that you may be feeling.  The last thing on your mind may be your legal rights but I want to assure you that the person or people who are responsible for the death of your loved one are probably already taking action to protect their legal rights and escape being held responsible for this accident. Although it's hard to think about, it's more important now, more than ever, to hire the right Gadsden wrongful death lawyer to...

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January 05, 2016

A question that we routinely get asked is, “What's the difference between a Gadsden accident lawyer and a Gadsden personal injury lawyer?”  The answer is that in reality, the terms Gadsden accident lawyer and Gadsden personal injury lawyer are interchangeable. When you see these two different terms used on our website or across the internet, they are often just a matter of personal preference and can sometimes simply be used for marketing purposes.

While no lawyer can claim that his or her legal services are superior to that of another lawyer, it goes without saying that every client...

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January 05, 2016

If you’ve been injured due to the negligence or intentional conduct of another person, then it is always wise to consult a Gadsden accident lawyer from our firm. Each Gadsden accident lawyer at our firm will be able to advise you on things such as whether or not you have a claim under Alabama Law, whether or not more than one person may be responsible for your injuries, sources from which you may recover for your injuries, the value of your claim, the statute of limitations for your claim and other relevant information. In the worst case scenario, you will leave our office with more knowledge about your case than before you arrived. The...

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January 05, 2016

 

There is nothing that causes more emotions, fighting and stress than death and divorce. Some would even say that divorce is worse. As a Gadsden Divorce Lawyer, I’ve personally experienced the trauma of going through a divorce. Sometimes, I jokingly tell clients that a lawyer should not be allowed to represent a client in a divorce unless the lawyer has also gone through a divorce. That’s because being a victim of a divorce puts a whole new spin on how you look at a divorce case and how you sympathize with clients.

In every case where I represent a client in a divorce, the facts and people are unique but there is some...

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January 05, 2016

One of the first things an experienced Gadsden Accident Attorney will tell you is that you should never give a statement to the other driver’s insurance company without first talking with a lawyer. As a Gadsden Accident Attorney, I’ve seen insurance adjusters tell auto accident victims that they (the adjuster) will refuse to pay the accident victim anything unless the auto accident victim gives a statement. On average, this is not true.

The reason the adjuster wants you to give a statement is to see if there’s anything that the adjuster can find to avoid paying the accident victim’s claim or to minimize the amount the adjuster pays...

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January 05, 2016

After an accident, people are sometimes unsure if they need a Gadsden accident lawyer to represent them. Most people who are involved in an accident are good, honest people who simply want the insurance company to do the right thing. Most accident victims expect the same thing in return from an insurance adjuster and expect that the insurance adjuster will do the right thing. However, from a professional standpoint, most adjusters are NOT going to deal with you fairly and don’t have your best interest in mind. The goal of an insurance adjuster is to pay you as little as possible. As a matter of fact, if an adjuster can settle a claim...

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December 21, 2015

If you've suffered the tragic loss of a loved one, you may be at a loss for how to proceed. While you're dealing with the horrible suffering that you're undergoing, you may also be wondering how you'll continue to financially afford your life and support your family. It may seem to be the last thing on your mind, but there are always legal steps that you can take in order to recover financial compensation to make your family's life easier.

An Understanding and Helping Hand

At The Shelnutt Law Firm, our attorneys have had decades of experience helping members of our Gadsden community seek...

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December 16, 2015

When you're involved in a car accident, you may be experiencing horrible fear and be wondering what you should do first. At The Shelnutt Law Firm, our attorneys have discovered some helpful tips for victims of car accidents that we'd like to share with you.

If you're involved in a car accident, here are some tips to ensure you get the help and support you need:

  1. Call the police -- always contact the police in an accident, even if it seems like it wasn't terribly damaging. Police help control the scene, ensure safety, and document the important details of who...
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