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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: injury of a minor 2+ years ago we had no knowledge of. Can we still be sued?

Alabama. We have Not Responsible for accident or injury signs on every entrance and the child was supposedly injured on an inflatable slide.

Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr answered on Jan 1, 2021

In Alabama, if a personal injury occurs to a minor, that minor can file a lawsuit up until the day the minor turns 21. There's a 2-year statute of limitations for injuries due to negligence, but that 2 years doesn't start to run until the injured person turns 19 years old.

3 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Alabama on
Q: We are filing a wrongful death suit for my dads death. How are damaged disbursed in a wrongful death case in alabama

My sister in main one talking to lawyers and getting the estate set up. She says she wants to make sure all debts are paid first. I’ve read different things I just want to make sure I understand the process

Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr answered on May 26, 2020

Alabama handles wrongful death damages different than most (if not all) other states. In Alabama, the only damages recoverable for wrongful death are PUNITIVE damages. Compensatory damages such as pain, suffering, economic loss, etc. are not recoverable in Alabama. In addition, although the estates... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: Are there grounds for an individual such as myself to sue a pharmaceutical manufacturer for opioid addiction?

In 2006-07 I had my wisdom teeth removed and became addicted to opioids. For the next 10+ years I began doctor shopping to acquire opioids. I've seen states and municipalities going after the pharmaceutical companies and was wondering if the people that it actually affected have any legal recourse.

Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr answered on Apr 14, 2020

Possibly. There are a number of law firms around the country who have been investigating individual cases for persons affected by opioid addiction. At this point, I am unaware of any people who have actually received compensation for this. Various legal theories are being explored and it's not... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: My son was attacked by his neighbor with a hammer. This incident left my son with a broken arm that he needs surgery for

Not sure what we need to do. City police giving us run around.

Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr answered on Aug 22, 2019

The quick answer is that your son can sue the neighbor for his injuries, however there are a number of complicating issues that cannot be determined from your question. (1) If there's evidence/claims that your son contributed to the altercation, or was the initial aggressor or equally at fault... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: Would grass clippings blown in the roadway intentionally, causing injury or death in an accident be cause for a lawsuit?
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr answered on Jul 29, 2019

In my opinion - it "could" be a basis for a lawsuit, but it really depends on the other circumstances. Your inquiry doesn't indicate the AMOUNT of grass clippings or HOW the grass clippings caused the accident/injury, and without this information, I don't think a definitive... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: In July 2017 my grandson was involved in a 'at fault' accident in Mobile County Alabama in a vehicle registered to me.

A passenger is now suing me for negligence. Soon after the accident I took the grandson off my insurance (Liberty Mutual). Shortly after that, I changed insurance companies and dropped both my automobile and umbrella coverage. Since the both policies were in force at the time of the accident, is... Read more »

Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr answered on Jun 24, 2019

If I understand you correctly, at the time of the accident, you had a Liberty Mutual auto policy and a Liberty Mutual umbrella policy and your grandson was covered under the auto policy. If that's the case, then Liberty Mutual should cover you in the suit, assuming that they were timely... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Q: Is it possible to sue for violation of 42 U.S.C. 9501?
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr answered on Jun 13, 2019

Probably not. If you read this provision (also known as the Bill of Rights for Mental Health Patients), it does not appear to contain any mandatory language. It is merely a RECOMMENDATION from Congress to the states of what the states "SHOULD" do to provide for rights and treatment of... Read more »

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