McDavid Flowers discusses traffic stops and what to do
If you’ve ever been pulled over by the police for a traffic ticket, you may get tense and forget what to do. McDavid Flowers is a lawyer with The Cochran Firm in Dothan, Alabama. A traffic stop is stressful all parties involved. In this segment, McDavid discusses several things to do if you are pulled over by the police for a traffic offense.
Joe Lane discusses how the Bill of Rights were adopted
Attorney Joe Lane with The Cochran Firm Dothan talks about the Bill of Rights. Constitutional rights were a big topic of the 2016 election. The Bill of Rights were not part of the Constitution when it was drafted in 1787. It took two years before the Bill of Rights became the first ten amendments to the Constitution on December 15, 1791.
McDavid Flowers discusses Alabama’s burn ban on Legal Talk
Even with recent rains in the Wiregrass area around Dothan, Alabama, we are still under a burn ban. Governor Robert Bentley issued a burn ban for all 67 counties of Alabama. Recent rainfall has helped, but the Wiregrass and surrounding southeast Alabama area is still suffering from drought conditions. Watch McDavid Flowers as he talks about how wildfires are caused and the criminal penalties and fines imposed if you are responsible for starting a fire.
John Givens talks about the importance of uninsured motorist coverage
Dothan attorney discusses the importance of having UM insurance or uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist insurance protects you against those drivers who don’t have insurance or don’t have enough to cover damages if you are involved in a car wreck.
Angela Mason discussed the Family Medical Leave Act
Dothan personal injury attorney Angela Mason talks about the Family Medical Leave Act and paid time off when you are sick or have a baby. The Family Medical Leave Act is a federal statute that attempts to balance your work life with family obligations. If you are employed with a company that has 50 or more employees, you are entitled to 12 weeks of family medical leave if you or a family member is sick or if you have a new baby. You must be employed at least 12 months to be eligible for this benefit.
Keith Givens – Legal Talk
Steps for choosing your attorney
Dothan attorney Keith Givens discusses the importance of choosing the right lawyer. Different legal needs may require a lawyer who practices a specific type of law. It is important to research, meet, and interview the lawyer you may want to hire.
Legal Talk: Traumatic Head Injury
Dothan Attorney McDavid Flowers discusses mild traumatic brain injury
Attorney McDavid Flowers talks about the difference in a concussion and a mild traumatic brain injury. Approximately 75% of brain injuries are concussions and have become a major public heath concern. Local and state resources are available to those who have suffered a head injury. Alabama Head Injury Foundation at www.ahif.org
Legal Talk: Alabama’s Death Penalty
Jessica Givens discusses the death penalty in Alabama
Jessica Givens with The Cochran Firm Dothan talks about Alabama’s death penalty and the role a jury plays in sentencing phase of a case. In Alabama, a judge can unilaterally disagree with the jury’s recommendation to send someone to prison.
Larry Givens Discusses Workers’ Compensation on Legal Talk
Larry Givens with The Cochran Firm Dothan talks about things you should know in case you are injured on the job. Legal Talk airs every Tuesday on WTVY News 4 This Morning and is brought to you by WTVY-TV and The Cochran Firm. The most important thing to remember if you are injured on the job is to give notice to your employer. If you have any workers’ compensation questions, call The Cochran Firm attorneys at 334-673-1555.
Legal Talk on WTVY News 4
On Legal Talk this week, Farrest Taylor discusses decisions that must be made to plan medical care in case you become ill or incapacitated. Learn about Advanced Medical Directives, Durable Power of Attorney, and Living Wills. The attorneys with The Cochran Firm in Dothan encourage everyone to be proactive with medical care decisions in case you become ill or incapacitated.