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Boteler, Finley & Wolfe - New office location


The Mobile, Alabama law firm of Boteler, Finley & Wolfe has recently relocated to the 65 Dauphin Medical & Financial Building on the northeast corner of the intersection of Dauphin Street and Interstate 65. Boteler, Finley & Wolfe is one on Mobile’s oldest personal injury law firms...

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Injured? Read About the Benefits of Our Free Consultation


BOTELER, FINLEY & WOLFE: THE BENEFIT AND VALUE OF OUR FREE CONSULTATION, 251 433-7766 Here’s what you can expect from your free consultation with any of the Boteler, Finley & Wolfe attorneys about your personal injury matter. First and foremost, courtesy and respect. Second, a thorough...

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Ovarian Cancer linked to Baby Powder!


A St. Louis jury recently returned a verdict of $72 million for a woman who developed ovarian cancer after regularly using talcum powder products for feminine hygiene. These products were made and sold by Johnson & Johnson and are called Baby Powder and Shower to Shower body powder. Th...

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TV Lawyers


READING THE FINE PRINT IN LAWYER TV ADS. Recently there have been numerous TV commercials for lawyers where someone brags about how much money the lawyer recovered for them. These people generally appear fine and gush about what a financial windfall the lawyer got them for their injury claim. The pr...

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False Claims Act - Whistleblower Claims


by Mark Wolfe, Attorney at Law In 1863 the U.S. Government enacted the False Claims Act (FCA) as a way to stop and discourage fraud by companies who were selling war supplies to the Union Army during the civil war. It authorizes private citizens with "inside information" to bring a lawsuit...

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BP Appeal Bogs Down Settlement Program Progress


Do I still have a BP claim? A question asked by many Gulf Coast business owners.  The simple answer is yes, but it will continue to take time and patience for business owners to receive a settlement payment.  Since the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit lifted the injunction on settlemen...

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Alabama Workers Compensation Information


Alabama Workers Compensation Information The Mobile Alabama law firm of Boteler, Finley & Wolfe has a free publication available for injured workers who have questions about Alabama Workers Compensation laws and benefits. On the Job Injuries: A Guide for Injured Workers - Alabama editio...

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Hiring the Right Personal Injury Attorney


Hiring the Right Personal Injury Attorney: Recently in our local TV market a personal injury lawyer began running a somewhat controversial TV ad. Some people liked it and others hated it. Many of my peers in the bar thought it was demeaning to our profession. The ad also sparked lots of comments on ...

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Is Your Homeowners Insurance Company Really on Your Side?


When you purchase a homeowners insurance policy, you make a substantial financial commitment to your insurer. In return, you expect it to hold up its end of the bargain and provide coverage for certain types of damage to your home. Sadly, homeowners insurance companies often act against their policy...

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How Can an Honest Disability Claim Be Denied?


If you become unable to work due to a mental or physical health condition, you may be entitled to file a disability claim online or at your nearest Social Security Administration office. There's a tremendous amount of publicly available literature about the filing process, but ensuring that your...

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Should I Participate in a Mass Tort Case?


If you've suffered property damage, personal injury or other losses as a result of a large-scale disaster, defective product or toxic incident, you may have grounds to join a mass tort case against the liable party. Although the mass tort process generally isn't time-consuming or arduous for...

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It’s Hurricane Season: Important Insurance Tips for Homeowners


The start of hurricane season is just about here. In addition to the standard hurricane preparation (flashlights, batteries, radios, bottled water, etc.) the law firm of Boteler, Finley & Wolfe offers the following tips to help prepare for post hurricane insurance claims. 1. Locate your homeowne...

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Q & A with Senator Ben Brooks re Insurance Reform


    For many years the law firm of Boteler, Finley & Wolfe has been advocating for insurance reform in Alabama to help individuals and small businesses with the issue of rising insurance premiums, diminishing benefits and coverage and what we consider to be unfair claim practices...

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AVVO.com is the Best Online Attorney Directory


The cyber geeks at NetNews have rated AVVO.com as the best online attorney locating service. (See article below.) All three attorneys at BF&W have the highest rating possible from AVVO.com. It's a great site for legal consumers. www.avvo.com           ...

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ALLSTATE FINED $10 MILLION FOR CLAIMS HANDLING PROCESS


Over the last few years many of our clients have heard us complain about insurance companies using Computer Assisted Claim Evaluation Programs when trying to determine the value of a personal injury claim. These programs receive a variety of infomation input by the claims adjuster and then return a ...

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