Landlords are required by Alabama Law to provide:

 

  • Meet all building and housing codes that affect health and safety

  • Maintain all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, and

        air conditioning systems in good working order

  • Supply running cold and hot water

  • Provide and maintain garbage containers

  • Keep common areas safe and clean

  • Allow for the tenant to have peaceful enjoyment of the property

  • Make repairs to keep the property safe and livable

 

When you landlord does not make necessary repairs you may be entitled to damages, especially if you have been injured as a result.

All molds can be dangerous. When you have been exposed to mold you need an attorney that has the expertise in helping their clients obtain medical damages. Medical exposures go beyond the mold spore itself, or black mold itself and enters into the world of toxicology. Most medical doctors have little or no experience with poisonings from the environmental toxins such as mold. It is very common that victims are affected by non-living mold and environmental bacteria and therefore do not test positive to standard medical test. Our firm is able to connect our clients with a team of mold experts. We have a team of industrial hygienists and medical experts available for our clients.

We meet with each client and ensure their individual case is evaluated as to their unique situation and needs.

Address immediate needs and help our clients with the ‘right here’ ‘right now’

Gather data, information, and reports.

Get with our team of experts to test the bacteria or mold found in the property.

Contact landlords regarding current leases, help our clients facilitate a move when necessary or desired, and notice insurance companies.

Coordinate all negotiations.

Provide guidance in the legal remedies and recovery that is available.

Symptoms of Mold Exposure and vary greatly and even be misdiagnosed.

Early mold exposure symptoms include:

  • Headaches

  • Eye Irritation

  • Sneezing

  • Itching

  • Skin Redness

  • Skin Rash

Advanced mold exposure symptoms include:

  • Breathing Disorders

  • Nosebleeds

  • Ear Infections

  • Chronic Sinusitis

  • Chronic Bronchitis

  • Pain in Muscles and Joints

  • Asthma

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Coughing up Blood or Black Debris

  • Neurological Disorders

  • Nervous Disorders

  • Heart Palpitations

  • Blurred Vision

  • Swollen Glands

  • Unexplained Weight Loss

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Loss of Appetite

  • Depression

  • Open Skin Sores or Lesions

  • Fungal Nail (Hands or Feet)

  • Sexual Dysfunction

  • Thyroid Conditions

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Late mold exposure symptoms include:

  • Blindness

  • COPD

  • Nosebleeds

  • Hypersensitivity Pnemonitis

  • Memory Loss (Long Term)

  • Bleeding Lungs

  • Kidney Failure

  • Liver Disease

  • Cancer

  • Death

Misdiagnosis:  Mold exposure can be commonly misdiagnosed as other ailments, the following is a list or possible misdiagnoses. We are able to connect our clients with the medical experts in the fields of pulmonology, neurology, and toxicology.

Mold can affect more than your health. It can destroy your property.

If you think you have been wrongfully exposed to Mold, please fill out this brief Confidential, Secure, Health Questionnaire or Contact Us and we will guide you in holding the persons responsible and get you the assistance you need.

 
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Children are a parents most precious treasure. While no parent is every truly prepared for an injury to their child caused by negligent supervision it can and does happen. Negligent supervision can happen while at a daycare, school, church, camp, private home and any other entity entrusted with the care and safety of a child. If your child has been the victim of daycare abuse or negligence it is important to contact Attorney Kristin M. Kizziah, Esq. immediately to seek the justice your loved one deserves.

While children will indeed be children, this does not alleviate liability to those you have entrusted your child’s care and safety to. How a child is injured and the type of injury the child sustains can range from minimal to life-threatening. All childcare facilities and the child care-givers have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the children they care for; any breach of this duty that results in an injury can be daycare negligence.

Forms of Daycare Negligence:

  • Unsafe Facilities

  • Unsafe toys and/or games

  • Insufficient Staffing

  • Failure to perform proper staffing background checks

  • Unsanitary Facilities

  • Failure to keep facility properly maintained

  • Abusive and violent language toward a child

  • Failure to properly train and supervise staff

  • Failure to properly supervise children

  • Failure to properly store and maintain hazardous materials

  • Careless actions regarding safety

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If you suspect that your child has been a victim of abuse, please contact us right away so that we can protect your child and their legal rights.

 
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If you have been charged with a DUI offense there are steps that must be taken immediately. In Alabama a DUI conviction can cost you your license, jail time, fines or all three. DUI arrest and charges can affect your life and your future. It is important that you contact Attorney Kristin M. Kizziah immediately to discuss your charge. The most important aspect of a DUI case is having someone to explain your options and defend your rights every step of the way. Alabama Laws regarding driving under the influence state a person shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any vehicle while there is 0.08 % or more by weight of alcohol in his or her blood. Alabama law does not limit DUI charges to only operation of automobiles; a vehicle can mean a four-wheeler, golf cart, lawn mowers, or even a horse.

Fines and punishment for DUI 1st Offense:

  • Imprisonment for not more than one year OR

  • Minimum fine of $600.00 and Maximum fine of $2,100.00

  • 90 Day Suspension of Driver's License which can be stayed by electing to have an approved interlock ignition device installed and obtaining a restricted driver's license.

Fines and punishment for DUI 2nd Offense:

  • Minimum fine of $1,100.00 and Maximum fine of $5,100.00 AND

  • Imprisonment which can include hard labor for not more than one-year

  • Driver’s License shall be revoked for one year and ignition interlock device installed for two years after the driver’s license is reissued.

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We provide expert defense for fighting and winning Traffic Tickets and Moving Violations.

We utilize the latest technology and techniques to ensure that you are not wrongfully accused of violations in the operation of your motor vehicle.  If you have received a ticket or violation, please contact us and we will guide you through the necessary steps to ensure you are protected to the fullest extent of the law!

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We take a unique approach to negotiating and litigating motor vehicle collisions. There is really no impact that is too minor to result in an injury or damages to the victims; however insurance companies do not see it this way. According to a study conducted by the New York Post in April 2019, the average American’s daily commute is 35 minutes which spans our to be 152 hours a year. That is on average 152 hours of opportunity to be injured by a negligent, reckless or distracted driver.

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If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision it is important you do not wait, contact me immediately.

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In Alabama those inmates who are eligible for Parole are not allowed to appear personally in front of the board. It is important that individuals who have a parole hearing have an attorney advocate to guide them through the process and appear on their behalf. The is no guarantee that parole will be granted. The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles have the sole authority to grant or deny parole. Good behavior alone is not enough to ensure parole will be granted.

Alabama does allow for early parole, however the law does limit eligibility. In order to qualify for early parole the burden is on the applicants to prove by ‘clear and convincing evidence’ that should be granted parole. It is important that applicants consult with an attorney who understands the laws governing early parole and what is needed for a favorable result.

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Once an inmate receives becomes eligible for parole, the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles will set the exact date. These dates will be sent to the inmate and also posted online. Parole Applicants and their loved ones should contact Attorney Kristin M. Kizziah shortly before they become eligible for parole. It is important to have someone fighting for your rights. Contact me for help!

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We also specialize in:

  • Trucking Accidents

 

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

 

  • Spinal Cord Injury

 

  • Dram Shop

 

  • Industrial Accidents

 

  • Wrongful Death

 

  • Dog Bites

 

  • Nursing Home Abuse

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If you have been a victim in any of these areas, please contact us immediately to know your rights!

We will fight for you to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.