Thomas McCutcheon

McCutcheon & Hamner Pays It Forward

March 26, 2017

Effort is underway to purchase a van for the American Legion Post 31 Color Guard.  The color guard performs at many military funerals every year and they need a van to travel together in.   McCutcheon & Hamner is raising money to support our Veterans.  We will write simple Wills for people who make a […]


Auto Insurance…Who Is Responsible When A Driver Is Using Personal Vehicle During The Course Of His Work?

March 22, 2017

Q:        My dad was in a car accident and the other driver was working for a business and was working at the time of the accident.  The accident report indicates that the driver had insurance but we found out it had expired.  I think that the business should be responsible for my dad’s car and […]


Auto Insurance…Who Is Responsible When A Driver Is Using Personal Vehicle During The Course Of His Work?

March 19, 2017

Q:        My dad was in a car accident and the other driver was working for a business and was working at the time of the accident.  The accident report indicates that the driver had insurance but we found out it had expired.  I think that the business should be responsible for my dad’s car and […]


After An Auto Accident Should I Let The Other Insurance Company Record My Version The Accident?

March 15, 2017

Q:        My wife had a car wreck in March.  The guy who caused the wreck’s insurance company wants to record her over the phone telling them about what happened.  Should she do it?   Alex Florence, AL   A:        The short answer is NO. While you are obligated to cooperate with your own insurance […]


After An Auto Accident Should I Let The Other Insurance Company Record My Version The Accident?

March 12, 2017

Q:        My wife had a car wreck in March.  The guy who caused the wreck’s insurance company wants to record her over the phone telling them about what happened.  Should she do it?   Alex Florence, AL   A:        The short answer is NO. While you are obligated to cooperate with your own insurance […]


Should A Home Be Allowed Into Repossession After A Spouse Dies?

March 8, 2017

Q:        My husband passed away last summer.  We owned a motor home that wasn’t paid for.  The loan for the motor home is just in my husband’s name at the bank and the loan officer suggested that I allow them to repossess it as my name is not on the loan.  I inherited our house […]


Should A Home Be Allowed Into Repossession After A Spouse Dies?

March 5, 2017

Q:        My husband passed away last summer.  We owned a motor home that wasn’t paid for.  The loan for the motor home is just in my husband’s name at the bank and the loan officer suggested that I allow them to repossess it as my name is not on the loan.  I inherited our house […]


The Jury System

March 1, 2017

The jury decides the facts and the judge decides the law.  The role of the jury is to decide based on the testimony of the witnesses as given under oath in the courtroom.  That means that a jury will decide disputed facts, the simplest of which may be which car ran the light.  There are […]


Do your homework before hiring a lawyer

February 26, 2017

Q:        I was in a car wreck last January.  I was hurt and missed two weeks from work.  The insurance company for the person that caused the wreck has offered to pay my medical bills but won’t pay my time off from work and I had to borrow money from my brother to get by.  […]


Damages

February 22, 2017

A few weeks ago we discussed why an injured person might sue someone when they were injured because that person broke a rule or was careless and caused injury.   The next week we talked about why that person might not be responsible.  Examples of defenses are if the person injured was also breaking a […]


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