The following language is required under Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct:
These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
CONTENT IS INFORMATION ONLY – NOT ADVICE
Thank you for visiting the website of Methvin, Terrell, Yancey, Stephens & Miller, P.C. (“Methvin Terrell”). The website is intended to provide general information about the firm and its attorneys. The information on this website does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the firm or its attorneys. Methvin Terrell does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on this website. Some information may not be up to date. In some states, this website may be considered advertising. Materials and content on this website are informational only; they are not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should not rely upon the information on this website to evaluate your legal rights or responsibilities. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon the information on this website.
NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP OR OBLIGATION ARISES FROM USE OF THIS SITE
The law differs in every jurisdiction and you should not rely on any opinion except that of an attorney you have retained, who has a professional duty to advise you after being fully informed of all the pertinent facts, and who is licensed in the applicable state, and is familiar with applicable law. Internet subscribers and online readers should seek professional counsel about their legal rights and remedies. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information on this site. Any actions regarding your legal rights should be based on the particular facts and circumstances of your situation, and from appropriate legal advice.
Methvin Terrell expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based upon any information or other contents of this site. Viewing the Methvin Terrell website, or communicating by internet or email or through this site, does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship, and shall not be construed as legal advice. The content and features of this website, including the means to submit a question or information, do not constitute an offer to represent you.
CONFIDENTIALITY IS NOT GUARANTEED
Any information sent to Methvin Terrell via internet, email or through this website is not secure and is done on a non-confidential basis. Methvin Terrell respects the privacy of any person who contacts our firm and will make reasonable efforts to keep information private. Because of the nature of internet communications and the absence of an attorney/client relationship, we cannot promise or guarantee confidentiality.
This website was created by Methvin Terrell so that you can learn more about the legal services we offer and other information related to the law. The content is for informational purposes only. None of the information on this website is intended to constitute, nor does it constitute, legal advice, and none of the information necessarily reflects the opinions of Methvin Terrell, its attorneys or clients.
LEGAL NOTICES AND DISCLAIMERS
Methvin Terrell IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTENT. Methvin Terrell may periodically change, remove, or add the material in this website without notice. This material may contain technical or typographical errors. Methvin Terrell does not guarantee its accuracy, completeness or suitability. Methvin Terrell assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this website. Your use of this website is at your own risk. Under no circumstances shall Methvin Terrell or any other party involved in the creation, production or delivery of this website be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any kind arising from your access to, or use of, this website. IN NO EVENT SHALL METHVIN TERRELL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RELATING TO THIS MATERIAL, FOR ANY USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR FOR ANY OTHER LINKED WEBSITE.
No Attorney-Client Relationship is created by your use of this website. No attorney-client relationship between you and Methvin Terrell is or may be created by your access to or use of the website or any information contained on it. The only way to become our client is through a mutual agreement in writing. Any information submitted through our website will not be considered confidential and may be subject to applicable disclosure and reporting requirements, as required by law. If you are interested in asking us to represent you, please call us or otherwise contact us through our website so that we can determine whether the matter is one in which we are willing or able to accept professional responsibility.
Some links within this website may lead to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. Such links are for your convenience and do not imply any responsibility for the linked site or an endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its content. If you use links to access content or availability of any linked websites, you do so at your own risk. Methvin Terrell is not responsible for the content or availability of any linked sites.
STATE LAWS VARY
Methvin Terrell attorneys are licensed to practice law only within certain states. However, Methvin Terrell associates with lawyers nationwide to provide legal representation in other states. Methvin Terrell may refer prospective clients to other law firms located throughout the country, who form relationships with Methvin Terrell, and are experienced in handling such cases. Methvin Terrell may also undertake legal representation in certain cases, and will associate with other legal counsel located throughout the country to provide legal representation.
Each state’s laws are different. This website may contain general or common rules that apply in some states. This website also contains information about verdicts or settlements in past cases. Do not assume that the same rules apply, or that the same result would occur, in your state or any particular state.
The Statute of Limitations is a deadline to file a lawsuit. These deadlines are set by law and can vary from state to state. This is an important deadline and means that a lawsuit that is filed too late may be dismissed, regardless of the defendant’s liability or the severity of the injuries. Since further investigation is necessary to evaluate all potential claims and theories of recovery, you should consult a lawyer as soon as possible if you have a potential claim.
LEGAL AND ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS
Methvin Terrell tries to comply with all legal and ethical requirements for this website. We welcome any comments about compliance with the applicable rules and will update the site as warranted, upon learning of new or different requirements. We only want to represent clients if it complies with all legal and ethical requirements.
To the extent the rules of professional conduct or other state bar rules of a jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office or a single attorney responsible for this website, Methvin Terrell, P.C. designates its office in Birmingham, Alabama as its principal office and designates P. Michael Yancey as the attorney responsible for this website. Mr. Yancey may be reached at (205) 939-0199.
STATE ADVERTISING DISCLOSURES
Some material on this website may constitute lawyer advertising. Methvin Terrell adopts and makes the following disclosures:
Alabama: No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
Arizona: In a contingency fee arrangement, the percentage fee will be computed before expenses are deducted from the recovery.
California: No fee without recovery.
Colorado: Colorado does not certify attorneys as specialists in any field.
Connecticut: In a contingency fee arrangement, the client will not be responsible for any court costs and litigation expense in the absence of a recovery.
Florida: Hiring a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before making a decision, ask us to send you free writing information about our qualifications and experience. In a contingency fee arrangement, the client will not be responsible for any fees or expenses in the absence of a recovery.
Georgia: Contingent attorneys’ fees refer only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client. Contingent fees are not permitted in all types of cases.
Indiana: In a contingency fee arrangement, the percentage fee will be computed before deduction of costs.
Iowa: The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements of self-proclaimed expertise. This disclosure is required by the Supreme Court of Iowa. In a contingency fee arrangement, the percentage fee will be computed before deduction of costs.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: Memberships and offices in legal fraternities and legal societies, technical and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies of law or field of practice do not mean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in a field of law, nor do they mean that such a lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. This notice is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.
Kentucky: THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT. In a contingency fee arrangement, the percentage fee will be computed before deduction of costs.
Maryland: No fee will be charged in the absence of a recovery and the client will not be liable for expenses in a contingency fee arrangement.
Mississippi: The Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services is important and should not be based solely on advertisements. FREE BACKGROUND INFROMATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
Missouri: Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations. No fee will be charged in the absence of a recovery and the client will not be liable for costs or expenses in a contingency fee arrangement.
Nevada: The State Bar of Nevada does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, you may have to pay the opposing parties’ attorney fees and costs in the event of a loss.
New Jersey: ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT – NOT A REFERRAL SERVICE. Before making your choice of an attorney, you should give this matter careful thought. The selection of an attorney is an important decision.
New Mexico: LAWYER ADVERTISEMENT. In a contingency fee arrangement, the percentage fee will be computed before deduction of costs. The client will bear no incurred expenses in the event that there is no recovery in a contingency fee arrangement.
New York: ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Oregon: THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT.
Pennsylvania: ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT – NOT A REFERRAL SERVICE. Before making your choice of an attorney, you should give this matter careful thought. The selection of an attorney is an important decision.
Rhode Island: The client will not be responsible for costs or expenses in the event that there is no recovery in a contingency fee arrangement.
South Carolina: In a contingency fee arrangement, the expenses and fees will be a percentage of any recovery obtained. The client will not be responsible for costs or expenses in the event that there is no recovery in a contingency fee arrangement.
South Dakota: In a contingency fee arrangement, the expenses and fees will be a percentage of any recovery obtained. The client will not be responsible for costs or expenses in the event that there is no recovery in a contingency fee arrangement. In a contingency fee arrangement, the percentage fee will be computed before expenses are deducted from the recovery.
Tennessee: None of the attorneys in this firm are certified as a Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor’s Rights, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Accounting Malpractice, Estate Planning or Elder Law specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. Certification as a specialist in all other listed areas is not currently available in Tennessee.
Texas: Unless otherwise stated, our attorneys claiming certification in an area of law are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The client will not be obligated to pay all or any portion of the court costs or other expenses in a contingency fee arrangement. If a recovery is obtained, any fees and expenses will be deducted from that amount.
Wyoming: The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.
Free background information is available upon request. The listing of any area of practice does not indicate any certification of expertise therein.
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We may disclose your information to: (1) comply with applicable laws; (2) respond to governmental inquiries; (3) comply with valid legal process; (4) protect our rights or property; or (5) facilitate your request for a free case evaluation. By using this website, you acknowledge that the processing of your information for the purposes described above may involve the transfer of such information from within the United States of America (USA) to other countries outside the USA whose data protection regulation may not be as stringent as that within the USA.