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Cory Watson Named BBJ 2021 Veteran-Friendly Employer

Cory Watson Attorneys has been named a Birmingham Business Journal 2021 Veteran-Friendly Company, the journal announced on Wednesday. One of just three Birmingham-area employers honored, Cory Watson was selected based on efforts to “hire, recruit, and support” career development of military veterans, along with supporting veterans outside of the company through nonprofit work. The firm has continuously looked to create opportunities for veterans within its doors. Cory Watson strives to emulate their service-oriented qualities in serving clients. Veterans at Cory Watson have contributed to the success of the firm throughout the years due to their work ethic and constant dedication to serve others. In addition to being named a BBJ 2021 Veteran-Friendly Company, two Cory Watson employees – Intake Manager Adrien Amero and Client Service Representative Matthew Stephens – were named BBJ 2021 “Veterans of Influence”. The award recognizes military veterans who have gone on to have successful careers in Birmingham’s business community. Amero and Stephens have made significant achievements in their professional careers, while maintaining a strong record of innovation and active involvement in the community. Aside from employing veterans, Cory Watson strives to invest in initiatives, non-profits, and other programs that support veterans in the Birmingham, Memphis, and Nashville areas. We thank Adrien and Matthew for their dedication to our firm, clients, and community, and thank all veterans for their service to our country. Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has recovered more than $3 billion for clients across the country. Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions and multidistrict litigations involving dangerous pharmaceuticals and product liability, and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts. To learn more, visit CoryWatson.com.

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2021 National School Bus Safety Week

With the schoolyear in full swing, many children and families across the country have likely gotten in the routine of walking to the bus stop and heading to school. Although it’s a simple practice of habit, it’s important to remember that school buses–and motor vehicles in general– pose a dangerous threat to children who are waiting roadside for their ride. We care deeply about our clients’ safety. In honor of National School Bus Safety Week, here are some important facts and tips for parents and guardians to help keep their children safe. Know the Facts Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death for children. In 2019, school bus-related crashes accounted for109 deaths (CDC). While 6% of those fatalities were school bus passengers, 34% of injuries were school bus passengers (NSC). Students remain nearly 70 times more likely to get to school safely riding in a school bus over a regular passenger car (ASBC), but there is still an inherent risk.  Riding a school bus is 50 times safer than riding in the passenger seat of a car with a teenage driver at the wheel. (Learn more about National Teen Driver Safety Week here) Source: NAPT Walking to the Bus Stop Walk with your child to the bus stop – always. If for some reason you can’t accompany your child, there is strength in numbers—make use of the buddy system. Oncoming drivers can more easily notice a group of people versus just one individual. Follow standard safety procedures when crossing streets or alleyways. If your child is still learning the rules of the road, exaggerate your head turns when looking left or right and narrate what you’re doing to instill those good safety habits. At the Bus Stop Be there and be aware. Ensure that your child is at the bus stop when it arrives rather than in your home or down the street. Stay on the sidewalk with your child when waiting for the bus. Motor vehicle accidents can often be out of your control, so create a safe distance from other motorists while waiting for the morning bus. Getting On and Off the Bus –If your child drops something when getting off the bus, it’s crucial that they first tell the bus driver before bending over to pick it up. School bus drivers’ views can be obstructed because of the size of the vehicle, so stress this practice to your children. Be sure your child watches their step and looks both ways when they get off the bus – just like they would do when crossing a street. Mobile Devices Most of us have been on a school bus before, so we know it can be a bumpy ride. If your child has a cellphone or any kind of mobile device, it shouldn’t be in their hands while the bus is moving. Headphones, ear buds, or other listening devices should be used. Loud sounds could potentially create distractions for the driver. According to the American School Bus Council, school buses are far safer than passenger vehicles in regards to potential accidents and preventing injuries. Following these best practices can help to make your child’s school bus routine safer. Cory Watson’s personal injury attorneys fight to get justice and much-needed compensation for those injured by a negligent driver. Every case is our most important case, so call us today at 205-328-2200 or submit a 100% free case review to get started. ABOUT CORY WATSON ATTORNEYS Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has recovered more than $3 billion for clients across the country. Cory Watson Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions and multidistrict litigations involving dangerous pharmaceuticals and product liability, and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation,  Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts.

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Cory Watson Raises Funds for United Way of Central Alabama

Attorneys Andrew S. Herring and Hannah Cory presented the new bicycle helmets to United Way. This week, the United Way of Central Alabama asked our greater Birmingham community to step-up for their annual fundraising campaign. This year’s campaign message, BE AN EVERYDAY HERO, is a call to action to consider who the heroes have been in our own lives and how they have impacted our lives. In response, Cory Watson is proud to fundraise and donate to help replace the stolen bicycle helmets used in the agency’s Bike Rodeos, a popular bike safety program for central Alabama school kids. Cory Watson has been involved with United Way for many years, out of the firm’s desire to help others and build a stronger community. Ernest Cory, Firm Co-Founder and Managing Shareholder, summed up why United Way’s mission fits well with their core values: “Cory Watson’s partnership with the United Way is important because of who we are and what we do as a law firm. We will always support and give back to our community, just as we support our clients.” The principal attorneys at Cory Watson led the fundraising efforts. “These bicycle helmets may help prevent injuries for hundreds of kids in our community,” said Cory. “We have appreciated the opportunity to see the generosity of our attorneys firsthand, and to learn more about the many ways that we can help support United Way.” If you’d like to learn more about United Way and how you can get involved, visit the United Way of Central Alabama website. The funds raised during the campaign impact lives in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. Giving is easy. About Cory Watson Cares At Cory Watson Attorneys, we are personally committed to giving back. Through our community outreach initiative, Cory Watson Cares, we partner with local nonprofit organizations to expand educational opportunities, improve our community, and help people lead healthier, safer, and happier lives. To learn more, visit CoryWatsonCares.com. About Cory Watson Attorneys Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has recovered more than 3 Billion for clients across the country. Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions and multidistrict litigations involving dangerous pharmaceuticals and product liability, and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts. To learn more, visit CoryWatson.com. About United Way United Way of Central Alabama serves Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount, and St. Clair counties by providing solutions for the most critical needs in the community. Through our partner agencies and community initiatives, we improve lives and community conditions by building and mobilizing resources. United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. For more information, visit www.uwca.org.

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Cory Watson Cares: Grace Works Bicycle Helmet Donation

Cory Watson Attorneys is proud to support the mission of Grace Works with a donation of brand-new bicycle helmets to encourage bicycle safety. Serving inner-city children since 2013, Grace Works is a ministry of Grace Episcopal Church, Woodlawn. The program helps kids learn job and life skills while enjoying safe summer fun. After a lesson on road safety and cycling etiquette, our attorneys and staff stepped in to fit each camper with their own appropriately-sized bicycle helmet. Campers enjoyed riding through an obstacle course and testing out their new cycling skills. By serving as volunteers for important programs such as Grace Works, our firm aims to promote the importance of injury prevention. A traumatic brain injury can be devastating, and it is our mission to keep the kids in our community safe by giving them access to this critical piece of safety equipment. Cory Watson’s Helmets for Kids Program provides bicycle helmets at no cost to children in the community. Since the program’s inception in 2012, it has donated thousands of helmets to Birmingham area children. About Cory Watson Cares At Cory Watson Attorneys, we are personally committed to giving back. Through our community outreach initiative, Cory Watson Cares, we partner with local nonprofit organizations to expand educational opportunities, improve our community, and help people lead healthier, safer, and happier lives. To learn more, visit CoryWatsonCares.com. About Cory Watson Attorneys Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has recovered more than 3 Billion for clients across the country. Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions and multidistrict litigations involving dangerous pharmaceuticals and product liability, and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts.

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Cory Watson Cares: Crisis Center Bocce Bash

Our firm was proud to sponsor the Crisis Center’s Fifth Annual Bocce Bash fundraiser on Saturday, May 4. The Crisis Center mission is to serve the unmet needs of people experiencing personal crisis or mental health issues and respond with services that promote coping, emotional health and well-being. Cory Watson Attorneys sent three teams of attorneys and staff to participate for a great cause. Although we didn’t take home the gold, our teams had a great time at the Bocce Bash supporting the Crisis Center and our attorney, Adam W. Pittman, in his role as a Junior Board Member. The event raised a total of more than $6,000. Thank you, Cory Watson family, for representing the firm so well! To learn more about this organization, please visit CrisisCenterBHAM.org. About Cory Watson Cares At Cory Watson Attorneys, we are personally committed to giving back. Through our community outreach initiative, Cory Watson Cares, we partner with local nonprofit organizations to expand educational opportunities, improve our community, and help people lead healthier, safer, and happier lives. To learn more, visit CoryWatsonCares.com. About Cory Watson Attorneys Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama, and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has recovered more than 3 Billion for clients across the country. Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions and multidistrict litigations involving dangerous pharmaceuticals and product liability, and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts.

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Cory Watson Cares: Alabama Legal Food Frenzy 2019

Cory Watson Attorneys was proud to participate once again in the Alabama Legal Food Frenzy! Our firm went above and beyond to reach, then exceed, our 2019 goal. Each year, our legal community joins together in a friendly competition to help end child hunger and donate hundreds of canned food items to the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. The Alabama Bar Association, Alabama Attorney General’s Office and the Alabama Food Bank Association challenged lawyers, law firms, law schools, and legal organizations to raise funds and food to help feed 1.8 million needy Alabamians. The timing of the competition is important. This food and fund drive helps stock our food banks before the summer – a time when more than 390,000 Alabama children who receive free and reduced lunches are out of school. Families turn to food banks during this time to help fill the gap. We value excellence in all that we do, and it was an outstanding effort from the Cory Watson attorneys and staff for their generosity throughout this food drive. Our firm is proud to provide more than 1,600 meals for the Community Food Bank! The  Legal Food Frenzy is a tangible example of the power that lawyers have when they work together toward a common service goal: providing support for our fellow Alabamians in need of food assistance. For more information about the Alabama Legal Food Frenzy, please visit their website. About Cory Watson Cares At Cory Watson Attorneys, we are personally committed to giving back. Through our community outreach initiative, Cory Watson Cares, we partner with local nonprofit organizations to expand educational opportunities, improve our community, and help people lead healthier, safer, and happier lives. To learn more, visit CoryWatsonCares.com. About Cory Watson Attorneys Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama, and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has recovered more than 3 Billion for clients across the country. Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions and multidistrict litigations and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases. Practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Actions, Asbestos, Business Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts.

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Cory Watson Cares: World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day raises global awareness of cancer and encourages its prevention, detection, and treatment. Today, as we remember the loved ones we have lost, we are also empowered to show our support, raise our collective voice, and take personal action in our communities to help stand up to cancer. At Cory Watson Attorneys, we are proud to fight for justice every day on behalf of those who have been affected by cancer. Our firm has decades of experience representing clients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, and melanoma. Breast Cancer In 1991, Cory Watson Attorneys represented a large group of women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and received faulty breast implants as part of their reconstructive surgeries. They asked Cory Watson to fight for justice on their behalf. Firm co-founders Ernest Cory and Leila Watson were inspired to give back to breast cancer awareness to recognize and honor their brave clients. To date, Cory Watson Attorneys has dedicated more than $200,000 to the Susan G. Komen foundation since 1999. Through the Cory Watson Cares philanthropic program, our firm generates donations, raises awareness, and supports breast cancer patients and survivors at the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Ovarian Cancer It may be hard to believe, but something as simple as talcum powder has been linked to cases of ovarian cancer in women that often used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products in their personal feminine hygiene routine to wick away sweat and prevent rashes or chafing. Thousands of women across the country are now filing talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, claiming that their talcum baby powder tainted with asbestos have caused their ovarian cancer. The multidistrict litigation (MDL) has since grown to more than 9,000 claims, with more expected. Mesothelioma and Asbestos Mesothelioma is an extremely deadly cancer of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and internal organs. There is no cure, and the only known cause is exposure to asbestos. A number of other diseases can also be caused by asbestos exposure, such as lung cancer or cancer of the esophagus, larynx, pharynx, stomach, colon, or rectum. More than $20 billion in trusts has been set aside to compensate mesothelioma patients who were exposed to asbestos. In many cases, victims do not have to file a lawsuit to receive compensation. Cory Watson Attorneys have helped many families recover compensation for their loved one’s asbestos exposure. Cory Watson Attorneys Can Help We know how difficult struggling with a cancer diagnosis can be. At Cory Watson, we work tirelessly on your case so that you don’t have to worry about insurance companies, expensive medical costs, or time off from work. Your total focus and attention should be on your recovery alone. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer as a result of defective medical devices, dangerous chemicals or asbestos exposure, contact our experienced attorneys to learn more about your legal options. Don’t wait to reach out – call (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free online consultation form.

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Cory Watson Celebrates #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday—a global movement that celebrates giving and inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and contribute in countless ways to the causes they believe in. Please join our community initiative, Cory Watson Cares, and kick off the giving season by joining the worldwide movement to give back to your community! To learn more about #GivingTuesday and join the celebration, please visit: Website: www.givingtuesday.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday Twitter: www.twitter.com/GivingTues Here are just a few of the organizations we’ve had the pleasure of supporting this year: TumTum Tree Foundation Susan G. Komen for the Cure, North Central Alabama Magic Moments Suki Foundation Studio By The Tracks Children’s of Alabama Childcare Resources United Way of Central Alabama Black People Run Bike & Swim Greater Birmingham Humane Society Camp Smile-A-Mile The Well House Mitchell’s Place UAB School of Nursing Big Oak Ranch Birmingham Botanical Gardens YMCA of Greater Birmingham Boy Scouts of America Firehouse Shelter Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama YWCA Central Alabama Birmingham Bar Foundation Birmingham Bicycle Club NAACP—Metro Birmingham Branch Alabama Food Bank Association Read and Romp—Birmingham The Red Barn

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Cory Watson Cares: Children’s Village 10th Annual Founder’s Day Luncheon

Cory Watson Attorneys is a proud sponsor of Children’s Village, a nonprofit organization that provides a home and safe haven for Birmingham children in foster care. Associate attorney Joel Caldwell serves the community as a member of the Children’s Village junior board of directors. “Children’s Village has served so many through their innovative programs,” said associate attorney Joel Caldwell. “I am excited to participate in that great work as a member of their junior board of directors.” Cory Watson attorneys sponsored the 10th Annual Founder’s Day Luncheon at The Club on October 18, 2018. The keynote speaker was Allen Greene, the new Director of Athletics for Auburn University. The luncheon helped fundraise essential resources to develop their newly acquired property into a Transitional Home for those children who are aging out of the foster care system. “Our firm values our Birmingham community and strives to support attorneys such as Joel in their philanthropic endeavors with local nonprofits,” said co-founder and principal Leila Watson. “We are proud to sponsor Children’s Village as they make a direct and positive impact in the lives of foster children that have been orphaned, abused, neglected, or have broken family relationships.” About Children’s Village For over 50 years, Children’s Village has provided a loving home with shelter, food, and clothing to Alabama’s abandoned, abused, and neglected children. The organization is unique in that it can accept both male and female residents, allowing brothers and sisters to remain together. To learn more about this organization, please visit ChildrensVillageBham.com. About Cory Watson Cares At Cory Watson Attorneys, we are personally committed to giving back. Through our community outreach initiative, Cory Watson Cares, we partner with local nonprofit organizations to expand educational opportunities, improve our community, and help people lead healthier, safer, and happier lives. To learn more, visit CoryWatsonCares.com. About Cory Watson Attorneys Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm based in Birmingham, Ala., with more than 3 Billion in recoveries for clients. Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions involving consumer protection and product liability and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases involving dangerous pharmaceuticals and defective medical devices. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts. To learn more, visit CoryWatson.com.

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Cory Watson Cares: 2018 Komen North Central Alabama Race for the Cure

2018 marks Cory Watson Attorney’s 19th year in the fight against breast cancer in our community and as a sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® in North Central Alabama. Cory Watson is proud to support this life-saving event by racing and fundraising for breast cancer treatment and research. The race will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Regions Field in Birmingham, Ala. CORY WATSON’S SUPPORT FOR KOMEN To date, Cory Watson Attorneys has dedicated more than $200,000 to the foundation since 1999. Through its Cory Watson Cares philanthropic program, the law firm generates donations, raises awareness, and supports breast cancer patients and survivors at the annual Race for the Cure. Their sponsorship provides support necessary to fund medical research programs at UAB and community education through the Susan G. Komen Foundation, as well as provide vital breast cancer screenings and treatment initiatives throughout local service areas to help those in need. “As the Cory Watson family has grown, so has our love and support for this cause,” said firm co-founder Leila Watson. “Hundreds of our employees, clients and their families participate in the race each year, and we are passionate about finding a cure. We do this because we care.” OUR HISTORY WITH BREAST CANCER The firm’s long-standing partnership and consistent support of Susan G. Komen comes from deep roots. In 1991, Cory Watson Attorneys represented a large group of women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and received faulty implants as part of their reconstructive surgeries. They asked Cory Watson to fight for justice on their behalf. Firm co-founders Ernest Cory and Leila Watson were inspired to give back to breast cancer awareness to recognize and honor their brave clients. Watson has personally served as legal advisor for the North Central Alabama Komen Foundation chapter since 2001, and firm co-founder Ernest Cory served on their board of directors for many years. “I am proud of Cory Watson’s longstanding commitment to the fight,” said Cory. “Long before becoming a sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, we have had a passion for helping women in the battle against breast cancer. As we plan for our 20th year of partnership with Komen, Cory Watson continues to find new ways to fuel the spirit of those living with this disease.” JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER Participating in this year’s Race for the Cure? Be sure to wave at the Cory Watson team as you pass their office at the race’s midway point at 22nd St. and Magnolia Avenue. To learn more, visit the Komen North Central Alabama website. About Cory Watson Cares At Cory Watson Attorneys, we are personally committed to giving back. Through our community outreach initiative, Cory Watson Cares, we partner with local nonprofit organizations to expand educational opportunities, improve our community, and help people lead healthier, safer, and happier lives. To learn more, please visit CoryWatsonCares.com. About Cory Watson Attorneys Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm based in Birmingham, Ala., with more than 3 Billion in recoveries for clients. Attorneys are frequently appointed to leadership positions in national cases involving pharmaceuticals and defective medical devices. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts.

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