Alabama Officials Warn to Inspect Boats Before Taking Them Out This Summer
Posted in Uncategorized on June 12, 2019.
A day out on the water in Alabama can easily turn into dangerous boat accidents injuries without the proper safety precautions. Inspecting your vessel before taking it out this summer could make all the difference. In 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard recorded 4,291 recreational boating accidents. These accidents caused 2,629 personal injuries, 658 deaths, and… read more
Distracted Driving a Growing Problem in Alabama
Posted in Car Accidents on June 5, 2019.
Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous driver behaviors in 2019. Operating a motor vehicle without dedicating 100% of your attention to the driving task can make it impossible to drive safely and avoid serious car accidents in Birmingham. In 2017, 3,166 victims lost their lives because of distracted driving in the U.S. Alabama… read more
Hands-Free Driving Bill Passes in Birmingham 2019
Car accident injuries and fatalities have been a growing concern for public safety in Alabama in recent years. In the country, all 50 states have passed some type of distracted driving law, with the goal of encouraging drivers to focus 100% of their attention on the road. In 2017, distracted driving took at least 3,166… read more
How Do Car Accidents Affect My Insurance Rates in Alabama?
Posted in Car Accidents on April 22, 2019.
No one ever wants to be in a car accident, but many people will suffer injuries and property damage in these crashes on Alabama roads every year. The financial impact of these accidents leads many Alabama residents to seek insurance to protect their interests following a crash – but how does getting into a car… read more
How Do Long-Term Ailments Affect My Car Accident Claim?
Posted in Car Accidents on April 18, 2019.
You cannot control when you suffer injuries in a car accident on Alabama roads. These accidents can happen to anyone – and you can receive lasting and painful disabilities as a result of your accident. If you were in a car accident and came out with long-term ailments, you can claim additional compensation on top… read more
Can You Get PTSD After a Car Accident?
Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2019.
The moments after a car accident can be disorienting and painful – you may suffer severe injuries that could put you out of work for weeks. However, one side effect of Birmingham car accidents many people do not discuss is the emotional impact. You can suffer severe and lasting emotional damage, including post-traumatic stress disorder,… read more
The 4 Elements Needed to Prove Wrongful Death
Posted in Personal Injury on March 12, 2019.
A wrongful death claim effectively functions as a personal injury claim on behalf of a victim who did not survive his or her injury. The purpose of a personal injury claim is to make the plaintiff “whole” again after suffering damages from the defendant’s negligence. A wrongful death claim instead compensates the estate of the… read more
What Happens If Another Driver or Insurance Company Denies Liability?
Posted in Car Accidents on February 12, 2019.
A Birmingham car accident can leave you with medical bills, property damage, and other expenses. Ideally, you will file a claim with an at-fault driver’s insurance policy and they will compensate you for the full extent of your losses. Unfortunately, the process is not always so simple. An insurance company has a duty to pay… read more
2019 Toxic Chemicals Found in Birmingham Water
Posted in Personal Injury on February 11, 2019.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Trump Administration has no plans to regulate drinking water, particularly with regard to a known carcinogen, a Politico report declared recently. The current leader of the U.S. EPA, Andrew Wheeler, is under pressure to release a detailed response to a concerning increase in per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or… read more
2019 Tips for Winter Eye Safety
Posted in Uncategorized on January 16, 2019.
Just because the weather is colder during the winter does not mean people are safe from the potential dangers of sun exposure. The human eye is an incredibly complex and sensitive organ that can suffer various problems during the winter. Unfortunately, many people conflate cold weather with minimized risk of sun damage. Consider the following… read more