When Is It Best to Take a Settlement vs. Going to Trial?
Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2017.
One of the most common questions clients ask personal injury attorneys is which remedy is best – a pre-trial or trial settlement? While the answer to this question will depend on the details of your particular case, there are a few general pros and cons to each that may help you get an idea of… read more
Are Dash-Mirror Cams Helpful for Filming Crashes?
Posted in Car Accidents on January 29, 2017.
Dashboard cameras have become popular thanks to the advent of more affordable technologies and the internet. Published videos of car accidents from dashboard cameras have given these devices a reputation as a viable way to film crashes, determine fault, and show proof of liability. Dashboard cameras work on their own, requiring no effort from the… read more
AL Woman Sues Doctor for Wrongful Death After Miscarriage at 6 Weeks
Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2017.
In a unanimous decision of all eight justices on January 3, 2017, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled to allow a wrongful death claim involving the death of a six-week-old fetus. This ruling reversed a previous Jefferson County judge’s order that dismissed the Helena woman’s claim. The Supreme Court judges ruled that a circuit judge had… read more
Medical Errors Leading Cause of Death
Posted in Uncategorized on December 30, 2016.
We depend on our medical providers to keep us safe and tend to our health to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, negligence in the medical community is more common than we might think. A recent study by researchers at John Hopkins, published in the British Medical Journal, said that medical mistakes are a leading… read more
10 Tips to Prepare Your Car for Alabama’s Winter
Posted in Uncategorized on December 23, 2016.
A recent bitter cold front swept the country, bringing winter weather to most of the United States. After last season’s uncharacteristically warm winter, it seems snow is finally on the horizon. Are you prepared to handle any inclement weather on the road? Follow these tips to keep your car in top shape this winter season…. read more
Why Alabama Needs a Guardrail Redesign
Posted in Car Accidents on December 16, 2016.
We rely on a variety of mechanisms to keep us safe on the road: we buckle our seatbelts, turn on our airbags, and limit distractions. Car companies continually innovate to make driving safer, from incorporating voice technology to keep our hands on the wheel to testing and improving safety features with each new model year…. read more
Use This Checklist After Car Accidents in Alabama
Posted in Uncategorized on November 29, 2016.
In the aftermath of an accident, people involved may feel disoriented, confused, and/or numb. Print out a copy of this checklist and keep it in your glove box. Use it to help others and protect your right to compensation in the following days. Take a moment before leaving your vehicle. Don’t try to move right… read more
Protect Yourself With Alabama’s Insurance Requirements Information
Posted in Uncategorized on November 25, 2016.
States are responsible for setting their own insurance requirements and rules. In Alabama, an at-fault state, every driver must maintain minimum liability insurance. If you own a vehicle registered in the state of Alabama, consider this information about insurance requirements before you drive. Minimum Insurance Requirements Anyone who owns or maintains registration of a vehicle… read more
What To Ask an Attorney During Your Free Consultation
Posted in Uncategorized on November 22, 2016.
Most personal injury billboards, articles, and websites offer clients the same opportunity – to speak with an attorney for a free case evaluation. A free consultation should give you an idea about the attorney’s practice philosophy and a better understanding of your legal situation. Questions for Personal Injury Attorneys After an injury or the… read more
Alabamians Are 2x More Likely to Die in a Car Accident Than the Average American
Posted in Uncategorized on October 28, 2016.
Some troubling data shows that Alabamians have a much greater risk of dying in a motor vehicle accident than residents of other states. Between 2003 and 2012, 8,234 people were killed in traffic accidents on Alabama roads. That’s a rate of 13.7 per 100,000 people, compared to a national rate of 7.0. The starkest contrast was… read more