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
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
What Do Self-Driving Cars Mean for Accident Safety?
Posted in Car Accidents on January 11, 2019.
Human beings are capable of learning vicariously through stories of others’ experiences, but this type of shared experience unfortunately does not carry over to driving ability. A driver cannot absorb lessons learned by another driver after an accident, but an autonomous vehicle can. Self-driving cars have entered the consumer market from a few automakers, legislators,… read more
Alabama Car Accident Forensics 101
Posted in Car Accidents on December 13, 2018.
Car accidents are one of the most common ways that Americans succumb to injuries every year. It is statistically likely that all Americans will be in an accident at some point in their lives, even if they have never been in one before. The fact is not intended to scare; rather, it is a good… read more
Alabama Ranked 8th in Nation for Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
Posted in Car Accidents on November 14, 2018.
The Auto Insurance Center recently reported that Alabama ranked eighth in the nation for fatal motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists face a higher degree of risk on the road than other drivers due to the poor protection their vehicles provide in accidents. However, many of the same risk factors that lead to passenger vehicle accidents also affect… read more
2018 Alabama Car Seat Laws
The way you strap your child into a car seat can mean the difference between life and death in an auto accident. In fact, 35% of children 12 and under who died in car accidents in 2016 were not properly buckled up, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…. read more
How Often Do Police Find Hit-and-Run Drivers?
Posted in Car Accidents on October 4, 2018.
It is against the law in Alabama to leave the scene of a car accident without stopping. Drivers have a duty to immediately stop, remain on the scene, and administer assistance before lawfully leaving the scene of an Alabama car accident that causes injury, death, or property damage. Striking an object, vehicle, or person and… read more