Car Accidents

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

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

How Are Forensics Used in Car Accident Cases?

Posted in Car Accidents on August 30, 2018.

Car crashes can cause extensive damages to passengers and vehicles. Even the most minor rear-end accidents can lead to surprisingly serious damage, depending on the conditions of the road. When an accident leads to a property damage or personal injury claim, though, it can be difficult to receive your rightful compensation from the responsible party…. read more

5 Ways You’re Losing Your Car Accident Lawsuit

Posted in Car Accidents on July 11, 2018.

Car accidents can be costly events, especially if you’ve suffered extensive injuries. When the other party is at fault, you have a right to file a claim to recover compensation. Collecting damages can go a long way to healing and returning to a normal life after a crash. That said, it is easy to damage… read more

Alabama Mandatory Liability Insurance Coverage

Posted in Car Accidents on June 7, 2018.

Every state enforces different laws concerning car insurance, and Alabama recently enacted a minimum requirement for auto liability insurance coverage. All Alabama drivers must secure insurance coverage before registering a vehicle. If there is any lapse in coverage, the driver risks significant legal penalties. These penalties will increase if the driver gets into an accident… read more

5 Way You Reduce Your Chance of Winning a Car Accident Claim

Posted in Car Accidents on May 25, 2018.

A car accident can be costly, and your best chances of recovering compensation for your losses is by filing a car accident claim against the insurance of the driver who caused your crash. Victims in an accident can do things to better their chances of receiving fair compensation – and they can do things to… read more

Who Could Be Found Liable for a Car Accident on Private Property?

Posted in Car Accidents on January 31, 2018.

Alabama’s car accident laws apply a little differently when a collision happens on private property. The same roadway rules might not apply, and there could be premises liability laws involved in your claim as well. A negligent or reckless property owner, driver, or another person could still be liable for your damages despite the accident… read more

What Is Contributory Negligence and How Can It Help or Hurt My Accident Claim?

Posted in Car Accidents on September 19, 2017.

Every state in the country has unique laws when it comes to negligence in civil actions. “Negligence” in the legal world refers to a person’s failure to uphold his or her duty to act with reasonable care in a given situation. This basically refers to an individual’s failure to exercise the level of competence and… read more