The Most Common Causes of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving was responsible for over 3,100 deaths in 2020 nationwide. At the state level, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) reported 57 distracted driving fatalities in 2020. Understanding what constitutes distracted […]
A Dog Bit Me. Can The Owner Be Held Liable In Alabama?
Originally published March 24, 2020. Dogs are a big part of many people’s lives in Alabama. Owners take their pets to work, play with them in the park, and eat with them at dog-friendly restaurants. However, sometimes dogs get nervous, scared, or surprised, and can bite, leaving their victims nursing serious injuries, like lacerations and […]
What to Consider in Your Premises Liability Claim
In Alabama, property owners have a duty of care to people who are invited onto their premises. When a property owner or manager fails to maintain a safe property, the victim can file for compensation for the damages they sustain. If you suffer damages due to an accident on someone else’s property, you may have […]
When Is a Vehicle Considered a Commercial Truck?
The roads and highways in Alabama and nationwide are frequently used by many categories of vehicles, from motorcycles and cars to SUVs, vans, and trucks. The largest vehicles most drivers are likely to see regularly on the road belong to the category of commercial trucks. What Are Commercial Trucks? A commercial truck is a common […]
Do I Need a Motorcycle License in Alabama?
Few transportation methods are more thrilling and evocative of a free-spirited lifestyle than riding a motorcycle. However, it is critical for all riders to be aware of all relevant laws and regulations to keep themselves and other riders safe. Whether you are an experienced rider or a newcomer, understanding the rules regarding motorcycle licensing in […]
How Do I Know if My Child’s Car Seat is Safe?
Every parent wants to protect their children from being injured in a car crash. The best way to protect your child from injury if an accident happens is to strap them into a well-fitting, properly installed car seat. Using a car seat can reduce the risk of fatal injury to infants by 71%. However, ill-fitting […]
What To Do if You Get in an Accident While Using a Rental Car
According to statistics compiled by Zippia, the United States car rental industry saw over 1.8 million vehicles in service in 2021. Current projections estimate that by 2024, Americans will rent 46.8 million cars. If you are among the millions of Americans renting cars yearly, it is vital to know the steps to follow if you […]
What Causes Truck Rollovers?
While truck rollovers are relatively rare, they are devastating accidents with potentially fatal consequences for truck drivers and other road users. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), rollover accidents were the first harmful event in 3.6% of all fatal truck crashes in 2020. Explore the causes of truck rollover crashes and how […]
How Your Social Media Posts Can Affect Your Personal Injury Claim
Social media platforms are integral to the lives of most Americans. According to a study by the Pew Research Center, 7 in 10 people in the United States use at least one social media platform regularly. Social media is an excellent way to stay connected with friends and family or to stay up-to-date on the […]
Is It Illegal to Talk on the Phone While Driving in Alabama?
Originally appeared on September 20, 2021. Since 2019, Alabama has been one of 48 states that bans texting while driving. But what about talking on the phone while driving? Currently, it is not illegal to talk on your cell phone while you’re behind the wheel of your vehicle in Alabama. It’s also not illegal to […]