Do I Need an Expert Witness? A Personal Injury Perspective
In personal injury litigation, the pursuit of compensation often relies on presenting compelling evidence. In many cases, this evidence comes in the form of testimony from individuals known as expert witnesses. Expert witnesses play a major role in helping the court understand complex issues and providing crucial insights that can influence the outcome of a […]
Avoiding Common Slip-and-Fall Hazards: Tips for Property Owners
Slip-and-fall accidents are a major concern for property owners, posing risks to visitors and reputation. Slips and falls lead to nearly one million ER visits yearly and can result from overlooked hazards, such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, and poor lighting. The responsibility falls to property owners, who must implement preventive measures, such as routine […]
Navigating Alabama’s Fault-Based Insurance System
When a car accident in Alabama leaves you with serious injuries and property damage, you may wonder who pays for your medical bills and the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle. Alabama uses a fault-based insurance system, which holds the at-fault driver responsible for the victim’s damages. However, to win a settlement, you must […]
3 Common Defenses You Can Expect in Your Car Accident Suit
Obtaining financial compensation for car accident damages in Alabama requires proving the other party’s fault and liability. You or your Montgomery car accident lawyer must present evidence, such as eyewitnesses or expert testimony, to establish the defendant’s negligence. The defendant will also have the opportunity to use various defense strategies. Being well-prepared for the potential […]
Can You Get Workers’ Comp if You Were Hurt Outside of Work?
Alabama’s workers’ compensation program is “no-fault.” That means that in most cases, people who are injured working are still eligible to apply for and receive benefits even if their negligence contributed to their injury. The program is inclusive and covers many scenarios, injuries, and workers, but it’s only cut-and-dried when injuries occur on job sites. […]
The 5 Most Common Workplace Injuries in Alabama
Workplace accidents can happen in any industry. When injured, employees often face substantial medical expenses, extended periods of lost income, the potential for reduced earning capacity, and enduring pain and suffering. In 2022, private-sector employers in Alabama documented 33,500 instances of workplace injuries and illnesses. This equates to 2.3 cases per 100 full-time employees. If […]
If You’re Harmed During a Rideshare, Do You Sue the Driver or the App?
The rideshare industry has transformed transportation in Alabama, with services like Uber and Lyft becoming widely recognized for their convenience and affordability in getting people from place to place. But as ridesharing grows, with 36% of Americans using ridesharing services, so does the frequency of related accidents. Given that regulations for ride-sharing apps are relatively […]
Road Fatigue: Mandatory Rest Periods and Their Impact on Truck Accidents in Alabama
The trucking industry is the lifeblood of our nation’s economy, responsible for transporting goods that keep businesses running and store shelves stocked. However, this vital industry faces a significant challenge: road fatigue among truck drivers. Driver fatigue impacts road safety, endangering both truck drivers and other road users. Approximately 13% of all injuries and fatalities […]