How Do Car Accidents Cause Spinal Cord Injuries?
The forceful impact in many car accidents can lead to severe, life-changing injuries. The most common debilitating injuries sustained in car accidents are spinal cord injuries (SCIs). In 2021, 14,897 spinal cord injuries occurred due to vehicle accidents in the U.S., nearly 42% of SCIs that year. Those who suffer an SCI in a vehicle […]
Why Being Hit by a Drunk Driver Doesn’t Automatically Mean You’ll Get Compensation
Being injured by a drunk driver might seem like a guaranteed way to receive compensation from their car insurance company. However, determining fault relies on more than a driver’s blood-alcohol content. Receiving compensation requires proof that the other driver holds full responsibility for the accident, regardless of their sobriety. A skilled personal injury attorney can […]
Do Homeowners Pay Out-of-Pocket if They’re Sued for a Slip-and-Fall Injury?
A guest slipping and falling at your home can cause anxiety and stress. If they’re seriously injured in the fall, you may worry about facing a slip-and-fall lawsuit, as many homeowners don’t have the financial means to cover someone else’s medical bills. Luckily, homeowners’ insurance policies provide coverage for injuries suffered on the property, offering […]
What is a Dooring Injury and Why Are They So Dangerous for Cyclists?
Cycling is an excellent form of exercise and a practical mode of transportation. It’s good for the environment, less expensive than driving, and lowers traffic congestion. Cycling can also build strength and flexibility, help with coordination and balance, and improve overall health by strengthening the cardiovascular system. But cycling doesn’t come without risks. In the […]
What Causes Semi-Trucks to Jackknife?
Jackknife accidents are among the most dangerous situations drivers face, and they can commonly lead to collisions with multiple other vehicles. In 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported 4,862 fatal and 112,000 injury crashes involving a jackknife truck. If you have suffered damages in this type of accident, contact The Vance Law Firm […]
How Are Lost Wages Calculated in Personal Injury Claims?
An accident can result in more than just injuries and mental distress. You may lose out on pay raises, promotions, and wages if your injuries prevent you from working whether temporarily or permanently. Your injuries may also reduce your ability to progress in your career. There are many factors to consider when figuring out how […]
How Do I Get Compensation for My Child if They’ve Been Hurt in a Crash?
Many parents are terrified by the idea of their child suffering injuries in a car accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 183,000 children under 15 were hurt in a car accident in 2019. The risk increases once they’re old enough to get behind the wheel. That same year, about 205,000 drivers […]
Can I Sue Multiple Parties for the Same Injury?
If you suffer injuries in a car accident, you can file a claim and seek compensation against the driver responsible for the collision. However, filing a claim can become more challenging if you are involved in an accident with more than one party. Some accidents may involve multiple parties who face liability for damages you […]
Why is it Difficult to Get Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates about 82,528 motorcyclists suffered injuries in traffic accidents in 2020. Bikers are also at greater risk of injury or death since they have minimal protection from a crash. Yet motorcycle accident victims may feel like they’re fighting an uphill battle to receive […]
How Is Liability Proven After Boat Accidents?
Taking to Alabama’s lakes and Gulf Coast waters can be an exhilarating experience. However, boating can also result in injury and financial losses if you have an accident. A boating accident claim requires you to prove your injuries and damages resulting from someone else’s negligence. Negligence comes from acting with a lack of reasonable care. […]