Can Nursing Home Residents Sue if they Slip and Fall?
Falls can be dangerous for anyone, regardless of health or age. But for people who are already in poor health or who are of advanced age, falls can be devastating, and even deadly. Nursing home residents are particularly at risk from the injuries associated with slips and falls, and that’s why facilities must do everything […]
Can You Get Compensation in AL if the Driver Who Hit You Is Uninsured?
If you were recently injured in a crash that wasn’t your fault, you may feel some peace of mind about your accident-related expenses because you’re counting on being able to sue the driver who hit you. But in many cases, getting compensation from at-fault drivers is dependent on them having insurance. And sadly, nearly 20% […]
How Do the Police Know When Drivers Were Distracted Before Accidents?
In Alabama, all crashes involving injuries or property damage must be reported to the police. This requirement is usually taken care of when someone, whether it’s a person involved in the crash or a bystander, calls 911. Calling 911 dispatches emergency responders and a police officer to the scene. When a police officer arrives at […]
How to Make Your Home Safe for Trick-or-Treaters
Trick-or-treating is one of the traditions that makes Halloween such a fun and memorable holiday for kids and parents alike. However, it’s not without its dangers. Parents must be extremely cautious and attentive for hazards when their kids are out trick-or-treating, and homeowners have their share of duties to keep kids stepping onto their properties […]
How Do Lawyers Determine When Drivers Were Negligent After Crashes?
Proving who was at fault after an auto accident is extremely important, especially if the injured victims want to file compensation claims. That’s because Alabama has a legal doctrine in place called contributory negligence, which means that people who are even one percent at fault for their own accidents can’t recover a single penny in […]
Can You Sue a Teen if They Cause a Crash that Injures You?
Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for adolescents in America, but it can put them at serious risk of injury or even death. Motor vehicle accidents are the second-leading cause of death for teens in the U.S., and teen drivers are by far the most dangerous people on the road. Drivers ages […]
How Long Do I Have to File an Auto Accident Claim in AL?
If you were recently injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, your life may have completely changed. Not only is your vehicle damaged, but you may be too hurt to work. That means no paychecks to pay for your everyday living expenses, let alone your medical bills—which keep piling up. It can be […]
Can You Get Compensation if You’re Partially at Fault for a Crash in AL?
Most states in the U.S. allow people who are partially at fault for their crashes to still file personal injury claims against other at-fault parties, provided their level of fault is less than that of the people who injured them. This system is called comparative negligence. However, Alabama is one of four states that uses […]
Why Alabama’s Rural Roads Can Be Just as Dangerous as Its Highways
Driving at high speeds while surrounded by other vehicles is par for the course when you’re on a busy highway or interstate. And if you commute to Montgomery, Birmingham, or any other major city in Alabama, you undoubtedly experience frequent delays due to crashes. While we know that highways and interstates can be extremely dangerous, […]
Driving Safety Reminders for the New School Year
School is back in session in Montgomery. A new school year means new teachers, new friends, new lesson plans, and even new dangers for parents, students, and drivers alike. Summer isn’t just a break from classes—it’s also a break from the daily routine that involves reduced speed limits, crossing guards, and increased traffic. When summer […]