Do Commercial Trucks Have Different Insurance Requirements?
There are certain rules that everyone must follow when they drive on Alabama’s roads, regardless of the type of vehicle they’re in. For example, they must abide by the speed limit. They also must come to a complete stop at stop signs, stop at red lights, signal before turning, and turn their lights on at […]
What Does Workers’ Compensation Pay For?
The origin of workers’ compensation in the U.S. goes back more than 100 years. And by 1949, every state in America had created a workers’ compensation program. These important state-run programs help workers suffering from work-related injuries and illnesses to keep getting a percentage of their paychecks until they’re fully recovered or they’ve returned to […]
How Is Fault Determined in a Multi-Vehicle Pileup?
The most important part of any injury settlement is proving fault. And in Alabama, proving fault is extremely important. That’s because our state uses a contributory negligence system for awarding compensation after accidents and injuries. This system only allows people who have ZERO fault to receive compensation. Being assigned even 1% of fault for a […]
What You Should and Shouldn’t Say After a Crash
After an auto accident, you’ll have to speak to the other driver, the police officer dispatched to the scene, and a representative from your insurance company when you report the accident. But you also may speak to witnesses, paramedics, a doctor, an adjuster from the other driver’s insurance company, a lawyer, and more. Every conversation […]
Why Medical Payments Coverage Is So Important for Alabama Drivers
One of the only bright spots after an auto accident that wasn’t your fault is knowing that you may be able to get compensation for your medical bills and lost wages from the other driver and their insurance. But getting compensation isn’t guaranteed, as insurance companies are notoriously difficult and uncooperative when it comes to […]
Who Should I Sue After a Big Truck Crash?
When you’re hurt through no fault of your own, it isn’t fair for you to have to pay for your medical bills and lost wages out of pocket. Why should you be on the hook financially for someone else’s mistake? Auto accident victims in Alabama get compensation from at-fault drivers all the time, but when […]
Can Pedestrians Be Ruled at Fault if They Get Hit by Vehicles?
Although many cities throughout Alabama are taking measures to become more walkable and pedestrian-friendly, there’s no denying that getting around on foot can be dangerous when there are cars on the road. Sidewalks and crosswalks are important safety measures to reduce the risks that pedestrians face, but they can’t eliminate the chance that they’ll be […]
Can Bars, Restaurants, and Party Hosts Be Sued for Drunk Driving Crashes?
Whether it’s a restaurant or bar that’s open to the public, a private party, or even a small get-together among friends and family, there’s a good chance that alcohol will be consumed—and not always responsibly. When drunk drivers cause auto accidents, they typically became intoxicated somewhere other than their vehicles, and they were likely served […]
Should You Sue the Driver of the Vehicle You Were in If They Caused a Crash?
Most people have no problem filing compensation claims against at-fault drivers when they’re hurt in crashes. That’s because those at-fault drivers are usually strangers to them. But people often become hesitant to pursue compensation when the at-fault drivers aren’t just people they know, but people who were sitting right next to them in the same […]
Steps to Take After an Out-of-State Holiday Auto Accident
Being hurt in an auto accident is a stressful experience. Not only are you injured, but you also may be unsure of what to do in the minutes, hours, and days after it occurs. It can be especially hectic and confusing if the other driver is blaming you for the crash or if you’re […]