Should You Accept the Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer After a Crash?
If you were recently involved in a car crash, you may be entering claim negotiations with an insurance company. These negotiations can be challenging, and if you are unsure of what you’re doing, you may settle for less financial compensation than you deserve. It’s important to know that you know your rights in these negotiations. […]
Tips for Driving Safely Around Semi-Trucks
Semi-truck accidents can have devastating consequences for those involved. A fully-loaded semi weighs as much as 80,000 pounds, whereas a large passenger car may weigh only 6,000 pounds. This size difference means if you are involved in an accident with a semi-truck, you will likely face catastrophic and life-altering injuries. You can minimize your risk […]
Preventative Maintenance Tips to Keep You Safe on Your Motorcycle
Driving a motorcycle is an exhilarating experience, but it is also dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,014 motorcyclists died in 2019 due to a collision accident. Aside from fatality, a motorcycle accident can leave the rider with severe injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), dismemberment, and more. One […]
How Long Does It Take to Get Compensation After Filing an Injury Claim?
As you get ready to file your personal injury claim against the other party’s insurance company, you may wonder when you can expect compensation. Medical bills, lost wages, and financial costs may add up as you recover from injuries, so you may be tempted to take the initial offer from the other party’s insurance company. […]
Is it Possible to Reduce Your Level of Liability After a Crash?
Alabama follows a contributory negligence doctrine for personal injury claims. This negligence rule means that if an individual is liable for even 1% of an auto accident, they cannot receive any compensation. If you suffered injuries in a crash, work with a Montgomery car accident lawyer to minimize the liability of your actions in the […]
Can Wrongful Death Lawsuits be Filed for Victims of Criminal Acts?
Losing a loved one can be one of the most devastating experiences of someone’s life, especially when their death was preventable and caused by another person. In these cases, surviving family members can file wrongful death claims against the parties who contributed to or caused their loved ones’ deaths. Many preventable deaths occur because of […]
How Alabama’s Contributory Negligence Rule Works When Kids Are Injured
Alabama is among the only states that bar people who have any degree of liability from getting compensation after accidents and injuries. Whether they’re 99% at fault or 1% at fault, Alabama says they can’t receive settlements for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Because tiny amounts of fault can be pinned […]
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. […]
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 […]