Is It Illegal to Talk on the Phone While Driving in Alabama?
Originally appeared on September 20, 2021. Since 2019, Alabama has been one of 48 states that bans texting while driving. But what about talking on the phone while driving? Currently, it is not illegal to talk on your cell phone while you’re behind the wheel of your vehicle in Alabama. It’s also not illegal to […]
How Can Victims of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Strengthen Their Claim?
If you or a loved one lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 and suffered from severe illnesses and other health complications, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Learn what happened to Camp Lejeune personnel and their families and how victims can strengthen their claims. What Happened at Camp Lejeune? Marine […]
Think You Have a Workplace Injury? Take These Steps First
If you sustain injuries in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and lost wages or disability benefits. Identifying whether your injury qualifies for workers’ compensation under Alabama law is essential to receiving the correct amount of compensation. Learn the first steps to take after a workplace accident and how […]
What to Do if Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied
Experiencing an injury at work can throw your life into turmoil. Missed paychecks, emotional difficulties, and the long recovery process are just a few things injured workers deal with. The state of Alabama requires workers to follow specific procedures to receive their rightful workers’ compensation. However, a claim denial is yet another roadblock in the […]
Can I Change Lawyers After Hiring One to Build My Injury Claim?
Personal injury claims are complex and intimate cases, and an effective strategy requires understanding and communication between the victim and the legal team. During your case, you may feel that your legal team is not representing you the way you want. You have the right to be represented by a lawyer you trust; in most […]
How Wearing a Helmet While Riding a Motorcycle Can Save Your Life
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, states that require all bikers to wear helmets see much lower fatalities among motorcycle riders. In 2020, Alabama saw 1,685 crashes involving motorcycles and only 72 fatalities, thanks to the state’s universal helmet law requiring motorcycle drivers and passengers to wear approved helmets when on the road. […]
Tips for Avoiding Serious Back Injuries at Work
A work-related back injury can change your life. Even minor back pain can make daily tasks like bending over difficult and painful. In 2020, there were 33,800 non-fatal workplace injuries in Alabama. These cases resulted in 2.6 out of every 1,000 workers missing days or transferring jobs due to injuries. A back injury can leave […]
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 […]