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Four tips for staying awake while driving

Life is tiring. The sad truth is that you may have to get behind the wheel when you're tried. Maybe you have to work late and you need to go home for the day, or maybe you're on a road trip, so far from your destination that you have to push on as it grows late. This does increase the risks for you and other drivers.

What are the medical expenses I can claim in a car accident case?

The last thing you want to think about when you get hurt in a car accident is money. You just want to get better and get past your injuries as soon as possible. However, eventually your doctor's bills and other medical expenses will need to get paid.

How do I know if I have whiplash?

Did you get into a car accident and head home thinking that everything was okay, but the next day you felt a horrible pain and stiffness in your neck? This might be the symptoms of whiplash, one of the most common car accident injuries that Alabama residents can suffer from. Let's take a moment to look at what whiplash is exactly.

Loss of affection claims in Alabama

The legal term "loss of consortium" refers to the loss of spousal benefits that have happened as a result of your spouse's injuries. Loss of consortium may also be referred to as "loss of affection," or "loss of companionship." These claims relate to how an uninjured spouse's life was negatively affected by his or her spouse's serious and debilitating injuries.

4 reasons why a seatbelt could save your life

When it comes to car accidents and car accident prevention, following the law and being an attentive -- as well as a defensive -- driver are not always enough. Some Alabama drivers will get into an accident no matter how excellent they are at driving. It's in these car accident circumstances that you definitely want to be wearing seatbelt to try and avoid or minimize your injuries.

Fatal motorcycle crash in Autauga may result in criminal charges

A fatal motorcycle accident in Autauga, Alabama, could result in criminal charges against the surviving motorcycle driver. The accident happened last Saturday at approximately 10 p.m., on Alabama Highway 14. A 24-year-old Florida woman was killed in the incident. She was pronounced dead by emergency responders at the crash site.

Can you get workers' compensation benefits for your car crash?

Workers' compensation insurance offers protection to employees while they are carrying out their job duties. If those job duties included driving a vehicle -- and the worker was "on the job" at the time the car crash occurred -- then workers' compensation insurance may pay for his or her medical care, time spent unable to work and more.

Mother and daughter die in separate car accidents on the same day

A mother and her little girl are dead following two car accidents on a recent Tuesday afternoon. The 39-year-old mother died at around 3 p.m. after being involved in a two-car crash. On the same highway -- Alabama 117 -- her 8-year-old daughter died in an unrelated car crash about 30 minutes later.

New Alabama law could require backseat passenger seatbelt use

Motor vehicle accident statistics have long proved that the use of safety belts in vehicles prevents injuries and deaths. Indeed, the vast majority of people killed in motor vehicle accidents in Alabama were not wearing a seatbelt at the time their collisions occurred. In response to these statistics, the state of Alabama has created seatbelt laws requiring drivers and passengers in the front of vehicles to use safety harnesses.

Watch out for distracted drivers on their cellphones

It seems like every single Alabama driver has a smartphone these days, and many of them are using their smartphones while operating their motor vehicles. Sadly, smartphones, Facebook, Twitter, texting and all the other ways we use electronic devices are addictive. Some Alabama drivers don't have the mental discipline required to put their phones down long enough to drive from one place to another.

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