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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.

Representing car accident victims in Huntsville, Alabama

Most Alabama drivers do their best to stay safe on the road. They follow traffic laws, drive at an appropriate speed and refrain from getting behind the wheel after they've been drinking. Unfortunately, this cannot be said for all Alabama drivers. Some drivers seem intent on violating as many laws of driving and decency as they can, and this results in accidents.

How to prevent the "fatal four" in construction accidents

Based on accident data of 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration identified four types of accidents that caused more than half of the fatalities on construction sites in that year. It is a sad fact that most of those deaths were preventable if proper safety protocols had been in place. If you keep a lookout for these hazards, you may have a better chance of staying safe.

What is necessary to prove negligence under dram shop laws?

If you have been a victim of a car accident that resulted from the actions of an intoxicated driver, you are likely facing high medical costs and other damages. While you are entitled to pursue financial relief through the civil judicial system by filing a personal injury claim against the driver, you may be concerned about that driver's ability to compensate you for the damages you suffered.

One person dead, one inured after Muscle Shoals crash

A sport utility vehicle crashed into the back of a large tractor-trailer on a recent Wednesday in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The truck was hauling a big piece of equipment at the time of the collision. According to Alabama troopers, the crash was reported to 911 at 11:49 a.m.

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