Alabama logging truck accidents a dangerous reality

It is very easy to find news about motor vehicle accidents involving logging trucks on Alabama roads with a simple Internet search. For example, a pickup truck and logging truck collided one March 2016 afternoon on U.S. 72 in Scottsboro, killing a passenger of the smaller vehicle and injuring both drivers, according to The driver of a delivery van died in a crash with an 18-wheeler hauling logs at a highway intersection in Tanner, south of Athens, in AugustContinue reading

Why Motorcyclists Need to be Aware of the Drivers Around Them

Memorial Day and the weekend preceding is a popular time for people to get on their motorcycles and enjoy the freedom to ride. It’s also a time where the roads become more congested due to more people enjoying the festivities, and are much less likely to pay attention to what they’re doing when driving. Motorcyclists need to exercise extra caution at this time of year or risk life and limb. The Alabama Department of Transportation counted 1,251 injuries and 64Continue reading

Driver crashes into Alabama dance school

Police in Mobile, Alabama, are still investigating what caused a 48-year-old man to drive his SUV off the road and into a dance school on May 13. However, it’s been reported that he suffered a medical emergency. Authorities haven’t disclosed the nature of his medical condition. A 71-year-old woman was killed in the crash, and several of the young children attending the dance school were injured. However, none of them were seriously hurt. Authorities are calling that a “miracle” sinceContinue reading

What Workers Should Know About Workers’ Comp

If you have been injured on the job, workers’ compensation pays your medical bills and part of your lost wages. It is important to understand how this type of insurance works, and if your employer is treating you fairly in event of an accident. Only injuries occurring on the job qualify for workers’ compensation. If you are injured while working, report the injury immediately to your supervisor. Under Alabama law, the employer requires notification within five days of the incident.Continue reading

What is a Social Security Disability reconsideration?

When some people learn that their Social Security Disability Insurance claim has been denied, they go back to square one and fill out a new application, hoping to avoid whatever the problem was with their initial claim. However, you generally have a better chance of getting your claim being approved if you file an appeal instead. The first appeal is called a “reconsideration.” Obviously, the information that you provide in your reconsideration will depend on your individual case and whyContinue reading

Health hazards women face in the workplace

During the 20th century, women became a valuable force in the American workplace. Like their male peers, they fill many important roles, providing services and duties that greatly bolster our economy. While it is important to acknowledge the contributions women make to the workforce, it is equally important to understand the health hazards and injury risks to which they are exposed. In Alabama, women have a wealth of career opportunities to choose from and part of making a good decisionContinue reading

How can you get your Social Security Disability claim approved?

While the number of Social Security Disability Insurance applications has more than doubled since 1999, the rate being approved has dropped from over 50 percent to about 33 percent. That’s why it’s more important than ever to know the rules and take care when submitting an SSDI application. By consulting with an experienced Alabama Social Security Disability attorney, you can determine whether you qualify for SSDI benefits and, if so, how to improve your chances of approval. By letting aContinue reading