Medical compensation benefits for a work-related injury

The Alabama Workers’ Compensation Law allows for employees hurt on the job to receive compensation for life for the cost of their medical care relating to work-caused injuries. In order to qualify, the injury needs to be categorized as compensable, the treatment needs to be appropriate for the injury or illness and the medical care must be provided by a physician who is authorized. Sometimes, medical claims relating to work-caused injuries are disputed by the insurance company. When this happens,Continue reading

Proving you’re disabled to the Social Security Administration

Qualifying for Social Security disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income is not a done deal. It takes time and effort, and sometimes a little bit of ingenuity if the Social Security Administration decides to reject your claim. In fact, there is a little-known fact that filers for SSDI and SSI benefits need to know: Most claims for government benefits are denied. If you’ve been denied any kind of social security benefits related to a disability, it’s time to get toContinue reading

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. Under certain circumstances, you may hold a third party liable for your financialContinue reading

12-year-old dead after tragic car accident

A 12-year-old was killed following a tragic accident last week. The young girl passed away from injuries after a single-vehicle car accident in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 10 miles outside of Northport. According to Alabama State Troopers, the girl was riding as a passenger in a 2003 Nissan Xterra at approximately 8:10 p.m. in the evening. The 34-year-old male driver of the Xterra lost control of the vehicle, which caused the Xterra to leave the roadway andContinue reading

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. Tragically, a 22-year-old woman died as a result of the accident. Troopers indicate that the deceased woman was rushed to the hospital, but doctors were unable to save her and she laterContinue reading

Who is liable after a drunk driving car accident?

Injurious and fatal drunk driving accidents are not uncommon in North Alabama. In fact, over 40 percent of all traffic accident deaths are the direct result of intoxicated driving. This is a fact that every driver must face when he or she gets behind the wheel: There is no way to keep ourselves or are families 100 percent safe from being involved in a collision caused by an unlawful drunk driver. Alabama has instituted strict criminal laws and has stiffContinue reading